When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a Black Santa, at least not in my hometown. Being born in the '80s before Black Santa was a common entity meant that my mother took immense pains...
"Momlife" — it's a game of juggling from sunrise to bedtime, are we right? It's getting kids dressed for a day full of child care, school, activities, and sports fun, followed by post-dinner play and homework. To bedtime routines...
Since 2015, we have created a printable download for the month of December that we call our Kindness Calendar for Kids. We are pleased to bring you an updated calendar for 2019, complete with more resources on how to...
As soon as Halloween ends, the grumbling about poor overlooked Thanksgiving begins. What about Thanksgiving? Why are Christmas decorations out so soon? I can see why people get so worked up over skipping one holiday in favor of another,...
It’s a fact that most of the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are preemies. In Duval County, 11.4% of all babies are born prematurely. While I’m glad that the NICU is there for all of those sweet...
We are frequently asked about education programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in the Jacksonville area. We understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task. Whether...
Since I was young, my parents instilled in me the act of service. It's something I have been mindful to instill in my children, as well. Maybe it was our Catholic upbringing or the fact that our school required...
Even if you have only lived in Jacksonville for a couple of months, you will likely notice a strong military presence here in North Florida. The Jacksonville area is home to three Naval bases, including Naval Air Station Jacksonville,...
Jacksonville offers many opportunities to see Santa, whether for a timeless holiday photo or for a special meal or storybook tea. Special events feature Santa all around the First Coast this holiday season, so be sure to make a...
It's already that time of year! The Halloween decorations are coming down, and it's almost time to start decorating for the holidays. Nothing quite makes the festive atmosphere complete, though, like a Christmas tree! And there are tons of...
The Jacksonville and North Florida area offers many tree lightings every year! Starting early in November, through Thanksgiving and up until Christmas, there's sure to be a tree lighting event to amaze the whole family. Holiday light displays are...
Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than a holiday parade! Jacksonville and the surrounding areas not only have a variety of parades, but also boat parades! Jacksonville Mom loves the Palm Valley Light Boat Parade! Check out...

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