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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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How Getting a House Cleaner Saved My Sanity

How Getting a House Cleaner Saved My Sanity
This post is brought to you by Jessie's House Cleaning and Carpet Cleaning. Although they are sponsors of our website, they have in no way influenced my opinions.  On second thought, scratch that...
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Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Tales from a #FirstCoastDad: Part 1

Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Tales from a #FirstCoastDad: Part 1
If you are like me, your favorite day of the year is NFL draft day. I know my pulse was pounding as the NFL commissioner took the mic this past Thursday night. My lips mouthed the words as he spo...
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Mother's Day: What Moms Really Want

Mother's Day: What Moms Really Want
  Mother's Day is fast approaching! Last year we were approached by River City Live TV, on WJXT Channel 4 The Local Station, to produce a segment on what first time moms could do for Mother's Day...
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Searching for Sharks Teeth on a Secret Jacksonville Florida Beach

Searching for Sharks Teeth on a Secret Jacksonville Florida Beach
  Jacksonville locals and tourists alike LOVE going to the beach. Pack up towels and snacks and head to the beach where kids make drip sandcastles and play run down to the water then run back up ...
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Blueberry Picking In Jacksonville: A Guide to Blueberry Picking with Toddlers

Blueberry Picking In Jacksonville: A Guide to Blueberry Picking with Toddlers
  Blueberry picking is a fun event for the family! We headed out with our two kiddos and had a great time. We picked some beautiful berries - plump, sweet, and fresh! We picked about 3 pounds of ...
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How to Potty Train Your Child In One Easy Step

How to Potty Train Your Child In One Easy Step
  It sounds too good to be true, but you can potty train your child before age 2 in one easy step! With my second child having just finished potty training at 21 months and my daughter being fin...
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Best Free Annual Festivals for Jacksonville Kids

Best Free Annual Festivals for Jacksonville Kids
With Jacksonville Florida weather being sunny and warm most of the year, and cold yet still sunny for about 6 - 8 weeks of the year, it's no wonder we LOVE being outdoors, especially for festivals! Mo...
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Top Ten Hikes in Jacksonville Florida!

Top Ten Hikes in Jacksonville Florida!
*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4FirstCoastKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!* With Jacksonville being the largest city in the continental United States at 840 square miles...
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