As we wrap up the craziness that has been 2022, we continue to be amazed and humbled at how much Jacksonville Mom has grown and evolved over the years. 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 beloved honorable mentions. Sit back, relax, grab your favorite bev (coffee or mimosa… we’re not judging) and look back at the past year and laugh… or cry. Or heck, at least get some good ideas for local parks and hiking trails. Happy reading!
Jacksonville Mom Top 10!
“In October 2011, I called it. We both knew what it meant to live in broken homes with broken parents, and divorce gave us a fighting chance of saving ourselves, our daughter’s childhood, and any chance we had of co-parenting in a healthy environment.
It was later that he took a risk, a risk I will forever tell our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren about.”
“Providence Canyon close enough to wake up one morning, check the weather, and hop in the car to go if you are down for something spontaneous. The most challenging parts of the trail are the start and the finish, but the minute you make it down to the bottom of the canyon, it’s stunning!”
“The Peppa Pig Theme Park Florida is the newest destination for families with young children and is a great alternative to paying big bucks at other theme parks where your little one isn’t yet big enough to enjoy the rides. Here are my top things to know before you make the trek!”
“When the 15 seconds were over, I remember feeling disappointed. Like, wait a damn minute, I really enjoyed that. So, we made an effort to do it more often — and we suddenly started to talk more. We talked about our day, how we were feeling, things we were wanting to do. We felt closer than ever because not only were we physically connecting, we were emotionally connecting, as well.”
“With our kids’ friends out of the classroom, and their moms likely going just as crazy as you are, everyone wants to get together, plan trips, or even just enjoy a good ol’-fashioned staycation. As a mom, how can we be expected to stay on top of it all?”
A Few Honorable Mentions...
The ‘No TV’ Rule In Our House by Meg Sacks
Thoughts From the Car: The ‘Middle Years’ of Parenting by Johanna Kwartler
On the Road: Jax to Charlotte, NC by Dominique Landry
Dear Party Mom, Can I Leave My Kids? by Anonymous
What Every Mom Can Learn From Disney’s ‘Encanto’ by Blair Gregg
I Miss My Small Town by Brittany Hutto
The Slap Heard ‘Round the World by Mary Lauren Eubank
Yikes! So, You’re Planning a Home Birth? by Ali Hall
Dear Husband, I Miss You by Meg Sacks
Overnight Date Trip to Charleston: Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and More by Blakeley Vinicky
What Going to Jail Taught Me by Allison Chance
The Most Popular Local Guides...
Guide to Child Care, Preschools, & Schools in Jacksonville by Chantel Beidleman
Our Favorite Local Photographers in Jacksonville by Megan Kilis
The Ultimate Jacksonville Brunch Bucket List by Tina Peckham
Guide to Drive-In Movie Theaters In and Around Jax by Corinna Hoffman
U-Pick Strawberry Farms & Festivals in North Florida by Mischelle Storm
Guide to Great Family Hiking Trails in Jacksonville by Meredith Loudenback
The Ultimate Guide to U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Jacksonville by Mischelle Storm
Guide to Fitness & Health in Jacksonville by Chantel Beidleman
Summer Camps In & Around Jacksonville by Mischelle Storm
12 Must-Read Tips Before Visiting LEGOLAND Florida by Alina Penjiyeva
How Old Is Too Old for Toys? by Theresa Duncan
Honest Thoughts On Having a Fifth Baby by Cassy Fiano-Chesser
Top 10 Family-Friendly Springs to Explore in Florida by Nicki Wiggins
15 Budget Date Night Ideas in Jacksonville by Cassy Fiano-Chesser
Water Park Day Trips from Jacksonville by Kacey Roache
Gen Z, Take Several Seats — Your Fashion Sense Is Just Bad by Cassy Fiano-Chesser
10 Things You Should Know About Great Wolf Lodge by Corinna Hoffman
Coming to Terms with the Daughter I’ll Never Have by Tina Smithers Peckham
10 Kid-Friendly Day Trips from Jacksonville by Kacey Roache
Now we want to hear from you! What were some of your favorite Jacksonville Mom posts from 2022? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks again for a crazy, but awesome year, and we look forward to what 2023 has in store. Happy New Year!