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As new parents, the last thing my husband and I wanted to think about when our daughter was born was one day sending her away to college and absorbing the rising costs associated with it. Sixteen years later, as...
We have always been a family that lives frugally. We budget, we monitor our spending and we keep an "emergency fund" in our back pocket, just in case. And to be honest, I love this about our frugal little...
My son’s second grade class was tasked with a “genius hour” project. The directions were simple: It could be about anything the student wanted as long as they could present something to the class in a few months' time....
Thank you, Costco for sponsoring this post and partnering with Jacksonville Moms Blog & City Moms Blog Network. For as long as I can remember, I have been a Costco member. It's where I buy my flowers for Autumn decorating,...
Spring is here! And before you know it you'll be scrambling to fill your child's Easter baskets with goodies. Don't wait until the last minute! Instead of picking up those candy items in the checkout line or heading to...
Some of my closest friends and family disagree with me on this, but we are NOT paying our child an allowance. At least, we don’t plan to for the near future — he’s only 9. Possibly never, until he...
If you haven’t already met Jennifer Chapman in person, you’ve probably seen her name. Maybe you’ve worked with her on a board at Leadership Jacksonville, sat with her on a committee for the Junior League of Jacksonville, or volunteered...
Now that school has begun, and we have gotten back in the swing of our morning routine, I thought I would share some tips and ideas for packing school lunches that are fun and appealing to kids! My daughter...
That was the question on a recent local Facebook group chat about school supplies. One mom wanted to see who buys exactly what is on the school-supplies list, including the quantities requested. At last check, nearly 80 people had...
In my planner I have a sticker on the box for the date of August 1. It says “JUST BEGIN….” I put it there to remind me to take a deep breath, because hold on, August is here, and...
If there is one thing I've taken away from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting largest family, The Duggers, it's "Buy Used, Save the Difference." When my first baby came along he could have nothing but the best. His brand spanking new garments...
Sad you missed the latest WeeTrade Kids' Consignment Sale here in Jax, and can't wait until their fall event? Dry those tears, Mamas. The Babies "R" Us Annual Trade-In Event is here RIGHT NOW, and it's basically better than ever before....

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