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ICAN of North Florida

Journey to Healing – A Post-Cesarean Story

My first daughter was born at 10PM on a Monday. We had planned for a peaceful, natural birth - no drugs, no interference. I had been in labor only about seven hours when my...
Sophia

Finding the Lighter Side: Visiting Hospitals with Kids

This past week was a tough one. My plate was already full with my husband traveling and the kiddo home with me due to Spring Break. But of course, when it rains, it pours...midweek I...

Our Parents Were Nuts

Eight cringe-worthy tactics our parents used that now seem nuts It’s no secret that parenting styles have changed over the course of a generation. We know that baby blankets don’t belong, well, near the baby....

Juicing for Healthy Kids

  Getting kids to eat healthy food can be a struggle. My youngest turns his nose up at almost any variety of vegetable. He’ll eat an occasional piece of fruit, but that’s where he puts...

A Mama’s Introduction to Essential Oils

I’m a mom, and it’s flu season. And allergy season, and daycare cough because seriously do they not always have a cough, ladies? Anyway, I’m no stranger to teething pain, tummy bugs and sore...
Safe Surfing

Safe Surfing – Internet Safety for Young Kids

The tiniest hands in our house have mastered the art of swiping, clicking and typing on anything with a flat-screen or a keyboard. And since Bert and Ernie have been known to do some...
Christmas Nadia Jones

Four Christmas Staycation Ideas for Jacksonville Families

With Christmas less than a month away, some Jacksonville moms are putting finishing touches on the pending holiday trip. For those moms not traveling, they may be wondering what they’ll do with their little...

An Adoptive Mom’s Story: The Road to Love

December 29, 2006. This is the night I met my future husband, Peter, and the night we had our first conversation about our own individual desires to eventually adopt a child. I can’t speak...
Reading

Skip Movie Night — It’s Time for a Book Night!

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” Emilie Buchwald On the first day of November, National Family Literacy Day is celebrated across the country, focusing on the importance of getting the whole family involved...
Family Pic

An Adoptive Mom’s Story: How I “Got” My Kids!

There’s a great quote from Valerie Harper that I really love: “Motherhood is a miracle no matter how it comes to you.” For me, it came through adoption. From the time I was a young...

8 Halloween Safety Tips for Jacksonville Families

Halloween in the south is very different than in other parts of the country. In Jacksonville, like in other warmer climates, some of the tips you find on the typical Halloween safety lists just...

A Mom’s Guide to Jacksonville Birthing Centers

My first birth took place in the same place most births do. Hospital room, surrounded by my awesome husband, very sweet nurses and a competent, caring doctor who delivered my baby with expert hands....