Extreme Christmas Lights in Hilliard, Fernandina Beach, St. Marys and more!

Driving around to check out Christmas lights is a tradition for many families, and there are some incredible… [more]

Extreme Christmas Lights in Hilliard, Fernandina Beach, St. Marys and more! The Chapman Family has synchronized lights on Dillingham Street in St. Marys.

Our Holiday Events Roundup: Santa visits, parades, gingerbread ship and more!

The holidays in the region surrounding Amelia Island are incredibly charming for families. There are… [more]

Our Holiday Events Roundup: Santa visits, parades, gingerbread ship and more! A Gingerbread House with free cookies and hot chocolate is one of the offerings at Christmas in the Park.

Kids ride FREE in Fernandina family sunset cruises all month!

Amelia Island River Cruises & Charters is Fernandina Beach's charming tour boat attraction, where… [more]

Kids ride FREE in Fernandina family sunset cruises all month! Kids ride FREE in Fernandina family sunset cruises all month!

Take advantage of “Kids get in FREE Month” all over Jax!

Several fun Jacksonville locations have gotten together to offer "Kids get in FREE Month" for the entire month.

Take advantage of “Kids get in FREE Month” all over Jax! Take advantage of "Kids get in FREE Month" all over Jax!

Santa Express returns to St. Marys: Get tickets before they sell out!

Kids can meet Santa, enjoy a train ride and sing along to Christmas carols.

Santa Express returns to St. Marys: Get tickets before they sell out! Santa Express returns to St. Marys: Get tickets before they sell out!

Review: St. Marys Steam Locomotive Express

For the past year, our region has enjoyed a rare treat - the St. Marys Express - which offers family-friendly,… [more]

Review: St. Marys Steam Locomotive Express Review: St. Marys Steam Locomotive Express

Let’s Roll Entertainment now open in Yulee

Yulee's new indoor play zone features games, bounce houses, an obstacle course and more.

Let’s Roll Entertainment now open in Yulee Let's Roll Entertainment now open in Yulee

Kid Friendly Back to School Meal Ideas from Mrs. V

The back to school rush can be tough on all of us - and figuring out what's for breakfast, lunch and… [more]

Kid Friendly Back to School Meal Ideas from Mrs. V Kid Friendly Back to School Meal Ideas from Mrs. V

Recipe Time with Mrs. V: Red, White and Blue Desserts!

Make a delicious red, white and blue dessert: mini pies, or S'mores Firecracker cookies. Yum!

Recipe Time with Mrs. V: Red, White and Blue Desserts! Recipe Time with Mrs. V: Red, White and Blue Desserts!

Review: The Thirsty Monkey is a great spot for coffee, treats and fun in Kingsland

Kingsland Parents have a secret hangout when they need a break, but now their secret is out! The much-adored… [more]

Review: The Thirsty Monkey is a great spot for coffee, treats and fun in Kingsland Review: The Thirsty Monkey is a great spot for coffee, treats and fun in Kingsland

This Week’s E-Newsletter

Mamamelia's Events Newsletter Features Family-Friendly Events in and near Amelia Island.

Upcoming Kids Events in Nassau and Camden Counties: Nov. 21-27

This week marks the beginning of a fun, busy holiday season full of awesome things to do with your family. The Ritz-Carlton's beloved gingerbread … [Read More...]

Events

A Gingerbread House with free cookies and hot chocolate is one of the offerings at Christmas in the Park.

Our Holiday Events Roundup: Santa visits, parades, gingerbread ship and more!

The holidays in the region surrounding Amelia Island are incredibly charming for families. There are parades, tree lighting ceremonies, and incredible … [Read More...]

Kids ride FREE on Amelia Island River Cruises and Charters' family friendly sunset cruise this month. / Photo courtesy of Scott Moore Photography

Kids ride FREE in Fernandina family sunset cruises all month!

Amelia Island River Cruises & Charters is Fernandina Beach's charming tour boat attraction, where you can take in the beautiful sights from … [Read More...]

This iconic giant mouth marks the entrance to MOSH's "The Body Within" exhibit.

Take advantage of “Kids get in FREE Month” all over Jax!

November has just moved up to the top of the list of our favorite family-friendly months! Several fun Jacksonville locations have gotten together … [Read More...]

The Santa Express is a fun holiday train ride in St. Marys.

Santa Express returns to St. Marys: Get tickets before they sell out!

The St. Marys Express has quickly become a loved family activity in our region: you and your children can board an open air rail car, take a train … [Read More...]

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Reviews

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Review: St. Marys Steam Locomotive Express

For the past year, our region has enjoyed a rare treat - the St. Marys Express - which offers … [Read More...]

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Let’s Roll Entertainment now open in Yulee

Children in Yulee can bounce, enjoy games like foosball and air hockey, and build stuffed animals at … [Read More...]

Amelia River Cruises' green and yellow tour boats are easy to spot at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Marina.

See Sea Creatures on Amelia River Cruises Eco/Shrimping Tour

  My 4-year-old held a spraying sea squirt, eyeballed a blue-eyed sea robin … [Read More...]

Kingsland's The Thirsty Monkey is a local hub for moms.

Review: The Thirsty Monkey is a great spot for coffee, treats and fun in Kingsland

Kingsland Parents have a secret hangout when they need a break, but now their secret is out! The … [Read More...]

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Blueberries ripe for the picking at Harriett’s Bluff Organic Blueberries Farm

One of my favorite childhood memories is going blueberry picking with my grandfather. He was … [Read More...]

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Fernandina Beach’s New Pirate Playground: Like no playground you’ve seen!

