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MyFamily app

Top 10 Features of the Baptist Health MyFamily App

In December 2019, I joined Jacksonville Mom to discuss the new pregnancy and parenting app from Baptist Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, MyFamily. To boot, I was eight months pregnant with my first baby....
computational thinking

Creating Computational Thinkers in Young Learners

As the Computer Science Specialist at Jacksonville Country Day School, I am often amazed at how teaching methods have changed considerably since I first began. When I think back to my first year of teaching...

The Arts Offer Coping, Healing, and Healthy Self-Expression for Children

This has been a year unlike any other. Children have been learning from their living rooms and through computer screens for nearly a year, educators continue to navigate new technology and teaching methods, and...

Roller Coaster to Rainbows: A Mom’s Journey Through Cancer

It's been a roller coaster of a ride, to say the least. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 35. Healthy and active lifestyle, wife and mom of three, but cancer does not discriminate. I...

Making Room for Grief in Motherhood

Day in and day out, year after year, mothers give so much of themselves to everyone around them. The bulk of their days revolve around others, and they don’t usually ask for much in...

Head in the Game: How to Help Young Athletes Suffering From Headaches

The sports medicine experts at Nemours Children’s Health System are here to help your young athlete with any type of sports-related health issue. Whether your child is a recreational beginner, a high school player,...

Why We Love Our School ‘Family’

This year is hard. It’s strange, different, and goes against everything we’ve ever imagined for our children’s education. Yet here we are, making the best of what we can and returning to the “new...

Fostering a True Love of Reading 

I am the mother of a 4-year-old.  That sentence carries all of the weight that you know so well. As the pressures and judgments of the mothering world come down upon you, let me put...

We’re Still Not Socializing

I was so excited about 2020. We started off the year in Spain, bringing our then 13-month-old son on his first international trip. As usual, he took everything like a champ, and we are so...
holiday shopping

Shop Safe This Holiday Season

The holidays are coming up quickly, and that means holiday shopping, peppermint mochas, and festive decorations. But is it going to look the same this year? That’s definitely the question. It has been a year...
Independent Schools

The Independent School Difference: Independence Matters When Choosing a School

I remember vividly the day that my oldest daughter began preschool. She did not separate well — she never had! Her preschool teacher (thanks, Miss Amy!) was so patient, and my daughter was going...

Sebastian’s Story: Finding Comfort and Trust in the Most Trying Time

Who would suspect a simple bump on the playground could change the course of a family’s life? When then 8-year-old Sebastian Hadziavdic was at school in Jacksonville, Florida, back in 2014, a minor collision...