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Small Business Saturday and Shop Local :: 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!Shop ...
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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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ABC Kids Expo 2017 - Stay Tuned for Top Picks and Giveaways!

We 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, le...
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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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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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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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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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