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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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A Guide to Strawberry Picking with the Family

A Guide to Strawberry Picking with the Family
Mid March is prime strawberry picking time in North Florida! 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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Homemade Holiday Crafts and Gifts for Kids

Homemade Holiday Crafts and Gifts for Kids
I always look forward to the holidays. Hunting for the perfect live Christmas tree to decorate, having holiday music playing in the background at home, and enjoying our holiday traditions. This year my son is two and a half so he can help get involved in holiday crafts and we can have fun together as we make simple, homemade holiday gifts...
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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 were the typical parents that had kids and never celebrated anniversaries or birthdays ever again because we were TIRED! But we were asked to visit the King and Pri...
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Fun Snacks to Pair with Classic Holiday Movies!

Fun Snacks to Pair with Classic Holiday Movies!
  *Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4FirstCoastKids Blog for updates on all of the holiday fun!* Watching the Holiday Classics is one of our favorite family traditions! From Elf to Home Alone...
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Spouse Holiday Gift :: The 12 Dates of Christmas

Spouse Holiday Gift :: The 12 Dates of Christmas
A Facebook post last year from a high school friend caught my eye. It said they had devoted their lives to their kids, but this year they were concentrating on helping their relationship by doing the 12 Dates of Christmas. I thought this was interesting since we didn't use the words, "date," or, "concentrate on our relationship," at least not since...
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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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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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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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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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This Local School Provided an Amazing International Experience - And The School is FREE!

This Local School Provided an Amazing International Experience - And The School is FREE!
*We are thrilled to have Global Outreach Charter School sponsor our website; their sponsorship has not influenced our opionions.Having done an exchange with the Netherlands through Rotary International in 2006, I know first hand how learning other cultures by being immersed in their language and lifestyle can help with international ...
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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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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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Improve Your Toddler's Vocabulary With These Two Common Items You Use Everyday

Improve Your Toddler's Vocabulary With These Two Common Items You Use Everyday
Do you have instagram? Do you have a refrigerator? Then you can help your child improve his/her vocabulary in a fun way! Credit goes to our friend Rebecca, a crafty and creative former kindergarten teacher. Follow the steps below for refrigerator photo fun using your photos right from Instagram!Magnetic Picture Word Cards for Ki...
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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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8 DIY Backyard Sprinkler Parks

8 DIY Backyard Sprinkler Parks
If you're from Florida, you are on a perpetual hunt to find ways to stay cool in your own back yard. From running through sprinklers to playing with the hose to playing in baby pools, being in the wat...
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FREE Camping In and Around Jacksonville

FREE Camping In and Around Jacksonville
Last week we reserved a camp site for three nights at Florida River Island in Northwest Florida, near Florida Caverns State Park. When I reached the check out in the online reservation system, it said...
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