Best extreme Christmas lights in Fernandina Beach, Hilliard and beyond

Christmas lights at the Rothwell Home at the intersection of Diane Drive and S 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Driving around to check out Christmas lights is a tradition for many families, and there are some incredible light shows in our region. We’ve rounded a few of the best places to see the lights in our area, which are to the best of our knowledge on display this year. If you know of others […]

Parade for Paws! Pics of Pups Dressed Up in Fernandina’s Annual Christmas Dog Parade


Every year, Fernandina Beach has an awesome tradition of welcoming dog owners to bring their pups in their best Christmas costumes to march together in an annual parade downtown, the Parade for Paws. Not only is this an adorable, hilarious scene, but it’s also for a great cause. Entry fees (it was $15 per-dog in 2017) […]

Best Kid-Friendly Events in the Amelia Island Area: Dec. 1-7

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

This week we just can’t help ourselves — it’s ALL about the holidays. This week there’s a Polar Express Experience at Nana Theresa’s charming bakery in downtown Fernandina, a no-cost Christmas in the beautiful waterfront park in St. Marys including gifts from Santa for all, open train rides, dinner and dancing at the Chick-fil-A Jingle Ball […]

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 […]

Best Amelia Island Family Events: Nov. 24-30

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

This week the holidays are really taking off with three lighting ceremonies and holiday events to get you in the Christmas spirit. Learn about all these and more fun events in our Top 10 list below. You can also check out our larger calendars using these buttons: What’s new on Kids Free November: All month […]

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

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

Ginger Joiner is the lady to talk to when you have questions about planning a Disney World Vacation. A mother of a young child, herself, (soon to be two children!) she has enjoyed the magic of traveling to Disney earlier in life, and now as a parent. She loves it so much, in fact, she is […]

GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a set of 4 tickets to Disney on Ice!

Sparks fly when Elsa lights up the ice!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winners, Emily Barnes and Bethany Moxley, both of Fernandina Beach! Both of these local moms won 4 free tickets to take their families to Disney on Ice! You can still get tickets at or at the Veterans Memorial Arena Box Office. Two lucky Mamamelia readers will […]

Christmas in Amelia Island 2016: The best events and lights to see this year!

Christmas lights at the Rothwell Home at the intersection of Diane Drive and S 14th Street in Fernandina Beach, FL.

There are so many fantastic Christmas and holiday events going on on Amelia Island alone this time of year, it’s hard to keep track. A fantastic Fernandina Beach-based blogger, Ashley Hart Hogan, has come to the rescue with this great roundup of family-friendly events – and the best Christmas lights to view – on the […]

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

Dr. Keith Tyre

Dr. Keith Tyre, owner of Coastal Community Chiropractic, isn’t just in the business to help grown-ups. He’s seen the incredible effects of chiropractic care on children and even babies. He answered our questions to explain just how fantastic chiropractic care can be for our kids.   Why do children need a chiropractor? A main concern […]

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 […]