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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: …


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 — No Comments

Is anyone a real estate agent?

Is anyone a real estate agent? I'm moving to Gainesville in a few months with my two, cute-as-buttons daughter and we need to find an apartment to rent. I'd love to do business with a fellow mommy. Best wishes, L. <3

Added by Lisa David on January 13, 2014 at 11:14am — No Comments

Finding Your Hobby - Dollhouse Furniture

Have you anytime thought of application blooming for your dollhouse furniture? Blooming dollhouse furniture is the bright best for abounding fun pieces of dollhouse furniture. There are more furniture options than you ability anticipate and they appear in a array of sets, rooms, and designs.

Whether your dollhouse is ancient or ultra-modern, alluringly Victorian or enchantingly down-to-earth, the library or office absolutely showcases the era you are emulating. Adding a small bulk of…


Added by katherine Prime on January 7, 2014 at 1:15am — No Comments

Amish Furniture

While the Amish accept been authoritative rattan patio furniture for hundreds of years, it wasn't until the 1920s that humans started paying absorption to and accession Aboriginal American "folk art." This folk art was what acquired the acceptance of Amish furniture to backfire and humans began acquainted the altered "styles" of furniture that were emerging.…


Added by katherine Prime on January 6, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments

Ideas on How to Decorate Bedrooms and Homes With Fall Colors

Purples, oranges, browns, reds and yellows--these colors are frequently associated with fall. Decorating with these colors will add amore to your bedroom and home year-round, and are decidedly adapted if abatement arrives. Consider application some of these decorating account to accompany the colors of abatement into your home.

Perhaps the easiest way to accompany the colors of abatement into your home or bedroom is with paint. Acrylic your walls a abysmal asset to actualize a…


Added by katherine Prime on January 4, 2014 at 12:16am — No Comments

Build Your Own Bedroom Furniture

A beautiful, handmade bed anatomy will become a disoffice if it avalanche afar afterwards a few canicule of use. Application the appropriate hardware, including screws, bend brackets for weight-bearing abutment and dowels to accompany pieces together, ensures that your new Dream Bedrooms furniture will endure for many years. The Fine Woodworking website recommends decoration…


Added by katherine Prime on January 3, 2014 at 12:32am — No Comments

How to Create a Garden Themed Bedroom Décor

Bring the abracadabra of a bounce garden central for your little girl. With attributes as inspiration, actualize a bogie grotto, butterfly amphitheater or blockade fence paradise absolute for your little girl. She can be the angel of her own garden wonderland that you actualize with stores and accessories from the home and garden department.

Select a acrylic color. Pastels are consistently a acceptable best for decorating a little girl's allowance and plan well for a garden theme.…


Added by katherine Prime on January 1, 2014 at 10:58pm — No Comments

10 Moments Your Kids Will Love to Look Back On

As you fill the entries in your child’s online journal over the years, you’ll likely find that they are comprised of a mix of memories that are both interesting and mundane. Some will be nothing more than a quick note telling about a random day, whereas others will commemorate large-scale events that immediately take you and your child back to a particular time and place. There are certain moments your children will love looking back on years down the road, whether it’s a memory they possess…


Added by Teresa Blecher on December 30, 2013 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Teaching Children the Importance of Volunteering: Activities for Nannies and Children

As a primary caregiver, it is natural to want to raise a child who is focused on others and who has a sense of responsibility to society. Children, though, do not always naturally possess these traits, especially when living in a culture that caters to an “it’s all about me” ideology. Showing children how to be selfless versus simply telling them how to be selfless may be the key to unlocking the compassion within their hearts. As a nanny, you have the power to show children how to give of…


Added by Abby Nelson on December 30, 2013 at 4:46am — No Comments

Be the Change: Showing Children How to Fight Pollution

In a world where technology rules and children are engaged by smart phones, video games and web surfing, it’s difficult to see beyond their own needs. As a nanny or parent, though, you have the opportunity to use technology to promote ways to give back, preserve the environment and fight pollution by incorporating these lessons into your child’s daily routines.

With a few suggestions to reduce consumption, recycle and promote organic products, you and your children can make a…


Added by Jacqui Barrie on December 30, 2013 at 1:03am — No Comments

Why You Are Really Your Child’s Secret Role Model

Even though you may not think your child idolizes you, the reality is that she is watching your every move and mimicking your actions. From toddlers to teens, children look to their parents for guidance, as examples and more importantly, as role models.

“Children learn by observing and one of the things they spend observing the most is their parents,” says…


Added by Abby Nelson on December 17, 2013 at 5:31am — No Comments

Banned Books: Should You or Shouldn’t You Let Your Child Read Them?

In 1902, the Omaha Public Library banned Mark Twain’s critically acclaimed novel Huckleberry Finn from its bookshelves. In response, the author sent the library a brief letter that included the following excerpt:bannedbooks

“I am tearfully afraid this noise is doing much harm. It has started a number of hitherto spotless people to reading Huck Finn out of a…


Added by Hannah Anderson on December 9, 2013 at 1:46am — No Comments

Solutions to Typical Issues Moms Have While Potty Training

Potty training is easily one of the most talked about events in the life of a toddler, yet it is often cause for great concern and stress among parents. Despite the hundreds of books and videos telling you the “simple” way to potty train your child, the majority of children learn to use the toilet without much difficulty when they are truly ready to train. However, some parents and toddlers find overcoming this milestone to be quite challenging. If you find yourself or your child in that…


Added by Anne Laurie on November 28, 2013 at 1:23am — No Comments


Because nearly 16 percent of kids and teens in the U.S. are overweight, it is more important now than ever for parents and kids to develop a healthy living regimen and a strategy to remain motivated to exercise. Staying active can prevent a teen’s chances of developing Type 2 diabetes or from developing cardiovascular problems. If you develop a regimen with your kids, they’re more…


Added by Jessica Clark on November 26, 2013 at 1:49am — No Comments

Healthy Kids Equal Healthy Communities: Community Initiatives that Start With Kids

With American cities struggling in the face of violent crime, drug activity and financial hardship, it’s not always easy to maintain an optimistic view of the future. Rebuilding strong, vibrant communities starts at the ground level, with strong efforts to protect the children who will become future community leaders. These community initiatives and others like them can be found in cities across the United States. They affect positive change in neighborhoods all over the…


Added by Jacqui Barrie on November 15, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

Understanding the Risks on the Playground

Keeping kids safe is every parent’s primary goal, but is there such a thing as being too safe? On the surface, the idea of eliminating all potential risks from a playground seems to be a good one. In the eyes of many parents, a risk-free playground is an ideal proposition. The findings of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission seem to support the concept, reporting that an average of 12 kids die and another 200,000 are injured in playground incidents each year. What parents may not…


Added by Isabella Harris on November 14, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

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