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New to Gainesville 12 Replies

Hi Everyone! I will be moving to the Gainesville area soon, and in the process of looking for a house. Do any of you recommend or condemn any subdivisions for young families. Also, if you have had a…Continue

Started by Kimberly Seck in Moving to Gainesville?. Last reply by svscales yesterday.

Did you change your hair after becoming a parent? 7 Replies

I was just checking out a mom poll on MSNBC about the topic, and it made me…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in Beauty & Style. Last reply by Krystal Ross on Saturday.

Student (and cancer survivor) suspended for his hair 2 Replies

A student was suspended from his school because his hair did not follow the school's code. The boy, who was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was one, is trying to grow out his hair to donate to Locks…Continue

Started by Stacy Fournier in In the News: General Chat. Last reply by Krystal Ross on Friday.

playgroup? 1 Reply

My child isn't in day care and doesn't have much interaction with children his age (1 1/2 yo). Does anyone know if there are any play groups in town?

Started by M Huynh in Ask the board!. Last reply by Kathy Stewart on Friday.

FCAT testing 7 Replies

I have been searching for an answer to a question I have had for a while and cant find it.Do any of you great Moms and dads know if you can opt out of these test?Continue

Started by Brandy's Proud Mom in Ask the board!. Last reply by Cherie Schneider Apr 9.

Afterschool Care 2 Replies

OK, so my son has been kicked out of the YMCA.  We have used O2B Main and midtown previously, as well as, EDEP and A Child's Academy with similar results.  His behavior at school has greatly improved…Continue

Started by Regina Freeman in Ask the board!. Last reply by Cherie Schneider Apr 9.

Farmers markets in the area? 6 Replies

I'm new to Gainesville and curious as to whether there are any good farmer's markets in the area? Or any shops to buy locally grown produce?Continue

Started by Samantha in Consumer Advice. Last reply by Kathy D Anderson Apr 9.

parental controls? 1 Reply

Does anyone know a good site or good way to get parental controls for the Internet?Continue

Started by Kathy M. in Ask the board!. Last reply by Liz McCulloch Apr 8.

Chalk paint

Hi Ladies, Have any of you given chalk paint a try ? I am thinking about using a DIY method. Any tips would sure be appreciated.Continue

Started by vicky mytnick in General Chat Apr 8.

Don't fall for the bounce house groupon deal 20 Replies

I did. Today is my daughter's birthday party . It's a beautiful sunny day and they canceled on me. And they were rude.

Started by Kristin Foster in Celebrations, event planning. Last reply by Kristin Foster Apr 8.

Latest Activity

svscales replied to Kimberly Seck's discussion New to Gainesville
"Hi there! I'm not sure if you were still planning building, but if you need a house in the meantime we are renting our fully updated home in Mentone. It is 3/2 and has all laminate floors, updated kitchen, new a/c, crown molding, and a great…"
Krystal Ross replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Did you change your hair after becoming a parent?
"I too went for a short hairstyle after my daughter was born as I too wanted a change. And as you miss your long hair, I used to miss them but not long before my stylist suggested me to use Tape Hair Extensions that could be attached to real…"
Krystal Ross replied to Stacy Fournier's discussion Student (and cancer survivor) suspended for his hair
"I don't think suspension is a solution for this, but I do agree that if the boy is keeping his hair clean, tidy and tied up neatly when at school, then he should be allowed to attend school."
Kathy Stewart replied to M Huynh's discussion playgroup?
"I have all the playgroups in Gainesville listed on my website - -"


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Fun at Our First Gators Baseball Game

My son, Loren, and I experienced our first Gator baseball game last night and we had an absolute blast! Honestly, I think that I had more fun than he did.

Seeing Albert the Alligator made him beam while I couldn't get enough of how fast the ball was being hit. I think the fastest one I saw was 90 MPH! Though we left early, I know we'll be back to enjoy more games.

Read about our experience and favorite moments here: …


Posted by Ariel C. Williams on April 2, 2014 at 11:13pm

How to Maintain a Healthy Bond With Your Kids in a Digitally-Obsessed World

There is no denying it – we are obsessed with our mobile devices. We are incessant in getting our daily social media fix. iPads, Smartphones, Twitter, Facebook – things unheard of just a couple of decades ago – are now ubiquitous to our daily waking lives. But as fathers and mothers, we need to ask ourselves, how are our tech-habits affecting our children?

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