Last month, a soon-to-be dad reached out on a meal-sharing site to ask for help. His wife was pregnant, and he wanted to be proactive in seeking help — including from, yes, strangers. He gave examples of favorite recipes...
I don't know what it is like to be an alcoholic. I don't know what it is like to fight that battle every single day. And I certainly don't know what it is like to tell yourself each night...
In honor of Men's Health Month, I decided to collaborate with my husband, Matt, to discuss some of his best health tips. Who better to talk to than a dad of three with zero health experience? "Magazines like Men's Health set...
Many weekends, my family can be found out exploring Jacksonville. We'll go somewhere like the Jacksonville Zoo, the Museum of Science and History, explore downtown... or we might do something fun at home. Whatever the circumstance, like most parents, we...
My husband struggles with depression, which means that our entire family does, too. Throughout my life, I have been fortunate to have basically no experience with mental illness, so the learning curve these past few years has been difficult....
Diabetes is a disease I spent most of my life not thinking about and not truly understanding. After meeting my husband, a Type 1 diabetic since he was 13, diabetes has become something I think about daily. This disease...
If you’re anything like me, I seem to struggle with what to get the men in my life at Christmas. Whether it’s my husband, dad, or brothers, I am always looking for something they can use, but also something...
While it might seem as if moms get much of the glory — we do spend nine months growing tiny humans, only to have them painfully pushed or pulled out of some body part, mind you — a dad's job is equally important...
Becoming a father was hands down the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. At the same time, it meant giving up a previous life I thoroughly enjoyed. Before we started our family, my wife and I...
Recently, I spotted a dad wearing the coolest shirt at an indoor play gym. It said, “Dads don’t babysit. It is called parenthood.” In BIG red letters on the front of his shirt, this dad was announcing to everyone...
A few years ago, when we only had three kids, my husband took them out on some errand with the goal of giving me a very much-appreciated break. He came home beaming: when he left the grocery store, someone...
If you've read any of my posts for Jacksonville Moms Blog over the past couple of years, then you probably know I'm a card-carrying Navy Wife- and that at any given time, my husband is probably somewhere far from...

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