Johanna Kwartler

Born and raised in St. Augustine, Johanna moved to Jacksonville to attend UNF and never left! Now this former elementary school teacher turned Stay at Home Mom to Hudson and Callie, and wife of 13 years to Matt, enjoys life at the beach. Johanna enjoys being room mom and volunteering at the kid’s school as PTA President. She also in an avid runner, and loves working out at The Gym Jax!
Jacksonville Waterfront

Live Like a Local: Jacksonville by Water

Jacksonville is often referred to as the "river city," and for good reason. With the St. Johns River flowing through Downtown Jacksonville, the banks of Ortega, San Marco and into Mandarin, as well as...

The Total Body Stretch with Massage Envy: Does a Body Good

We all know that stretching is really important and beneficial, but who actually takes the time to do it daily? I wish I could raise my hand, but sadly I can't. I'm not sure...

Yes, You CAN Travel to New York City with Kids!

My husband often travels for work, which means hello travel perks like air miles and hotel points! We decided to take the kids on a big trip, and after researching our options, we settled...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Kasey Repass, Type 1 Diabetes Advocate

Kasey Repass' life was forever changed on April 2, 2009. Her 4-year-old daughter Robinson started losing weight and was very lethargic. She was drinking a ton of water and started wetting the bed after...

Honesty Isn’t Always the Best Policy

We've all heard the saying "honesty is the best policy," right? Well, how far do we really need to take this age-old adage? Should we constantly voice our honest opinions to whomever, wherever? Or...

5 Simple Ways to Remember a Beloved Family Pet

We are huge animal lovers in our house; our pets are like family. Which is why suffering the loss of a beloved pet can be doubly painful. Add in children who are attached, and...

On the Road: Jax to Boone, North Carolina

Nestled deep into the High Country of North Carolina, at an elevation of 3,333 feet, is our favorite family destination: Boone, North Carolina. We love them so much, we like to call them our...

Pregnancy Q&A with North Florida OBGYN at Jacksonville Beach

Doctors who are knowledgeable and experienced in prenatal care are vital to the healthy development of your baby. If you are trying to conceive, are newly pregnant, or just looking to change your doctor, North Florida...

The Ultimate Moms’ Night Out Hotspots in Jacksonville

As moms, we work tirelessly ALL day. Many of us go into an office for a full-time job, others work from home, some of us are part-time, and some stay home with our kids....