Meg James

Meg is a Jersey native, wife to Logan, her Jacksonville University sweetheart, and stay-at-home mom to two young boys, Landon and Griffin. She has been active in the Jacksonville moms club scene since the birth of her first son. After moving and falling in love with Nocatee, she created The Real Housemoms of Nocatee, a resident moms group with over 1200 members. Meg enjoys working out at Trinity Fitness Ponte Vedra and committing her husband to continuous house projects. After breast cancer touched six women & men in her family as of 2015, Meg decided to stop the cycle by having a preventative double mastectomy. You can follow her prevention journey on her blog at Bravery without BRCA. Beginning in 2017, Meg formed Trekking Twice, a Christian family travel blog documenting the two treks per year that her family embarks on after conducting extensive research on the best trips for families with young kids.
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The Baby Monitor Chronicles: When to Stop Monitoring

With the birth of our first baby, I loved registering for all of those sweet baby items you absolutely needed: a wipe warmer, a specially scented trash can for poop and a glow-in-the-dark thermometer for...
Live Like Local Ponte Vedra

Live Like a Local: Ponte Vedra & Nocatee

It is definitely not a hard-Noc life in Ponte Vedra! Home to the PGA Tour and the Players Championship, as well as miles of beautiful beaches and a variety of local boutiques and restaurants,...

Think Outside the Toy Box: Give the Gift of Experiences this Holiday Season

Like so many families in America, our family is blessed with too many toys, books and mismatching puzzle pieces in our playroom. For this holiday season, I wanted to give our boys gifts other...

La Petite Academy: Where Children’s Education Meets Healthy Living

All children are unique in their own way — that's something we learn early on in our journeys as mothers. And just as our children all reach milestones in their own way (and in...

I’m a Northerner Trapped in a Southerner’s Body

I was proudly born and raised in southern New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. I grew up eating out at delicious Italian restaurants, having real Chinese takeout and devouring mouth-watering Philly pretzels. And then, I...

One Year Ago, I Had My Breasts Removed

My breasts have provided me many different things over the years. In middle school and high school, I watched them grow during the awkward period of puberty. As an adult, they made me feel confident...

JMB Moms’ Night Out: Mind Bender Escape Rooms

Sharing a bottle of wine, chatting at a restaurant, seeing a movie? Sure, all of those sound like great ideas for a moms' night out. But this past month, several Jax Moms Blog contributors...

The *Real* Reason Why I Work Out

Growing up, I wasn't really the athletic type. I dabbled in running track in middle school and played one year of high school softball, but it wasn't really my thing. And that attitude translated into...

Swimming is the Only Sport That Can Save Your Life

As we near the end of the summer, you may be thinking the swim-lesson season is over — but I would like for you to take a few minutes to consider the health and...
Why WE are Repeating VPK {And It’s OK if You Aren’t}

Why WE are Repeating VPK (And It’s OK if You Aren’t)

Summer birthdays, I’ve decided, are officially the worst. Sure, my almost 5-year old son, Landon, will still celebrate with his friends this summer with a Ninja-themed birthday party in an air-conditioned facility.  And although his...

JMB Contributor Family Fun at Wicked Barley Brewing Company

Is the first place that you think of for family fun in Jacksonville a brewery? If not, you may want to think again! Wicked Barley Brewing Company, one of Jacksonville’s finest craft breweries, offers...
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Need a Break? Start Your Own Neighborhood Kid Swap

Almost two years ago, a neighbor with two boys almost the same age as mine sent a Facebook message to myself and six other neighbors in Nocatee: "Do you want to join a weekly...