Author Archive | Tina Smithers Peckham

The Trimester No One Talks About

The first trimester is a beast that very few talk about. You might look totally normal on the outside. In fact, you probably do. But inside, your emotions are going haywire, you want all the bagels, and you feel as if you have the flu for weeks on end. No one is opening the door […]

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Every Parent’s Dilemma: How to Pave the Way for Future Academic Success

Thank you to the Learning Care Group for helping children (and their parents) pave the way for academic success! “I’m not sure what I should be teaching our son,” I recently said to my husband of our 18-month-old son, Archer. “He can say all of 12 words. Isn’t it a little early to be teaching […]

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Relax & Recharge with ‘A Day 4her’ Wellness Retreat

Thank you to Baptist Health for providing women with an opportunity to focus on health, wellness and much-needed self-care. As moms, we can’t wash our hair without a pint-sized little person banging on the shower door (and forget about shaving our legs or letting that pricey deep conditioner penetrate for anything longer than 15 seconds). […]

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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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