Meet the Jacksonville mom contributors

Jacksonville mom writers

Allison C.

Writer

Born and raised in the Sunshine State, Allison Chance has called Florida home her entire life, except for the year and a half the Navy sent her and her family to Hawaii! Allison is a doting mother to her sweet Charlotte Hazel and a supportive wife to her husband, Kyle! Allison attended the University of Florida and loves spending her Saturdays in the SWAMP! Allison is a proud Navy wife and also a REALTOR with Hover Girl Properties, where she gets to help families find their dream home every day! When she isn’t working or chasing her toddler around the house, Allison enjoys blogging, photography, cooking, being active and organizing (yes this is a hobby)!

Allison L.

Writer

Allison Lore is a California native who is thrilled to be back in the year-round sunshine after a decade of living in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. She has a background in journalism, technical writing and marketing, and currently works as a proposal manager for a civil engineering firm. She relocated to Jacksonville in 2017 with her husband and son. Her passions include baking, coffee, reading and socializing with friends. Her toddler has taught her more than she ever thought she would know about the nuances of construction vehicles.

Cassy

Writer

Cassy Fiano is a Jacksonville native and mom to four kids. Her husband is a Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient. She works from home as a blogger and a freelance writer, and they currently live in the Argyle area of Jacksonville. Benjamin is their oldest, born in 2011, and he loves being a big brother. Wyatt was born in 2012, and he has Down syndrome. Ivy came next, in 2013, and she is a diva-with-a-capital-D. Rounding out the brood is Clara, born in 2015, who is doing everything she can to keep up with her brothers and sister. They love discovering things to do on the First Coast and going on family adventures, as well as cheering on the Jaguars.

Corinna

Writer + Photographer

Jacksonville University alumna, Corinna Hoffman is a professional family and baby photographer working at her studio located in Riverside. A native of the Philippines, she moved to America at age 10 and has lived everywhere from New York, to Kansas, to Washington, and now calls Florida her home. She is a Yankee fan married to a Red Sox fan by choice. Corinna and her husband, Robert, are both passionate about their baseball teams just as much as they are with the Jacksonville Jaguars! They have been married for almost 11 years now, and she is a mom to a cool and gregarious young toddler, whom she affectionately calls, “Little Lincoln.”

Jessica S.

Writer + Coordinator

Jessica is a North Carolina girl, who after living in New York City for eight years, is loving being back in the south since moving to Jacksonville in 2008. She is a stay at home mom to Linda Claire and Liam. Prior to filling her days with parks and play doh, Jessica worked in event planning and marketing for financial and media companies, including This Old House. A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she is a passionate Tarheel fan, and college basketball season is her favorite time of year. Jessica spends her free time on the tennis court, training for races with her running buddies, or drinking wine her husband, Trevor.

Kacey

Writer

Kacey Roache is a Jacksonville native who lives in Ponte Vedra with her husband, TJ, and her three kids, Lucy, Lucas and Lola. Kacey graduated from Florida State University (Go Noles!) with a degree in interior design. She currently is a Realtor with Team Young & Volen at Ponte Vedra Club Realty. She is passionate about the arts and arts education and serves on the board of Art with a Heart in Healthcare and the Ponte Vedra Public Education Foundation for the Arts as well as the PTO at her kids' school. In her spare time you might find her channeling her inner Serena Williams on the tennis court, performing in an occasional community theater musical, or enjoying the beach with her friends and family.

Kerry

Writer

Boy mom. Household CEO. Corporate leader. Outdoor lover. Social seeker. Sun worshipper. Curious traveler. Champagne enthusiast. These words describe Kerry Schicker. Kerry has always had a passion for writing. Her 20-year career has grown through some form of writing including TV news reporting and producing, magazine publishing, public relations, advertising, marketing, blogging and my current day job doing HR and employee communications for a Fortune 300 FinTech company. She is thankful that Jacksonville has such a supportive community for moms, and can’t imagine raising my two boys anywhere else.

