The BEST of Jacksonville Mom: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2022

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

“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!”

peppa pig theme park

“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!”

moms night out
“This list, which is by no means an exhaustive list of all that Jacksonville has to offer, includes some of our favorite places. They offered a fun atmosphere, great activities, and were awesome to work with for a big group. So, grab your friends and start planning!”
sleepaway camp
“I didn’t know what to expect when I dropped my 11-year-old off at his first sleepaway camp. He, his cousin, and five soccer teammates spent a week away with zero communication back home. Not a text, call, email, or letter.”
“I am done playing your game. I am done trying. Letting go of the constant worry and fear of not being good enough for you is probably the best thing I’ve done for my inner peace, and I thank you for it. I also thank you for teaching me about the kind of mother-in-law I don’t want to be.”

“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.”

“I never heard this from my parents growing up, and I said it one night after feeling so defeated from a tough week of constantly being challenged by him. He was testing boundaries and pushing me to unforeseen limits.”

“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?”

“I understand why my mom kept hard candy in the car, and we were each allowed to have one piece on the way home from daycare after she finally picked us up.”

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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!

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


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