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.

What I Wish I Would Have Known: Tips to Make Moving Easy

It’s no secret that the housing market is hot right now. We sold our house in one day and bought a house that never even hit the market thanks to some friends in our...

On the Road: Jacksonville to Florida Caverns State Park

I was scrolling through Facebook over spring break and saw one of my friends checked in at the Florida Caverns State Park — and I found myself looking through every single photo. I’ve lived...

One Mom’s Tips for Moving During a Pandemic

We weren’t really sure what to expect when we decided to put our house on the market. After all, we are in the middle of a pandemic and some people are in different financial...

This Mama Loves Regular Naps — But Are They Good for You?

Why is it that some kids despise — and sometimes even refuse — naps? Do they feel like they’re missing out on playtime? Are they afraid no one will ever get them out of...
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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...