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.

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...

Kids & Technology: Why We Should Be Thanking Our Tablets & Smartphones

Every time I turn around, I see a new study stating how bad technology is for children. Are these researchers aware of the world we live in today? Apple is one of the biggest brands in...

Let the Flour Fly! Fall Cooking Classes for Budding Chefs

As early as he could hold a spatula and reach the bowl, my son saddled up to my husband in the kitchen. It started with icing (licking) homemade Christmas cookies and then evolved into...

10 Reasons to Tune into the Olympics with Little Ones

I remember watching the Olympics when I was younger. I fell in love with women’s gymnastics as a little girl and will never forget watching Mary Lou Retton bring home the gold in the...

Working Moms Don’t Get Off at Five

When I changed positions two years ago at my current Fortune 500 employer, I negotiated a work-from-home day once a week. It may not seem like much, but it’s actually been incredibly helpful in...

THE PLAYERS Tournament – Family Style

Thanks to THE PLAYERS Championship for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. I spent much of my childhood visiting the First Coast because my closest relatives lived here. Now I live here and...

Saving Time (and Money) One Combined Birthday at a Time 

It was a no-brainer when a friend approached me and asked what I thought about combining our sons’ fifth birthday parties. I see this as a win-win for the kids, but more so for...

Everyone Can Give a Little… Even Kids

  At first, my son threw a fit when he saw me taking his toys and books and dropping them off at my favorite donation spot – the Humane Society. He must have been wondering...