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!
Summer Camp!

Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Jacksonville

Whether you are booking every week or just a week or even a day here and there, check out our guide to summer camps.

Saving Money at the Box Office

My family loves going to big events that come to Jacksonville, but sometimes they can get a little pricey. Ticket cost, fees, and surcharges and then what you spend on parking, merchandise, and food. Yikes! Even before we were...

Sharing Mommy Does Not Mean Less for Baby

Recently I was lamenting that all my kids get less of me, and I was especially feeling sorry for my poor little six-month-old, Henry. He just spends so much time in the car picking up and...
Pump It Up Camp

Pump It Up Jacksonville :: More Than Just Birthday Parties

Big Changes at Pump It Up Pump It Up is under new ownership, and with the new ownership will come exciting changes in 2014! Meet John and Donne Ordile, a Jacksonville family with three young, active...

A Lesson For Our Kids: Showing Thanks By Serving Others

When I think about my youth, I realize that there has always been a burning passion inside of me to serve others. I grew up outside of Savannah with little exposure to the inner...
Holiday Events 2013

A Mom’s Guide To Holiday Events in Jacksonville

Click Here for 2014 Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events! I love the holiday season, and I probably overdo it with activities that can make it a little more stressful than it needs to be. This year...

No Turning Back Now, I Am the Mother of Four

Yes, I have four kids. Yes, it is hard. But I always dreamed of having a large family. Do I struggle some days? Yes. Lots of days? Yes. Would I recommend it to anyone?...

Have You Joined a MOMS Club?

Before I had kids, one of my favorite friends mentioned that she and her one-year old son had a fire station tour on the calendar.  I thought - how fun, how do you get to...
I HEART Publix

Why This Mom HEARTS Publix!

This is NOT a paid advertisement - I really, really love Publix! It's not because of the fabulous customer service... I never wait at checkout. When you've got four kids that have just endured an hour...
Jags Stand United

STAND UNITED: It Might Just Make You a Better Mom

Three days ago, the City of Jacksonville, Jax Chamber, and the Jaguars announced a new community-based campaign called Stand United Fridays. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage fans and businesses to rally...

Handwritten by Mom

My friend Meg recently posted a picture of her and her mother on her first day of Kindergarten. The picture was so sweet--you could tell it was from a different era. It was fun to...

Jacksonville’s Best Entertainment for Birthday Parties

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