Lindy

Writer + Sales Director

Lindy is a Nashville, Tennessee native, soaking in the beach life with her husband and two adorable kids. A full-time marketing manager for over 10 years, Lindy has spent time working with shopping centers, local and national retail businesses, and planning community events. Upon relocating to her husband’s hometown of Atlantic Beach in 2013, Lindy enjoys a more flexible schedule as a work-from-home mom and retail marketing consultant and helps Jax businesses get in front of local moms as the Sales Director for Jacksonville Moms Blog. In her free time, she enjoys trips to the beach or park with her kids, eating sweets and the occasional kid-free shopping trip!

Maya

Writer

Maya is a full-time SAHM who squeezes in part-time work as a Local Childcare Consultant for an au pair agency. She was born in Ohio but has spent most of her childhood and adult life in Florida. She is André’s devoted wife and mother to 2-year-old daughter Audrey, baby boy Mason and her fur baby. Maya earned an A.S. in Culinary Dietetic Technician and a B.A.S in Supervision and Management from FSCJ. Maya has a long-time love affair with food and is happiest when she is in the kitchen preparing fresh, homemade meals for her family. In her spare time, yoga, listening to podcasts or audiobooks, and online shopping. Earlier this year she started a personal blog. You can follow her at 5spicemomma.com.

Stacy

Writer + Project Manager

Stacy, a former health care program manager, came to the first coast by way of Charlotte, NC. “Passionate for community and creative arts. Stacy is Master Signing Time Instructor with Signing Time Academy and has worked with families and educators through Parent Education & Outreach Programs. Since welcoming the births of her and her husband’s two delightful, energetic sons, she has worked from home, always seeking to find new ways to provide a joy-filled, creative environment, nurturing a love for people, learning, nature, and healthy, natural/organic foods. Stacy shares tidbits of her “life learnings” on her blog, Wasting Nothing.

Allie L.

Writer + Creative Director

Allie never would have guessed that she’d be calling Jacksonville, Florida home, but here she is! A midwest native, she’s lived in Indiana, New York City, Jax, Chicago and has now returned to the First Coast with her family—husband Jonny, two toddlers, Adair & Fitz, and an ageless cockapoo. Her professional history and range of passions is as all-over the map as her home bases. With degrees in musical theatre and journalism, Allie has worked both as Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleader (go ROAR!) and, most recently, a senior content strategist. She loves being a mom more than anything in the world (even wine) and is excited to be sharing the ups and downs of her journey with you.

Christie

Writer

Christie Pettus is a full time working wife and mother living her suburban cul de sac dream in Orange Park, Fl. She is Mom to two awesome teenagers, McKenzie and Ethan, who have come to accept that certain parts of their lives will be blogged about, so they should act accordingly. As graduates of the University of Florida, her and her husband Ryan can be found rooting on their alma mater every chance they get including the more obscure sports. LaCrosse anyone? When she’s not judging her kids’ questionable teenage choices, she can be found hiding in a room buried in a good book or writing, editing, and dreaming about being a full-time author.

Jena

Writer

Jena is a stay-at-home working mom, a wife to her adoring husband Paul, and mom to energetic and hilarious little girls, Isla Grace, Hannah, and Naomi. Being a dancer, cheerleader and gymnast in her youth, Jena has always been athletic but it wasn’t until after college when her real love for exercise began. Three years after graduating from college a friend convinced her to sign up for her first 15k and the next thing she knew she was running past Jack Sparrow in her first marathon at Walt Disney World! Jena recently became certified to teach group fitness. She hopes to “pump” other moms up with fitness tips, trends and information to keep them going strong no matter what motherhood throws their way!

Johanna

Writer + Project Manager

Cheryl Leddy is both a mom and a C.P.A. in her native Jacksonville, FL. Upon graduating from the University of Florida, her love for Jacksonville brought her back to the First Coast where she began her career and her family. She and her husband have three curly-haired children, Nate, Evelyn, and Whit, whom she adores, but who constantly keep her on her toes! Cheryl is fortunate to be able to work as a C.P.A. at Farmand, Farmand, and Farmand, P.A. while also being home with her children. Her favorite parts about living in Jacksonville are the great family and kid-friendly activities, the proximity to the beach, as well as the short drive to Gainesville, where she can keep up with the Florida Gators (her first true love)!

