Tina Smithers Peckham

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.

The Outlet I Didn’t Know I (Desperately) Needed

Facts: I was painfully shy and awkward when I joined my high school dance team in 1996 — but I loved losing myself in the jock jam of the moment during drill team practice...

Free Britney (and Her Body): Nobody Should Be Robbed of Motherhood

It was a moment Britney Spears fans and Free Britney supporters have been waiting for, wondering if and when it would ever happen. For well over a decade, we have waited to hear her...
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Start the Conversation: Prevent Children’s Mental Health Crisis

One in five children is living with a mental health illness. It could be a friend's child. It could be your child's classmate. It could be your child — and you might not even...

Fulfill (Most of) Your Man’s Dreams at Publix

Publix is where it's at in terms of one-stop shopping for the family. From diapers to deli meat, they've got me covered. (Target, what? Yeah, I said it.) And don't even get me started...

Quarter-Life Crisis: Not My Proudest Mom Moment

"Ma'am, I'm going to need for you to calm down, so your child doesn't get even more upset." Deep breath. "Okay," I squeaked, as I backed into our walk-in closet so I could better hear...
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The Beauty Aisle at Publix Truly Is Worth the Trip

Confession: I'm a die-hard Publix gal. I do my weekly grocery run like clockwork every Sunday at the same location. I know the gals at the deli counter, they know how I like my...
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Mama Bear Meghan Markle Is ‘Silenced’ No More (And We’re Applauding)

In the words of Meghan Markle, I've never been one to fawn over "all the grandeur" of royal life. I don't care what Kate's wearing or which carriage the Queen chose to take to...
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Monster Jam Is Roaring Into Jacksonville

The most action-packed motorsports experience for adults and kids alike is roaring into Jacksonville for a wild, high-octane weekend! Monster Jam® will rumble into TIAA Bank Field on March 6–7 where fans are invited...

13 Parenting Tips We Could All Take From Britney Spears (Seriously)

Wait. Hear us out. So Britney Spears got a little flack a decade ago for going through a rough time — you can learn all about it on the New York Times' latest documentary,...
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How a Beloved Small Business Found Their ‘New Normal’

A mere three weeks before the grand opening of Bay & Bee's new location, life completely changed as we knew it. School and work were put on pause. Social distancing, hand sanitizer, face masks,...
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How You Can Help Celestial Farms Animal Rescue

Celestial Farms is in danger of shutting down due to budget cuts from the COVID-19 pandemic, which could leave hundreds of beloved rescue animals without a home. The non-profit animal rescue and educational center...

Your Family’s Health Matters: Introducing Baptist HealthPlace at Nocatee

If you haven't checked out the new Baptist HealthPlace facility in Nocatee, it's absolutely a must! And what better time than during the new year when we're all craving a fresh start — especially...