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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.
Coming to Terms with the Daughter I'll Never Have

Coming to Terms with the Daughter I’ll Never Have

There I was, 14 weeks pregnant, on my knees on my bedroom floor just praying, praying for a healthy baby — and for the utmost acceptance over any possible outcome. (I don't always pray...

The Trimester No One Talks About

The first trimester is a beast that very few talk about. You might look totally normal on the outside. In fact, you probably do. But inside, your emotions are going haywire, you want all...

My Drinking Story: When a Nice Glass of Wine Simply Isn’t an Option

Few things have driven me to long for "a nice, relaxing glass of wine" more than having a toddler. Meltdowns because I'd like my 19-month-old to put his pajamas in the hamper (because lessons...

Every Parent’s Dilemma: How to Pave the Way for Future Academic Success

"I'm not sure what I should be teaching our son," I recently said to my husband of our 18-month-old son, Archer. "He can say all of 12 words. Isn't it a little early to...

Relax & Recharge with ‘A Day 4her’ Wellness Retreat

As moms, we can't wash our hair without a pint-sized little person banging on the shower door (and forget about shaving our legs or letting that pricey deep conditioner penetrate for anything longer than...

Mosquitoes Suck (Literally): Here’s How You Can Fight Back

As a newbie to Jacksonville (and parenthood, if we're being honest) by way of Kansas City, I was prepared for many things — the struggle to make new friends, the probability of getting lost,...

Prepare for Life’s Curveballs with Courses Offered at Baptist Health

Whether you're newly pregnant with not a clue (hey, we've all been there) or you simply need to brush up on your CPR skills, Baptist Health is on hand to guide you with a...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Teresa Miles, Executive Director at the Women’s Center...

With the rise of the long overdue #MeToo movement, women all over the globe are finally — and fearlessly — breaking their silence on sexual assault and abuse. While their stories of survival continue...

How I Finally Became an ‘After’ Thanks to TitanUp Fitness

Confession: I never dreamed I would be one of those before-and-after fitness folks. I much prefer doughnuts over deadlifts, the couch over kettlebell swings, and a Starbucks two-pump white mocha (with whip) over any...

Moms’ Night Out: See ‘I Feel Pretty’ Before Its Release Date!

Ever feel like it's always the other women who have it all together? And you're the only one still wearing maternity underwear, rocking way too many consecutive days of unwashed hair and suffering from...

Swap Your Oldies for Goodies at the Babies ‘R’ Us Annual Trade-In Event

Sad you missed the latest WeeTrade Kids' Consignment Sale here in Jax, and can't wait until their fall event? Dry those tears, Mamas. The Babies "R" Us Annual Trade-In Event is here RIGHT NOW, and it's...

Baptist Health Brings Healthcare Clinics to Schools in Underserved Areas of Jax

It's a sad reality, but only 4 percent of the adult and child population in the 32208 and 32209 ZIP codes of Jacksonville has seen a primary-care doctor. Wolfson Children's Hospital and Baptist Health...