Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Craft

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head craft for a Toy Story themed birthday party activity and favor

This is a great project when you have a group of kids to entertain. I created it for my son’s Toy Story-themed birthday party when he turned three. I cut out several copies of each piece on colorful card stock ahead of time. When the children arrived, I had little seal bags of mouths, noses, […]

Fernandina Party Bounce Play: A great place to wiggle on a rainy day.

One of several inflatables offered on a rotating basis at Fernandina Party n Play.

  Note: This establishment is under new ownership and is now called Party Bounce Play. At the time this review was written, it was Fernandina Party n Play. Click here to read our new review and see updated pics. Thank goodness there are places like Fernandina Party Bounce Play when the kids need to get […]

Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres: A Corn Maze and more in Hilliard

conners acres corn maze in hilliard, fl

  You know a place is worth visiting when the whole family gets covered in poop, and you still have nothing but good to say about it. Conner’s A-Maize-Ing Acres in Hilliard is the perfect place for motley crews of infants, toddlers, or bigger kids, no matter how wild they are. Yes, you’re all likely […]

Goffinsville Park: It’s Worth Hunting For

The park boasts a large, shaded playground; paved trails; and sheltered picnic areas overlooking the Nassau River.

The first time my family drove to Goffinsville Park, we completely missed the dead end road it’s hidden on. I’m so glad we turned back around and found it. This large park off Nassauville Road in Fernandina Beach — well, technically, the small community of Nassauville — is perfect for families. It has a great […]

St. Marys Build-A-Scarecrow Day

Scarecrows line a fence at St. Marys' Build-A-Scarecrow Day.

I never realized how pretty – or how ugly – a scarecrow could be. St. Marys’ wildly fun Build-a-Scarecrow event, a part of the city’s annual October “Hay Days” celebration, was my family’s first scarecrow-building experience. For a $20 fee, you get a “scarecrow kit” that covers all the bases: a sack for the face, […]

Easy Banana Pudding

No matter how messy it gets, your banana pudding will taste delicious.

There are many fabulous versions of banana pudding, but when I cook with my toddler, I like to keep it simple. I prepare the pudding ahead of time — personally, I prefer the taste of Jell-O Cook & Serve pudding to the instant varieties. The assembly is a snap, and my son does most of […]