The encompassing rash of unexpected, extended school closures have many people wondering one thing: will our community's students still get fed? There are many local students who are dependent on our schools for lunch and breakfast, and we are...
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is in St Johns county and according to the CDC, community spread is inevitable. In light of this pandemic, grocery stores struggle to supply demand, there are tense interactions between strangers, and a financial crisis is...
During these troubled times, it is wonderful to have a mental escape, and there is no better way than through a good book! I believe children almost universally enjoy being read to, even well after they have learned to...
Socially distancing ourselves has been a hot topic lately. We are all encouraged to practice socially distancing ourselves from each other to try and "flatten the curve" of the number of cases of diagnosed coronavirus. When our schools announced...
Like most of the country, our school district (and state) recently announced that schools will be closed for the coming weeks. For some people, this news comes as a relief. For others, this kind of announcement creates anxiety at...
Social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine are difficult concepts for adults, but even more so when you're trying to manage of family of children. With schools in Florida closed, activities shut down and advisement against playdates, what are parents to...
How many of us are always complaining about how busy our lives are? Of how hectic our schedules are? How burnt out we are? Regardless of where your stress lands, for many people the stress is alive and well...
When you hear the statistics surround the coronavirus aka COVID-19, it doesn't sound that scary. The virus is usually mild in children. Around 100 people in the United States have been diagnosed with it and 17 deaths (as of...
I hope that this post is not in any way relevant to you. But if you, like me, live in NW St. John's County, you know exactly what I am talking about: Monkey Invasion 2020. It's on the news,...
In January of 2000, folks were breathing a sigh of relief after checking every electronic device for Y2K bugs. Ew! Bugs? Yes. As of December 31, 1999, according to EVERYBODY some sort of virus would crawl into computers all over...

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Vision Casting for the New Year

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  I am a self-proclaimed vision boarding nerd! In the days following Christmas, I love to sit down in a quiet place with a fresh...

Learning to Love a Florida Fall