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

Our Summer Camps and Vacation Bible Schools Directory!

Check out these themed camps, including tons of sports, theatre, horsemanship, kayaking and more!

Our Summer Camps and Vacation Bible Schools Directory! Omni Amelia Island Plantation Jr. Golf Camp

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

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

The local-owned shop offers unique, hand-picked toys at a surprisingly affordable price.

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

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!

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: July 3-9

This week you have so many awesome ways to celebrate our nation's independence with your family. We also have some great ongoing events locally, … [Read More...]

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4th of July Events Roundup

  Wondering where to catch the 4th of July fireworks and what other great events are going on in and near Amelia Island during … [Read More...]

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Jr. Golf Camp

Our Summer Camps and Vacation Bible Schools Directory!

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...]

Carmike Summer Kids 2015

Kids’ summer movie matinees are back in Northeast Florida

Every summer, local movie theatres offer seriously cheap movie matinees featuring kid-friendly favorites. The popular movie specials are back, and … [Read More...]

Kids Bowl Free all of summer 2012 at Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee.

Kids Bowl FREE May 1 through September 1 at Nassau Bowling Center

Bowling alleys throughout the nation -- including Yulee's Nassau Bowling Center -- are participating in a summer program that lets kids bowl two games … [Read More...]

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Reviews

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...]

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...]

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...]

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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...]

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...]

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

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...]

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...]

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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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