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With four kids and a full time job, finding the time to grocery shop is something I usually have to do on the weekends, taking up precious family time, or I squeeze it into lunch hour for any cannot-do-without items....
Probably the most insensitive thing one could say to a mom who works in an office is “Don’t you miss them during the day?” My answer always is: Never, actually. The whole reason I go to work is to get away...
I was working full-time in marketing when I became pregnant with twins. It was our first experience as a family having to navigate the world of paid childcare. After a lot of research, interviews and extensive mom guilt, we...
Before having kids, I thought the hardest part of being a new mom would be the sleepless nights. Don’t get me wrong, those are hard (thank you, coffee), but I never even considered the myriad of concerns and issues...
Shirley Fiano is a Florida native, born and raised in Jacksonville. She graduated from Sandalwood High School and married her husband, Tony, a Marine Corps veteran originally from Massachusetts. Together, they had three children: Cassy, TJ, and Frankie. Cassy...
I don’t spend a lot of time (or money) on my makeup — honestly, maybe 5–10 minutes tops and that includes washing my face. I do work full-time, and when I was going into the office every day, I...
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...
Although we launched in October 2012, 2013 was the first full year for Jacksonville Moms Blog. In the past year we have gained almost 3,500 new Facebook fans, and we are so grateful for all of our new readers....
Shhhhh....I have a dirty secret. Okay, maybe not so dirty, not in the way you're thinking. But sometimes it feels like a dirty secret. My secret: I like to work. That's right. I do. While pregnant with our third and fourth babies (surprise, twins!)...
When I was a graduate student looking for a job — with a 5-year-old and newborn — to no avail, I began to seek out mentors. Because surely there’s a mama out there who has had to juggle school,...
When my husband finally said, "Babe, I get it," we connected on a whole new level of intimacy. For the last five years, I have been a stay-at-home mom with my children. However, like most stay-at-home moms with growing...
Emilie Christenson is the owner of Jaffi's Boutique and a local mom raising daughters and the next generation of entrepreneurs, Carlie and Devon. She is a true boss babe and mentor with a heart of gold, and the fashionista...

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