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.

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,...

Guilt-Free Girls’ Trip: Every Mama Deserves a Break

Our latest girls' trip is in the books! It was five glorious days in the mountains of Colorado, sans family. None of us feel bad about our time away from our kids each year,...

Pokémon, Fidget Spinners and Beyblades… Oh, My! Keeping Up With the Latest Toy Craze

I can’t even count the number of Monster Jam trucks my son has. He was obsessed with them for years. We even got pit passes when Monster Jam came to town so he could...

Why It’s Important to Form Friendships at an Early Age

I’m about to embark on my 15th year of taking a girls' trip with my childhood friends. I’ve known two of them since pre-school. If I were counting, that would be almost 40 years...

Not Just for Kids: I’m the One with Separation Anxiety

I’ve battled anxiety throughout most of my adult life. Little did I know how much worse it would get once I had a child to add to my worries. Not just little worries like...

12 Ways to Make the Near Outdoors Fun for the Family

It’s an understatement when I say that my son has A LOT of energy. From the minute he wakes up until he puts his head on the pillow at night — and even then is...