Author Archive | Tina Smithers Peckham

Moms Doing More in the 904: Teresa Miles, Executive Director at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville

With the rise of the long overdue #MeToo movement, women all over the globe are finally — and fearlessly — breaking their silence on sexual assault and abuse. While their stories of survival continue to be heard and headlines on harassment and rape run rampant, dedicated sexual assault advocates like Teresa Miles are needed now […]

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How I Finally Became an ‘After’ Thanks to TitanUp Fitness

Thank you to TitanUp Fitness for giving this doughnut-loving mama a bit of much-needed body confidence. Confession: I never dreamed I would be one of those before-and-after fitness folks. I much prefer doughnuts over deadlifts, the couch over kettlebell swings, and a Starbucks two-pump white mocha (with whip) over any amount of squats. Throughout the […]

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Moms’ Night Out: See ‘I Feel Pretty’ Before Its Release Date!

Ever feel like it’s always the other women who have it all together? And you’re the only one still wearing maternity underwear, rocking way too many consecutive days of unwashed hair and suffering from cringe-worthy, foot-in-mouth moments with friends and strangers three times a day, minimum? (Er, just me?) Then you’ll love the upcoming feel-good […]

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Baptist Health Brings Healthcare Clinics to Schools in Underserved Areas of Jax

It’s a sad reality, but only 4 percent of the adult and child population in the 32208 and 32209 ZIP codes of Jacksonville has seen a primary-care doctor. Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Health are combating the situation  by bringing much-needed healthcare to school children in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. In a news […]

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‘Tis the Season to Experience Jacksonville’s Enchanted Christmas Village

Jacksonville Moms Blog is proud to partner with the Enchanted Christmas Village for this year’s Holiday Events Guide. It truly ’tis the season to experience the magic of Christmas — literally, as of this week, unless  you’re one of the Christmas-tree early birds (and hey, no harm in that). We gave you a sneak peek […]

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From Newborns to New Moms: Bay & Bee By the Ages

Thank you to Bay & Bee for sponsoring this post on child-led play. Children can be rather particular tiny humans, and what interests them one day can completely change the next. Whether your mini-me prefers balls over blocks or trains over toy trucks, child-led play (giving children a choice and following their lead in regards to […]

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Why We All Could Benefit From FREE Mental Health First Aid Training

Confession: Several years ago, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, which is a fancy term for the fact that I worry excessively for (usually) no good reason. For instance, this is my brain on anxiety: My husband is only pretending to be in love with me and is actually plotting divorce. My 5-month-old is going to choke […]

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