After 5 long years of planning and fundraising, Pirate Playground officially opened "for business" … [Read More...]

Thank you to EVERYONE who made this year's Divas' Day Out a huge success! See our pictures and read more about this benefit for Girl Power 2 Cure by clicking this photo.

Divas’ Day Out 2014: See our pics and make plans to come next year!

The third annual Divas' Day Out was a great success, attracting 100s of people and raising just … [Read More...]

Fizikly Fit Kidz incorporates key fitness concepts into its fun workouts. / Photo courtesy of Boston Photography

“Fizikly Fit Kidz” helps kids have fun getting in shape in Yulee and Fernandina

Take a look at just a few of the pictures from a Fizikly Fit Kidz class with Coach Dawn Williams, … [Read More...]

Posing on the ringmaster's stand, which he uses throughout the show. (Of course even a clown couldn't get my daughter to look for the picture, though he tried several times).

See our pics of LEGENDS – including the the Behind the Scenes VIP tent

Our family was treated to VIP treatment at LEGENDS - Barnum & Bailey and Ringling Bros. show, … [Read More...]

The Santa Express is a fun holiday train ride in St. Marys.

Our ride aboard the St. Marys Express: fun for kids and parents alike!

It was a suitably cool Saturday evening when my husband and I surprised our children with a ride … [Read More...]

The Black Raven docked at the City Marina in St. Augustine, FL.

Sword fights and kid-centered fun aboard St. Augustine’s Black Raven Pirate Ship

I'll never forget the silly scene when my 5-year-old son challenged a pirate to a sword fight aboard … [Read More...]

Horseback riding at Stay 'N Country Ranch. / All Photos Courtesy of Stay 'N Country Ranch

Stay ‘N Country Ranch offers Horseback Riding Trails, Lessons and Parties in Yulee

Driving on Blackrock Road, you would probably never realize you were passing a large horse ranch, … [Read More...]

Island Falls has small golf clubs for small kids like my 5-year-old, as well as plastic clubs for tots.

Fernandina’s Island Falls Adventure Golf: Great for even the tiniest of golfers

I expected disaster when my husband told me he wanted to take our kids golfing for the first time on … [Read More...]

Yaya's Beautiful Cake Pops

Yaya’s Attic: Fernandina Mother-Daughter Team “Does It All” for Parties and More

It all started with a birthday party for one very special little guy. When her son turned a year … [Read More...]

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For the Mamas

Bennie and Veronica Jennings accept a $1,000 check from ViSalus after Bennie lost 10 lbs.

Body By Vi: Lose those extra pounds the healthy way, AND help feed needy kids!

Meet Bennie and Veronica Jennings, a couple from Yulee whose lives were changed by a weight loss and … [Read More...]

I love the way Jamberry pairs nail designs with the latest fashions for every taste and style. This pic features Tangerine Ikat and Prism.

Jamberry Nail Shields – A No-Fuss Alternative to Expensive Manicures!

When I ordered my first set of Jamberry Nail Shields, I planned to write a review for moms about how … [Read More...]

Help us choose a winner!

Congrats to our 2013 Divas’ Day Out Makeover Winner… Dawn Lunt!

A big congratulations to the winner of our makeover contest, Dawn Lunt, who won her pampering in a … [Read More...]

Here's my hard-earned medal for finishing the 13.1-mile run.

Our Crazy Run with Disney Princesses for Amelia Island’s Girl Power 2 Cure

I never dreamed I would run a half marathon in my lifetime, and certainly not as the mother of two … [Read More...]

Features

The Chapman Family has synchronized lights on Dillingham Street in St. Marys.

Extreme Christmas Lights in Hilliard, Fernandina Beach, St. Marys and more!

Driving around to check out Christmas lights is a tradition for many families, and there are some … [Read More...]

St. Marys Aquatic Center water features

St. Marys Aquatic Center Now Open

The beloved St. Marys Aquatic Center has opened its doors again for the summer. This small, … [Read More...]

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Talented piano teacher accepting students in Amelia Island-Yulee area

Marina Moffett hasn't had to seek out students for her piano lessons in a very long … [Read More...]

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present Dragons Circus is coming to Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 19-22, 2012.

Readers Share their Favorite Parts of Greatest Show on Earth

Our region is so fortunate to have Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth … [Read More...]

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Ideas

Mrs. V has fun recipes that will help you get through the first weeks of school.

Kid Friendly Back to School Meal Ideas from Mrs. V

The back to school rush can be tough on all of us - and figuring out what's for breakfast, lunch and … [Read More...]

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Recipe Time with Mrs. V: Red, White and Blue Desserts!

There's something so charming about red, white and blue-themed dishes during our patriotic holidays. … [Read More...]

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Recipe Time! Make this Father’s Day feast full of bacon!

What dad doesn't LOVE bacon? I know the dad in our house sure does, and so does the dad married to … [Read More...]

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Recipes! How to make a kid-friendly Cinco de Mayo dinner

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and we're so fortunate to again have an amazing series of … [Read More...]

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Parenting

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Healthy Eating for Kids, Even When You’re Eating Out?

Kids can be picky eaters, but don't they deserve better than a plate full of fried food every time … [Read More...]

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The Awe-Inspiring Power of a Chore Chart

I never realized how often my son got away with having a messy room until he cleaned it … [Read More...]

My son's meltdown at story time was a sure sign he needed a social life.

Aha Moments: I Learned a Lot From My Son’s Public Meltdowns

I recently saw a little boy have a public meltdown, and his parents looked mortified. It's a tough … [Read More...]

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