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The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget...

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 18 hours ago.

Opt out of all high stakes testing this year! 8 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 yesterday.

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 yesterday.

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 yesterday.

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 on Monday.

How do your kids get to and from school? How is it working out?

Curious to hear how everyone's kiddos are getting to school this year. Did anyone have to wait too long in the car line for drop-off or pick-up? Do any families rely on school buses to transport…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Children: School Age on Monday.

How did the first day go?!

Today was the start of a new school year! How did the first day go for everyone? Did things run smoothly and the kids come home happy?  Or were there some first-day hiccups? My 4-year-old started…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Children: School Age on Monday.

new to Gainesville 1 Reply

I am a newly relocated single mom of a 5yo boy and 20mth girl. I am unemployed and having a really hard time finding a babysitter so that i may go to interviews. ..any suggestions anyone???

Started by Anna Slater in Introduce yourself. Last reply by Kathy M. on Sunday.

Green Food Drink

I’ve been trying to eat healthier and have found that quick, easy fixes aren’t always available. Time has been a massive struggle for me and I seem to put my health last whenever I’m rushing around.…Continue

Started by laila smith in Recipe Swap on Friday.

If your daughter is considering becoming a Girl Scout then be sure to check out this upcoming event! 2 Replies

Hey Moms!Just received some information about Girl Scouts starting back up in the fall and wanted to pass along the details in case anyone is interested. My daughter has been in Girls Scouts since…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Resources: Classes and Events. Last reply by Osmara Altenhof on Friday.

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The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget...

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 she claims that schools are quick to suggest that children need to be tested for ADHD, when in fact, all they are doing is struggling to stay still for WAY too much time. She also goes on to say that fidgety children often get sad notes and such that go home each day, which can really damage their…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

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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 ] 

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