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We’ve Got Spirit! How ‘Bout You?

                  It’s time. Our countdown over the summer has been dwindling away. September is my energizing month — because college football season kicks off this week!! It doesn’t matter if your entire family is loyal to one team, or if you’re a house divided, it’s always fun to get […]

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Goodie Goodie is Perfect for Little Gators

Goodie Goodie app is a MUST HAVE kids app! This organizational,  motivational, and rewards app is perfect for your littles to keep track digitally of their to dos AND it’s FREE to download! This app reminds me of a feature from my favorite book series, Harry Potter, when the kids would earn points for tasks […]

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Fun, Free Family Activities in Gainesville and Beyond

This post by guest blogger, Karen Pestrak. Enjoy! Gainesville’s proximity to major theme parks, beaches and shopping provide plenty of great options for family entertainment, but the costs of travel, tickets and souvenirs can add up quickly, taking a chomp out of your little gator’s college fund. Here are a few easy options for family […]

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Ornaments Make Great Last Minute Holiday Gifts

It’s a beautiful Florida day so I was out and about with Lily for last minute holiday gifts and stumbled upon these wonderful, glass ornaments by Coton Colors offered by The Pink Chalet in Orlando. All of their collegiate specialty glass ornaments come with a box and feature a coordinating ribbon. The Pink Chalet is […]

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The (Gator) Writing on the Wall

If you’re looking for some whimsical Gator art to decorate your baby/child’s room, check out these fun ideas to bring a little bit of Gator Nation into their room. There are additional ideas on my Pinterest board too! What style do you prefer for your kid’s room? Vintage/handmade? Or using the licensed Gator head/logo? Go […]

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Taking Baby to The Swamp

We ventured to Gainesville for the Georgia Southern game for Lily’s first visit to the Swamp at 8 months old. Although the game was far from ideal when it comes to football, it was an ideal scenario for baby’s first Gator game: 1. Cool weather 2. Not crowded 3. Not as loud In fact, this […]

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Let’s Grow Gators!

<I feel like I need to say this in the stadium announcer’s voice…> “Welcome to Grow Gators!” I am pumped to launch this blog for all things GATORS, UF and BABIES/KIDS! As a new mama, I’ve been wanting to start a Mom Blog, but it had to have a theme. (I’m big on making things […]