Guide to Spring In & Around Jacksonville

Spring time is the BEST time in Florida! The weather is warm and the evenings perfect. It’s the greatest time to get outside and enjoy what our city has to offer! Below are our best resources for enjoying spring in Jacksonville!

10 (MORE) Kid-Friendly Day Trips from Jax!

We’re not even quite to July yet, and my kids are already chanting “I’mmmmm bored” on a daily basis! Last year I came up with 10 kid-friendly day trips from Jax, and now I need more! So here are 10 MORE great places, perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway. 1. White Oak Plantation White Oak […]

Egg Hunts In & Around Jacksonville

Hippity hoppity, bippity boppity here comes Peter Cottontail! You asked, we heard and answered all of your Easter event needs! Whether you’re in the market for an egg hunt, brunch with the family or ice skating with the white fluffy guy himself, we’ve got you covered! Easter will be here soon so you’d better fill […]

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations In & Around Jacksonville

We’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and as luck would have it, we took care of all of the holiday planning and guesswork as our responsibility so that you wouldn’t have to! Let’s be real here, there’s a certain stigma that often follows this holiday, (ahem, bottoms up!) but since we live in the wonderful family-friendly […]

The Ultimate Guide to Strawberry U-Pick Farms & Festivals in North Florida

Strawberry season is right around the corner here in Florida. Typically the farms open at the end of March and stay open through April, but weather conditions and the amount of rainfall we received during the year can always impact exactly when the crops will be ready. Many of the farms are located just outside […]

Spring Break Camps In & Around Jacksonville

It’s almost time for spring break! And whatever your plans, there are spring break camps in and around Jacksonville to meet them. Whether you need a daily drop-in, or to book a full week, you are sure to find something that fits your family’s needs! Here are a few of JMB’s favorites for 2019.   […]

Live Like a Local: Jacksonville by Water

Jacksonville is often referred to as the “river city,” and for good reason. With the St. Johns River flowing through Downtown Jacksonville, the banks of Ortega, San Marco and into Mandarin, as well as the Intracoastal Waterway, Sisters Creek, Nassau Sound and even the Atlantic Ocean, boating is a huge part of our community! My […]

10 Parks To Visit This Spring In & Around Jacksonville

Temperatures are warming up, Spring is in the air, and it is time to head outside! One of our favorite activities to do when the weather is nice is to head to the park. Parks are a great option for kids of all ages, whether your kids want to stay in the swing, dig in […]

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Festivals in Jacksonville

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for some outdoor fairs and festivals. Jacksonville, and the surrounding areas, will be hosting many family friendly events over the next few months. Most of the 30 festivals listed are geared for the entire family and many of them are FREE! So what are you waiting […]

Florida State Parks: A Mom’s Guide to Enjoying the Real Florida

If you ask my kids what their favorite family vacations have been, their answers might surprise you. Although we’ve traveled to various states, big cities and major amusement parks, it’s the memories made during our adventures in the Florida State Parks that has stuck with them. Snorkeling at Bahia Honda, catching crabs on St. George […]

Explore Our Forts of the First Coast

Are you looking for places you can take your kids that you don’t need to constantly say “no, no…don’t do that, don’t climb on that, don’t go over there, don’t touch that… don’t, don’t, don’t…”?  Would you rather say… “What’s under there? Can you you climb this?  What does that feel like? Can you guess what […]

Kennedy Space Center: A Refreshing Alternative to Theme Parks

One thing I love about our area is how close we are in all directs to so many great family destinations. Our family is always looking for quick weekend getaways around Jacksonville that won’t break the bank or cause a lot of stress. In addition to searching for new and undiscovered spots, we always focus […]

Mom’s Guide to Jacksonville’s Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails – With PRINTABLE

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 year to enjoy many outdoor activities that can be limited by the heat and humidity of […]

10 Reasons to Visit Fort Clinch

Tell me if this ever happens on your weekends… Wake up on Saturday morning, veg for awhile (’cause you need it), then look at your husband at around 9:30 and ask “what should we do today honey?” For me, that’s an awful way to start the weekend because by then, it’s already too late to […]

Jacksonville Parks: A Review

Last week’s temps may not have felt like spring weather, but it is, in fact, springtime! And while we may still have a chilly day or two here and there, most of us are putting away our sweaters, dusting off our shorts and tank tops and heading outdoors. While we’re fortunate enough to live in […]

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Vicky Lane
Vicky Lane is the co-owner and co-founder of Jacksonville Mom (formerly Jax Moms Blog). Since 2012, she has been overseeing the content and technical side of Jacksonville Mom. In this role, she manages over 30 writers and works closely with the managing editor to provide the most relevant content for the Jacksonville parenting community. In her previous career, Vicky obtained her Masters in Education and served as University Registrar at the University of North Florida. Wife to adoring husband John, her love for all things “Mom” began in 2010 when their son Brendan was born. Vicky chose to put her full-time career in higher education on hold to spend time with her new baby, giving her a new respect for motherhood and parenting. In June 2012, John and Vicky welcomed sweet Audrey to the family. Vicky has created an amazing circle of Moms who are continuously seeking new ways to enrich their children’s lives in and around Jacksonville. Being part of the creation of an online parenting resource and small business that serves the great Jacksonville area has allowed her to flourish in a successful career while remaining present for her family.


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