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Allie Gerstner

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Allie has been with the Jacksonville Mom team since 2017. After a few life changes, she moved with her two daughters and dog down to Florida to start over again. Always up for a margarita and tacos, and some sarcastic humor, Allie likes to find the funny in her everyday life, share her thoughts on everyday topics, and give you some great recommendations on what and where to eat.
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All the Amazon Favorites You Didn’t Know You Needed

This post was originally intended to just be a “Crap You Didn’t Know You Needed,” BUT the holidays are really about to show up and apparently everyone is panic buying because, well, have you...
divorce

I Am NOT Your Divorce Guru

I got divorced four years ago, and while that may not be a long time, it feels like a lifetime ago for me. My life has changed drastically, my children are older, and I...

Learn ‘How It’s Made’ with Georgia-Pacific!

When you were little, did you love watching shows where they showed you how something was made? Or in school, how you got the educational video on the days your teacher just needed a...

Move Over, Pumpkin Spice Latte: Meet the Not-So-Hot Toddy

With so many foodies and cocktail enthusiasts on the Jacksonville Mom team, we feel like it's only fair to start our ultimate fall drink recipe, and we're not talking anything pumpkin spice. Oh, and...
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We All Screwed Up

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year...” They all went back TO SCHOOL! As the last of the kids in our area began their school year, in every different method, in every different...

Poptails End-of-Summer Series with The Hyppo: Irresistible Recipes

With summer coming to a close, as it was just feeling like the kids would never return to school (either virtually or in-person), The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops and Jacksonville Mom wanted to step...
pride

Calling All Straight White Moms: It’s Time To Be Allies

Hello, June. It’s Pride Month. You may have overlooked this celebration, given that the world is in such a state of disarray, and you have probably been affected by something, in some way. Can...
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Cinco de Mayo: The Ultimate Taco Feast

We are tired, we are bored, and we have forgotten which day of the week it may or may not be. Not this day though, this day we will NOT bypass. This day we...

That Mom Who CBDs

When I was in college, my anxiety — because of life circumstances — became a prevalent aspect of my life. At the time, I felt overwhelmed, scared and alone. It was the early 2000s...

Podcasts Are the New Mixed CD

You’re 13 years old and driving in the car with your father. He has AM radio on (you remember AM radio don’t you? Go away, younger millennials, I am not explaining this). There are...

Straight Mom, LGBT+ Ally

“I don’t care who you choose to love, just make sure they are not a jerk.” This is something I have said to my kids for as long as they have walked this earth. They...

Daughters, Please Know This…

In light of much that has happened in the last few years for women and girls, the good and the bad, I want my daughters to know a few important things. We have so...