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Summer Camp Guide :: How to Choose a Camp and Save Money This Summer

Summer Camp Guide :: How to Choose a Camp and Save Money This Summer
Summer will be here before you know it! Many summer camps are filling now and you want to get in on summer camp discounts! There are more than 1,000 summer camps in Jacksonville this year, including academic camps, overnight camps, sports camps, all summer programs, specialty camps, and vacation bible school programs. If you're like us, you don't q...
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Camping Near Jacksonville :: Family Fun at Camp Chowenwaw Park

Camping Near Jacksonville :: Family Fun at Camp Chowenwaw Park
Our family loves camping!! This spring break we opted for a camping trip not far from our home for a fun adventure with little travel there and back. We had seen many photos of the tree houses at Camp Chowenwaw Park, the old Girl Scouts Gateway Council camp that is now owned and managed by Clay County and we wanted to check those out. We were ...
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World's Largest Tree House Coming To Downtown Jax!

World's Largest Tree House Coming To Downtown Jax!
We're thrilled to be the first to announce that Downtown Jacksonville has included the world's largest tree house in the ship yards redevelopment plans! The tree house will be three stories tall and 50 years wide right on the north bank of the St. Johns River. Kids will be able to climb, swing, and slide down the tree house. There will be susp...
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Day Trips from Jacksonville :: Family Fun in Palatka

Day Trips from Jacksonville :: Family Fun in Palatka
Having heard about Ravine Gardens State Park in Palatka and having 80 degree February weather on a three day weekend, we thought we'd try a unique day trip to hike the ravines during peak azalea season. We found a remodeled St. Johns River downtown river front, a beautiful park, and a huge adventure at the ravines! Read on for a fun day trip idea w...
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Valentine's Crafts :: Valentine's Playdough

We love Valentine's Day! The chocolates, the cards for school, and the crafts. We are always stretched for time, but this Valentine's Playdough is an easy and quick craft that you can use more than once. Scroll down for an easy recipe and enjoy mixing it up with the kids and watching them play!​Ingredients:1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 1 tbsp cream of t...
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Mom Shirts :: Duval Mom

We're thrilled to announce our very first t-shirts! We worked with Fresh Thread to develop shirt styles, graphic and fonts and we're honored to share them with Duval Moms and Fun4FirstCoastKids.com! Wear them in the mornings when you've barely had any sleep with a newborn baby, throw them on when you're not ready for the bus stop, or for a night ou...
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Disney's The Lion King Musical :: Lives in Us

Disney's The Lion King Musical :: Lives in Us
It's been eleven years since Disney's The Lion King Musical came to Jacksonville and it's here again. We were thrilled to be invited to media night last night to see the show. It was so exciting to be there with members of the press and extremely excited members of the audience. People were clapping in anticipation for songs they were about to hear...
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Flu Symptoms :: When to Bring Your Child to The Emergency Center

Thank you to Wolfson Children's Hospital for providing this information.​Follow this link to find local emergency centers in Jacksonville.
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Jacksonville Summer Camp Festival and Kids Expo

​Presented ByJoin Fun 4 First Coast Kids for the 3rd Annual Jacksonville Summer Camp Festival and Kids Expo presented by Tropical Smoothie Cafe on Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm! This FREE event is located at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville! Meet with summer camp programs face to face, learn about our amazing local Jacksonvi...
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Swimming Lessons Prep :: Three Ways to Prevent Drowning

Swimming Lessons Prep :: Three Ways to Prevent Drowning
This blog is sponsored by Swim Lesson Club USA.It may be 30 degrees today, however swimming season opens in late March for Florida families. Therefore, it is important to think about swimming early in the year, and even year round. Swimming pools, lakes, streams, and retention ponds are located all throughout our state and many young swimmers ...
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Ringling May Be Over, But Thanks to Kevin Venardos, the Circus is Still Alive and Well

