Do you ever feel like you are struggling to communicate with your child? Are constant tantrums challenging your daily routine or interfering with your child’s ability to learn and function? In this big, fast-paced world full of distractions and frustrations,...
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 can be downright dangerous. In...
It seems like just yesterday I was with my son as his very first pediatric appointment. The past seven months have flown by, and as a new mom, I frequently have questions for my doctor in between wellness visits....
So, I am surrounded by teachers. Not just because I am involved in PTA, but because my dear mother is a retired teacher and many of my family members are teachers, as are countless friends from high school, college...
First off, if you’re thinking you’ve found the ultimate guide to determining if your child is ready for kindergarten or VPK, think again. My hope in writing this is simply to share the research I’ve done and a little...
Last year, my twins started Kindergarten. I remember contemplating what to do during Spring Break. After all it was their first real Spring Break, I had to make it special, right? I realized that having school every day kept us...
This project represents a major effort on my part to tackle one of my negative qualities that makes me feel like a failure as a mother and wife... I'm always distracted by something (chores, cell phone, TV...) and therefore...
Teacher Appreciation Week takes place the first full week of May. As mentioned in my previous post, I Heart My Teacher!, educators play an important role in our children's lives. For a profession that shapes our future generation and...
Story time at home got you down? Too busy to find a story time near you? Well, we've got your back! Jacksonville has so many great story times and here they are all in one place. *Event times are subject...
Our family seems to go to LOTS of birthday parties so most of these we have experienced first-hand. We think these are some of the best vendors in Jacksonville! Mom Tip: You can often get a glimpse of what party...
Click Here for 2014 Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events! I love the holiday season, and I probably overdo it with activities that can make it a little more stressful than it needs to be. This year I am trying to better...
I remember it so well. It was a sunny day in Jacksonville in May 2011, a perfect day to take the kids to the pool. Caroline was six months old and happily bobbing around the pool in her float...

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