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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.

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Amy West Wilson

Answer With Caution

If you are a stay at home/work at home mom like myself, you may find yourself in the precarious position of needing to take phone calls during the waking hours of your preschooler. This can be a dangerous and...
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