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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.
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What’s All the Hype Over PRIME Drinks? I Bet Your Kid(s) Can Tell You

A few months ago, my 11-year-old son asked me if we could go to GNC on a Tuesday after school. I thought to myself, that’s very specific. It had to be a Tuesday. Come...
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Cavity Fillings in Baby Teeth: Is It Necessary? And What Can You Expect?

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Sibling Showdown at Super Bowl LVII (and the Mom in the Middle)

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Thankful for My Soccer Family (On and Off the Field)

When your child plays competitive sports, you spend a lot of time at the fields. My 11-year-old has soccer several nights a week, and one or two games on the weekend. We spend countless...
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What Information About Your Family Are You Driving Around?

I have two magnets on my car — one is my older son’s soccer academy and the other is his middle school. I count hundreds of magnets just like these every day on other...
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How Early Is Too Early for School? One Tired Mama’s View

My son started sixth grade this year and attends a middle school in St. Johns County. We are newer residents to the county, and so we weren’t all that familiar with school start times....

On the Road Out West: Trading Views of the First Coast for Cacti and...

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Here’s What Happened When We Sent Our Son to Sleepaway Camp

I didn’t know what to expect when I dropped my 11-year-old off at his first sleepaway camp. He, his cousin, and four soccer teammates spent a week away with zero communication back home. Not...
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When Hide-And-Seek Turns Potentially Dangerous

Sadly, I just read an article about an 8-year-old who died after getting stuck between a washing machine and a dryer while playing hide-and-seek. It really made me pause since we recently had a...
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Cruising in a Post-COVID World: What to Expect

My family and I just returned from a four-day cruise to the Bahamas. It was the first time on a cruise for my kids, 4 and 11, and I was terrified of all the...
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Help! My Toddler Stays Up Way Too Late

My friends make fun of me because I go to bed around 9 p.m. every night. Well, sort of. I may doze off, but my 3-year-old is still awake and startles me by his...