The first year that my husband and I were away from our families for the holidays — he was a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina — we decided to travel back home to Jacksonville. We drove over...
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...
Growing up on Florida's First Coast, I was a frequent visitor to St. Augustine. Like most people, I would see the great cross off in the distance, but it wasn't until I was an adult that I realized it...
When vacation calls where do you go? This is what my husband and I were trying to figure out the moment school ended in May. With a 5 and 2-year-old we had two criteria: It had to be fun for everybody ...
Our latest girls' trip is in the books! It was five glorious days in the mountains of Colorado, sans family. None of us feel bad about our time away from our kids each year, and you shouldn’t either. We...
Take a deep breath. Camping with a toddler is not as stressful as you may think it would be. With summer coming up in a couple of months, this is the best time to start planning for your trip....
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...
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...
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...
Our son recently celebrated his 9th birthday in February, and he had a choice on how he wanted to celebrate. Take a family trip to Orlando and enjoy his favorite Disney fun for a weekend, or possibly, fingers crossed...
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...
School's out, it's summer, and that means one thing: figuring out what in the heck to do with the kids over the next few months. But it also means it's the perfect time for exploring — and luckily, there...

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