Kaitlyn

Writer

Kaitlyn is loving life as a girl mom with twin four-year-olds and a one-year-old. She has been standing by her man through undergrad, med school, and now residency (and is a little worn out). She is loving Jacksonville and this new chapter of life. Kaitlyn was the head of PR for a startup company in Utah before switching over to Video Production where she got pretty good at making software seem interesting and kind of fun—even though it’s really not. After taking a break from the professional world to “hang with her three best girlfriends”, she is now on a path to self-discovery. One thing she has discovered is that she really likes cake. Kaitlyn makes lovely cakes and has just started to sell them and teach cake decorating. Check out her cakes on Instagram @kaitybaked.

Kathy

Writer

Kathy is a Georgia girl who followed her surfer husband Chuck to the beaches of Jacksonville where she became mom to twins Sophie and Will, Lainey, and baby Henry! Stay at home mom and avid volunteer, Kathy truly believes in teaching her children to embrace the community, to depend on each other, and to serve one another. Kathy served for a decade in the Junior League of Jax, serves on the executive board of the PTA where her children attend school, and is very active in her church, Neptune Baptist. Kathy has learned so much in her career as a software consultant for Oracle, but is always amazed at the skills she has acquired as a mom and community volunteer.

Mary Lauren

Writer + Project Manager

Mary-Lauren is a curly-haired Texan in the trenches of motherhood with two sassy and entertaining daughters. A busy body in the truest sense, she teaches fitness classes all week at Define Jacksonville. To stay sane, Mary-Lauren requires a daily dose of dark chocolate, unwinds with a page-turner and folds laundry watching just the kind of reality TV that she will forbid her girls from watching in the future. A wannabe foodie, she loves to learn about, prepare, experiment and indulge in all things food…well except the shopping part with kids in tow. She blogs about all things fitness from debunking the latest trends to goal setting, Mary-Lauren is passionate about being active, being real and being healthy!

Meg

Writer

Meg is a working mom of two and avid community volunteer. She has worked in corporate communications and media relations for more than 15 years, for a Fortunate 500 company as well as a non-profit. She took some time off to enjoy life as a stay at home mom after the birth of her first child in 2008. Her sweet, introverted daughter, was excited to welcome her baby brother in 2013, and boy/girl twins in 2016. Meg finds being an “office mama” a constant balancing act and never-ending challenge but enjoys the opportunities it offers her for personal growth. A Virginia girl at heart, she loves Florida’s warm weather, the great quality of life Jacksonville offers her family.

Sharnique

Writer

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Sharnique Green is a stay-at-home mom of three and proud resident of Jacksonville. Mothering a son with autism, a gifted daughter, and a strong-willed toddler who is lovingly called the boss baby, things can get crazy. Through this beautiful chaos called motherhood, Sharnique’s personal mom blog, That Dope Mom Blog, was created. She enjoys photography, writing, good food, and exploring the beautiful city of Jacksonville. You can catch captures of all her family’s fun adventures over on Instagram @thatdopemom.

Tina

Writer + Editor

Originally from Kansas City, Tina relocated to Jacksonville with her husband, feisty cat and sweet corgi mix in 2016. After eight years working various gigs in New York City from magazine publishing to marketing, Tina joined the world of freelance, writing and reporting for a variety of media outlets including MTV News, ET Online, Glamour, Us Weekly and more. Tina has also assisted with social media and content strategy for brands and personalities such as Britney Spears, Jordin Sparks, truTV and WE tv. When she’s not plugging away, she can be found exploring the beaches or enjoying a local coffee shop with her cherub-cheeked toddler, Archer.

Allie. T

Writer

Allie is a single/divorced mama bear to two little girls, and is excited to share what this new chapter of her life is teaching her. After obtaining a degree in Psychology, she found herself in the obvious career of starting her own business as a Makeup Artist (www.MakeupbyAllisonPaige.com) as well as the Jacksonville Mom Sales Manager. She finds that champagne is her spirit animal, will only drink her coffee black, and has a very odd dislike for brownies. Her days are filled with fighting over princess dresses, raising tiny humans with a positive co-parenting relationship, making meatballs so good your grandma would be jealous, mascara collecting, sarcasm and LOTS of love.

