Jacksonville Icemen Offer Family-Friendly Fun at their Indoor Hockey Games in Jacksonville

Jax Icemen Family Friendly Hockey

Jacksonville Icemen Hockey games are full of family-friendly fun, like riding the zamboni, meeting their mascot Fang, playing Chuck A Puck and of course cheering on the team. I went to my first Icemen game with our kids, ages 7 and 10, admittedly without much knowledge of the game. I was picturing the fist fights […]

Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree at A Southern CHRISTmas Tree Farm in Hilliard, Florida

A Southern CHRISTmas Tree Farm has a campfire too

In one of the funniest moments in the movie Christmas Vacation, the Griswold family realizes they walked deep into the woods to find a Christmas tree – but they forgot the tools to cut it down. They end up diggin it up, roots and all. These days here in North Florida, it’s not very common […]

Bippiti Boppiti Boo Boutique Opens on Amelia Island: Perfect for a Girl Power-Infused Spa Day

The mini mani-pedi stations at Bippity Boppity Boo Boutique are perfect for girly-girls.

Brook Todd had much more than fancy dress-up parties and kids’ spa days in mind when she dreamed of starting a kids’ spa business in Fernandina Beach. She wanted to create a place where girls could feel empowered, enjoy being together, strengthen friendships and build confidence. Her gorgeous new business, which opened Oct. 19, 2018, […]

Yulee Hairstylist Offers Mermaid Hair for All Ages

A "Full Mermaid" hairstyle includes vibrant colors throughout all of the hair.

Yulee hairstylist Holly Speakes has added vibrant colors like pink, purple, blue and green to the hair of hundreds of ladies, from second-graders to 80-year-olds. My own daughter sat in her chair this summer, adding a stunning array of pinks, purples, blues, yellows and greens to her hair in a brilliant peekaboo style. Peekaboo hairstyles […]

Review! Marvel Universe LIVE offers families an action-packed, kid-friendly show

Spider.-Man in action.

Remember wishing as a kid that you could be teleported into those exciting Marvel superhero movies? Kids (including big kids at heart) really can be in the middle of the show at Marvel Universe LIVE. This show, which has only existed for a few years, brings all of the main Marvel characters — and the […]

Yulee’s Dreamie Nails: Just the Place for a Mother-Daughter Date

Dreamie Nails has a special chair for kids while they get their pedicures.

I grew up in a small country town where manis and pedis just didn’t happen. Even as a high schooler, I thought pedicures were something that only rich people did in the movies. Then I moved to Florida and a friend suggested we stop to get our nails done. I was shocked that, for such […]

Swim Amelia Swim Offers Affordable Private Swimming Lessons in Fernandina Beach

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

Looking for private swimming lessons at an affordable price on Amelia Island? Swim Amelia Swim may be a perfect fit. We talked to the owner, Patricia Sheppard, about the business that offers lessons for all ages, from infants to the elderly, including those with special needs. With decades of experience, Sheppard told us, “This is […]

Jr. Jazzercise Classes Offered in Fernandina Beach

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

There’s just something about fun, peppy music and choreographed “dance” moves that can make just about anyone have so much fun, they forget they’re exercising. That’s the reason Jazzercise, a fitness program featuring choreographed routines set to popular music, is such a hit. It’s been offered to adults for years and has been a hit […]

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 monkey. The little sweetie was born on Friday, May 27, the first child to proud mama Moshi and the first-ever Angolan colobus monkey to be born at the zoo. These monkeys hail from the Congo rainforest, known for their […]

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Amelia Island offers yummy chocolatier classes

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

Peterbrooke Chocolatier on Amelia Island is truly a special place that offers exceptional chocolate treats, and we’re so fortunate that our kids can experience the life of a chocolatier firsthand in their classes, camps and birthday parties. I signed my children up to get in on the fun of their Easter Eggstravaganza class recently, joining […]