Nine months sounds like a long time, but it can be a whirlwind for pregnant women preparing for the day when their baby boy or girl arrives. In the days that follow, new mothers will learn how to change...
UPDATE: As of April 12, 2019, all models of the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Many parents everywhere, including me, stopped in their tracks when they saw the news this week...
Who doesn’t love buying new baby clothes? I mean, they make them irresistible with all the gingham and bows. When my first son was born we bought new clothes and of course received some as gifts. I fell in...
Oh I know, toddlers can be little jerks. I have two 2-year-olds, and when they are both face down on the pavement screaming in protest over leaving their older brother's baseball practice, there's not much I can do but...
Jacksonville mom Chalonda Hill nervously listened to the news that her newborn son, Priest, would need to be admitted to the NICU at UF Health Jacksonville just minutes after delivery. Priest was Chalonda’s first child born premature, and he...
Curtis Dvorak, co-host of First Coast Living on First Coast News and the original Jaxson DeVille mascot for the Jacksonville Jaguars for 19+ years, has always believed in living in the present. His watch displays only one time: NOW. It’s never...
It’s creativity that brought Finn’s parents, Matthew Kelly and Marissa Kelly, together when they met as art teachers at a local Jacksonville school. Now, they create art with more heart than ever before, literally. The couple was elated when they found...
The first trimester is a beast that very few talk about. You might look totally normal on the outside. In fact, you probably do. But inside, your emotions are going haywire, you want all the bagels, and you feel...
January is here and so is the height of flu season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the statistics from the 2018 season and they are sobering: an estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu last season (approximately...
We had to wait a long time to have our babies. Our oldest is 10 and our youngest are not quite 2-and-a-half. Through all the failed IUI and IVF cycles, lost babies, a ruptured ectopic, and grief over pursuing...
As a mother of twins, I always listen a little harder when I hear stories of other twin moms. Whether identical or fraternal, parenting twins has its own challenges and complications but, most of all, stories of love. On December 1,...
As an interior designer — and person of questionable sanity — who has moved seven times over the last eight years, I thought I knew all there was to know about how to choose a home and floor plan that...

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