Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart
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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.
public school

My Child, My Choice: Why I’m Sending My Kids Back to Public School

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My children will be entering the 2nd and 4th grades, and we are sending them back to our neighborhood public school. My husband and I have been discussing this decision for months, and it...
science experiments

Simplifying Science With Fun At-Home Experiments

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Science was my least favorite subject in school. Sure, I used to love watching Mr. Wizard as a kid, but at some point, I realized it just wasn’t for me. I got through high...
school supplies

Simplifying School Supplies

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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...
thanksgiving

Tips for Making the Forgotten Holiday More Fun

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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...
journal

Opening up with a Parent-Child Journal

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...