A unique family oriented traveling troupe will bring its big top performance to the lawn of Christ Church on Greenland Road and US1 with performances beginning April 4 - April 22.  Called the Venardos Circus, named after Kevin Venardos, it fills a circus void and is timely. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ci...
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Gaylord Palms Christmas on Ice :: Tips and Tricks for Visiting with Family

Gaylord Palms Christmas on Ice :: Tips and Tricks for Visiting with Family
​We had heard so much about the Ice at Gaylord Palms experience in Orlando that we took a drive to experience it for ourselves this year! We wanted to see the ice sculptures, ride the ice slides, and see how cold it actually was. We were excited to experience a real Christmas Winter Wonderland, right here in Florida! Read o...
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Legoland Florida :: Top Tips and Tricks From a Florida Mom

Legoland Florida :: Top Tips and Tricks From a Florida Mom
We were thrilled to have some time over Christmas break where the kids didn't have school and we were off work, so we headed down to Legoland, Florida! We wanted a fun outing that our kids, aged 3 and 5 would enjoy and we ended up having a great day at the park. Since we had no idea what to expect or what to do when we got there, and we'v...
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Santa Tracker: Norad and Google Earth

​Christmas Eve will be soon among us and there's nothing more fun than tracking Santa's path towards our houses! There are only 3 days, 18 hours, and 56 seconds until he begins his trek starting in Australia and heading west! The Norad Santa Tracker website has been tracking Santa for 60 years. Until the big flight begins, children and familie...
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Mom's Massage :: How to Get an Hour of Relaxation

Mom's Massage :: How to Get an Hour of Relaxation
I was in the middle of working, preparing for TV segment contributions, thinking about holiday shopping…I could NOT stop for a massage! I had dishes in the sink, clothes to fold, phone calls to answer, and I should have gone online to update my credit card for my son's new soccer billing program a week ago. I am a mom and my kids need me ...
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Shop Local and Experienced Based Gifts :: The Ultimate Jacksonville Family Guide

We can't believe Thanksgiving has come up so quickly. As in Thanksgiving is NEXT week! So we've put together a list of Small Business Saturday events put on by local small businesses as well as our annual experienced based gifts guide. We hope everyone can support these local businesses and support our local community! Happy shopping everyone!Give ...
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15 Top Products from the ABC Kids Expo 2017

Susie and I were thrilled as we took our Jacksonville family website, Fun4FirstCoastKids.com, to the next level and went national in working with the ABC Kids Expo 2017! This expo announces and displays all the newest baby and kids products to hit the market. This is THE show to find the latest baby and kids gear, new arrivals, neat techie gadgets,...
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Jacksonville's Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Events for Families!

Jacksonville's Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Events for Families!
We're excited that the holidays are here! From watching holiday movies with the 25 days of Christmas, making sweet goodies with our children, gathering for family fun and football on Thanksgiving, an annual caroling event we always try to attend, and even making new traditions or daring a trip with two kids to find snow, we cherish this t...
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#MyHolidayTradish :: My Big Fat Syrian Holidays

#MyHolidayTradish :: My Big Fat Syrian Holidays
Disclosure: I have a partnership with Whole Foods Market and was compensated for this blog, but all opinions on #MyHolidayTradish are my own!The four siblings would be so proud. Abdo, Esse, Sadie, and Helen were born to Syrian immigrants who came to the United States via Ellis Island and settled in Detroit. They left Detroit when they were gro...
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Escape Rooms in Jacksonville :: Our Mind Bender Escape Rooms Girl's Night Out Adventure

Escape Rooms in Jacksonville :: Our Mind Bender Escape Rooms Girl's Night Out Adventure
​Special thank you to Mind Bender Escape Rooms for sponsoring this post! Their sponsorship did not influence our opinions in any way.It was a dark and stormy October night and the ghouls and goblins were after us...just kidding! But not really. It WAS actually raining. And the video that came on in the dark Ghoul Heist room that was fille...
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