I admit it. I lie to my son. Everyday. And will probably lie to my daughter when she’s old enough to be lied to. I’m not talking about mean or hurtful lies, like if you don’t do your chores, we’re...
My name is Jeanine, and I'm a recovering "No-aholic." My husband might disagree, but besides sweets and "New With Tags" deals, not many things get me stuck. Like countless other moms, I'm constantly trying to achieve that perfect balance...
New Year's Eve for mamas isn't quite what it used to be. Despite the fact that you probably won't be staying up all night (unless you're dealing with a sick kiddo or a non-sleeper) and your champagne has been replaced...
What was life like before Facebook and Instagram? Nowadays with almost everyone owning a smart phone, it is way too easy to get up to speed on everyone else's seemingly perfect lives. I see photos of friends vacationing in Hawaii...
Don't publicly shame me. Don't use Harry Potter's wizardry against my family, and don't tell me that I'm depriving my sons from the iconic It's a Small World ride. Our family is just not super into Disney World. When our now 4-year-old son Landon...
Halloween is right around the corner and that means it’s time for a few Halloween themed crafts for the kids. Here are a few of my favorite EASY crafts that can be made mostly with stuff from around the...
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...
Big Changes at Pump It Up Pump It Up is under new ownership, and with the new ownership will come exciting changes in 2014! Meet John and Donne Ordile, a Jacksonville family with three young, active boys. I had the opportunity...

Give Breast A Rest

You may be noticing a plethora of Breastfeeding related stories drowning out the usual engagement shoots and spaghetti covered babies on your social media feeds. August is National Breastfeeding Month, the first week of which is also recognized as World...
My parents wanted to give our toddlers a yearly membership gift to visit their favorite places. It turns out, there are endless options in and around Jacksonville! From parks to play spaces, here are some of our favorite local...
Co-sleeping is like the boyfriend I just cannot break up with. I try to leave him, but after about a month he’s back. I make excuses for him and have stopped telling my friends we’re back together. Like many moms,...
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...

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