Fun 4 First Coast Kids Blog

Fun 4 First Coast Kids, the premiere resource of information of places to go and things to do with kids in the Jacksonville, Florida area.


Terri is a second generation Jacksonville native and work from home mompreneur. She loves hiking and competitive sports along with managing Florida's natural areas with prescribed fire. Now, in her next career as a mamma, you can find her, kids in tote, in and around Jacksonville and the Beaches, researching free and fun things to do with kids throughout Florida's First Coast.

Spring Break Jacksonville 2017 Edition :: Top 7 Things To Do With Families

Spring Break Jacksonville 2017 Edition :: Top 7 Things To Do With Families
Spring break is March 13 - 17 for St. Johns County and March 20 - 24 for Duval County! Whereas spring break for us may not be the Daytona Beach craziness of our younger years, you don't have to stay home all week with kids! Get a little wild with short trips, nature parks, Broadway shows, and more! And if you're working all week, no worries -&...
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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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6 Ideas for a Pirate Party on the First Coast

6 Ideas for a Pirate Party on the First Coast
This article was originally contributed to the Ponte Vedra Recorder by Terri Mashour. You can find the article HERE. The other day we went to a pirate birthday party. We thought it was going to be just visiting the Palencia Park Pirate Playground and then having cake. But it was more of an organized party and so much fun!After playing on the p...
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Local Jacksonville Mom Receives Wrong Number Text About A Sick Chicken, Hilarious Text Exchange Unfurls

Local Jacksonville Mom Receives Wrong Number Text About A Sick Chicken, Hilarious Text Exchange Unfurls
​We've all seen the wrong number texts. Some end in funny stories, others end in invites to Thanksgiving! Well, it seems as though this local Jacksonville mom has been waiting all her life for this very moment because she was prepared for the text she received yesterday! "Earlier today I got a text from a wrong number. I've been hoping this would h...
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A Guide to Strawberry Picking with the Family

A Guide to Strawberry Picking with the Family
It is mid March and therefore prime strawberry picking time! We thought we'd share our experience picking strawberries and give you some tips and tricks to go strawberry picking with your family! It i...
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Parents Become a King and Queen at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

Parents Become a King and Queen at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort
We are proud to partner with King & Prince Beach & Resort for a hosted stay at the hotel and ECHO restaurant, however our opinions in this blog are all our own.We happened to be contacted by a PR representative who asked me if I'd ever considered being a travel writer. I said no, but sign me up!!! She registered us for a nigh...
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6 Ways to Make Money...Without Selling Anything!

6 Ways to Make Money...Without Selling Anything!
If you've decided to stay home with kids...or even if you are working and have kids...money can be scarce! Kids are expensive! Some moms are great with starting their own business, working with direct sales, buying into a franchise. Other moms might not feel comfortable doing those things, don't have time to add another responsibility, or are ...
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This Jacksonille Mom Gave Away All Her Children's Toys, and the Most Amazing Thing Happened

This Jacksonille Mom Gave Away All Her Children's Toys, and the Most Amazing Thing Happened
We got rid of most our toys this fall! Yes, I was that "mean mom." When I read the story by The Purposeful Housewife recently, I knew I had to give it a try. I, too, was cleaning up toys everyday, or stepping on little cars, or putting back toys in the play room by crawling under the desks on my hands and knees, by myself, to get things c...
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Working From Home :: How to Harmonize Family and Business

Working From Home :: How to Harmonize Family and Business
We met Felicia Wright, with Mentoring Mamas a few years ago! We love our free membership to her group and she always posts encouranging quotes that come just when we are needing some encouragement. We are thankful she has provided this guidance for local moms!As stay at home moms, Susie and I understand the drive to be with your kids, yet also...
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25 Activities for Kids During a Hurricane

