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Opt out of all high stakes testing this year! 10 Replies

Hello everyone--I am the county coordinator for Opt Out Alachua County (we do have a FB page--please come join us for info, to ask questions and more). Yesterday Lee County, FL voted to Opt out the…Continue

Started by Cherie Schneider in Ask the board!. Last reply by Cherie Schneider 2 hours ago.

Free Open Enrollment For Gainesville Hippy Inc. - Ages 3 & 4

Gainesville Hippy Inc. is now accepting applications for three and four year olds.  "Hippy," stands for Home Instruction For Parents of Preschool Youngsters. This is a free program which helps…Continue

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Started by Shereka O'Neal in Children: Education 10 hours ago.

Skim Milk vs. Whole Milk: What Should Your Kid Be Drinking?

I thought this article was pretty interesting, and I'd like to hear what fellow moms are giving their kiddos each day. Did you start your children on whole milk and then switch to maybe 2% or non-fat…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Children: Health and Wellness 13 hours ago.

Woman Arrested After Bringing Fake Baby Into Maternity Ward (VIDEO)

This story is pretty bizarre. A woman (dressed in scrubs) was arrested after bring a fake but very realistic looking baby into the maternity ward. The woman claims she brings the babies everywhere…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat on Monday.

Are you watching Bachelor in Paradise?

I like tuning into The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise didn't really catch my attention. Is anyone watching it? How is it?Apparently one of the contestants just posted a huge…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat on Monday.

Are you participating in the ice bucket craze? Machen did!

For the past few days, my Facebook feed has been full of pics and videos of people doing in the ice bucket challenge. Even UF president Machen just kicked off the new school year drenched in ice…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat on Monday.

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget... 2 Replies

I just finished reading an article, written by pediatric occupational therapist, giving her opinions and insights as to why kids tend to fidget so much, especially in the classroom. In her article…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat. Last reply by Cherie Schneider on Monday.

Has your child ever struggled with allergies? 2 Replies

My 4-year-old has had a pretty nasty cough, especially at night, for the past couple weeks (no other symptoms). We asked her pediatrician about it at the well check, and she said my daughter has the…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Children: Health and Wellness. Last reply by Jennifer Hernandez Aug 19.

Let's talk lunches! What are you packing? Does your child buy? How are the school lunches? 1 Reply

My daughter always looks forward to picking out a new lunchbox each year, but it's not always as fun and easy for mom to think of what to pack in it! Typically I try to pack some type of sandwich or…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Children: School Age. Last reply by Melissa Aug 19.

Got morning sickness? New research shows it might be better for your baby

The headline of this article definitely caught my attention. According to the article, women who suffer from morning sickness are less likely to miscarry, to have a premature birth and their babies…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Pregnancy: General Chat Aug 18.

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Cherie Schneider replied to Cherie Schneider's discussion Opt out of all high stakes testing this year!
"WHOOP!!! Lee County voted tonight to OPT OUT ALL students in their county of ALL high stakes tests. Gov. Scott threatened them will removal of federal funds (bullying doesn't work) and also tried to manipulate them today. BUT they still opted…"
2 hours ago
Shereka O'Neal posted a discussion

Free Open Enrollment For Gainesville Hippy Inc. - Ages 3 & 4

Gainesville Hippy Inc. is now accepting applications for three and four year olds.  "Hippy," stands for Home Instruction For Parents of Preschool Youngsters. This is a free program which helps children prepare for kindergarten.  Parent Educators deliver weekly lesson packets to parents in the home in order for them to learn the skills needed to teach their child. Hippy has different special events for parents as well as field trips for the entire family.  We are filling up openings in the…See More
10 hours ago
Stacy Fournier posted a discussion

Skim Milk vs. Whole Milk: What Should Your Kid Be Drinking?

I thought this article was pretty interesting, and I'd like to hear what fellow moms are giving their kiddos each day. Did you start your children on whole milk and then switch to maybe 2% or non-fat milk when your toddler got a little older? Apparently there is now mixed research and opinions as to what type of milk children should be drinking.When my kiddos stopped breastfeeding, we started them on whole milk. Then, when they turned about two, we transitioned to non-fat milk simply because…See More
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Daycare for an 18month old

Looking for recommendations for full time daycare.... and recommendations on who to avoid! My daughter is 18 months and I would love a program with a good curriculum but also extra activities she can join in on when she gets a bit older.

Posted by Sandra Hewlett on July 30, 2014 at 11:18am

New to town, new to parenthood! o_O

Hello Everyone!  My name is Robin, 31 yr old professional, who after years of dating, most of them long distance,  am finally moving to town next weekend for good.  As fate will have, in the midst of it all we found out we're going to be first time parents! [Not unplanned, just letting nature decide when.  First times a charm, who knew! :P ] 

I barely know ANY ONE in town, especially Moms! This has moved to the top of my list of serious stresses of moving.  I have no idea about this…

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Posted by Robin Lynn on July 27, 2014 at 4:10pm

 
 
 

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