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You know the feeling you get while strapped to a rollercoaster that is slowly ticking uphill? When you arrive at the top, just before the giant drop, there is a slight pause. In that moment, you are bursting with...
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...
So, I am surrounded by teachers. Not just because I am involved in PTA, but because my dear mother is a retired teacher and many of my family members are teachers, as are countless friends from high school, college...
As mothers, we are automatically the decision makers. I’ll admit, the realization that I was going to be responsible for making some of the most important decisions for another person was a little overwhelming. Everyone kept telling me you are...
When I was first approached about becoming PTA President at my son’s elementary school, my initial response was, “Heck no!” I didn’t think I was the right person for the position, as there were other PTA board members I felt...
Leaping leprechauns — it's that time of year again! March is here, and the leprechauns are roaming free. It is your responsibility as a parent to help your child properly trap those little green rascals. Now you may be...
For the past few months, Jacksonville Moms Blog has been bringing you information on Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans, which gives parents the opportunity to invest in their child's future through a variety of secure options and payment plans....
What does it mean to be gifted? There’s often a misconception about the label. By definition, gifted does not mean “easy to teach.” Students who are gifted may struggle in certain areas of school and excel in others. They...
I remember back when I was in elementary school, being rushed through the lunch line to make my selection and keep moving. The ladies behind the counter wearing their hairnets and rubber gloves were not the most pleasant to...
In February 2008, my twins had just turned two years old. As a stay-at-home mom, preschool had not even yet crossed my mind. We were in a good place. The kids would play all morning and seemed to nap endlessly in...
This time of year, my news feed is full of tips for perfect lunches. There are opinions on the healthy lunch, the cute lunch, the perfect lunch box, the most fun foods, and the list goes on. There is,...
This time of year is hectic. School is back in session. Orientations, open houses, meeting the teachers, and the chaos of back-to-school shopping are all behind us. You are almost through the transition to the school year routine when...

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