We Tried a Candy Making Class at Sweet Pete’s

We recently tried a candy making class at Sweet Pete's in downtown Jacksonville and had fun getting messy with chocolate and stuffed with sweets. We signed up for the Candy Apple class, but due to a mix-up and apple shortage we ended up doing the Smashing Pumpkins class. No complaints from the 5-year-old about the … Continue reading We Tried a Candy Making Class at Sweet Pete’s

Get Nostalgic with Toyopia at MOSH Jacksonville

MOSH’s main exhibit until 5/16/21 is a Toyopia, a vintage toy wonderland with life-size games and tons of nostalgia. We took advantage of the free military day on Veteran’s Day, but MOSH is free for kids all through November! There’s lot of stuff to play with in Toyopia- life size games like Battleship, a video arcade (all … Continue reading Get Nostalgic with Toyopia at MOSH Jacksonville

A Little Smoky Mountain Getaway to Bryson City

We don't get to experience the fall the way it should be here in Florida, so we like to do a little Smoky Mountains vacation to Bryson City, NC every year. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the season! This year we picked pumpkins right off the vine, mined for gems, went fishing … Continue reading A Little Smoky Mountain Getaway to Bryson City

Surviving a Comic Con with Your Teenager

While my child-related Comic Con expertise lies in the little kid stuff, today's guest blogger Emily Parker from The6Parkers is taking up the challenge of bringing teenagers to a convention. From group cosplay to just getting them to put down their phones, Emily dishes out a little advice based on her daily experience of raising … Continue reading Surviving a Comic Con with Your Teenager

Geeking Out in Huntsville, AL

Last summer my son and I spent some time with family near Huntsville, AL. The pandemic has me missing our travels and I realized I'd never posted our tour of a few geeky Huntsville hotspots: Supper Heroes, Pints and Pixels and the US Space and Rocket Center. I was born in Huntsville, but moved to … Continue reading Geeking Out in Huntsville, AL

A Little Escape to Big Canoe, Georgia

We've been cooped up so much with this quarantine business that when a friend brought up a last-minute vacation to a cabin in Big Canoe, GA, we jumped at the chance to get away for a bit! It was great to escape to a few days of boating, fishing, hiking and just hanging out and … Continue reading A Little Escape to Big Canoe, Georgia

The Day the Coronavirus Shut Down The PLAYERS Championship

This year our day at The PLAYERS Championship happened to be the ONLY day of TPC people got to see before it was shut down due to concerns over the rapidly spreading coronavirus. It was a beautiful Thursday afternoon and I'm glad I got one last day out before everything was shut down! We planned … Continue reading The Day the Coronavirus Shut Down The PLAYERS Championship

Travel Back in Time with Dinosauria at the Jacksonville Zoo

Dinosaurs roam the earth once again at Dinosauria, presented by Sonny's BBQ, on display until July 5th at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. The exhibit features more than 20 life-size prehistoric animals that move and roar as you make your way through a self-guided paleontological journey into the past. Dinosauria also spills out to the … Continue reading Travel Back in Time with Dinosauria at the Jacksonville Zoo

A Day of Play at the Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville

There's a new place to play for the under five set, at The Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville Beach, FL. We checked it out last week and had a pretty good time, from jumping in the ball pit to racing boats at the water table. It's a good place for the little ones to explore and … Continue reading A Day of Play at the Greenhouse Playhouse in Jacksonville

How to Host a Vision Board Party

After a few months of feeling unfocused and uninspired, I was in desperate need of something to get my mind back on track and help me focus on good things. So my friend Heather and I teamed up to host a Vision Board Party. A vision board is a collage of words and images that … Continue reading How to Host a Vision Board Party