Stacy Mcdonald-Taylor

Stacy Mcdonald-Taylor
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Stacy, a former health care program manager, came to the first coast by way of Charlotte, NC. “Passionate for community and creative arts. Stacy is Master Signing Time Instructor with Signing Time Academy and has worked with families and educators through Parent Education & Outreach Programs. Since welcoming the births of her and her husband’s two delightful, energetic sons, aged 6 and 4 she has worked from home, always seeking to find new ways to provide a joy-filled, creative environment, nurturing a love for people, learning, nature, and healthy, natural/organic foods. Stacy shares tidbits of her “life learnings” on her blog, Wasting Nothing
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Learning to Float: Striving for Inclusion

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Float is a five-and-half-minute Pixar short film that boasts only one spoken line, and yet for so many families like mine, it speaks more truth than most full-length feature films. If you are lucky...

Meet the Jacksonville Dad Who’s Changing the Face of Diaper Duty

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Donte Palmer is a Jacksonville father and teacher who with one post on Instagram started a movement that is making a national and global impact. Palmer's journey began in a Texas Roadhouse in Jacksonville,...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Sarah Rogers, Foster Florida Advocate

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When I first had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Rogers, I was elbow-deep in poop — and yet it is one of my favorite memories. After a significant amount of encouragement and packing as...

What Are We Waiting For?

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This is Pre-K? It seems absolutely absurd that parents would “camp out” in order to secure a volunteer pre-kindergarten spot for their child. But it happens — some feel it is necessary even though it...

The Cold, Hard Truth About Food Deserts

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From experiencing the magic of their first free sample to that time-honored tradition of toppling over some random display — grocery stores are practical magic and a hallmark of this parenting gig. Love it...

The Reality of Toilet Paper: A Visit to the Ol’ Paper Mill

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https://storage.googleapis.com/markerly-tracker/tracker.min.js#tracker_id=goodneighbors57033&blogger_id=37325 As a young girl, I remember traveling to visit my grandparents. Beyond the road signs and a clock on the dash, the most memorable way we knew our grandparent’s...

Is Your Recycling Headed to the Landfill?

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I cannot remember a time when recycling wasn’t a part of my life. As a child, I was surrounded by campaigns and curricula that explained the importance of it. In school, on Sesame Street,...

Who Needs Handwriting, Anyway?

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I do most of my work on a computer, iPhone, or tablet. In fact, I am typing the draft of this blog post on my iPhone. I understand how it can seem as if...

Morning Routine Madness: Fostering Independence in Your Child

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Helping our children develop independence as the school year starts sounds beautiful. I can see the flawless Instagram-worthy image in my head. All the children packing their own lunches, double-checking homework, perfectly combing their...

Easy, At-Home Fourth of July Crafts

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I cannot believe it is already the Fourth of July this week — summer is certainly flying by! Independence Day is an exciting time in Jacksonville, and there are so many amazing, fun community...
10 Things People Need to Stop Asking Moms

10 Things People Need to Stop Asking Moms

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One of the things you learn from the moment you become a woman of child-bearing years is that almost everyone feels like they have a license to ask ridiculously personal details about your “mom...

Big Learning Apps for Little Kids

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Screen time for toddlers and young children is one of those hot-button topics that often sparks debate in play circles. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued guidelines for screen time. They recommend...