Theresa Duncan

Theresa Duncan
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Theresa is a recovering fake adult and is now proudly a child who refuses to grow up. She spent a decade developing and facilitating enrichment programs for at-risk youth. Through this work, she saw firsthand the power of play in the growth of emotionally, physically and mentally healthy children. The pressure of pretending to be an adult finally became too much, so in 2014 she and her father Todd (also NOT a grown-up) opened Villa Villekulla Neighborhood Toy Store on Amelia Island. Her two children, Adrian (14) and Francine (3), often exhibit more maturity than she does and are, therefore, the ones in charge both at home and at Villa Villekulla. When she isn’t playing with toys, learning about toys, or talking about toys, she enjoys dance parties and listening to live music with her husband.
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It’s Okay to Just Let Them Play

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Over the past few months, I’ve seen so many moms doing adorable educational projects with their children, and I love them for it.  But that just isn’t me, even in the best of times....
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‘You Know We Bad’: The Legacy of Florida’s African-American Beach

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On any given summer Sunday, my friends and I bring our families to our favorite beach on Amelia Island, American Beach. Here, the beach is wide, the sand is soft, and the outgoing tide...
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Taking the Future into My Own Hands as a Mentor

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Ten years ago, I agreed to do something I had no business doing. And because of that decision, I may have completely altered the trajectory of the life of a young woman. Oops.  A friend...
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Life Lessons From My Vegan Kid

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Just like most of the more formative moments from my parenting career, it all started as a joke. My awesomely quirky son, inspired by a conversation at his Catholic school about making sacrifices for...
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Live Like A Local: Fernandina Beach & Amelia Island

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Located northeast of Jacksonville, Amelia Island is the northernmost barrier island in Florida. This is a special place filled with stories and adventures. From maritime forests with ancient oaks dripping with Spanish moss to...
How to Cut the Toy Clutter this Holiday Season

How to Cut the Toy Clutter this Holiday Season

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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...