Strawberry season is right around the corner here in Florida. Typically the farms open at the end of March and stay open through April, but weather conditions and the amount of rainfall we received during the year can always...
Exhausted, I slid into my row and fastened my seat belt as the plane pushed back from the gate. I was barely paying attention to the aircraft safety features when the pilot warned me to expect some turbulence during...
Can I get a show of hands if you are planning a road trip this holiday season? After five years living in Jax, this year we plan to hit the road after Christmas to head to my hometown in...
There is no doubt that being a working mom comes with its own set of victories and struggles. My wife and I both work full-time, demanding jobs, and there are multiple schedules to juggle, pickups to coordinate, and kid...
It's true — this Southerner LOVES Boston! We moved from Jacksonville to Boston in 2007, and I went kicking and screaming. I did not want to leave Florida and its sunny weather for what I imagined as a dreary,...
In my house, we use screen time sparingly and mostly as a treat. Television isn’t something that my daughter gets the opportunity to watch too often — we definitely keep it within the limits as suggested by the American...
Summer is pretty much over now that the kids are back to school, so this should be the best time to think about going on another vacation, right? Don’t worry, I’m not talking about a week-long getaway, but rather...
August is a month filled with change — summer ends, school begins. And I have found it to be very easy to overspend when we are pulled in so many directions. That’s why I was happy to learn more...
Summer is in full swing, and with time off of school comes prime family vacation time. Whether you have an epic trip overseas or a laidback weekend at the beach planned, family vacations are a great way to get...
I love summer and all of the adventures it brings, but there are times when I feel like we’ve been going and going all day long. Sometimes we just need a break, a cold drink, a good snack, and...
Even if you have only lost sight of your child for 20 seconds, you know the feeling. The panic, anxiety, and worst-case scenario thoughts that flood your mind. For me, it lasted about 20 minutes. Last month at Adventure...
Are you looking for more educational activities to do this summer? If you or your children love animals, consider learning more about the wildlife refuge programs in our area! There are several located in and around Jacksonville that help...

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