Shannon Beckham

Shannon Beckham
Shannon is a former Special Education Teacher turned SAHM to two great kids, Cole and Kiley. Originally from Miami, Shannon met her husband while they were both attending the University of Florida (Go Gators). They decided to put down roots in Jacksonville Beach, and are very much enjoying the laid back salt life.
Get Your Kids Talking After School

Better Than Just Fine: Get Your Kids Talking After School

Does this sound familiar? Mom: How was your day? Kid: Fine Mom: What did you do? Kid: Nothing My son has always been a quiet kid. Sometimes getting him to talk about his day is like pulling teeth. As...

Simple Steps to Get Involved at your Child’s School

It’s that time of year again. School is back in the swing of things, and the volunteer sign ups and Room Mom nominations are starting to circulate. While you may not want to...

Why You Need A Water Table (and 10 Fun Things to Do With It)

For my son’s first Christmas Santa brought him a sand & water table. Little did I know, that Santa guy is a genius. Rarely a week goes by when the sand & water table...

Beach Crafts & Activities for Kids

If your summer plans include a trip to the beach, then I’ve got some great crafts & activities for your kids. Perfect for a rainy Jacksonville afternoon, these crafts just require a few...

Easy 4th of July Crafts for Kids

The 4th of July is next week and with the kids out of school for the summer, it’s the perfect time to get crafting with the whole family. I’ve put together a few of...
Kayaking With Kids

Kayaking with Kids :: Exploring Jacksonville by Water

Last summer our family tried kayaking for the first time, and we were instantly hooked. Living in the River City lends itself to plenty of opportunities to explore the waterways. With just a little...

Get Organized for a Summer of Fun!

In just a few weeks the kids will be out of school, and summer will officially have started. I love having my kids home for the summer. We plan lots of fun activities around town and take advantage of many of the free and cheap things going on in Jacksonville.