I’m 49, married 12 years to a wonderful man, Kent, and we have a 5-year-old daughter, Lucy. I have Stage IV, Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer, for which there is no cure. I’m currently in a clinical trial. Treatments...
“You didn’t come, Mom,” she wailed. “You were the ONLY MOM who wasn’t there!” I had no idea what my 6-year-old was talking about when I picked her up that day from school, but her distress was enough to make...
With the rise of the long overdue #MeToo movement, women all over the globe are finally — and fearlessly — breaking their silence on sexual assault and abuse. While their stories of survival continue to be heard and headlines...
If you haven’t already met Jennifer Chapman in person, you’ve probably seen her name. Maybe you’ve worked with her on a board at Leadership Jacksonville, sat with her on a committee for the Junior League of Jacksonville, or volunteered...
I've learned in my four years of either being pregnant or being a mom, that we, in the mother hood, feel that our mom-onality gives us an unspoken right to disperse nuggets of mom-wisdom to one another freely. There...
You know how this goes: You park, check your email and texts one last time, respond to something that's happened in the 15 minutes since you left your desk, and calendar something else. Then you put the phone down....
Motherhood opens a whole new horizon of challenges when it comes to mealtime. We can all remember the quiet moments of preparing meals prior to little ones running around the kitchen. But one does not simply prepare a meal...
When I was a new mom, I had been warned about so much — let's face it, that's everyone's favorite pastime with expecting mothers, right? To tell them all about how terrible having a new baby is? I had...
During most of the time I’ve had children, I have worked in an office. Depending on our lives through the years, sometimes this even has been necessary for our family, and I was really thankful I had my job....
Recently, I was talking to my sister, and we had a familiar conversation about juggling jobs, kids, and commitments. She said, “I’m starting to think that all seasons are busy.” She’s right, every season is busy. Although I do...
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,...
Confession: I tend to read a lot of mommy blogs for inspiration, tips, hacks, affirmation, confirmation, etc. So, after hearing numerous mothers say it was more difficult to go from having zero to one kid, than from one to...

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