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Blakeley Vinicky

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Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Blakeley has been a Jacksonville resident for more than 12 years. She moved to Jax temporarily for an internship at The Jacksonville Landing, fell in love with the city and a boy (now her husband), and ended up sticking around. She is married to loud and crazy Chicago-native Jimmy Vinicky of 7 years, has two daughters, Daisy (5) and baby Poppy, and a yorki-poo named Lexie. In addition to writing for Jacksonville Mom, she works full time in Public Relations, runs her own fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog This Blonde Life, and is a freelance makeup artist. She loves adventuring with her family, and you’ll rarely catch her sitting around home doing nothing. Her favorite local spots include Sipper’s and Breezy coffee houses, Wicked Barley Brewing, Cap’s on the Water, Hotel Palms, happy hour at One Ocean’s Azurea, and soaking up rays at the beach.

Guide to Family-Friendly Breweries Around Jacksonville

If you would have told 21-year-old me that I'd be here writing a blog post on breweries (ew, beer) for a local mom's website, I would have laughed in your face. But alas, here...
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The Rainbow Baby Club: An Unwanted Membership With the Most Incredible Reward

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Overnight Date Trip to Charleston: Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and More

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Tips for Visiting Universal Orlando with Kids Ages 5 and Under

Call us brave, call us crazy, or call us your guinea pigs... we visited Universal Orlando with a preschooler and an infant. Multiple times. And we survived! Dare I even say it was easy...

Our Struggle with Secondary Infertility, Loss, and an Unexpected Rainbow

Infertility. A word no one wants to hear, especially when it applies to themselves. Conceiving a baby is supposed to be easy... and fun! You fall in love, get married, decide you're ready for...
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Only Child Expiring: Things I Wish I’d Known Before Bringing Home Our Second Child

Congrats, Mama! You have a new bundle of joy on the way, and you can't wait to watch your child become a big brother or sister. Brace yourself: Nothing can prepare you for the...