halloween friends

When Friends Have To Be Family

Holidays in a military family can be something of a Choose Your Own Adventure. Far from family and the comfort of holidays at home, you’re forced to create your own traditions–sometimes with people you barely know. I’m not from a large family myself–one sister, a few cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents scattered throughout Texas and the rest […]

Divorce Sucks

Surviving the Holidays… Alone

November is quickly passing by, and I know that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I am beginning to wonder what I am going to do without my family for this holiday. Thanksgiving is a big holiday for my family. We travel all over the state of Florida to enjoy each others company and a […]

Santa's Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas Tree Farms in Florida

Yes, there are plenty places around Jax to pick up a Christmas tree, but wouldn’t it be fun to venture out as a family to a tree farm where you can pick out and cut down your own tree? Here are a few Christmas tree farms nearby where you can choose and cut your own tree! […]


Let Our Children Play!

Parents need to stand up and speak out to make recess mandatory in Florida elementary schools At the beginning of the school year there was something I was very concerned about. And I wasn’t alone. Almost immediately, the members of my Jacksonville Moms Blog neighborhood group on Facebook began talking about it. What had happened […]

McKenzie's Run

The 6th Annual McKenzie’s Run

Run or walk for a great cause at the 6th Annual McKenzie’s Run on Saturday, November 21 at EverBank Field! The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation is thrilled to announce that Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley will once again be the honorary Coach of the 6th annual McKenzie’s Run. The one-mile fun run begins at […]

ShopJax Bestie

ShopJax 2015 :: Gifts for your Bestie

  Gift Ideas for your Bestie Ellie Bing  Lat & Lo Coordinate Necklaces, one of Ellie Bing’s best-selling products, are the perfect gift for this holiday season. Lat & Lo is a local jewelry designer making a name for herself with a unique concept and brand. These quality metals are beautifully inscribed with the latitude and longitude of your special place. Ellie […]