Out of this World : Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

We are currently the proud parents of an extremely inquisitive 4-year-old whose mind runs a mile-a-minute and the questions fly even faster. Like most parents, we do our best to foster Avery’s interests with as many activities and experiences as possible. Her current fixation is outer space, and luckily we have a front row seat here in Florida to the country’s space program.  With her … Continue reading Out of this World : Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 

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NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp

To increase access to back-to-school shots, the Department of Health in Volusia County will offer vaccinations at the Babe James Community Center home of the City of New Smyrna’s popular Summer Fun Camp.  No or low-cost vaccinations will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m., June 24, July 8 and July 22, at the community center located at 201 N. Myrtle Ave., New Smyrna Beach. … Continue reading NSB Kids can get Back-to-School Shots at Summer Camp

Keep Kids Busy this Summer with Fun Local Destinations

Summer has just begun, but parents everywhere are already looking for ways to keep their kids active and entertained – and more importantly, off the couch and screens. Volusia County and the surrounding Central Florida area offer tons of entertaining options for families with kids and adults of all ages. Here are some of our favorite options, all within about one hour of Volusia County. … Continue reading Keep Kids Busy this Summer with Fun Local Destinations

Volusia County 2022 Summer Camps and Children’s Programs

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the camps. Camps have been posted as open at time of posting, but may fill up soon without notice.  Follow the links below the listings or … Continue reading Volusia County 2022 Summer Camps and Children’s Programs

THE EVENT: For our friends who left us too soon 

Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. @ the NSB Sports Complex I had a conversation recently about what it meant to leave behind a legacy. Of course, there is the literal definition, meaning the actual items we leave behind when we pass, like our homes, cars and personal possessions. But then there is something far greater. Something that lives longer than we … Continue reading THE EVENT: For our friends who left us too soon 

Uniforms No Longer Required for Volusia County Public Schools

On July 27, The Volusia County School Board voted to remove the uniform requirement for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. No More Uniforms for Volusia County Schools Students The policy, which has been in place since 2016, had required students to wear solid colored polos and khaki, navy blue or black shorts, skirts and pants, along with closed-toe shoes. The updated policy was posted, which … Continue reading Uniforms No Longer Required for Volusia County Public Schools

Dolphin Days: Marineland

Photos by Kelsey & Scott Walters, photos of the Dolphin Encounter provided by Marineland Recently, Scott decided to surprise Avery and I with a fun day out. All he told us was to grab our towels and get in the car. Before we knew it, we were at Marineland, a classic beachside attraction in St. Augustine right on the border with Palm Coast.  I didn’t … Continue reading Dolphin Days: Marineland

I Can’t Adult Today

While we are in the process of simplifying our lives, it has taken lots of work – both mental and physical, and I have never felt so worn out from all the “simplifying.”  We sold our house and moved into a friend’s house until our new house is built. My husband, David, changed his salon location to Venetian Bay, and took a part in the … Continue reading I Can’t Adult Today

Volusia County Summer Camps

This information is evolving and will be updated as more info and events become available. Information has been provided by the city, county or by individual event pages. If you have any questions, please direct them to the organizers of the camps. Camps have been posted as open at time of posting, but may fill up soon without notice. Follow the links below the listings … Continue reading Volusia County Summer Camps