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. Professionally, Jessica spends her days as the Activities Director at Jacksonville Golf & Country Club,- because her target audience is 5-11 year old children. Jessica has appeared on local television discussing topics ranging from Black Friday to couponing, - dirty hair, consignment sales and summer camps. Jessica enjoys showing up to parties in costume, Florida Gator Football, all things Disney, singing show tunes, making fudge, big ugly shelter dogs, reading Emily Post and writing in cursive. Keep up with all Jessica's antics at

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...
Please Don't Touch Me

Please Don’t Touch Me

Do you ever run into someone you haven’t seen in a while — let’s say at the grocery store, for example. You awkwardly see them and make eye contact. They see you as well....

In Defense of Black Friday

For the past few years, across mainstream and social media, BLACK FRIDAY has been portrayed as literally the opposite of Thanksgiving — a day of rudeness and unkindness that brings out the worst in humanity as hoards...

Online Shopping Hacks for the Holidays (and Beyond!)

It's that time of year again — when the die-hard, money-saving mommas such as myself start strategizing our Black Friday shopping. I love sorting through Black Friday ads, cross-referencing Christmas lists with sale items...

The Day My Kids Stopped Watching ‘Baby Shows’

I love kid shows. I always have. I couldn't wait to see new episodes of Yo Gabba Gabba and Sesame Street. My kids shared my excitement and my husband and I would watch so...

Why Moms Need Costco in Their Life

Thank you, Costco for sponsoring this post and partnering with Jacksonville Moms Blog & City Moms Blog Network. For as long as I can remember, I have been a Costco member. It's where I buy...

My Ex is a Murderer (Domestic Violence Awareness Month)

The boyfriend I had before I started dating my husband is a murderer. No, he wasn't a murderer when I dated him, but I can't say that I'm surprised by the turn of events...

Hunker Down or Get out of Town? Our Hurricane Matthew Stories

Even for those of us who are native Floridians, these past few days have been a roller-coaster of emotions. Fear, uncertainty, anger, helplessness and relief are just a few of the emotions we are feeling....

How I Stopped Wasting Money on Groceries

As a self-proclaimed bargain shopper, I am always looking for deals, more specifically easy deals that I can share with my friends and family. I hate the feeling of paying full price for anything. I usually...

On the Road: Jax to Atlanta

We had the opportunity to tag along with my hubby for a conference in Atlanta. We turned his work trip into a family road trip to our neighboring state's capital city. I soon realized...