Each day provides an opportunity for kids of all ages to use their senses to explore the world around them. Children learn through playing, weighing outcomes, and problem-solving to better understand cause and effect. As natural-born scientists, children are...
I'm joking, right? Not exactly... I thought it would be boys chasing my daughter that would cause me to go gray. So far that hasn't been the case. Luckily, my teenage daughter has not been bothered by overly aggressive boys...
This house is quiet y'all. The second week in after back to school and the silence after the kids leave is deafening. Now don't get me wrong, I don't want my kids home with me instead of at school....
It was midnight on the night before the first day of school. I had finally set my "first-day teacher jitters" aside and fallen asleep when a sudden loud noise jolted me out of bed. It was our house alarm...
Our partners at KinderCare know that trusting new caregivers with your child is stressful, no matter how old your child is. There are so many options to choose from it can be challenging to find the childcare center or...
Please stop telling me I’ll miss the hard days I’m in. I wake up and rush to get two out of three of my kids to two different schools on time. One is in elementary, one is in middle...
“Is my child ready for elementary school?”  If you’re the parent of a young child or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can....
**Disclaimer: I started writing this post at the beginning of summer...things changed just a smidge as the summer went on. I will describe our early summer experience and late summer experience separately.** Early Summer Well, I didn't exactly plan it this...
There was a time when my husband came home from work that our child would go running to the front door as fast as her toddler feet could carry her, shouting “DADDY!” with outstretched arms as he crouched down...
If your family is anything like my family summertime means popsicle galore. I cringe at the thought of little plastic popsicle bags all over my yard, and the top clippings sitting on my counter or in my sink. This...

My 3 Favorite Kayaking Spots in St. Johns County

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A huge reason for us moving to St. Johns County six years ago was the proximity to water. As I started applying to jobs...