They warned me that the teenage years would be here before I knew it. Yep, those years are here but ten years too soon. My daughter is three, but she has moments when she has the talk and walk...
Though they've been around for a while, somehow our family has just discovered the "No, David!" books. I think we originally received one as a gift. My older son enjoyed the book, but it wasn't his favorite. With my...
  Dear Preschool Teacher, I know that in the few minutes daily that we greet each other there’s no way of conveying to you how I truly feel. I’m lugging a baby on one arm and passing my other one to...
Hey, y’all! Podcast queen returns to drop some more knowledge that I’ve stolen, researched, distilled and appropriated for the purpose of helping Jacksonville moms just like me. Just before the holidays, Dax Shepherd hosted Adam Grant in his attic...
Diapers out, big boy undies in! Potty training bootcamp started a month ago when I originally posted about how my three and half-year-old son refused to sit on the toilet. When he accounced in Starbucks that he was pooping while bracing...
Whoever came up with the term "terrible two's" obviously never made it to the age of three. Yes, an energetic, just-learned-to use-the-word-NO two-year-old can seriously be exhausting. But what I am discovering is the closer we get to that third...
Looking for places to go, activities, and things to do for Spring Break (or anytime really)? We have compiled a list of posts to provide you with a comprehensive guide for road trips, day trips, or fun activities and...
March 13, 2023, was supposed to be a great day. For goodness sake, I made it to work on time. Stacy, at Starbucks, was even running 15 minutes late on my order due to short staffing. Again, March 13,...
Britax knows how to party. Ok, there's also unparalleled safety and idiot-mom proof installation--but also, yeah, cupcakes. It's Child Passenger Safety Month and, last week, Britax and City Moms Blog Network got together with Jacksonville Moms Blog to introduce a group...
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...
It's coming. Fall in Jacksonville. The season doesn't officially start until September 22 but the moment September hits stores break out the fall decor and Halloween costumes, Starbucks begins brewing Pumpkin Spice Lattes (I hear it's Sept. 8 this year)...
Typically, playdates are reserved for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, although they can still benefit school-aged kids. In the early days of motherhood, playdates were about survival — having an activity planned for around 9 or 10 a.m. was perfect for...

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