Kathy Waller

Kathy is a Georgia girl who followed her surfer husband Chuck to the beaches of Jacksonville where she became mom to elementary-aged twins Sophie and Will, preschooler Lainey, and baby Henry! Stay at home mom and avid volunteer, Kathy truly believes in teaching her children to embrace the community, to depend on each other, and to serve one another. Kathy served for a decade in the Junior League of Jax and is in her third year serving on the executive board of the PTA where her children attend school. She is very active in her church, Neptune Baptist and has been involved in the MOMS Club of Jax Beach for over eight years. Kathy has learned so much in her career as a software consultant for Oracle, but is always amazed at the skills she has acquired as a mom and community volunteer. Kathy also enjoys running and completed her last marathon (#9) in 2011, but always wonders if she shouldn't just do another to have a good even 10 under her belt!

Finding the Perfect Youth Swim League in Jax

Last summer, my kids joined a swim team for the first time, and it was such a great experience for our family. We joined the team with several friends and were able to enjoy the...
My 13-Year-Old Doesn’t Have a Phone

My 13-Year-Old Doesn’t Have a Phone

My twins were starting middle school at a school across town, many more miles away than what we had grown accustomed to in elementary. Our new middle school would mean longer rides home, mostly...

Let Kids Experience the Joy of Giving in Jacksonville

It is easy for children to focus on the RECEIVING this time of year, sitting on Santa's lap and telling him what they want, browsing catalogs and making endless lists of gifts they would...

Beat the Heat: Pools, Water Parks, & Splash Pads in Jacksonville

Check out our mom recommended places to cool off with the kids this summer in our Guide to Pools, Water Parks, and Places to Splash in Jax. The dog days of summer are here, and...

Cool Off This Summer at Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark

For several summers, we have been season-pass holders at Adventure Landing's Shipwreck Island Waterpark. It is definitely one of our favorite places to cool off when the heat and humidity (and boredom) strike, and...

A Mom’s Guide to Preschool, VPK, and Kindergarten

In February 2008, my twins had just turned two years old. As a stay-at-home mom, preschool had not even yet crossed my mind. We were in a good place. The kids would play all morning and...

Best Indoor Play In & Around Jacksonville

I can handle a rainy day here and there, huddled up at home in our pajamas, but give me several cold and rainy days in a row and I get a little crazy! I...

Your Favorite Retro Childhood Toys Have Made a Comeback

One of my most vivid memories as a kid is tearing open teeny tiny packets of batter, mixing them with water, and throwing little cakes into a little pink oven to bake for anyone...

The Day I Told My Kids They Aren’t Perfect

When is your kid old enough to evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses? I'm biased of course, but I do in general think my kids are pretty cool. They are good students with good attitudes...

Jax Kid Favorites: Ice Cream Edition

Our favorite family date nights usually involve a little cold treat. We all love ice cream; it's usually a home run for every single person in our family. We are very lucky to have...

Being A Soccer Mom Isn’t So Bad

Yes, sometimes it's crazy. Some days I get in the car and don't know which way I am going. I'm pretty sure we've shown up at the wrong field at least once in our lifetime so...
Egg Hunts In Jacksonville

On the Hunt for an Egg Hunt in Jax

If you are a mom on the hunt for an egg hunt this year, check out our list! JaxParks Eggstravaganza, April 1, 1:00 pm - 4:oo pm | Egg hunt, face painting, games and more at Henry J Klutho...