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So Much for My ‘Chill’ Mom Vibe

While other moms are preparing for back-to-school by mapping out how to buy school supplies without breaking the bank and deciding what gear they can’t live without, I’m over here losing my collective you-know-what. Not because I’m stressed with last-minute errands but because in less than two months, my teenage daughter will officially be driving. In […]

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After Infidelity, All Paths Lead to Hard Work

When I first got married in my twenties, I knew exactly how I would handle infidelity if it ever occurred. I would certainly, most definitely, unquestionably leave immediately.  Nearly a decade later, the unthinkable happened. I found some emails I wasn’t supposed to see, and my world came crashing down.  A week earlier my husband […]

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The Non-Summer of a Working Mom

I stayed home with my first child. She was a fall baby, so by the time summer began, she was sitting up on her own and could fit into a cute bathing suit. That summer as a first-time mama, I spent long, long days at the neighborhood club pool. My closest friends would meet us […]

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Swimming Lessons In & Around Jacksonville

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1-4 in Florida and Florida’s drowning death rate is the highest in the nation? With year-round swimming in Jacksonville, there is no better time than now to start thinking water safety! Classes around Jacksonville fill up quickly so we recommend inquiring […]

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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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