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Beyond “I don’t know” – Getting your child to communicate about their school day

By September 3, 2018 0 Comments

“How was your day?” is one of the most common questions families ask each other. It directly contributes to a positive family dynamic by opening the lines of communication. However, this can be a difficult question for children. Just like us kids can have a stressful and busy day. Sometimes, it is difficult for a…

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Reduce Your Family’s Food Waste (And Save Money)

By July 30, 2018 0 Comments

8 Ways to Reduce Your Family’s Food Waste Each year, the average family squanders thousands of dollars on wasted food, throwing away approximately 25% of the fare that they purchase. Not only is this a waste of money, but it is also a waste of resources and leads to extra trash in landfills. Fortunately, there…

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5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Entertain Kids This Summer

By June 7, 2018 0 Comments
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5 budget-friendly ways to entertain kids this summer Keeping children entertained can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are five great activities that won’t break the bank this summer. 1. Take advantage of local parks Head to your local park and make a day of it. Younger children can play…

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Grandparents Are Raising Young Ones Again

By April 12, 2018 0 Comments

These days, many grandparents are raising their grandchildren for various reasons. They find themselves washing diapers and taking kids for immunizations rather than relaxing in the retirement get-away they envisioned . Once again, couples who planned to travel after retiring are instead attending parent-teacher conferences at school and taking youngsters to dental and doctor appointments. …

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5 Ways To Brighten Your Home For Spring (Quick & Easy, Too!)

By February 21, 2018 0 Comments

Don’t Let Spring Cleaning Chores Overwhelm You! Spring has sprung, and with it comes the task of removing the dullness of winter from your home. While this may seem like a huge undertaking, it certainly does not have to be. In just a few steps, your home can be fresh and tidy once more while…

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Kids First Appreciates Foster Parents – Meet The Levans

By February 15, 2018 0 Comments

Kids First is celebrating our superstar foster parents during Foster Parent Appreciation Week. Today, we are happy to share the story of Michelle and Jeff Levan. Michelle and Jeff Levan have been Fostering for almost 2 years, but have had several placements thus far. Michelle and Jeff have been pillars to their children’s success and…

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Foster Family Appreciation Week – Introducing the Bryant Family

By February 14, 2018 0 Comments

  During Florida’s Foster Family Appreciation Week, we’re introducing some of our stellar foster parents here in Clay County. Introducing Janet and Frank Bryant! Janet and Frank Bryant have been Foster Parents for 4 years in Clay County. We cannot say how much we appreciate the Bryants! They are on top of everything, transports whenever…

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Celebrating Our Foster Parents – Meet the Coopers.

By February 13, 2018 0 Comments

During Foster Family Appreciation Week in Florida, Kids First is celebrating our wonderful and dedicated foster parents. Today, we would like you to meet Mary and Willie Cooper. Mary & Willie Cooper are veteran Foster Parents. They were first licensed in Duval County and have now been with us in Clay for over 10 years!…

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Celebrating Foster Family Appreciation Week at Kids First

By February 13, 2018 0 Comments

Meet Paula and Ben Ruffner, Foster Parents Feb. 12 is the start of Foster Family Appreciation Week in Florida and every day during the week we will recognize and appreciate one of our dedicated, caring and wonderful foster families here in Clay County. Today, we would like to introduce Paula and Ben Ruffner. Paula and…

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