"I'm not sure what I should be teaching our son," I recently said to my husband of our 18-month-old son, Archer. "He can say all of 12 words. Isn't it a little early to be teaching him numbers and...
Hiring that special someone to help out with the little ones or even around the house? Mary Poppins sets the bar high in the nanny universe, but hopefully with some of these helpful tips, you, too, can find your...
Join us in Avondale at beautiful Boone Park on Thursday, June 14 from 9-11am for our first stop on our Park Hop series! Spanning seven blocks and covered in beautiful historic trees, Boone Park offers plenty of room to play, including one...
Screen time for toddlers and young children is one of those hot-button topics that often sparks debate in play circles. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued guidelines for screen time. They recommend babies and toddlers up to...
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...
I want to be like Virginia Dill when I grow up — that’s what I thought to myself as I recently left the Jacksonville School of the Arts.  As I walked into the beautiful facility, I heard a group of...
It seems like just yesterday I was with my son as his very first pediatric appointment. The past seven months have flown by, and as a new mom, I frequently have questions for my doctor in between wellness visits....
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...
"We're 38.8% done with raising Isla," My husband said to me just after we celebrated my oldest daughter's 7th birthday. I was mid dinner bite when he casually threw out the stat. "What?!" I yelped as food fell out...
Summer is almost here and that means the kids will be out of school and looking for things to do. Luckily, Jacksonville has tons of free or cheap activities to keep the kids busy. It doesn’t matter if you...
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...
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...

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