Love + Marriage + Relationships

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Being an awesome mom goes beyond taking care of the kids. It’s all about creating a loving environment where feelings are shared, problems are solved, and happiness and love thrives. We know it’s not easy, especially with the everyday stresses of life. That’s why nurturing strong and healthy relationships is crucial for moms like us!

At Jacksonville Mom, we understand the ups and downs of relationships, especially in motherhood. We’re here to share valuable insights on building and strengthening the bonds with our loved ones and here to support when some relationships come to an end.

Keeping your marriage and relationships healthy can be challenging, but it can also be enjoyable and rewarding. We share favorite Jacksonville date night spots or if you prefer the early bird, we share the beauty of day dates in Jacksonville. We also provide advice on maintaining a strong circle of friends and family, whether it’s finding the perfect girls day lunch spot or ways to love on a friend battling cancer. As mothers we are always juggling busy schedules and it can make finding time for relationships hard. We share why mom friendships often require grace and why it really does take a village to raise children.

Our passionate team of 30+ writers delivers thought-provoking content on relationships bringing hope during challenging times and nurturing friendships and marriages throughout the journey of motherhood.

Just like Melanie Dale, the author of Women are Scary, I seemed to relate more to boys than girls growing up. Girls (like women) are scary- with their complicated emotions and snarky comments. When my husband and I first...
  I have always loved Valentine's Day. It’s partly because I am a romantic sap who collects quotes about love, and partly that I cannot resist the allure of glitter, hearts, red and pink, especially against the backdrop of a...

Gift Card Date Night!

I love gift cards. Honestly, who doesn’t love gift cards? I have a confession, though…I hoard my gift cards. Restaurant gift cards, clothing gift cards, movie gift cards, the list goes on and on. They never expire and I...
Here's the deal: I want to be one of those old couples who hold hands at the Cracker Barrel. My secret is out. I thought I had a good relationship and could see myself in 30 or 40 years...
The hot summer movie season is right around the corner, so we’ve put together a list of the top family movies you won’t want to miss! Be sure to bookmark this page so you will be ready for a summer of movie theater fun!
  I remember pinning this quote and continuing to think about it. I try to listen, but with three kids vying for my ears and all the craziness of life I am 100% sure that I am not “listening earnestly no matter...
Feeling a little frazzled? I can relate. This year we have made a family resolution to have more fun. This means more family adventures, but it also means dedicating specific time for my husband and me to get away....
This project represents a major effort on my part to tackle one of my negative qualities that makes me feel like a failure as a mother and wife... I'm always distracted by something (chores, cell phone, TV...) and therefore...
Big Changes at Pump It Up Pump It Up is under new ownership, and with the new ownership will come exciting changes in 2014! Meet John and Donne Ordile, a Jacksonville family with three young, active boys. I had the opportunity...
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and while there’s always a lot of focus on flowers, jewelry and all the girly stuff, the husbands and dads in our lives deserve to be spoiled too. So let’s talk Man...
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Date Night Destinations

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, what a perfect time to recommend a few exceptional “date night” venues. My favorite part of creating “Amy West Travel” is discovering new places in my hometown and beyond that I’ve never been to. They are home...
Date Night Finances

The New Date Night

A couple of weeks ago, I traveled with my family to Chicago for a continuing education conference. Our schedule went something like this: I get up early, learn fun new tax and accounting information in the morning, attempt nap...

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