Jackie Sager

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/.

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...
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Pressure Washing Deal to Perk Up Your House for the Holidays

Post-Halloween reality check: Holiday guests will be arriving in less than three weeks. That's 21 days or less to get your house guest worthy. Incoming guests give me Super Mama Vision--my eyes zoom in...

10 Trunk-or-Treat Events in Tampa Bay

What happens when you combine tailgating with trick-or-treating? Trunk-or-Treat! Check out these options for trunk-or-treat in Tampa Bay. Lutz and South Tampa Family Fun Festival Dates: Saturday, October 12, 4 pm to 7 pm Hosted by Seal Swim...

Cheap DIY Trunk or Treat Decor Ideas

Decorating for Trunk or Treat and Halloween need not break your bank.  I define“cheap” as  1.) What I’ve Already Got, and 2.) What I’ll Re-use. So when it comes to cheap Trunk or Treat...

Press Your Back to School Reset Button

Each year, my girlfriends and I press the back to school reset button after we drop off our kids for their first day back. Iced beverages in hand, we go to Indian Rocks Beach...