Kerry Schicker

Kerry Schicker
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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.

20 Must-Have Accessories for This Mama and Her Beach Brood

We are fortunate to live a few miles from the beach, and we take full advantage of that. My favorite time to go is late afternoon for a few hours until the sun sets...

Suggested Recall of Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play Makes Me SMH

UPDATE: As of April 12, 2019, all models of the Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Many parents everywhere, including me, stopped in their tracks when they...

To the Moms Who Gave Me Their Kids’ Hand-Me-Downs

Who doesn’t love buying new baby clothes? I mean, they make them irresistible with all the gingham and bows. When my first son was born we bought new clothes and of course received some...

Yes, You Can Pura Vida in Costa Rica with Kids!

In December, we took our 7-year-old son to Costa Rica. It was his first time out of the country and he was excited to get his first stamp in his shiny, new passport. This...

Keep or Kill Common Core Math? (This Mom Wants It Dead!)

Let me start by saying that I am no math major. I make a living writing, and math has NEVER been my strong suit. So, when my son has second-grade math homework, I get...

How Much Bickering with Your Kids Is Normal?

This new year, I asked my family if we could set a group resolution to bicker less. With the kids out of school over the holidays, and the holidays in general, that time of...

Help Set Your Kids’ Savings Goals (and Watch Their Money Grow!)

My son’s second grade class was tasked with a “genius hour” project. The directions were simple: It could be about anything the student wanted as long as they could present something to the class...

When Your Kid Starts to Doubt the Magic of Santa

I knew this day would come — the day my son would start questioning Santa’s authenticity. He’s 7 years old and in second grade. Someone in his class (who has older siblings) told him...

12 Thanksgiving Traditions Worth Trying This Holiday

When I was little, I had a favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition with my Pop Pop. He would carve the turkey and save the wishbone for us to break together. Whoever had the bigger end...

My Postpartum Secret That Helped Me Find My ‘Normal’

After having my second baby, I was surprised to find myself in a body that felt like it had been run over by a bus. I mean, I knew I would not feel great,...

1 in 350 Children are Born with Polydactyly: My Newborn Son is One of...

I was 18 weeks pregnant when my high-risk OB (advanced maternal age and conceived by IVF) saw it on the ultrasound. He pointed to the screen and said, “This thumb appears to be wider...

To My Grandparents: You Helped Shape Who I Am

This week would have marked my Pop Pop's 102nd birthday. I'm thinking of him today, as I do so often. Many of my nightly dreams take me back to my Nana and Pop Pop's house in Tampa, where I...