Tina Smithers Peckham

Tina Smithers Peckham
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Originally from Kansas City, Tina relocated to Jacksonville, FL with her dear husband, feisty cat and sweet-natured corgi mix in 2016. After eight years working various gigs in New York City from magazine publishing to digital marketing, Tina joined the world of freelance, writing and reporting for a variety of publications and websites including MTV News, ET Online, Glamour, Us Weekly and more. Tina has also assisted with social media, editorial and content strategy for brands and personalities such as Britney Spears, Jordin Sparks, Beauty Brands, truTV and WE tv. When she’s not plugging away on her laptop, she can be found exploring the Jacksonville beaches, reading a good book or enjoying a local coffee shop with her cherub-cheeked little boys, Archer and Austin.
fatherhood

Dads Speak Out on What Fatherhood Means to Them

While it might seem as if moms get much of the glory — we do spend nine months growing tiny humans, only to have them painfully pushed or pulled out of some body part, mind...
coffee shops in Jacksonville

Need a Caffeine Fix? Meet Our Favorite Local Coffee Shops in Jax

Starbucks can be a much-needed pitstop when you're making a Target run, but sometimes, a mom needs a pick-me-up with a little more flavor. Local flavor. A place where mamas can feel at home,...
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Free Last Day of School Printables for 2023–2024

Ready or not, summer is just around the corner! Here are your FREE Last Day of School printables for the 2023-2024 school year. Don't forget to use the hashtag: #JMLastDayOfSchool and tag @jacksonvillemom so...
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The Mother-In-Law I Didn’t Know I Needed

You might not know this, but I used to wish on a star for you. Following the death of my mom, I longed for the presence of a strong, loving female figure in my...
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The Busy Mom’s Simple Guide to Raising Monarchs

I've always had a special relationship with butterflies — they adorned my clothes, my jewelry, my bedroom, and the margins of my homework throughout my teenage years. After my mom died of cancer, my...
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The Ultimate Jacksonville Brunch Bucket List

They (whoever they are) say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What is failed to be mentioned is, that brunch actually is. (Go ahead and try to change our minds.)...
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Bring On the Sugar: Our Favorite Donuts in Jax

Donuts are delicious. There, we said it. Call them guilty pleasures, call them necessities of life, call them what you want (heck, spell them out how you want *cough* doughnut) — but have you...
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Taylor, I Was a Functioning Alcoholic, Too (Until I Wasn’t)

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Hidden Gems: 22 Best Parks & Playgrounds In Jacksonville

We're fortunate to live in a place where the weather is nice practically year-round — and one of our favorite activities to do is to head to the park. Parks are a great option...

The Clay County Agricultural Fair Returns to the First Coast

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Florida Prepaid: A Perfect Fit for Those Ever-Changing Life Stages

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Cry Me a River, Justin

Memo to class act Justin. Let me tell you what I told my 4-year-old last week: "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all." For those not following the Justin...