Located northeast of Jacksonville, Amelia Island is the northernmost barrier island in Florida. This is a special place filled with stories and adventures. From maritime forests with ancient oaks dripping with Spanish moss to pristine beaches and the lovingly...
Everyone knows breastfeeding can be hard. Whether you pump, nurse or do something in between, the process is time-consuming and exhausting. As a stay-at-home mom, I’ve been able to mostly breastfeed and only had to pump on occasion. However,...
I was still pregnant with my son, Wyatt, when I wandered onto a pregnancy board on BabyCenter.com dedicated to parents of children like mine. It hadn't been long since I had been told he would have Down syndrome, and...
My 8-year-old son had one trip on his summer bucket list, and it was to visit the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). I grew up in Florida and remember going there on a field trip. I’ve seen a few launches...
I grew up within 30 minutes of Anaheim, California, which meant that Disneyland trips were easy and scattered throughout my childhood, with a few glorious years as an annual passholder. When I moved to Jacksonville from the DC Metro...
Summer is officially upon us, and if you're like me, you are scrambling to find memorable events to experience with your kids. When I became a stay-at-home mom three years ago, I had no idea what on earth I...
We're not even quite to July yet, and my kids are already chanting "I'mmmmm bored" on a daily basis! Last year I came up with 10 kid-friendly day trips from Jax, and now I need more! So here are 10...
When my husband told me the Navy was sending us to Florida my first thought was DISNEY! I couldn’t wait to show my princess-loving daughter the magic of Disney. While I was dreaming about Mickey and Minnie, my husband...
After catching the "Big City Bug" traveling to NYC last year for spring break, our kids were begging to visit another big city. Being city lovers ourselves, we happily agreed and decided to travel to The Windy City! I...
"This much I know. If you are what you eat, then I only wanna eat the good stuff." –Ratatouille You are on vacation. Forget the diets and enjoy your time off in the Happiest Place on Earth — which actually...
Before I turned 15, I’d lived in two countries, four states and had been enrolled in five different schools. Growing up as a military brat we moved every three years like clockwork during the summer. It was an amazing...
In December, we took our 7-year-old son to Costa Rica. It was his first time out of the country and he was excited to get his first stamp in his shiny, new passport. This was the first time leaving...

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