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Shopping Style

What’s Your School Supply Shopping Style?

The back to school countdown is on, and school-aged families across the county are scrambling to squeeze in those last visits to the beach or enjoy those last late-night popsicles. Local schools have released their supply shopping lists, and the hunt for pre-sharpened pencils, 16-count boxes of crayons and pronged plastic folders is underway. Moms […]

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Rezoned Feature

So We’ve Been Rezoned. Now What?

Last year, halfway through third grade, we got some upsetting news. St. Johns County was building three, brand new, desperately needed elementary schools. And we were being rezoned into one of them. It was a crushing blow. We had been at our school since Kindergarten. We were in love with the principal, with the teachers, with […]

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Teachers

Five Great End of Year Teacher Gifts!

Can you believe it? School’s almost out for summer! In St. Johns County, that final dismissal bell will ring at 1:50 PM on May 24. Our kids will pour out the school doors, ready for the long weeks of whatever June, July and August have to offer. But before they say their goodbyes, here are […]

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Unicorn Frappucino

Why I Won’t Drink The Unicorn Frappuccino (But I Don’t Care If You Do)

This week, a new, limited edition frappaccino hit the chalkboard menu at a Starbucks near you. The UNICORN FRAPPUCCINO BLENDED CREME. Here’s Starbucks’ description of its latest concoction. “Here for a few days only: The flavor-changing, color-changing, totally-not-made-up Unicorn Frappuccino. Magical flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour. Swirl it to reveal […]

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Celebrating Pi Day

Celebrating Pi Day + Pi Day Apple Pie Recipe

March 14 marks the very underrated “Pi Day”, a celebration of a “constant” – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, calculated to 3.14159… (and on and on infinitely without pattern or repetition). Pi Day is a holiday for math lovers. Originally approximated by the great mathematician, Archimedes, Pi has been calculated […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Remembering For Those Who Cannot

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. For more information about Alzheimer’s Disease and resources for help, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association website at www.alz.org.  My Nana made the most incredible apple pies. She sliced red and green apples against her thumb, flavored them perfectly with sugar and cinnamon and baked them into hand-rolled dough. No Thanksgiving […]

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