Kerry Schicker

Kerry Schicker
Boy mom. Household CEO. Corporate leader. Outdoor lover. Social seeker. Sun worshipper. Curious traveler. Champagne enthusiast. These words describe me, Kerry Schicker, and contributor for Jacksonville Moms Blog. I first approached founders Vicky and Megan after a heartbreaking miscarriage a few years ago. I had a very unpleasant experience with my OB at the time and I needed to get it off my chest so I wrote an anonymous blog that resonated with some of our readers. I have since written dozens of blogs about mostly motherhood. I have a passion for writing. My 20-year career has grown through some form of writing including TV news reporting and producing, magazine publishing, public relations, advertising, marketing, blogging and my current day job doing HR and employee communications for a Fortune 300 FinTech company. I am thankful that Jacksonville has such a supportive community for moms like me, and I can't imagine raising my two boys anywhere else.

Our Favorite Toddler-Worthy Restaurants in Jax

We are knee-deep in the terrible twos — and technically it’s only been two months. My older son was also challenging at this age, but I was seven years younger and probably had more...
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I Admit It, I Feel Left Out Right Now

It’s been a long three months in our household — and many of yours, I’m sure. When the pandemic hit us in March, my husband’s job came to a screeching halt as no sporting...
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What Staying Active Looks Like for My Family

Before the pandemic, it was rare for our family to be idle without having somewhere to be — a soccer match to play, a play date, a social outing to attend, etc. We are...
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COVID-19 Confessions: Jacksonville Moms Break Their Silence

Let’s face it — every day is a sh*t show in most of our households. From well before sunup until we can no longer keep our eyes open, we are doing whatever it takes...

Focusing on the Bright Side When Life Gets Completely Chaotic

It’s very easy to let the 'round-the-clock news of delays, cancellations, warnings, guidelines, no school, interim rules, etc. consume our lives right now. I’m still coming to terms with how to keep my older...

Blessings in a Backpack: How You Can Help Support Hungry Children

As we stay home and try not to panic, I can’t help but think about the children and families who aren’t as fortunate as some of us. Thankfully, measures were taken by the school...
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On the Road: Jax to Boca Raton

I know what you’re thinking. Boca? Really? For kids? Yes, really. It’s true — 301 miles to the city center, we go down to Boca Raton a few times a year to visit my...
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My House Must Be Tidy Every Day (or My Anxiety Kicks In)

Alternate title: If my house is a hot mess, I'm a hot mess. I know what you’re thinking: If she has time to pick up her house every day, she must have a lot of...
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On the Road: Jax to Stone Mountain Park (& Beyond)

Until recently, Atlanta was not a destination we have ventured to as a family. Just a five-hour road trip from Jacksonville, you can leave in the morning and still have plenty of time left...
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Diet Soda and Your Waistline: What I Didn’t Know (and How I Quit)

I was never a diet soda (or really any soda) drinker at all until my first son was born almost nine years ago. My Diet Dr. Pepper habit began during those long and sleepless...

How I Managed to (Barely) Keep It Together During My Child’s Surgery

Our youngest son, almost 18 months old, recently had surgery on his thumb. He was born with an extra digit — a third thumb to be exact, so 11 fingers total. We decided for...
On the Road: Jax to Kennedy Space Center

On the Road: Jax to Kennedy Space Center

My 8-year-old son had one trip on his summer bucket list, and it was to visit the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). I grew up in Florida and remember going there on a field trip....