Cheryl

Writer

Cheryl Leddy is both a mom and a C.P.A. in her native Jacksonville, FL. Upon graduating from the University of Florida, her love for Jacksonville brought her back to the First Coast where she began her career and her family. She and her husband have three curly-haired children, Nate, Evelyn, and Whit, whom she adores, but who constantly keep her on her toes! Cheryl is fortunate to be able to work as a C.P.A. at Farmand, Farmand, and Farmand, P.A. while also being home with her children. Her favorite parts about living in Jacksonville are the great family and kid-friendly activities, the proximity to the beach, as well as the short drive to Gainesville, where she can keep up with the Florida Gators (her first true love)!

Jessica M.

Writer

Jessica was born in the “Bold New City of the South" and loves her some Jacksonville. Not only is J-Ville the place where she was raised with her twin brother, but is it also where she met and married her super-handy hubby, Melvin. Together they have a lovely daughter named Lily and a very competitive son, Henry. In a previous life, Jessica was an Event Coordinator. But at 40, she took a leap of faith- trading in her fancy weddings and parties for block crayons, lavender oils and melodicas to become the Director of Special Events at her children's Waldorf school. Jessica has appeared on local tv discussing topics ranging from Black Friday to couponing, - dirty hair, consignment sales and summer camps.

Katie

Writer

Originally an ATLien, Katie Jones has lived in Jacksonville since 2009 with her super handy husband and their high-strung mutt dog, Maybelle. Katie is a momma of two girls – sweet princess Lila joined the party in April 2015, and little sister (a.k.a. the no limit solider) Lennox made her debut in June 2017. When Katie is not celebrating her love of sarcasm and humor, or writing posts for her design and lifestyle blog, she’s busy designing interiors as her full-time job in the residential construction field, or tackling DIY renovation projects of her own. See above: “handy husband.” She loves the camaraderie of Jacksonville Mom and is thrilled to be part of a community where we can laugh and figure this whole life and motherhood thing out together!

Kelsey

Writer

Kelsey is a Jacksonville, Florida, native, enjoying life with her wonderful husband, Matthew, and their adorable children, Noah, Sophia, and Lincoln. She is a nutritionist that completed her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF. Prior to becoming a stay-home-mama, she worked as a community outreach coordinator, where she taught people about the benefits of holistic health. Kelsey enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, online shopping, and having date nights at local restaurants. She is notorious for snapping pictures of any dish that looks delicious, and she shares her food photography, fun recipes and mom life posts on her blog, KelseyCassman.com.

Lindsay

Writer

Lindsay grew up on Hilton Head SC before heading to FSU. She met her wonderful wife in Jacksonville before they headed to Chicago together where Lindsay worked as an investment analyst. After deciding six winters in the Midwest were plenty they moved back to Jacksonville, new baby girl in tow, in 2013. A second daughter joined their estrogen-filled household in 2014, completing their family. Lindsay works as a digital servicing strategy analyst for a large financial corporation while momming it up with her two active girls. She is also the co-director and co-founder of both Parenting with Pride North Florida and Jacksonville LGBT Families, two organizations that develop and deliver programming and activities for LGBTQIA+ families.

Patricia

Writer + Project Manager

Patricia is a professional makeup artist, wife and mom to two kids (6 and 2). Her days are spent wrangling the kid, being a mom taxi, and getting a workout with her tennis team. Her weekends are spent beautifying clients for their weddings and events. She is obsessed with all things beauty related and cannot wait to share her niche of the world with Jacksonville Mom. Check out her site Makeup by Tricia. You can also watch her every second Tuesday of the month for her Beauty segment on the WJXT Morning Show to hear more of her makeup tips and tricks.

Meredith

Writer

Meredith Fitts Loudenback is “just a small town girl” from South Carolina who moved to Jacksonville in 1995 after graduating from Clemson University. Meredith and her husband enjoyed living in London and Boston for several years before choosing to relocate back to Jacksonville. After working in commercial banking (5 years) and medical sales (10 years), she now enjoys being a stay-at-home mom to her son, Matthew, and supportive wife to her husband, Scott. Meredith is passionate about travel, fitness, entertaining, books, beauty and style. In her free time, Meredith also enjoys triathlon, being involved in PTA, all things shopping, cooking, family bike rides that end with ice cream and a good cocktail shared with girlfriends.

