Swim Amelia Swim Offers Affordable Private Swimming Lessons in Fernandina Beach

Looking for private swimming lessons at an affordable price on Amelia Island? Swim Amelia Swim may… [more]

Swim Amelia Swim Offers Affordable Private Swimming Lessons in Fernandina Beach Swim Amelia Swim Offers Affordable Private Swimming Lessons in Fernandina Beach

Meet Fernandina Beach’s Mermaid Jenna!

Mermaid Jenna attends parties, does photo sessions (and brings tails for kids!) and more!

Meet Fernandina Beach’s Mermaid Jenna! Meet Fernandina Beach's Mermaid Jenna!

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Comes to Jacksonville July 1 and 2, 2017

PAW Patrol is in Jacksonville for its first-ever live tour! The show, PAW Patrol Live! Race to the… [more]

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Comes to Jacksonville July 1 and 2, 2017 PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" Comes to Jacksonville July 1 and 2, 2017

A Brunswick Travel Agent’s Expert Tips on Visiting Disney World as a “Local”

Get insiders' tips from this travel agent before you book your next Disney trip!

A Brunswick Travel Agent’s Expert Tips on Visiting Disney World as a “Local” A Brunswick Travel Agent's Expert Tips on Visiting Disney World as a "Local"

Our 2017 Summer Camps Directory for the Amelia Island area!

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

Our 2017 Summer Camps Directory for the Amelia Island area! Surf Asylum

Thanks for a fantastic day at Divas’ Day Out!

Divas' Day Out 2016 was a great success, with our biggest turnout yet and more than $2500 in funds raised… [more]

Thanks for a fantastic day at Divas’ Day Out! Thanks for a fantastic day at Divas' Day Out!

Jr. Jazzercise Classes Offered in Fernandina Beach

Teach the kids how fun fitness can be at Jr. Jazzercise!

Jr. Jazzercise Classes Offered in Fernandina Beach Jr. Jazzercise Classes Offered in Fernandina Beach

Baby News!! Angolan Colobus Monkey born at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

The brand new baby can be seen with its mother from the zoo's African boardwalk.

Baby News!! Angolan Colobus Monkey born at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Baby News!! Angolan Colobus Monkey born at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

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

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

This Week’s E-Newsletter

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

Amelia Island Area’s Best Family-Friendly Events: June 23-29, 2017

This week you can check out the zoo -- and how much livelier the animals are -- at nighttime; play paintball while supporting Relay for Life; attend … [Read More...]

Events

Paw Patrol

Paw Patrol LIVE! Tickets Giveaway: Win 2 tickets to the show coming to Jacksonville July 1-2

Mamamelia.com is giving away two tickets to Paw Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville. … [Read More...]

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CHEAP Kid-Friendly Summer Movie Matinees Return to Amelia Island, Jacksonville and St. Marys!

When the heat gets a little too hot during summer break, you can step into the cool air conditioning of a local movie theatre to watch a … [Read More...]

PAW Patrol will be in Jacksonville's Moran Theatre for two nights this July. / Photo Courtesy of PAW Patrol Live

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” Comes to Jacksonville July 1 and 2, 2017

PAW Patrol is in Jacksonville for its first-ever live tour! The show, PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue, is coming to Moran Theatre (formerly … [Read More...]

Surf Asylum

Our 2017 Summer Camps Directory for the Amelia Island area!

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Reviews

Swim Amelia Swim offers lessons in this pool on Amelia Island.

Swim Amelia Swim Offers Affordable Private Swimming Lessons in Fernandina Beach

Looking for private swimming lessons at an affordable price on Amelia Island? Swim Amelia Swim … [Read More...]

Mermaid Jenna offers photo sessions, providing tails for kids to wear, too! / Photo courtesy of Mermaid Jenna and Boston Photography

Meet Fernandina Beach’s Mermaid Jenna!

What better place than our beautiful island to have a mermaid  business? Mermaid Jenna LLC is a … [Read More...]

Knowing some Disney travel tips can make your experience in the parks a lot more rewarding.

A Brunswick Travel Agent’s Expert Tips on Visiting Disney World as a “Local”

Ginger Joiner is the lady to talk to when you have questions about planning a Disney World … [Read More...]

Dr. Keith Tyre

Yulee chiropractor explains how his field can boost a child’s overall health

Dr. Keith Tyre, owner of Coastal Community Chiropractic, isn't just in the business to help … [Read More...]

Jr. superheroes show off how tough they are at a recent Jazzercise kids' camp.

Jr. Jazzercise Classes Offered in Fernandina Beach

There's just something about fun, peppy music and choreographed "dance" moves that can make just … [Read More...]

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Baby News!! Angolan Colobus Monkey born at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating a brand new baby in its population: an Angolan colobus … [Read More...]

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...]

Surf Asylum

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...]

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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...]

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...]

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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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...]

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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