Jessica Morgan

Jessica Morgan
Jessica was born in the “Bold New City of the South" and loves her some Jacksonville. Not only is J-Ville the place where she was raised with her twin brother, but is it also where she met and married her super-handy hubby, Melvin. Together they have a lovely daughter named Lily and a very competitive son, Henry. In a previous life, Jessica was an Event Coordinator for many years at a local country club. But at 40, she took a leap of faith- trading in her fancy weddings and parties for block crayons, lavender oils and melodicas to become the Director of Special Events at her children's Waldorf school. Jessica has appeared on local tv discussing topics ranging from Black Friday to couponing, - dirty hair, consignment sales and summer camps. Jessica enjoys Florida Gator Football, all things Disney, inappropriate jokes, singing show tunes, making fudge, big ugly shelter dogs, reading Emily Post and writing in cursive. Keep up with all Jessica's antics at

10 April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play on Your Family

I absolutely love April Fools' Day — a day devoted to silliness is definitely my kind of holiday! We have complied a list of our 10 favorite, kid-friendly pranks to play on your friends...

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I love kid’s clothes. Something about a tiny Lilly Pulitzer dress or a Hanna Andersson sweater that just makes me smile. And, I have kids that love clothes. My daughter has been known to...

The Day I Was Trolled on Social Media

It started off as any normal day. I had filmed a segment for a local television station about back-to-school tax-free weekend. (Remember the topic — it is important to my story.) I received word...

Ice Cream Cake is Reason Alone to Celebrate

I vividly remember being 8 and attending my best friend's birthday party. She had this amazing dessert that I'd never experienced — it was both a cake AND ice cream in one! And these...

Hurricane Irma: How to Help (& Where to Get Help If You Need It)

As a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, I have never experienced what occurred in the dark, early hours of September 11, 2017, and the floods, wind and damage that followed. A city rarely touched by...

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Teachers

Back in 2014, Nicole compiled a wonderful list of suggestions for Teacher Appreciation gifts. We wanted to update her post with a few new ideas to show the special teacher in your child's life...

What I Really Want for Mother’s Day: Four Years Later

In 2013, I wrote one of my favorite blog posts of all time, What I Really Want for Mother’s Day. Back then, my littles were 2 and 4 years old. When your kids are...

Master Spring Cleaning with the ‘New School Laundry’ Routine

Ahhh, laundry. It never stops and most of us are stuck in a laundry rut. A seemingly endless spin-cycle of pre-treaters, liquid detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets... it never ends. And when it does...

The Day My Daughter Thanked Me for Letting Her Clean Her Room

When I was pregnant, I remember I was terrified of parenting. Of course I knew all the stuff I should know, like how to change a diaper, swaddle a newborn — so on and...

Why Your Kids Need a Mutt

When my 13-year-old beagle, Lou, had lost the use of his back legs, was borderline blind, had elevated liver enzymes and a heart murmur, I knew in my heart it was time to say...

Surrendering to NO

Sometime post-hurricane, pre-holidays of last year, I realized that I was exhausted. Sure, we moms often function with this day-to-day sleepiness that we all seem to just accept — keep on truckin', right? (It's...