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If I Could Turn Back Time

I had my first child almost 16 years ago. I was 26 and full of excitement, terror, and toggling between “When will the baby get here?” and “Let’s keep her in a little bit longer.” The only thing I really knew about being a mother, I’d learned from babysitting and watching Family Ties. At best, I was […]

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My Motherhood Ideal: From Mary Poppins to Ms. Hannigan

Stuck home alone one night with a 9-year-old, a 5-year-old and toddler twins, I desperately turned on a movie for the older kids so I could take care of my babies. Once they were asleep, I sat down to watch Annie again for the first time in years. In the middle of the movie, my […]

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Bumps, Babies, Brunch and Baptist Health: Bloom 2018 Event Recap

Bumps, Babies, Brunch and Baptist Health! On Saturday, April 21, Jacksonville Moms Blog hosted our 2nd Annual Bloom Event, with over 100 guests at Intuition Ale Works in downtown Jacksonville. Even Mother Nature joined us (but she didn’t damper our fun) for an event celebrating pregnancy and motherhood where our guests mixed and mingled with other […]

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Pelvic Floor Health for New Moms: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and When to See Your OB/GYN

Thank you to Wolfson and Baptist Health for sponsoring this post. Any woman who delivers her baby vaginally will experience a number of changes to her pelvic floor. It’s all part of the birth process, and it’s unique to each mother. “Birth is as different for every woman as pregnancy is, and what you experience […]

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Mother’s Day: Lessons Learned About What Matters Most

As I approach my second Mother’s Day without my mom, I feel like I’m in a better position to reflect on some of the most important lessons she taught me. These include lessons about my family history, lessons about faith, and hard lessons about love. Not surprisingly, the ones I reflect on most often lately […]

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10 Things About Twin Toddlers

Now that I have finally (!) emerged from the fog of twin newborns, we’re into the next stage of babyhood — toddlers! I’d be lying if I said this was any easier than newborn twins, but it’s hard in a different way, as all phases of childhood are turning out to be. So here are my 10 […]

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Moms Doing More in the 904: Kasey Repass, Type 1 Diabetes Advocate

Kasey Repass’ life was forever changed on April 2, 2009. Her 4-year-old daughter Robinson started losing weight and was very lethargic. She was drinking a ton of water and started wetting the bed after being potty trained for a couple of years. They took her to the doctor thinking she had urinary tract infection. Her […]

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