Our 2016 Summer Camps Directory for the Amelia Island area!

Check out these themed camps, including surfing, kayaking, thatre and more!

Our 2016 Summer Camps Directory for the Amelia Island area! Surf Asylum

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Amelia Island offers yummy chocolatier classes

Our review of a fun chocolate-making class - your kids can do it, too!

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Amelia Island offers yummy chocolatier classes Peterbrooke Chocolatier Amelia Island offers yummy chocolatier classes

ISR teaches critical water survival skills to infants and up in Fernandina

We have a Q and A with instructor Kristi Garber about this life-saving program.

ISR teaches critical water survival skills to infants and up in Fernandina ISR teaches critical water survival skills to infants and up in Fernandina

PBS’s “Family Travels with Colleen Kelly” visits Amelia Island

The show filmed in a number of family-friendly locations on the island.

PBS’s “Family Travels with Colleen Kelly” visits Amelia Island PBS's "Family Travels with Colleen Kelly" visits Amelia Island

Bow and Apple Hair Bows By Heather: Custom bows made in Fernandina

A Fernandina Beach school teacher makes the delicate bows by hand.

Bow and Apple Hair Bows By Heather: Custom bows made in Fernandina Bow and Apple Hair Bows By Heather: Custom bows made in Fernandina

Revolutionary sun defense foods company launches on Amelia Island

Local parents created yummy health bars that naturally build your resistance to the sun's rays.

Revolutionary sun defense foods company launches on Amelia Island Revolutionary sun defense foods company launches on Amelia Island

Surf Asylum’s surfing power couple offers lessons for all ages in Fernandina Beach

Their specialized camps and classes include beginner, advanced, and even all-girls events.

Surf Asylum’s surfing power couple offers lessons for all ages in Fernandina Beach Surf Asylum's surfing power couple offers lessons for all ages in Fernandina Beach

Jax Riverside Arts Market, Hemming Park and The Landing provide family fun

See pics of Jax's newest playground and find out what makes Riverside Arts Market kid-approved!

Jax Riverside Arts Market, Hemming Park and The Landing provide family fun Jax Riverside Arts Market, Hemming Park and The Landing provide family fun

Sweet Pete’s candy shop offers delicious fun at new downtown Jax location

Sweet Pete's has found a new sweet spot to offer its candy, classes and parties in Jax.

Sweet Pete’s candy shop offers delicious fun at new downtown Jax location Sweet Pete's candy shop offers delicious fun at new downtown Jax location

Party Bounce Play: More than just a name change for Fernandina’s indoor play place

New manager has "cleaned house" to give families a better experience.

Party Bounce Play: More than just a name change for Fernandina’s indoor play place Party Bounce Play: More than just a name change for Fernandina's indoor play place

This Week’s E-Newsletter

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

Upcoming Kids’ Events in the Amelia Island area: May 6 to 12

This week you can celebrate Mother's Day at a mommy-and-me painting event at Paisley Grace Designs in Fernandina, or go to a Mother's Day Brunch at … [Read More...]

Events

The St. Marys Express / Courtesy of St. Marys Express

SuperHeroes Express combines train rides and favorite characters in St. Marys

ST. MARYS, GA—Everybody has a favorite superhero, and it’s a good bet their favorite superhero will make an appearance on the first ever … [Read More...]

Surf Asylum

Our 2016 Summer Camps Directory for the Amelia Island area!

It's hard to believe summer camps are already being planned for the end of the school year, but it's true! Our region offers an incredible number of … [Read More...]

The Amelia Island Book Festival is Feb. 17-19, 2012, in Fernandina Beach and throughout the island.

Nassau County Summer Library Program offers rewards for kids as they read

Nassau County Library System offers a fantastic program to keep kids motivated to read all summer long. The program regularly rewards kids for books … [Read More...]

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Reviews

Bunny Rice Krispie treat complete! And, yes, that's chocolate on her cheek.

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Amelia Island offers yummy chocolatier classes

Peterbrooke Chocolatier on Amelia Island is truly a special place that offers exceptional chocolate … [Read More...]

