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Allie Leweke

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Allie never would have guessed that she’d be calling Jacksonville, Florida home, but here she is! A midwest native, she’s lived in Indiana, New York City, Jax, Chicago and has now returned to the First Coast with her family—husband Jonny, two toddlers, Adair & Fitz, and an ageless cockapoo. Her professional history and range of passions is as all-over the map as her home bases. With degrees in musical theatre and journalism, Allie has worked both as Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleader (go ROAR!) and, most recently, a senior content strategist. She loves being a mom more than anything in the world (even wine) and is excited to be sharing the ups and downs of her journey with you.
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The Ugly Truth About Unbalanced (and Unpaid!) Labor

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It’s 11 p.m. and I’m sitting in bed with my laptop and Tina Fey keeping me company. Writing for Jacksonville Mom has been such a special and cherished outlet, but right now I’m stressed....
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Our 10 Favorite Amazon Dresses for Your ‘Hot Mom Summer’

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No, really. It's hot. And these affordable trends will help you stay cool and look cute while doing it. Whether you're out running errands, swinging by the beach, or trying to beat the heat...
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A Letter to My Loud-Mouthed Daughter

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Dear Adair, If the recipe for creating little girls is, indeed, sugar, spice, and everything nice, then your measurements, my darling, are decidedly not equal parts. The truth is, you’re a little heavy on the...
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Jax Mom Favorites: Small Business Holiday Edition

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Sick of shopping yet? Cool, neither are we. And if you're anything like this Jacksonville Mom, you were paralyzed by choice this past weekend and will be doing the majority of your holiday shopping...

Stop Telling Your Kids It’ll Be Alright

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Hey guys! Remember me? I’m the mom who lovingly told you to “stop talking to your kids so much.” If you missed it, I obviously don’t mean that we shouldn’t communicate with our children....

Chrissy Teigen Is All of Us: In Honor of National Infant & Pregnancy Loss...

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I hadn’t planned on writing anything about pregnancy loss this year. Sometimes it feels like maybe I talk about it too much. Sometimes it feels like it’s not something that people want to be...
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Jax Mom Favorites: Toddler Shoes We Love

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You asked, we answered: A round-up of our favorite shoes for your toddler’s squishy feet! From wellies and water shoes to sandals and sneakers, we've included a wide range of styles and price...

Our Ultimate Fall Bucket List: Autumn Fun in Jax

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We can all feel it — autumn's electricity is in the air. Falling temps and crisp breezes coupled with pumpkin spice EVERYTHING? Yes, please! Here's our 2020 Fall Bucket List with fun local options...

Jax Mom Favorites: Our Fall Fashion Look Book

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I teamed up with Sharnique (@thatdopemom) to share some of our favorite kids’ fashion finds that are next-level cute, won’t break the bank (or the planet), and, most importantly, that your kids will love...
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Tight Hamstrings, Humility and Learning to Hustle Again

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This post was supposed to be my renaissance story. A brittle and bony former dancer, brushing the proverbial cobwebs off of her incredibly tight hamstrings and returning to the athletic glory of her earlier...

Florida Prepaid Is Here for You, Especially in These Uncertain Times

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Today’s current pandemic climate has reminded me of two things: 1. The future may be uncertain, but my goals and dreams and children are not; and 2. Education is very, very, very important. If you’re...
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Raising Givers in a World Full of Taking

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Hey, y’all! Podcast queen returns to drop some more knowledge that I’ve stolen, researched, distilled and appropriated for the purpose of helping Jacksonville moms just like me. Just before the holidays, Dax Shepherd hosted...