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.

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....

Circumcision Gone Wrong?

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...
Football Matters

25 Game Day Tips for Taking Kids to a Jacksonville Jaguars Game

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

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)

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

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

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

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...