Tag: parenting

Parenting: It’s a Lonely Matter

I thought I was doing all the right things. I sent him to the best school we could afford. He was involved in every...

Spring Break Camps In & Around Jacksonville

It's almost time for spring break! And whatever your plans, there are spring break camps in and around Jacksonville to meet them. Whether you...

The Day My Son Used a Racial Slur

It started out as a normal afternoon. All the kids were getting home from school, and my 7-year-old son was horsing around with his...

Nailed It: Parenting Advice Gone Wrong

I love my kids. They are the best thing I've ever done, and I wouldn't trade the honor of being their mother for anything....

Don’t Call My Daughter a ‘Tomboy’

When I found out my oldest child was going to be a girl, I had visions of ballet class and glitter dancing in my...

How to Instill Gratitude in Your Kids

My husband and I recently decided to take our kids on a fun family day downtown. We took the kids to MOSH, let them...

First-Day-of-School Anxieties of a Food Allergy Parent

It’s time to head back to school, and I should be so excited to have a bit more free time. I should be looking...

Backpack Booster: Child-Size Words of Affirmation

We live in the age of technology and social media — it's simply time to accept it. And while both streams of communication aid in...

Camp I Am Special: An Exceptional Camp for Exceptional People

When I was a teenager, I remember sitting with my church youth group as we were asked to consider signing up to be buddies...

If I Could Turn Back Time

I had my first child almost 16 years ago. I was 26 and full of excitement, terror, and toggling between "When will the baby get...

Raising Teenagers: A Day in the Life

If I had a dollar for every time a parent of young kids asked me what it's like to parent teenagers, I'd be rich....

What I HATE About Being a Parent

"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...