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Proactive Tips to Protect Your Child from the Flu

January is here and so is the height of flu season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the statistics from the 2018 season and they are sobering: an estimated 80,000 Americans died of...

How to Cut the Toy Clutter this Holiday Season

Full disclosure, I own a toy store... and I’m going to tell you to tame the toy monster that is taking over your home. Why? Because I know that toys are essential to a...

Holiday-Themed Lunch Box Ideas

The holidays are all about traditions, and our family has lots of them! My absolute favorite is the “holiday lunch box surprises.” Throughout December, I add little holiday-themed treats to my son’s lunch box....

It’s Officially the Holidaze

November? Is that you again?! For some of us, I know the common term, “holidays,” starts at a certain time of the year. Mine technically kicks off when the anxiety hits. It’s that time...

To Create a More Inclusive World, Let’s Start with How We Think About Families

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did it. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick did it. Even Tyra Banks did it. In fact, in 2017, well over 750 American couples did it. What is this growing...

One in 10: Fight Like a Preemie with March of Dimes

One in 10 babies are born too soon. According to marchofdimes.org, there are 380,000 sweet babies who are born prematurely each year. That means 380,000 babies do not spend their first moments in the...

Youth Epidemic: USB Flash Drive or JUUL?

As moms, we worry about what our kids are eating, slather them with sunscreen and make sure they aren’t exposed to predators through apps and social media. But are you worrying about whether your...

Why I Am Grateful I Chose to Adopt

Being a parent is hard work. Having a child wake up more than three times between midnight and 4 a.m. after the age of two is not easy — especially when you can hear...

Scouting Together: A Beautiful Reality

It seems that many people have an opinion on Scouting these days and what it should and shouldn't look like. I remember counting down the years before my son could join and become a...

From Dark to Light: How I Found Hope After a Tragic Loss

Two years after I married my husband, we decided it was time to start a family. We got pregnant with our son, Aiden, right away with no problem. I was one of those annoying...

A Gala of a Different Sort: Halloween Doors & More 2018

Join Community PedsCare for the 14th annual Halloween Doors & More, a gala of a different sort for all ages presented by THE PLAYERS Championship. The event will take place on Saturday, October 20th...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Donna Deegan, Founder of The DONNA Foundation

If you haven’t already met Donna Deegan in person, you probably know her as a Jacksonville celebrity and inspiration to so many in our community. Award-winning journalist, philanthropist and marathoner, Donna is the founder...