Growing up, my family traveled ALL THE TIME! At just 3 weeks old, my parents schlepped me to Italy and I saw (or cried through) my first opera. Instead of Christmas presents, my family went on trips and explored...
When my husband told me the Navy was sending us to Florida my first thought was DISNEY! I couldn’t wait to show my princess-loving daughter the magic of Disney. While I was dreaming about Mickey and Minnie, my husband...
My family loves going to big events that come to Jacksonville, but sometimes they can get a little pricey. Ticket cost, fees, and surcharges and then what you spend on parking, merchandise, and food. Yikes! Even before we were a family of six, I...
When choosing a school, parents seek an environment that will best meet their child’s social, emotional, and developmental needs. Parents may think, How will my child's social and emotional behavior be cultivated at such a young age? What types...
A couple months ago I read a mom blog post that I found on the internet. The author made the mistake of saying something along the line of moms who work “get a break” at the office because they...
Jacksonville Moms Blog is excited to host our 2nd Annual Fall Family Day at Celestial Farms sponsored by CareSpot! Conveniently located near Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville Moms Blog readers and their families are invited to join us for a private event at...
I love holidays--the food, the festivity, the fun--but I hate choosing a gift for Derek. Why would I dislike giving presents to the guy who's given me everything? Because the dude claims he wants nothing, nada, zip! EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR....
If there is one thing I am not, it is crafty. Even just the word crafty gives me a bit of anxiety. A trip to Michael's requires a cocktail and a translator. And don't even ask me what that...
I’ll never forget the first time I realized we could get my son to nap. He was about 8 weeks old, and we finally mastered some sort of swaddle/shush/pat technique that allowed us to PUT HIM DOWN rather than...
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...
I didn’t think when I brought my toddler to the emergency room for the first time that the medical staff would also end up having to take care of me. My 2-year-old son took a nasty fall at home on...
I changed my first child's diaper in 2008, and in 2019 I will change my last diaper. With four kids (the last two are twins) that's — holy moses —about 10 years of diaper changing and about 93,600 diapers...

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