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 Mom. 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 mostly about 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.
easter basket

When Did Easter Turn Into Christmas 2.0?

I love scrolling my social media feeds and seeing all of the family photos from Easter. But, this year, I noticed something different. In addition to well-frocked children and moms dressed to a tee...
sick kids

School Is No Place for Sick Kids… Keep Them Home!

I’m finally well enough to write this post — thanks to a stomach bug taking over our house, just a week after I recovered from the flu for the second time this year. I...
super bowl ads

Chiefs, Who? The Super Bowl Ads That Scored (and Those That Fumbled)

If you're anything like me, I hate commercials. I don't watch much TV to begin with and ads are part of the reason why. The volume soars when the show stops, and I end...
cold kids

Why Is It So Hard To Get My Kids To Dress Appropriately When It’s...

I already knew before writing this blog that I am not alone in the constant struggle to get my kids to wear warm clothing when it’s literally freezing out! But, please for the love...
eyes

How Could I Not ‘See’ That My Child’s Eyes Were So Bad?

Neither my husband nor I had glasses as a child. In fact, my vision is still pretty good in my late 40s except for the need to wear readers when I'm working on the...
stanley

What’s All the Hype Around Stanley Tumblers?

Please someone explain to me the hype around Stanley Tumblers. I really don't get it and think the trend is rather stupid. It's a cup with a straw. It keeps your drink cold. Whoopdie...
work travel

When Work Takes You 10,000 Miles From Home

I recently traveled to India for work. I was gone for 13 days. We visited four different cities, took seven flights, drove hundreds of miles, and had an overnight stop in Dubai. It was...
new york city

On the Road: Jax to New York City

New York City is a must for every family. In addition to being one of the biggest cities in America with literally endless things to do, it’s also pretty eye-opening for kids to experience...
Endometrial Ablation Procedure

Part II: The Endometrial Ablation Procedure & My Results

If you read my first blog about my endometrial ablation journey, then you're probably wondering how it went. Let's start with the procedure itself. Endometrial ablation is a surgery that destroys the lining of the...
thrifting

Give Thrifting a Try: You and the Community Benefit

As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. That is especially true at thrift stores where bargain shopping is endless, and sometimes you can find amazing deals and hidden gems on...

Part I: My Endometrial Ablation Journey

Getting an endometrial ablation is something I've been thinking about doing for years, even before I was diagnosed with anemia and iron deficiency as a result of heavy periods. Endometrial ablation is a surgical...
blowing rock

On the Road: Jax to Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Move over Asheville, there’s a new destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains gaining popularity for its quaint, family-friendly, small-town allure. About 7.5 hours to our north is Blowing Rock, North Carolina, aka “the Crown of...