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June 10, 2016     Category: BooksReading

Reading for fun on those lazy summer days!Kids have worked hard throughout the school year and both kids and parents look forward to a good break from the rigorous routine. Their sights are set for a more relaxed routine and the ‘lazy days of summer’. Ah, but try not to get too relaxed or too lazy - forgetting to keep reading in the mix. Here are just a few, easy-to-adopt ideas from to stay on track and encourage summer reading: Offer a Variety of Types of Reading Material Be varied in reading materials. It’s not just about books; maga...

June 10, 2016     Category: ActivitiesFun

Jacksonville, Florida - the ideal place for frugal fun!Frugal family fun is easy to find in so many parts of our city. Whether it is an all-day adventure or for just an hour, there are many educational activities as well as nature excursions, sports events, and other exciting entertainment. So get ready to have fun without breaking the bank!1.  Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier Like to fish? Well, drop a line at the nearly quarter mile long Jacksonville shoreline at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier! The shoreline is vast ...

June 10, 2016     Category: Rainy Day FunIdeasFun

Does this sound familiar? “Oh mama it is hot outside!” “Rain, rain go away …” What to do? What to do? Hmm … what to do when being outside isn’t an option on a summer day. Why not … Have a Picnic in the Family Room!  Spread out the beach blanket and serve up lunch! Try using a laundry basket as a picnic basket and go crazy from there! Butter and jelly sandwiches anyone? Fruit kabobs dipped in chocolate! Break out the bubbly – it’s fizzy watermelon water for all! Get even more creative and pitch a tent...