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ABC Kids Expo 2017 - Stay Tuned for Top Picks and Giveaways!

We're were thrilled to be accepted as part of the media for the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, #abckidsexpo17! The show started today and runs October 17 - 19, 2017. This is THE show to find the latest baby and kids gear, new arrivals, neat techie gadgets, and more. We've been working for weeks behind the scenes meeting with representatives, lear...
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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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The Teal Pumpkin Project :: With Free Printable

The Teal Pumpkin Project :: With Free Printable
The Teal Pumpkin Project :: Include All Goblins This Yearby Guest Blogger Kelley Barnett (Adapted for Food Allergy Families of Northeast Florida)If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me how to "do the Teal Pumpkin Project", I would be rich! I am excited to share with you how easy and affordable it is to include all c...
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Kids FREE November Jax

Kids FREE November Jax
Fun4FirstCoastKids.com is excited to partner with Visit Jacksonville for Kids FREE November 2017!!! We love November in Jacksonville. The weather is changing, festivals are in full swing, the holidays are coming, and for the fourth year in a row we can enjoy this neat opportunity to explore our wonderful city at a discount!!! It can get expens...
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Top 7 List for Fall Family Fun in Jacksonville With FREE Printable

Top 7 List for Fall Family Fun in Jacksonville With FREE Printable
Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! It's a great time to go outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather and colors with family. From Fall festivals, to Halloween events, to getting out in nature and more, there are many fun events for families in and around Jacksonville!Fun4FirstCoastKids.com has created a TOP 7 LIST FOR FALL FAMI...
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Hurricane Irma: 21 Ways to help with Relief Efforts

Hurricane Irma: 21 Ways to help with Relief Efforts
Many of us got through Hurricane Irma unscathed and we are ready to help. If you still have hurricane supplies like bottled water, extra canned goods, or would just like to donate funding, we've put together a list where you can help. From ways to volunteer, to how to help our furry friends, scroll down to find local and statewide ways to help with...
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Hurricane Preparedness :: A Florida Native Mom's Guide

Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, the closest I came to a hurricane when I was little was Hurricane Andrew in 1992. My grandparents were in Miami and my stubborn grandfather refused to evacuate. They didn't put tape on their windows because in Miami they were doing it so often without storms, and the tape was so difficult to take off, that ...
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25 Activities for Kids During a Hurricane

25 Activities for Kids During a Hurricane
This blog was created during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and now we're using it again for Hurricane Irma less than a year later! During hurricanes, you can be indoors due to rain bands days before the storm hits. That means you'll need plenty of activities, even with the power on, because you can't go outside and you can't escape to a bounce ...
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Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Links: St. Johns and Duval Counties

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Links: St. Johns and Duval Counties
When preparing for storms and other emergencies heading towards the first coast, its track, families need to prepare early for the storm. We've compiled a list of emergency websites and links for you to follow when an emergency strikes as well as a list of links for family fun. Scroll down below for important links to help you be, "Jax Ready."...
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5 Questions With The Amazing Mompreneurs From Finders Keepers

5 Questions With The Amazing Mompreneurs From Finders Keepers
*We are thrilled to promote the Finders Keepers Children's Consignment Sale this Fall! Having them as a sponsor has not affected our opinions in this blog.We all know: its not easy to be a mom. Add in a full time job, owning your own business, setting aside time to enjoy husband and wife time and what do you have? You have Kim and Margaret, ow...
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Top Halloween Costumes 2017

Top Halloween Costumes 2017
Kids are back in school, which means it's fun to start thinking about Halloween costumes! If you're like me, you tend to wait until the last minute to make your costume. Or if you have kids, they change what they want to be every other day. But regardless of whether you plan ahead or wait until the last minute for costumes, its fun to look for idea...
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Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Jacksonville :: A Family Guide

Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Jacksonville :: A Family Guide
​It's time for back to school and that means pumpkin spice lattes, fall festivals, corn mazes, and Halloween fun are right around the corner! Oh, and we hope we get some cooler weather, too! Halloween is our FAVORITE time of year and we've got all the scoop on fall family fun on the First Coast! Scroll down for all the events around town and c...
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Best of the First Coast...For Kids 2017 with Fun4FirstCoastKids.com

Best of the First Coast...For Kids 2017 with Fun4FirstCoastKids.com
We're so excited and proud to announce our Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Best of the First Coast...For Kids 2017 survey winners! Each year we ask our Jacksonville, Florida followers to vote for their favorite baby and kids resources and events. This year we have added some categories, we have businesses that have won their first year in business, and...
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7 Birthday Party Goody Bag Ideas

7 Birthday Party Goody Bag Ideas
Originally Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Ponte Vedra RecorderBy Terri Mashour Special to the Recorder Goody bags are a classic part of birthday parties. You bring a gift to the party, you enjoy and eat cake and you leave with a gift or bag of treats as a thank you when you head out the door. Some say goody bags are not necessary anymore, ov...
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Water Based Summer Birthday Ideas

Water Based Summer Birthday Ideas
Originally Posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Ponte Vedra RecorderBy Terri MashourSpecial to the RecorderEveryone knows summer birthdays are hard. Friends are gone for the summer so it can be challenging to find people to attend. It's hot outside so the traditional park parties or backyard parties are limited. However, you can beat the heat and ...
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St. Francis Inn St. Augustine :: Relaxation, Exploration, and Ghosts

St. Francis Inn St. Augustine :: Relaxation, Exploration, and Ghosts
Thank you to St. Francis Inn for partnering with us on this post.If you're like my husband and I, you'd do anything for a brief respite from the kids! We're only 30 minutes north of the nation's oldest city so we can go any time we'd like for a day trip and just head back at the end of the day. It had never occurred to us to stay the night.&nb...
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4 Questions with a Florida Fire Ecologist and Jacksonville Mom

4 Questions with a Florida Fire Ecologist and Jacksonville Mom
Being a second generation Florida native and a Florida fire ecologist by trade, I thought it would be helpful to shed some light on the #WestMimsFire and why there is so much fire in Florida. The #WestMimsFire started in Georgia by lightning strike on April 6 in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and has spread into Florida and onto ...
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5 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Swim

5 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Swim
Swimming season starts EARLY in Jacksonville with children getting in the water as early as March! If you're like us and have young kids who are extremely nervous about swimming lessons and don't even like to get a drop of water in their eyes or anywhere near their face, the idea of swimming lessons can be a nightmare. My daughter becomes anxious a...
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Experience Science Summer Camp with Dinosaurs!

Experience Science Summer Camp with Dinosaurs!
STEM summer camps (science, technology, engineering, and math) are hugely popular in Jacksonville! There are now many unique ways to teach science that are fun and challenging, but also incorporate summer activities like field trips, water play, and more. Well, one local camp is taking STEM fun to the next level! Museum of Science an...
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Florida Springs: Day Trips From Jacksonville

Florida Springs: Day Trips From Jacksonville
We love heading out for a day trip to the springs! Pack a picnic lunch, bring your swim suits, and head out for an all natural, "Old Florida," adventure. Florida's springs are a magnificent display of our beautiful nature with trails, a spring hole, sometimes a river run or even a sink hole. The clear water allows you to see down into the open...
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