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In an ideal world, parenting would come with a how-to guide for every scenario. Nonetheless, reality tells a different story. Each child is a unique soul, deserving a special kind of love, care, and attention. So, without a parenting handbook, what’s a parent to do? Enter Jacksonville Mom. Our team comprises of 40+ contributors with diverse backgrounds and family dynamics, offering a wealth of experiences and parenting wisdom.

Parenting wisdom often comes with experience, yet it can also be shared and learned. At Jacksonville Mom, we understand that every child is different, and as a parent, patience, empathy, and listening are just as crucial as setting boundaries and establishing routines. Remember, perfect parenting is a myth – it’s the small everyday moments that truly matter. Above all, parenting wisdom is the ability to adapt and evolve with your child, guiding them through each phase of their growth with love and resilience. This wisdom not only shapes the child’s life but also deeply impacts and enhances the parent’s journey.

Jacksonville Mom is here to offer parenting wisdom throughout the stages of motherhood. You will find stories about everyday events and the highs and lows that we all face as moms. We talk about the household and how to stay organized during the school year. We offer simple ways for our kids to be kind and birthing advice for new moms to be. We also tackle difficult topics on helping children cope with anxiety and tips for co-regulating when we ourselves struggle to regulate our emotions.

Parenting in Jacksonville presents its unique set of challenges and rewards. As a mom in Jacksonville, we nurture our kids in a city known for its beautiful beaches, thriving arts scene, and strong sense of community. Jacksonville’s supportive environment fosters togetherness and perseverance. Whether seeking advice or parenting wisdom, Jacksonville Mom is here to support you on your parenting journey.

When my husband and I made the decision to adopt, it was because we wanted to have a family  made up of biological children and children who were not biologically ours. Two months after we were chosen by my...
In light of much that has happened in the last few years for women and girls, the good and the bad, I want my daughters to know a few important things. We have so many strong, amazing women in...
WARNING- Somewhat gross photo below (but not with LL Cool J). This post is for you as a mom (and about LL Cool J). It's often that we don't think about ourselves first so before we get back into bikini (or tankini) season, book an...
Working moms have two jobs — the one that pays them, and the one they love more than life. And there are so many times these two jobs are at odds with each other, are pitted against each other,...
Back when I was working full-time, the "stay-at-home mom" title always sounded so luxurious. I pictured perfect days with not a care in the world, other than spending uninterrupted quality time with my babies. What could a stay-at-home mother...
Even though you haven't entered the world of dating yet, I’ve thought about the moment more than you might expect. The day you choose to give your heart to someone, and the day that heart gets broken. It’s an...
You know me. I’m the one unloading her kids from the car at the park just as you are pulling away to go home for dinner. Being a working mom feels so lonely sometimes.
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....
Have I mentioned that I love the fall? Yes, I think I have! Besides all the fun activities like visiting pumpkin patches and enjoying great family traditions, the beautiful weather in the fall makes it the perfect time of...
With Jacksonville Fashion Week just around the corner (March 27-30th). I thought I’d share a little blog about kids and fashion. My munchkin will be walking the runway for the first time in her three years. I couldn’t be...
As we (finally) wrap up the blazing dumpster fire that has been 2020, we continue to be amazed and humbled at how much Jacksonville Mom has grown and evolved over the years, even during a pandemic. But most of...
This time of year is hectic. School is back in session. Orientations, open houses, meeting the teachers, and the chaos of back-to-school shopping are all behind us. You are almost through the transition to the school year routine when...

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