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.
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On the Road: Jax to the Tampa Bay Area

The Tampa Bay area — consisting of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater — is about a four-hour jaunt from Jacksonville. Born and raised in St. Petersburg and a graduate from the University of South...

Our Dinner Table Looks Different With Two Picky Kids

"I don’t like it." "It looks gross." "I want something else to eat." Sound familiar? It’s heard in my house way too often from my picky 2- and 9-year-olds. When I was a kid, we...
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I’m Stuck in a Work-From-Home Rut (and It Shows)

It’s a weird and uncertain world we’re living in — especially when it comes to working. I’m very fortunate to still have my job with little impact other than moving to a full-time, work-from-home...
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On the Road: Jax to Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is one of those places you hear about being so cool, relaxing, and family-friendly, yet many of you have probably never been. You might be surprised to know it was only 86...

72 Hours of Agony: My 2-Year-Old’s COVID-19 Scare

My older son is back in school full-time and plays travel soccer. My husband travels for work and has been flying a lot over the past few months. I work from home full-time. And,...

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...