NaTasha

Writer

Sashaying from the rainbow state of Hawaii, NaTasha currently resides in Jacksonville with her awesome husband and two beautiful island souvenirs (kids). As a ministry leader, doctoral candidate and homeschooling mama, NaTasha enjoys the freelance lifestyle, styling clients and blogging on DIY style. She has organized fashion shows and style workshops for a variety of large organizations. NaTasha also assists with marketing and brand development for small businesses and training & development for APA subdivisions. When she’s not glued to her screen for one thing or another, she is likely teaching Bible study, bumming at the beach with her littles or planning small events for friends.

Theresa

Writer

Theresa is a recovering fake adult and is now proudly a child who refuses to grow up. She spent a decade developing and facilitating enrichment programs for at-risk youth. Through this work, she saw firsthand the power of play in the growth of emotionally, physically and mentally healthy children. The pressure of pretending to be an adult finally became too much, so in 2014 she and her father Todd (also NOT a grown-up) opened Villa Villekulla Neighborhood Toy Store on Amelia Island. Her two children, Adrian (13) and Francine (2), often exhibit more maturity than she does and is, therefore, the ones in charge both at home and at Villa Villekulla.

Jacksonville mom 'mombassadors'

Becky

Mombassador + Writer

Becky Walters went from an Air Force brat to a Navy wife! Her love of travel and wine is shared with her husband of 4 years. She is a former elementary school teacher turned SAHM to a 3-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy. Even though she has moved all over the world she considers herself a Texas girl. On the rare occasion she had a few minutes to herself, you can find her enjoying a good episode of Real Housewives or working on a craft project. Becky is a Mombassador for the JMB Military Community Group.

Jennifer

Mombassador + Writer

Native Floridian right here. The beach is my happy place. I met my amazing husband while in college at North Carolina State University (Go Wolfpack!) We have two little girls and I stay home with them. We are huge Disney World fans and decided to become annual passholders. Additionally, I own two businesses, am a proud Mombassador for #JacksonvilleMom and I coach gymnastics at the YMCA. I am passionate about meeting new Moms and helping them to connect with our amazing #JacksonvilleMom community.

Brittainy

Mombassador + Writer

Brittainy is a native to Jacksonville. She graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 2001 and went on to continue her education at FSCJ. She received my Pharmacy technician license in 2005 and worked as a pharmacy technician for 12 years. Brittany started her career at Osteen's Pharmacy, then moved on to Hospice, then Smart Pharmacy. This past year she and her husband decided that it would be best if I stayed home. She is now a stay at home mom, and it was the best decision she ever made. Brittainy enjoys doing many activities with my children and volunteering at their school. She loves to cook, sew, read, and work on different crafts. Brittainy is also a health and wellness advocate and enjoy working out and introducing healthy new food ideas to my family.

Krista

Mombassador + Project Manager + Writer

Krista is a wife and mom to four crazy kids and one rambunctious puppy. Originally from Ocala, Krista moved to Jacksonville in 2010 and quickly fell in love with her new home. She finished her degree online three weeks after giving birth to her 3rd sweet baby but is currently “employed” as a domestic engineer. Krista loves being a stay at home mom but tries to keep busy! In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and attempting Pinterest creations with wood, vinyl, and paint. She is also very involved with her kid's school and is that PTA president that’s always there, sometimes with an extra kid or two. You can usually find Krista with a messy bun, her ice water in a giant Yeti, awkward dancing, and using sarcasm to help coordinate all the chaos.

Chantel

Mombassador + Project Manager + Writer

Born and raised in the Aloha state, Chantel left the nest and headed off for college in sunny Southern California. Almost a decade later she met and fell madly in love with her hubby who whisked her off to the great Midwest. After five brutal winters in Nebraska, Chantel realized that home will always be where the ocean is (and the snow isn’t), so off to Jacksonville they went, where this Hawaiian girl now spends her days as a stay-at-home wrangler to her two baby bears. Prior to becoming a household CEO, she joyfully spent her time as the Program Assistant Director of a preschool. Painting while enjoying a nice glass of wine is her jam and spontaneous dance parties with her kiddos are what sing to her soul.