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.
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On the Road: Jax to Stone Mountain Park (& Beyond)

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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)

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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

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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

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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....
Circumcision Gone Wrong?

Circumcision Gone Wrong?

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I’m no expert, but I’m somewhat confident my now 16-month-old son’s circumcision was not done correctly. I remember the doctor telling us on day two after his birth, that he would be back later...
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25 Game Day Tips for Taking Kids to a Jacksonville Jaguars Game

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Gameday tips for taking kids to a Jacksonville Jaguars game – things that will save you time and money because Football Matters! Football season is officially here! I know this because my 8-year-old son has...

Waiting a Year for a Child’s Medical Diagnosis

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My second son was born with an extra digit —a thumb to be exact. The condition is called Polydactyl. Sometimes, it can be associated with other conditions or syndromes. At 3 weeks old, his...

The Secret to Making Life a Little Easier (Hint, It’s Carpooling)

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I have an 8-year-old and a 1-year-old. Needless to say, they need to be in different places at different times between school, nap, camp, soccer, nap, etc. Because cloning myself is not an option,...

Influencing the Next Generation: A Candid Interview with Pam Tebow

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One of Jacksonville’s most famous moms, Pam Tebow, mother of New York Mets outfielder and former NFL and University of Florida quarterback, Tim Tebow, has a new book out titled Ripple Effects: Discover the...

When Your Child is a Human Piece of Velcro

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I’m not exaggerating when I say that my son is rarely alone for more than five minutes. I know this because I am rarely alone for more than five minutes. And, it’s exhausting! From...

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

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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

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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...