The entire internet is buzzing about Taylor Swift and the Super Bowl. Some of them are #TeamTaylor and can't get enough, and some are in a tizzy about her being the talk of, well, everything. Full disclosure: I'm a...
When did ticket bots become a thing, why are they here, why can't we stop them, and WHY DO THEY HAVE TO RUIN IT FOR ALL OF US?! If people can invent smartphones, blue-tooth devices, robot vacuums, and drones...
My boys have been practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu for more than three years now, and never did I realize as a parent how challenging it would be for me to sit on the sidelines and watch them learn. More specifically,...
School is back in session, which also means all the kids' fall sports and fun opportunities for organized play! As much as we wish we could keep our young athletes packed safe inside a bubble, that's not exactly realistic....
If you have kids with any interest in sports, most of us dip our toes in with a rec league. If you’re like me, you start with Soccer Shots at age 2, mostly for laughs. Have you ever seen...
My daughter’s eyes filled with tears. "Mommy, why were the parents on the other team screaming so loud? It was SO distracting." Her tears were not those of sadness, but of frustration, which made me see red. My normally...
Anyone from my generation (Gen X, baby!) who skated or was around the skateboarding scene would know the phrase "Skateboarding is not a crime." Before skateboarding was recognized as something more mainstream, people used parking lots, curbs, handrails, banks,...
Did you know that more than 20 professional skateboarders have come out of Jacksonville in the past 40 years? The skateboard community in Jacksonville is still thriving, and if you have a kid that is showing interest like my...
I started teaching it when my cousin (owner of the first Yoga Den) asked me to get certified. Ever since I started at the age of 22, yoga has helped me through all the wonderful phases — college, marriage,...
I’m 41, and my bones are old. I’m too old to start learning a new sport, let alone ice skating! I probably should have picked tennis, pickleball, or bowling... and my bones would probably be thanking me instead of cursing...
Parents of babies and young kids, prepare yourself now. Youth rec sports is not what it used to be. Perhaps it is because we live in the second fastest-growing city in the country, but what we’ve experienced since my...
If you want to show off how amazing your golf skills are but are not quite PGA material just yet... then look no further! Here are some golfing places in and around Jacksonville where you can take the whole...

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