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Love & Marriage: The State of Our Union

With a new administration in office, some people are likely hopeful about what the future might bring, while others are overwhelmed with feelings ranging from regret to anxiety to fear.  I’ve learned that the lifelong commitment of marriage and parenthood often takes us through a similar range of emotions. One could argue that in both […]


Please Don’t Touch Me

Do you ever run into someone you haven’t seen in a while — let’s say at the grocery store, for example. You awkwardly see them and make eye contact. They see you as well. They slowly approach. This is where I freeze. I am paralyzed with fear. Is this person going to try and hug […]


Thank You, Princess Leia

Upon reading the news of Carrie Fisher’s untimely death, I scoured my photos looking for the picture. I remember taking it and loving it, but I never remembered really getting a chance to study it. When I found it buried among all the other pictures from Halloween, I realized exactly why I loved it. My […]

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The BEST of JMB: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

It was another great year for Jacksonville Moms Blog! We continue to be amazed and humbled at how much our site has grown over the years, but most of all, we are so very thankful to you, our readers, for your consistent support. Jacksonville Moms Blog has always been, and will always be, for YOU. As we [...]

Shop Local This Holiday: Last-Minute Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Can you believe there’s only one week left until Christmas?! While you may be done with most of your major holiday shopping, you might still have a few holiday parties or white elephant get-togethers to attend. These beauty items are great for parties, hostess gifts and especially stockings. Aside from the typical stocking stuffers of toothbrushes, candy and […]


Here’s Why Everyone Should Get The Flu Shot

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, so if you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, now is the time! Many people assume they don’t need to get the flu shot. There is no shortage of misconceptions about it, and currently, it’s estimated that less than half of all Americans get vaccinated against the flu, although […]


In Defense of Black Friday

For the past few years, across mainstream and social media, BLACK FRIDAY has been portrayed as literally the opposite of Thanksgiving — a day of rudeness and unkindness that brings out the worst in humanity as hoards of grumpy people push and shove their way to a great deal. We’ve all seen the news reports of people trampling […]

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JMB’s Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

As a professional makeup artist, the holidays are one of my absolute favorite times of the year. Every seasoned beauty lover knows that when beauty retailers release their often limited-edition holiday collections, it’s time to STOCK UP! I recently went to one of my favorite beauty hot spots, Blue Mercury, and picked up a few of my favorite things to give […]


Making Time For Baby #2: Our ‘My Gym’ Experience

This children’s fitness review is brought to you by My Gym Jacksonville. My two-year-old, Mac, started Mommy and Me classes when he was only 2 months old. The week after his first set of vaccinations, I put on his second cutest outfit (he puked on the first cutest because, yeah, 2 months old) and headed to the downtown […]


9 Trends to Spice Up Your Fall Fashion Game

Being a mom boss, in the throes of running a business or handling business often leaves little time to keep up with ever-evolving seasonal fashion trends. Don’t fret… full days of diaper changes, soccer games or balancing everything from play dates to lunch dates don’t always have to translate into a daily uniform of yoga […]