Author Archive | Jena

Making an Impact with the 9th Annual McKenzie’s Run

IMPACT. That is what you create when you lace up your shoes every November for the annual McKenzie’s Run at TIAA Bank Field. Created to bring awareness to the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation, McKenzie’s Run aims to unite the community of Jacksonville and help young people recognize their full potential. Since its inception in 2010, the […]

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I’m Done Having Kids, Hallelujah

“We’re done having babies,” I said through gritted teeth the moment I felt that first wave of morning sickness. “I know, I know,” my husband said almost guiltily as if he had forced me into having this third kid. “This is awful,” I lamented and the worst part was I knew it wasn’t going to […]

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Mom comforting daughter

The Topic of Death and Your Child

My child likes to talk about death. Wait, that’s not right. “Like” isn’t the correct word. She is interested in death — what happened, where they were when they died, where they are now, etc. It’s not surprising she has so many questions. In her short life, she’s had two relatives die. When she was just 18 […]

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Kid Friendly NYE Jax

The Ultimate Guide to Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Jacksonville

New Year’s Eve for mamas isn’t quite what it used to be. Despite the fact that you probably won’t be staying up all night (unless you’re dealing with a sick kiddo or a non-sleeper) and your champagne has been replaced with a juice box there is still a ton of fun ways to celebrate this December 31. We’ve […]

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