James F Holland Park

School is out and although the calendar may disagree, it’s officially summer in our house! For us, that means lots of outdoor time, water fun, ice cream, later bedtimes, more adventures, and so.many.memories! We were invited by friends to a park in Palm Coast. Yes,...

Coastal Kicks

Last year when my oldest was 3, we decided to try soccer. We made it 2 practices and then cue our exit. We tried a different league with a February start date, and my son told me he wanted to go home. There are other details of the experience I will spare you, but...

What Do I Really Want?

Mother's Day is only a couple weeks away and let's be honest, moms are the doers, givers, and creators of all. the. things. My son will often say to me "how do/did you know" and I tell him that mommies see it all, hear it all, and feel it all.  Isn't that the...

AquaSwim, Swimming Safari, and more….

With summer fast approaching and temperatures continuing to rise, many families are shopping for new bathing suits, beach toys, and of course sunscreen! While protecting our skin from harmful UV rays is important, we also need to be thinking of safety from drowning,...

Strawberry Picking Season!

Strawberries are a favorite in our house and there is absolutely nothing better than fresh-picked fruit. Red, juicy, nutrient-filled, and so versatile! We decided to treat the boys and take them to pick their own for their very first time. “U-pick” season usually...

Playgroundtalk Jax Summer Camp Guide

Hard to believe spring break has come and gone, which means the school year is winding down! Whether your kids attended virtually or in-person, they all want to stay active, social, and entertained all summer. Check out Playgroundtalk Jax's Summer Camp Guide for great...
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Welcome to Playgroundtalk Jax!
Your kid-friendly guide to Jacksonville’s best local gems.

I’m your host, Jodi!

A little about me… I am a pediatric dietitian and have spent my career in two wonderful children’s hospitals; Wolfson Children’s Hospital and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, an hour south of where I grew up.

I’m not your typical “Pinterest mom”. I’m not super creative and I’m no expert at imaginative play! (Honestly, how many hours can my 3-year-old play with these dinosaurs?)

But when it comes to snuggles, dance parties, and outdoor exploration, that’s where this momma shines!

When our youngest was born, we made the decision that I would stay home. It gave me an incredible opportunity to spend endless time with my boys, but how could I best take advantage of the time we had together? I started researching and I quickly learned that the best advice wasn’t coming from any book or article, it was coming from other parents! The hints and tricks I learned from other moms was a blessing, (especially in my early years of mom-hood), and I knew I had to find a way to pay it forward.

Playgroundtalk Jax is my way to do that!

This is where I share the best places to go, classes to experiences, and special local events with fellow Jacksonville parents! My hope is to take the guesswork out of the planning process so you can focus on what matters most – spending quality time with your kiddos!

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James F Holland Park

James F Holland Park

School is out and although the calendar may disagree, it’s officially summer in our house! For us, that means lots of outdoor time, water fun, ice cream, later bedtimes, more adventures, and so.many.memories! We were invited by friends to a park in Palm Coast. Yes,...

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Coastal Kicks

Coastal Kicks

Last year when my oldest was 3, we decided to try soccer. We made it 2 practices and then cue our exit. We tried a different league with a February start date, and my son told me he wanted to go home. There are other details of the experience I will spare you, but...

read more
Strawberry Picking Season!

Strawberry Picking Season!

Strawberries are a favorite in our house and there is absolutely nothing better than fresh-picked fruit. Red, juicy, nutrient-filled, and so versatile! We decided to treat the boys and take them to pick their own for their very first time. “U-pick” season usually...

read more
Jack Russell and Palencia Park

Jack Russell and Palencia Park

As we roll into March and the air begins to smell like spring, my boys and I have had the urge to head to a park! We decided to explore two; one local to the Jax Beach area and another that was more of a destination. Jack Russell Park, one of Atlantic Beach’s prized...

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We Rock the Spectrum

We Rock the Spectrum

Cold temperatures have finally arrived in NE Florida! Before kids, this kind of weather would mean sweatpants, lifetime movies, and a comfy blanket on the couch, (drink in hand). For some reason, my two boys don't seem to share my vision for a perfect cozy day. We set...

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The Greenhouse Playhouse

The Greenhouse Playhouse

Another holiday season has come and gone, and many memories were made! But after the excitement of Christmas subsided my boys were ready to get active again, so we made our way to The Greenhouse Playhouse! The Greenhouse...

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PLAYGROUNDtalk Jax is a resource dedicated to creating a community of informed parents in the Jacksonville area.

Whether you’re looking for unique events, kid-approved café options, special-needs accommodations, or just want the inside-scoop on popular local destinations, PLAYGROUNDtalk Jax is a trusted guide for parents who are looking for hand-picked, user-friendly, and precise offerings of things to do.