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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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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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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...

The BEST of Jacksonville Mom: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2023

As we wrap up the craziness that has been 2023, we continue to be amazed and humbled at how much Jacksonville Mom has grown and evolved over the years. But most of all, we...

Give Back This Holiday: Weekly Acts of Kindness for Kids

We could all use a little more love and kindness in our lives, especially now more than ever. One of the best ways to teach kids how to be kind is to take action...
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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...

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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Raising Lifelong Readers: Get Your Kids Hooked on Books

From the second we're faced with that positive pregnancy test, we often find ourselves inundated with the importance of reading — reading to your baby in the womb so they can be familiar with...
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Celebrate 904 Day in Jax: Your Guide to the Best Staycation Ever

As 904 Day swiftly approaches, our fair (and oh-so-bold) city is encouraging local residents to celebrate in the biggest way possible: By sticking around over the Labor Day weekend to celebrate all things 904! For...
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Set Sail on Your Dream Date Night (or Moms’ Morning Out!)

The demands of mom life (and let's be real, life in general) can make it tough to fit in those much-needed moments of self-care. And oftentimes, a bubble bath or five minutes alone to...
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Free First Day of School Printables for 2023–2024

Ready or not, the time has come! Here are your FREE First Day of School printables for the 2023-2024 school year! Don't forget to use the hashtag: #JMFirstDayOfSchool and tag @jacksonvillemom so we can...

Hidden Gems: 21 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...
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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...