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...
You should never tell someone they are different — even if they are. Chances are, they know they are different without having to be reminded. I know I am, so why remind me? Well, the same goes for children. When...
Last week’s temps may not have felt like spring weather, but it is, in fact, springtime! And while we may still have a chilly day or two here and there, most of us are putting away our sweaters, dusting...
The holidays are long gone, the weather is finally getting colder, and it is time to take your little ones out and about around town! Jacksonville Moms Blog is excited to announce our Hop Around Jax series, featuring play...
My big kids always love taking a trip downtown to ride The Skyway and explore the downtown library, but I was recently surprised when my three-year-old begged to go "ride the monorail"!  "Please! Please! Please! Please, Mommy," she said....
In an instant my life had paused. Everything I saw around me was happening in slow motion. I can see frame by frame the towels, toys, the pool, the faces of the parents standing nearby and then my girl....
Choo Chooo... Jacksonville trains are coming through! I haven't met a kid yet who wasn't fascinated by the sight of a train. Thanks to my son's extreme fascination (obsession?) with them we are always on the lookout for more...
I first noticed it in photographs. My 3-year-old’s left eye would appear turned in while the other eye looked straight on. Then other people started noticing and it started to happen more frequently where I saw it increase in...
Brought to you by Nemours Brightstart! Most of us don’t give much thought to our child’s reading skills until she’s preparing to enter kindergarten or VPK. Let’s be realistic: in those first few years of a child’s life, it can...
June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month- as are most months, in our house. I've been a Vegetarian for the majority of my life; beginning Thanksgiving Day the year I turned 13. The last meat I ate was chicken in the...
Staying in Jacksonville for spring break doesn't have to be a bore, especially with all the places you can explore! There are always things to do, places to go, and people to see in the Jacksonville area and beyond....

Let Them Help!

Today’s moms are so busy that we clean the house, do the laundry, and cook dinner in a crazy frenzy. My kids often follow me around saying “Can I help, let me help!” There are certain tasks that do...

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