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Drowning Is Silent: A Local Mom’s Plea to Help Save Lives

Trigger Warning: The following post describes a traumatic event related to drowning that may be emotionally upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised.Did you know drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children aged one to four? I didn’t until last month. While on our annual beach vacation with five other […]

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St. Augustine Day Trips: Family-Friendly Farms

We are fortunate to live on Anastasia Island in St. Augustine, where our child is growing up exploring sand dunes, collecting seashells and spotting gopher tortoises digging their holes. But it’s so nice to also be able to cross the bridge to the mainland and head westward into the woods and immediately be immersed in […]

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{2018} Father’s Day Celebrations In & Around St. Augustine

Father’s Day is just around the corner and local businesses in St. Augustine are here to help you out! From crafts to experiences, you’re sure to find something for that special Dad in your life. Donuts with Dad at Doing Dishes Pottery Studios | June 16 Join us for a coffee and juice. Choose a […]

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Educational Homestay Program

Saying YES to our Little Girl from China: Our Educational Homestay Program Experience

When it comes to new experiences for my children, I am the say YES mom. My mind usually skips over the worrying about how challenging the commitment could be, and positive visions dance in my head. So, that’s exactly what I did when I was presented with the opportunity to invite a child from China […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week: A Different Approach

Every May we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. This week-long celebration is to honor the contribution that educators make in all of our lives. Teachers selflessly work long hours for little pay and devote their lives to motivating, loving, and inspiring our children. So, we should definitely buy them gifts and participate in a week’s worth […]

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More than Books: A Mom’s Guide to Your Public Libraries

Do you still think of libraries as only buildings for books? St. Johns County Public Library System has so much more to offer for families than just books! For new as well as experienced moms, libraries are a safe haven. There are storytimes and kids classes,  a variety of wellness activities (yoga!), adult craft classes, […]

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