Jessica Stewart

Jessica is a North Carolina girl, who after living in New York City for eight years, is loving being back in the south since moving to Jacksonville in 2008. She is a stay at home mom to Linda Claire (3) and Liam (2). Prior to filling her days with parks and play doh, Jessica worked in event planning and marketing for financial and media companies, including This Old House. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she is a passionate Tarheel fan, and college basketball season is her favorite time of year. Jessica spends her free time on the tennis court, training for races with her running buddies, or drinking wine her husband, Trevor. Her favorite things include snuggling with her sweet dog at the end of the day, hearing her kids laugh together, and pink cupcakes with sprinkles.
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Simplifying School Supplies

I have always loved school supplies. As a child, I would get so excited to open a new set of crayons or when my mom would let me use one of the red pens...

Tips for Making the Forgotten Holiday More Fun

As soon as Halloween ends, the grumbling about poor overlooked Thanksgiving begins. What about Thanksgiving? Why are Christmas decorations out so soon? I can see why people get so worked up over skipping one...

Opening up with a Parent-Child Journal

The emotional aspect of parenting has always been the most difficult for me. I have two children who are very different in the way they handle their feelings. My son has big feelings. He...

Parenting Outside of Your Comfort Zone

When my daughter was only a few weeks old, my husband and I were admiring her as she slept and talking about all the things we couldn’t wait to do with her as she...

Giving Blood and Saving Lives

I was in college the first time I tried to donate blood. There was a blood drive on my campus, and I showed up tired, not having eaten much that day and generally run...

Stocking Up and Staying Organized with Sam’s Club

Being a mom and being busy seem to go hand in hand. Whether you stay home with your children or work outside the home, all parents are constantly juggling. During my maternity leave as...

JMB Park Hop: Jack Russell

Join us at Jack Russell Park for a final summer send off at our last park hop of the season on Wednesday, August 1 from 9-11am! Located in Atlantic Beach, Jack Russell Park is...

JMB Park Hop: Spring Park

We are headed to Spring Park on Thursday, July 19 from 9-11am for the next stop on our park hop series! Nestled serenely along the western bank of the St. Johns River in Green Cove...

Racing Around Town with RaceTrac’s Wintastic Rewards

I love summer and all of the adventures it brings, but there are times when I feel like we’ve been going and going all day long. Sometimes we just need a break, a cold...

The Evolution of Mom Exhaustion

Moms are a tired group, as raising small humans is no easy task. The internet is filled with memes about exhaustion; moms can be heard at the park, at Target, and all over discussing...

JMB Summer Park Hop: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Take me out to the ballgame! We are headed to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Game on Tuesday, July 10 for affordable family fun on the next stop of our park hop series! Located downtown at...

JMB Summer Park Hop: Mandarin Park

  Join us at Mandarin Park on Wednesday, June 27 from 9-11am at our second Park Hop of the season! Mandarin Park is tucked away in the woods along the river and features walking trails,...