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.

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...

Back-To-School Supplies: To Buy or Not To Buy?

That was the question on a recent local Facebook group chat about school supplies. One mom wanted to see who buys exactly what is on the school-supplies list, including the quantities requested. At last...

10 Tried-and-True New (and Innovative) Baby Products

It's been seven years since I had my first baby. Needless to say, a lot has changed over the years in terms of baby products and innovation. When we went to do our registry...

C-Section Secrets: 5 Ways It Was Different the Second Time Around

My last C-section was seven years ago. I honestly don't remember much about it — I recall my son's first cry and the moment I met him, but the whole procedure and the days...

Infertility Isn’t Something to Be Ashamed of (Even Though I Was)

This is this fifth and final post in a series by an author who has chosen to remain anonymous during her two-year fertility journey — until now. Click to read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part...

What Happens If You Can’t Agree on a Baby’s Name?

With about a month to go in my pregnancy, my husband and I still can’t agree on a name for the baby. We must text each other several times a day with names we’ve...

Night Terrors Are No Joke: When Will They Stop?!

In the last few weeks, my son has started having night terrors. He’s 6 years old and has always been a restless sleeper (grinding teeth, tossing and turning, etc.). But, never has he woken...
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Why My Son No Longer Eats School Lunch

I remember back when I was in elementary school, being rushed through the lunch line to make my selection and keep moving. The ladies behind the counter wearing their hairnets and rubber gloves were...

Life Lessons My Son is Learning from Karate

Initially, we signed our son up for karate so he could exert some of his energy by running around, kicking the air and karate chopping his way through class. Now nearly six months in,...