Mary Lauren Eubank

Mary-Lauren is a curly-haired Texan in the trenches of motherhood with two sassy and entertaining daughters. A busy body in the truest sense, she teaches fitness classes all week at Define Jacksonville. To stay sane, Mary-Lauren requires a daily dose of dark chocolate, unwinds with a page-turner and folds laundry watching just the kind of reality TV that she will forbid her girls from watching in the future. A wannabe foodie, she loves to learn about, prepare, experiment and indulge in all things food…well except the shopping part with kids in tow. She blogs about all things fitness from debunking the latest trends to goal setting, Mary-Lauren is passionate about being active, being real and being healthy!
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Stuck in the Middle

A few years ago, I stressed over where to send my soon-to-be middle schooler. How would I find the school with the perfect combination of challenging academics without birthing anxiety and stress, a place...
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Spilling the Trainer Tea: Four Fitness Facts You Need to Know

From the latest fitness trend to how to lose a few pounds fast, women have always had an insatiable appetite for a trainer's tea. It doesn't help that there's an endless supply of ever-changing...

Farm to Table: Local Produce Delivery Services

You are what you eat. This is a simple truth that can make or break your health. I am passionate about eating well and eating local because I believe the two go hand-in-hand. Here's...

Masks Rule: A Pandemic Preteen Perspective

Every other week, I carpool a few middle schoolers. I don't turn on the radio, which encourages them to talk with each other — and me. It is some of the most precious time...

The Many Benefits of Getting Quaran-Toned

Research shows it only takes 21 days to establish a habit. Like it or not, that means we are all settled into our quarantine routine. If you are anything like me, the only thing...
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Feelin’ Like a February Failure?

You read that meme about starting 2020 in February because January was the free trial month, right? Since it went viral, it's safe to say you are not alone. You had the best intentions...

True Crime In the Car Line

The school car line is cut-throat, and nothing reminds me more of this fact than the first week of school. From the seemingly endless line of cars taking over the streets to the equally...

Farm to Table: Local Farmers Markets

Farm to table is a movement sweeping the food nation. This simple concept is catching on because of the enormous benefits. Here's what you need to know.

Spring into Summer Fitness Challenge with Jacksonville Moms

Has your New Year fitness and nutrition game slacked off a little? Jacksonville Moms Blog knows summer is right around the corner and our Spring into Summer Challenge presented by BODYARMOR and Degree Wellness has...

Getting a Mammogram: When Your First is the Worst!

I thought I knew what to expect... until I didn't. I turned 40, and I scheduled my first mammogram. My friends who had gone before me told me how nice the experience is, all...

Traveling: A Mom’s Perspective

Exhausted, I slid into my row and fastened my seat belt as the plane pushed back from the gate. I was barely paying attention to the aircraft safety features when the pilot warned me...

Come Find Your Fitness With Jacksonville Moms

Jacksonville Moms Blog wants to help you look and feel your best by hosting our first ever FINDING YOUR FITNESS Challenge! This six-week challenge is open to all fitness levels, all ages, working moms,...