Megan Johns

Megan Johns
Megan grew up in rural central Florida building forts and feeding cows with her 3 younger sisters. Her youth led Megan to believe in the amazing power of female ingenuity and to put a high value on positive and supportive interaction among ladies and girls. As a graduate of the University of Florida Mechanical Engineering program, Megan moved to Jacksonville to pursue a career with a bio-medical device company and to begin a wonderful life with her amazing husband Patrick. During her years working as an engineer, Megan developed an interest in photography. When she put her career on hold to take on the hardest job a person could love (Mommy to Evan 5 and Lilla 3), she discovered her love of "life" style photography as seen at Megan Johns Photography. Megan carries her camera everywhere and sometimes refers to it as her "third child!"

My Problem With Santa Inspires A New Tradition

What can be more magical than the childhood experience of going to sleep on Christmas Eve after a month's worth of holiday preparation, celebration, and anticipation leading up to the big night that Santa...

Finding the Courage to Homeschool

It was last spring… we were snacking at a picnic table, shrouded from the afternoon sun by the shade of a large oak tree. Afternoon soccer practice would start soon. Kids were playing on...

The Goodbye I Didn’t See Coming

It's funny how I've seen my own life story replayed over and over on the social media stage, but in the lives of my friends. The plot goes something like this... Go to college Get a job ...

Why Our Vacation Was Awesome and A Waste of Money

Vacation: noun, A period of time devoted to pleasure, rest, or relaxation.  A couple of years ago when my kids were 4 and 2 years old, just hearing the word “vacation” was enough to raise...

Gardening Tips and Tricks: 4 Moms Share Their Gardens’ Highs and Lows

Last year he said “I think I want to start a garden.” I laughed... on the inside. All I could think of was zillions of meals, diaper changes, and loads of laundry that would...

Things on Tracks In & Around Jax: Trains to Ride, See, and Explore

Choo Chooo... Jacksonville trains are coming through! I haven't met a kid yet who wasn't fascinated by the sight of a train. Thanks to my son's extreme fascination (obsession?) with them we are always...

5 Tips To Save Money in 2015

I love the blank slate of a new year especially when it comes to my finances! No matter the financial mistakes or successes I had in the past year, January always bring a renewed sense of motivation to...
DIY Christmas Holiday Gifts

Christmas/Holiday DIY, Part 2: The Big Gifts

When we put our hard work into making gifts for our children it can often times seem futile... at first. You don't necessarily spend less, and you always work harder to get a great outcome. Then...

Christmas DIY, Part 1: The Advent Calendar

It's only November 6th and I'm a mom on a mission. For Christmas this year I vow to limit the amount of plastic that enters my house by including gifts that I can make for...
Fort Clinch

Explore Our Forts of the First Coast

Are you looking for places you can take your kids that you don't need to constantly say "no, no...don't do that, don't climb on that, don't go over there, don't touch that... don't, don't, don't..."?...

Organized Mornings & The Myth of “The Night Before”

Organized mornings... is that an oxymoron or what? What family has "organized mornings"? Not mine... and no one I know of! Of course I'd like to change that. The conventional wisdom suggests that you...

Family Biking Gear & Family Bike Day Save the Date

Are you already planning for the fall amidst the sand and sweat of summer? At Jax Moms Blog we are! Even though we are not even half way through with our very fun and...