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How I Became an Extended Breastfeeding Mother by Accident

My mother breastfed my brothers and me, my grandmothers breastfed their children, and that was one thing I knew I wanted to do when I got pregnant. I spent my pregnancy like most first-time moms, reading and learning everything I could about pregnancy, the birth process, breastfeeding, and babies. There were two things on the […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. To put this into perspective, approximately every 60 seconds a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, and every 13 minutes breast cancer will be the cause of death for one woman. Should these facts cause […]

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Breastfeeding Advice and Tips

As you may have heard throughout your whole pregnancy, breastfeeding provides the most nutrition for your baby. From your first prenatal appointment to the time you give birth, you will be asked constantly if you’re planning on breastfeeding. Nobody mentions the hard truths about how difficult it truly is for mom and baby, or how […]

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Honoring Tom Petty

Early this morning, it was confirmed that Gainesville, Florida lost one of its own—Tom Petty. Yesterday, social media was buzzing with news of a medical emergency and unconfirmed reports of his death. Many moms—and others—within our community began sharing their thoughts, condolences, and memories of his music on social media. This morning, his death was […]

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Mom-Friend Dating: It Should Be Easier Than This

Before becoming a stay-at-home mama, I would’ve laughed at the idea of comparing making mom friends with dating someone new. However, if you’ve ever tried to make a new mom friend, you would’ve laughed at my naiveté. I’ve been fortunate enough to find a built-in Mom Tribe at my church, but I know not everyone […]

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7 Fun, Free Things To Do with Kids in Gainesville

#1: Florida Museum of Natural History- This is one of our favorite places to go when it’s raining or just way too hot outside. It’s educational for all ages of children. It offers free exhibits like Discovery Zone, Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Land, South Florida People and Environments, and North Florida Waterways and […]

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Welcome to Gainesville FL Moms Blog

Hello Gainesville! Welcome to Gainesville FL Moms Blog. We are thrilled you are here! GFMB is brand-new, local resource written by and for mothers in the Gainesville area. We strive to be the premier parenting resource in the Gainesville area, and we know you’ll find the best in resources, events, and community here.  Our Mission […]

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