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Junior Fire Academy Accepting Applications

Gainesville Fire Rescue is now accepting applications for our Junior Fire Academy Summer camp. Please see the attached flyer/ picture. If you have any questions, please contact me (Krista Ott) at or at 393-8461 or visit for an application. Thanks!…


Added by Krista Ott with GFR on March 16, 2015 at 5:49pm — 1 Comment

Is your Posture creating Pain?

Is your Posture causing Pain?



Do you always find your upper back muscles fatigued and sore, with massage providing only temporary relief?  Poor posture caused from slips, falls, poor ergonomics at work while sitting in front of a computer, poor positioning while reading, and lack of movement can cause…


Added by Dr Karen Stipp on February 23, 2015 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Red Palm Oil Benefits

Red Palm Oil Benefits

Posted on February 02 2015 by Dr. Karen Stipp

Whether you choose coconut, olive, almond, canola, peanut, safflower, walnut, or avocado oil- none of them can compare to the powerful nutritional virtues of red palm oil!

Red palm oil has been used for centuries as a 'cure' for illnesses! The science behind it supports it's role in fighting heart disease and high cholesterol.  Over the past two…


Added by Dr Karen Stipp on February 3, 2015 at 8:55am — No Comments

Top 10 Toxic Household Cleaners

These are the top ten most toxic household cleaners you’ll find in your house and what the harmful ingredients are.  Yes, we only use these products a few times a month, but just like filling a water glass, the exposure to the products over the years adds up and can create toxicity of the nerve system and body!


  1. Dishwashing Detergent (Chlorine and Fluoride + PetroChem, Benzene, and…

Added by Dr Karen Stipp on January 28, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Benefits of Cinnamon

Infinitely more useful than just as a fragrant spice, cinnamon has been used by Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for literally thousands of years. I believe cinnamon is one of the healthiest herbs in the world along with turmeric, ginger and garlic.

Legend tells us that because of the powerful health benefits of cinnamon it had a value equal to…


Added by Dr Karen Stipp on January 27, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

Top 10 Unhealthy 'Health' Foods: Think twice about your Grocery List

    If you're feeling lost at the grocery store, you're not alone. Food labels can be confusing... 'all natural', 'fat free', '0g trans fats.'  But if you're looking to lose a few extra pounds after the holidays or you're looking to prevent damage and disease, we want to focus on a diet that is low in inflammation. …


Added by Dr Karen Stipp on January 27, 2015 at 10:07am — No Comments

Does anyone know a trophology nutritionist in Gainesville?

I was recently in my home town for the last holidays. I met a friend who is a devoted trophology (food combination) follower. I am wondering if any of you have known of some nutritionist here in Gainesville who applies trophology? Trophology is basically the right combination of foods in your diet.  Thanks

Added by Laura Nino on January 13, 2015 at 5:34pm — No Comments

3 Bed/2 Bath 1797 Sq. Ft. Home FSBO In Hickory Forest

If you or someone you know is moving to SW Gainesville, please check out our FSBO ad.

Added by Kelli Scarratt on September 14, 2014 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Does anyone have used thi Child Airplane Travel Harness - Cares Safety Restraint System - in a air trip?

Hi My name is Laura Nino. I will travel oversees in December and thinking in trying this CARES safety restrain system instead of bringing my car seat to the flight. Does anyone has used it? What opinion do you have of it? I think is a little bit pricy and would like to know others opinions about it. Thanks! 

Added by Laura Nino on September 4, 2014 at 9:59pm — 1 Comment

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.

Added by Sandra Hewlett on July 30, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

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…


Added by Robin Lynn on July 27, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Momma of a 16 month old moving to Gainesville

Hello mommas!

We are moving to Gainesville next month all the way from Texas! My daughter is 16 months old and a hoot at this age! She is our only one for now.

We are looking to make new friends. I do work from home but always looking for new friends, play dates, and fun activities to do.

We are somewhat crunchy aka AP, extended BF, use EO and other hollistic methods, try to be organic when budget allows, BW, but all around just love to explore and have fun.



Added by Sandra Hewlett on July 15, 2014 at 12:17pm — 2 Comments

Organization is the Key

It is common for people to become bored with their homes and want to make a change.  That change can be moving, or even just remodeling or renovating.  An even easier change to make is simply organizing accumulated clutter.  Clutter is overwhelming and many people choose to ignore it or run away from it, but by using simple organization techniques the clutter can disappear and a whole new vibe will be felt through the home.  When many people hear the word “organize,” they panic. …


Added by ardila tarx on July 10, 2014 at 11:52pm — No Comments

New to the area!

Hey all, I just moved here a few months ago and still haven't really met anyone. I have a 7 year old son that will be turning 8 in 3 weeks. We would to have play dates at a park & just meet some new faces. If you have little ones around his age then let me know :) Thanks.

Added by Heather Lynne Morris on May 27, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

How do we deal with social media etiquette & our children?

Hello Gainesville Moms--
My name is Stephanie & I…

Added by Stephanie Bechara on April 30, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

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: …


Added by Ariel C. Williams on April 2, 2014 at 11:13pm — No Comments

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?

Starting Young

According to this…


Added by Allie Cooper on March 31, 2014 at 5:34am — No Comments

Kids Room Makeover



Giggle Magazine and Campus USA Credit Union are teaming up again for the 2nd

Annual Kids Room Makeover to give you just the space your kids are craving!


Tell us why your kids deserve a room makeover!



Added by shannon mclain on March 27, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Fun Ways to Spend Spring Break

Hi Gainesville Moms! 

Spring Break is upon us and the little ones need activities to do.

My son and I already kicked off our break today after church with front yard discovery. We explored broken tree limbs in the yard and made a pile of the limbs with green pine needles still attached. We continued with a trip to the library and walk around the neighborhood and local track. He got a chance to ride his bike while I sweated some and lost calories. 



Added by Ariel C. Williams on March 24, 2014 at 1:01am — No Comments

Any Bilingual Schools in Gainesville or vicinity?

Hi mommies. Does anyone know of any preschools in the Gainesville area or vicinity that offers a bilingual (English/Spanish) program or any type of curriculum with plenty of Spanish? We're moving from Spain to Gainesville and I want my two little ones to continue speaking Spanish since it's become their first language after two years here. Please let me know. If there are none, can you recommend any other activities that I could do in the area to keep my kids' Spanish going? Thanks for the…


Added by Cathy Hackl on January 15, 2014 at 4:26am — 6 Comments

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