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Swim and Swimming Lessons in Jacksonville

Swim Lessons and Swim Schools In & Around Jacksonville

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Drowning is a major cause of accidental death for young children and can occur in just centimeters of water. However, drowning is not the only risk; many of the different water activities families choose...
identity

Identity Crisis: Rediscovering Yourself in Motherhood

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When I first started writing, one of the first blogs I wrote was about how while I love being a mommy, I don’t want my only identity to be “mommy.” Now hear me out,...
cooking classes

When Kids Ask for a Fourth Serving of Brussels Sprouts, We Say YES!

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What if we could get our kids to ask for vegetables, instead of telling, bribing, and pestering them to eat them? This feat is more attainable than one might think. By enrolling children in...
period

Preparing Your Daughter for Her First Period

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It's a tough conversation to have. If your daughter has questions about her menstrual cycle, glance over this kid-friendly Q&A recommended by Dr. Jade Pizarro, a gynecologist at Orange Park Medical Center and mom...

Water Safety: Tips to Keep Kids Safe While Staying Cool

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Drowning is a major cause of accidental death for young children and can occur in just centimeters of water. However, drowning is not the only risk; many of the different water activities families choose...
losing yourself

Losing (and Finding) Yourself in Motherhood

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If you had asked me two years ago if I wanted another kid, I would have told you what I still tell everyone, my husband and I are candidates for ONE child. Yet here...
midwest

A Midwest Mom’s Guide to Jax

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Culture shock is a real thing, and if you are a transplant like many of us in Jacksonville, you know exactly what I’m talking about. My husband and I moved across the country to...
teenagers

The Sound of Silence: Life After Littles

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I call this season of life "the transitional chapter." It’s the chapter in which your Mom duties look very different than they once did. I no longer have to check over homework, sign planners and...
self-care

The Importance of Self-Care from a New Mom

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I came across a quote recently that really resonated with me: "Self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what's left of you." I believe there is a common misconception of what...
stomach

Tummy Trouble 101

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One of a parent's biggest fears can be when their child is experiencing stomach pain. Could it be something that may need immediate medical attention? Knowing the symptoms of the various causes of “tummy...
march of dimes

March of Dimes: Isaac’s Journey

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It’s a fact that most of the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are preemies. In Duval County, 11.4% of all babies are born prematurely. While I’m glad that the NICU is there...
weight

How to Talk to Your Children About Their Weight: Very Carefully

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Although we enjoy the tasty turkey and festive cheer, the holidays can still be stressful. You are likely to spend time with people who you don’t normally interact with and, family or not, some...