The BEST of Jacksonville Mom: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2021

As we wrap up the craziness that has been 2021, we continue to be amazed and humbled at how much Jacksonville Mom has grown and evolved over the years, even during an ongoing pandemic. But most of all, we are so very thankful to you, our readers, for your consistent support. Jacksonville Mom has always been, and will always be, for YOU.

That said, we wanted to share our top 10 most-read blog posts from this year along with a few honorable mentions. Whether or not you really want to relive the year, perhaps you can look back and laugh… or cry. Or heck, at least get some good ideas for local parks and hiking trails. Happy reading!

Jacksonville Mom Top 10!

“Seriously, what is going on?! Gen Z’s fashion goals are apparently to look like the dowdy moms of 1993 had a baby with the acid-tripping hippies from 1972. Y’all. This is not a good look! Trust us, we know.”

Great Wolf Lodge

“Great Wolf Lodge offers something different for the kids, especially if you have already gone to all of the waterparks in Orlando. This one is indoors, so you don’t have to worry about rain and lightning messing up your waterpark fun!”

Peace Out Skinny Jeans

“Bless, what a gift we’ve been given! High-rise flare jeans, and from Target, no less. Everything tucked in, and your boots are beautifully given space to breathe, finally.”

Washington Oaks Garden State Park.

“It is not easy to write about Washington Oaks Gardens State Park largely due to how magnificent and beautiful it is. It would be best if you experienced being there to see it, smell it, and re-energize your body and soul.”

baby shower gifts

“It’s hard to keep up with the latest baby gadgets that mamas may need in order to make their lives easier. By all means, default to their baby registry, but if you need some additional ideas, here are a few new-mom favorites!”

amanda gorman

“For many of us who have heard words like ‘delayed’ as an excuse to limit access to things like poetry and literature, Amanda Gorman’s words serve as salve and sharpen our resolve. A resolve to ensure that we don’t allow delayed to mean deterred. There are no platitudes in her prose.”

“Did you know there are over 700 natural Florida springs with crystal clear waters and native wildlife to see? Here are 10 amazing springs to enjoy right here in our great state!”

Florida Caverns State Park

“We drove through the little town of Marianna, nicknamed ‘the City of Southern Charm.’ Just on the outskirts is Florida Caverns State Park, Florida’s only state park with air-filled caves accessible to the public.”

mommy makeover

“My stomach is a saggy, stretch mark-ridden war zone, and my boobs (if I can even call them that) are flappy bags of deflated skin. While I am appreciative of all my body has given me, I’m over it. I’ve worked really hard to lose weight and gain muscle, and I’m ready to Marie Kondo my body if you will. Thank it for the joy it has brought, but exchange it for a new and improved one to bring me a different sort of joy.” Learn more about Kacey’s decision and why she chose Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery.

“From parks to play spaces, here are some of our favorite local memberships that you and your children can enjoy all year long. Bonus: You wind up saving money in the long run!”

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Now we want to hear from you! What were some of your favorite Jacksonville Mom posts from 2021? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks again for a crazy, but awesome year, and we look forward to what 2022 has in store. Happy New Year!

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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