In ISR, the instructor teaches a child life-saving skills in the water. / All photos courtesy of Kristi Garber

ISR teaches critical water survival skills to infants and up in Fernandina

No one wants to talk about it, but it's a scary reality: in a community so close to the beach, where … [Read More...]

Christmas lights at the Rothwell Home at the intersection of Diane Drive and S 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Best extreme Christmas lights in Fernandina Beach, St. Marys and beyond

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

Yes, that's a hair bow, and it's just the beginning of the intricate designs a local teacher is creating. / Photo Courtesy of Bow and Apple Hair Bows by Heather

Bow and Apple Hair Bows By Heather: Custom bows made in Fernandina

You can't just pop in to a big box store and find delicate shrimp-shaped hair bows for Shrimpfest, … [Read More...]

Waxhead bars use natural ingredients high in antioxidants to build your natural resistance to harmful UV rays. / Photos courtesy of Waxhead

Revolutionary sun defense foods company launches on Amelia Island

When Kari and Shannon Kenner moved to Amelia Island, they didn’t plan on changing the way people … [Read More...]

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Fernandina Beach psychotherapist offers 6-step emotional wellness for kids

After seeing a dear friend's family struggle with a child with a behavior disorder, I know very … [Read More...]

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Surf Asylum’s surfing power couple offers lessons for all ages in Fernandina Beach

If there's one sport that's native to our region, it's surfing, and there are few who know the sport … [Read More...]

Paul and Anna Battista check out the St. Johns River with their kids. / All photos courtesy of the Battistas

Jax Riverside Arts Market, Hemming Park and The Landing provide family fun

Fernandina Beach mom Anna Battista - a great researcher and "explorer" who helps keep Mamamelia … [Read More...]

Check out this giant lollipop at Sweet Pete's

Sweet Pete’s candy shop offers delicious fun at new downtown Jax location

Sweet Pete's is a fabulous local candy shop that makes amazing, homemade sweets right in … [Read More...]

The tallest slide at Party Bounce Play.

Party Bounce Play: More than just a name change for Fernandina’s indoor play place

If you always loved taking your kids to the former Fernandina Party n Play, don't worry: all your … [Read More...]

The shop's first shipment of these Big Belly Banks sold out in a matter of days.

Villa Villekulla Toy Store opens on downtown Fernandina’s 2nd Street

Downtown Fernandina Beach has a brand new toy store. Villa Villekulla neighborhood toy store  is … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

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...]

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Beauty in a Blink: Tips for Busy Moms from a Fellow Busy Mom

Mamamelia is a website that loves all its daddy and mommy readers (and grandparents, aunts, uncles, … [Read More...]

Ideas

Oldie but goodie: Last year, our local mom Mrs. V gave us these 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...]

Make your children this fun "Bunny Brunch" for Easter morning. Get more great ideas at http://domesticadventuresofmrsv.com. / All photos courtesy of Marissa Velasquez.

How to host an Easter “Bunny Brunch”

Is your mouth already watering for the delicious-looking, kid-friendly Easter "Bunny Brunch" in the … [Read More...]

Yum! Just looking at this pic inspires me to bake another batch!

O’ Henry Bars: A No-Bake Dessert that Your Kids will Love!

The rich chocolate topping on these no-bake peanut butter cookies makes them a hit. They keep well, … [Read More...]

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Features

Colleen Kelly introduces Amelia Island to her audience from the balcony of her beachfront lodging, Katie's Light. / All photos courtesy of Family Travels with Colleen Kelly

PBS’s “Family Travels with Colleen Kelly” visits Amelia Island

Traveling with kids can be tricky when you don’t know where to go and what locations are truly … [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...]

Ingrid Harding, shown with daughter Sarah, is on a mission to cure Rett Syndrome, the most severe form of Autism, through her nonprofit, Girl Power 2 Cure.

Donate your kids’ gently used items to our yard sale benefitting GP2C

Are you drowning in toys after adding your kids' Christmas gifts to the piles of toys they already … [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...]

Why do police fingerprint kids and get their DNA?

Photos, Fingerprints, DNA — for KIDS? Why the Sheriff’s Office Recommends It.

I have to admit it: I was uncomfortable with the idea of getting my kids fingerprinted. And taking … [Read More...]

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