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Blindsided By Stage IV Breast Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the first things that went through my mind was, “How did I get this? What did I do?” Was it environmental, from the microwave or...

Lessons My Unicorn Taught Me

At 39, I found myself the mother of a 14-year-old. My husband and I had finally given up after years of trying for a second child, and I was scheduled for a hysterectomy. However,...

How to Spring Clean Your Finances

Ah, springtime. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and you are carrying heaps of things to the trash pile. This time of year is very popular for organizing and decluttering your home,...

Helping Moms and Babies in Need Through Donated Breast Milk

Jacksonville mom Chalonda Hill nervously listened to the news that her newborn son, Priest, would need to be admitted to the NICU at UF Health Jacksonville just minutes after delivery. Priest was Chalonda’s first...

Charity Spotlight: The Caden Project

Our story unfolds over 10 years ago when we had our first son, Caleb, in 2006. We were happy and excited to welcome our first child and had so many hopes and dreams for...

How to Break Free from the Social Media Trap

Being a mama ain’t easy. Life is just plain busy for everyone I know. After dealing with morning drop-offs, meltdowns, bickering, mealtimes, laundry, naps (or nap refusal), and afternoon pickups, we often just want...

4 Ways to Live Frugally As a Family (Without Making Huge Sacrifices)

We have always been a family that lives frugally. We budget, we monitor our spending and we keep an "emergency fund" in our back pocket, just in case. And to be honest, I love...

Top 4 Reasons to Attend the Clay County Agricultural Fair!

For over thirty years families have enjoyed making memories at the Clay County Agricultural Fair. This year we will be celebrating thirty years of down-home country fun and we're inviting you to join us! We...

Prepare for Spring and Summer Fun in the Water

One-year-old Claire Milter was rushed to Orange Park Medical Center’s emergency room two years ago after she was found unresponsive in her home pool. Upon arrival, the emergency team acted fast and were able to quickly resuscitate...

Good Vibes Only? No, Thanks

You can’t walk down the aisles at Target without being smacked in the face with the latest trendy self-help feel-good platitude plastered on a mug or a sweatshirt. I’m all for gorgeous hand lettering,...

How Old Is Too Old for Toys?

When kids are young, it’s easy to tell when they are too old for a toy. They stop playing with it and move on to something else or their bodies quite literally will no...

Living and Loving Our Real Lives (Not Our Best Life)

Mommin’ ain't easy. We hear this often and we know it to be true, but our social feeds tell us otherwise. With cameras available constantly, we are blessed to be able to capture the...