25 Activities for Kids During a Hurricane
If you're like me, you've already been inside due to rain before the storm and you can't imagine being inside for another two days with kids. Don't worry! We've researched ideas for hurricane family fun. These are ideas you can do without water and without power. We hope this lessens the boredom of keeping kids inside and safe during...
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I Have A Lump : : A Local Mom's Journey to Prevent Breast Cancer

Guest Blogger, Meg JamesMy sister, Kristen, called me exactly a year ago, this time of year. "I have a lump", she said but as the type of positive person that she is brushed it off by saying, "I'm sure it's nothing". My mom was in town visiting and we both were concerned right away. With our family history, how could it just be nothing?Although we ...
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5 Ideas for a Free Birthday Party in Jacksonville

5 Ideas for a Free Birthday Party in Jacksonville
Posted Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:00 am Terri MashourParty site rentals can get expensive. Save money on your party location by considering one of these five ideas for a free or affordable birthday party!1. Picnic parties – From Riverside Park to Deerwood Rotary Park to your park around the corner, head out for a picnic! Kids can play on the p...
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Jacksonville Birthday Parties: Top 10 Unique Birthday Party Ideas

Jacksonville Birthday Parties: Top 10 Unique Birthday Party Ideas
PHOTO COURTESY OF GIRLY GIRL PAR-TEASPosted Thursday, July 14, 2016 in the Ponte Vedra Recorder.  Author: Terri Mashour, Special to the RecorderFlorida's First Coast has lots of variety when it comes to children's birthday party options! After reviewing more than 350 local vendors, here are 10 unique ideas for a local birthday p...
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5 Things to Know if You're A Mom New to Florida

5 Things to Know if You're A Mom New to Florida
The other day one of the moms in our moms group posted about how her neighbor had an alligator in her garage and how scary that was! Now I have to admit, I'm a second generation Florida native, AND I work in the woods for my career, but that would scare the begeezus out of me, too! They also frequently post about how they saw a snake in their ...
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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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3 Questions You Should Ask at Dinner

3 Questions You Should Ask at Dinner
So we all know that eating together at dinner time is great for children. But that means actually cooking something (ok, my husband does the shopping and cooking, he respectfully wants me to point out, so I can't use not cooking as an excuse!), finding a way for your two year old to actually sit down for dinner, or figuring out what your four ...
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Lunches, Lunchboxes, and Lunch Resources: A Local Moms Guide

Lunches, Lunchboxes, and Lunch Resources: A Local Moms Guide
Back to school is always the time when we start thinking of ideas for healthy snacks and school lunches. If you're like me, you can never think of what to send for lunch or snack. My local moms group is always asking this same question! I decided to compile a list of their ideas for non sandwich snacks and lunches. As you can see, many are not from...
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30 Reasons Jacksonville Families Love the Jacksonville Suns!

30 Reasons Jacksonville Families Love the Jacksonville Suns!
We are thrilled to partner with the Jacksonville Suns to promote the games to families this year! Our opinions are not changed by this partnership. If you're like me, you can't say Jacksonville Suns without singing, "Baseball's never been hotter with the Jacksonville Suns!" Our minor league baseball team is embedded in Jacksonville family fun....
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Laundry with Kids in 30 Steps or Less

Laundry with Kids in 30 Steps or Less
I used to have a job. I was responsible for things. I lit things on fire while riding a horse and communicating by radio. I was responsible for maintaining and driving a 300 gallon fire engine to wildfires for goodness sake! I worked well with people, I was a normal part of society. Now, you might wonder? Now I have two children under age...
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An Open Letter to the World: Please Stop Yelling at Me, I Have Kids

An Open Letter to the World: Please Stop Yelling at Me, I Have Kids
The other day my friend was nursing her 4 month old at the pool. It was a walk in pool for the kids so she was enjoying sitting with a few inches of her chair in the water. She was in the shade and the few inches of water was keeping her feet cool. We talked and sat in the pool for her moment of freedom while her baby was quiet. All of a sudde...
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