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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.
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Quarter-Life Crisis: Not My Proudest Mom Moment

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The Beauty Aisle at Publix Truly Is Worth the Trip

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Mama Bear Meghan Markle Is ‘Silenced’ No More (And We’re Applauding)

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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

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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)

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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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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

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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

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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...
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Santa Isn’t Quarantined: How to Talk to the Big Guy This Year

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Take it from us, Christmas isn't canceled. Yes, your littles can still talk to Santa Claus this year — whether from the comfort of your own home (you're welcome) or via a socially-distant visit...

The Men’s Holiday Gift Guide You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Just Say Om: Your Unofficial Guide to Kids’ Yoga in Jacksonville

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In a world that's become increasingly stressful for adults and children alike (here's looking at you, 2020), it's more important now than ever to incorporate a little downward-facing dog and some deep breathing into...
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All the Feel-Goods: Motherhood and Its Tiny Joys

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You might not know it from reading all the recent quarantine posts or mommy memes — the ones that say all we want for Mother's Day this year is to be alone for crying...