Help us pick! Three deserving moms are the finalists for our Divas’ Day Out makeover.

One lucky lady is in for a huge pampering this year in our Divas' Day Out makeover, and we've narrowed… [more]

Help us pick! Three deserving moms are the finalists for our Divas’ Day Out makeover. Help us pick! Three deserving moms are the finalists for our Divas' Day Out makeover.

Support Girl Power 2 Cure and enjoy fun for all ages at Divas’ Day Out May 10

Help cure Rett Syndrome while playing dress up, shopping and having fun.

Support Girl Power 2 Cure and enjoy fun for all ages at Divas’ Day Out May 10 Support Girl Power 2 Cure and enjoy fun for all ages at Divas' Day Out May 10

Pirate Parade set for May 1 in Fernandina Beach

Join pirates and crustaceans for Fernandina's most popular parade of the year.

Pirate Parade set for May 1 in Fernandina Beach Pirate Parade set for May 1 in Fernandina Beach

Tons to do in HUGE Shrimp Fest Kids Zone May 2-4

The Kids' Fun Zone at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is so huge, it is like a festival in and… [more]

Tons to do in HUGE Shrimp Fest Kids Zone May 2-4 Isle of Eight Flags Kids' Zone

How to host an Easter “Bunny Brunch”

A Kingsland mom shares some incredibly fun, kid-friendly and delicious recipes!

How to host an Easter “Bunny Brunch” How to host an Easter "Bunny Brunch"

Makeover Time: Nominate yourself or a friend for our Divas’ Day Out makeover!

Enter to win a clothing shopping spree, beauty overhaul and before and after photo shoots!

Makeover Time: Nominate yourself or a friend for our Divas’ Day Out makeover! Makeover Time: Nominate yourself or a friend for our Divas' Day Out makeover!

“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, and… [more]

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

Talented piano teacher accepting students in Amelia Island-Yulee area

Marina Moffett has 26 years experience and a master's in piano instruction.

Talented piano teacher accepting students in Amelia Island-Yulee area Talented piano teacher accepting students in Amelia Island-Yulee area

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

We met the ringmaster, climbed into the Globe of Steel and talked to the cast.

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

Readers Share their Favorite Parts of Greatest Show on Earth

The tigers, acrobats, clowns... everyone has a favorite!

Readers Share their Favorite Parts of Greatest Show on Earth Readers Share their Favorite Parts of Greatest Show on Earth

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: April 18-24

This week is packed with fun, including tons of family-friendly Easter events, some family-friendly running events, a pro wrestling tournament, a bike … [Read More...]

Events

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Support Girl Power 2 Cure and enjoy fun for all ages at Divas’ Day Out May 10

Picture girls dressing up in adorable outfits, getting their hair and makeup done and posing for portraits. Add to that ladies of all ages … [Read More...]

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Pirate Parade set for May 1 in Fernandina Beach

It's incredible how many ways people can dress themselves up as giant shrimp. I marvel at this every year at the Fernandina Beach Shrimp Festival … [Read More...]

Isle of Eight Flags Kids' Zone

Tons to do in HUGE Shrimp Fest Kids Zone May 2-4

The Kids' Fun Zone at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival is so huge, it is like a festival in and of itself. In fact, one year I spent almost … [Read More...]

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Reviews

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...]

See lots of photos in our review of the St. Marys Express.

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...]

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...]

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...]

T-Rex was the most ferocious dinosaur in the display. Our little guy wouldn't get near it for a picture.

Eek! Our Face-to-Face with the Dinosaurs at Jacksonville Zoo’s DinoTrek

I never would have expected life-sized dinosaurs to be able to hide in the scenery, especially when … [Read More...]

One lucky Mamamelia reader will win four free tickets to see Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream.

Even Better than We Dreamed: Disney on Ice’s Dare to Dream

Last night, my family attended opening night of Disney on Ice's Dare to Dream in … [Read More...]

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Shrimp Festival Pirate Parade Marches Through Fernandina Every Spring

It's incredible how many ways people can dress themselves up as giant shrimp. I marvel at this … [Read More...]

Circus-Tigers

Our review of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s “Built to Amaze” — a fantastic show!

My daughter is normally in bed by 7:30pm, but on opening night of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum … [Read More...]

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coverLove: A Kings Bay Mom Creates Pillowcases with a Special Message

It isn't easy to hold a steady job when your family has to pack up and move every few years, but … [Read More...]

Synchronized Christmas Lights at a house on 9th Avenue in Hilliard, Fla.

EXTREME Christmas Lights in Hilliard, St. Marys, and Fernandina

There is a house in Hilliard that literally appears to dance during the holidays as its 60,000 … [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

Mother of two Shayla Hart won our Divas' Day Out makeover.

Makeover Time: Nominate yourself or a friend for our Divas’ Day Out makeover!

Do you know someone who’s beautiful inside and out, but she could really use a makeover? Now is … [Read More...]

Marina Moffett

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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Ideas

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...]

This Valentine's Day Butterfly craft has a lollipop face with google eyes and a pipe cleaner antenna.

Valentine, You Give Me Butterflies! ~ A Sweet Card Your Kids Can Make

We chose this adorable craft for my son's Valentine's Day cards last year after he and his friends … [Read More...]

Peppermint Bark Made With My Easy Recipe

Recipe! Peppermint Bark that will Knock Your Christmas Stockings Off

The first time I tasted peppermint bark, it was the best of the best, from Williams-Sonoma. The mix … [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...]

Our first Chore Chart

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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