Jackie Sager

Jackie Sager
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Jackie is mom to Sydney (11), Landon (8) and Harper (4). They enjoy swimming and riding their bikes. Jackie earned her B.A. from Wheaton College. She’s originally from West Michigan and taught secondary language arts for seven years. She has lived across the United States and Canada, but she has lived in Tampa Bay since 2015. Jackie enjoys running the Belleair Bridge, writing and traveling. Follow her at IG #jackiesager1, FB Jackie Sager PrayWriteRun and personal blog https://praywriterun.com/.
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What Your Babysitter Wants You to Know

My babysitter is a rock star: When I return home, the house is cleaned and the kids are asleep. She is worth every. Single. Penny. One night after paying my sitter and kicking off my...

#1 Mother’s Day Takeaway: I Have So Much Fun Being Your Mom

I've been a real grouch lately. You're feeling it, too? The pandemic has done a number on my pep, and I am spouting the grumps at my kiddos. I'm certainly not thinking about my...
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It’s Not About You: 3 Mother’s Day Traditions for Your Kids

On Mother's day, my kids' eyes sparkle when they give me macaroni necklaces and glitter-heavy cards. They don't see the mess they leave behind in the kitchen after they make me breakfast. Yet their...

Child Abuse Prevention: Should You Call CPS?

Child abuse prevention is something we all need to be aware of. I know there were some days when I spoke too sharply, when I put him in his car seat too roughly, and...

5 Kid-Friendly Running Races in Tampa Bay

Last year I met the Chic Granny Jogger who logs countless miles in Belleair Beach. I had spotted her regularly running the sidewalks, sporting bright running gear and an enthusiastic wave. After I introduced...

My Baby Has a Boyfriend: Your Child’s First Crush

Kindergartener: “Mama, I have a boyfriend.” Me: “Who is it?” Kindergartener: “Bryce.” Me: “How do you know he is your boyfriend?” Kindergartener: “He kissed me on the cheek.” Me: (Raised eyebrows)“No more kisses at school. Got it?” Valentine’s Day card...

Ovaries Before Brovaries: Galentine’s Day

If you’re showing up late to the Galentine’s Day party with me, here is the gist: It is an unofficial holiday on February 13 (or 14) for girlfriends celebrating girlfriends. You leave your men...

7 Fun MLK Activities for Kids in Tampa Bay

Frankly, I have been dropping the ball when it comes to celebrating Martin Luther King Day with my kids. I've gotta do something to recognize the civil rights leader, because January 20 is more...
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Worst-Case Handbook for Holiday Travel With Kids

My Best Self plans ahead for each and every worst-case scenario while en route to Grandma's house for the holidays. Real Life, however, likes to kick me in the kneecap. While humor is the...
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How to Cook a Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner With Dietary Restrictions

This cooking challenge may sound like the premise for a network reality show: Devise a kid-friendly Thanksgiving dinner that accommodates dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free guests. (Oh, and make sure it...