Stacy Mcdonald-Taylor

Stacy Mcdonald-Taylor
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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Expert-Led Training to Help Prep for the School Year

There is no denying that the beginning of this school year is like nothing we have ever experienced. Typically, this time of year is chock-full of fun traditions and not-so-fun getting back to routines....
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We Didn’t Need a Mask Mandate

Nine months ago, the idea that Jacksonville would need to impose a city-wide mask mandate would seem ridiculous. If you told me back then that a mask mandate would be required, I doubt I...
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The Peanut Pill: Food Allergy Danger Zone?

As a mom of a child with a life-threatening allergy, I am so deeply grateful for the amazing group of advocates who surround our family. To be sure, we have had some downright horrifying...
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Cover Up: DIY Face Masks (or Shop Local)

A few weeks ago, before our local safer-at-home guidelines were established, a friend of mine asked if I could help her make some face masks. She explained that their doctor had recommended the children...
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Easter Brunch At Home: Delivered (and Curbside)

Enjoying Easter brunch with friends and family is one of the most relaxing and beautiful traditions my family enjoys every year. This year has presented us with the new challenge of the need for...

GoodRx, SingleCare, RxSaver: Are They Worth It?

The short answer is yes. Prescription saving apps are worth downloading. You are paying too much at the pharmacy. It’s an unfortunate reality for all of us. Seriously, all of us. If you have lousy...

Learning to Float: Striving for Inclusion

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

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

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?

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

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

0 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...