May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

Saturday was a busy day as May the 4th combined with Free Comic Book Day and we headed downtown to the Jacksonville Public Main Library to celebrate. May the 4th is also known as Star Wars day, while the 5th is unofficially Revenge of the 5th. What started as a pun, "May the 4th be … Continue reading May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

TPC, Yeah You Know Me – A Day at the Players Championship

We went to The Players Championship (TPC) on Friday and I couldn't resist a little Naughty by Nature reference! At least the 90s kids will get it... It's been years since I've gone and this year we got special passes from a friend who works for one of the sponsors. VIP baby! Woohoo! The pic … Continue reading TPC, Yeah You Know Me – A Day at the Players Championship

Free Fun for Kids: Story Time at the Library

If you are looking for free activities for kids, always check out your local library! We've been going to storytime at our library since my son was a baby. Every library in Jacksonville has activities for children and I'm betting libraries all over the US have similar programs. If you are local, you can check … Continue reading Free Fun for Kids: Story Time at the Library

Free Home Depot Workshops for Kids

I got a neat homemade Valentine this year thanks to Home Depot and their free DIY workshops for kids! On the first Saturday each month, usually starting around 9 AM, Home Depot stores around the country offer a free building workshop for kids. In addition to their building materials, they also get an official orange … Continue reading Free Home Depot Workshops for Kids

Georgia-Pacific, Doing More than Just Making Paper

* This post is sponsored by Georgia-Pacific; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own* This month I got to go on a unique field trip to see the behind-the-scenes operations at the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill in Palatka, FL and learn about their positive impact in North Florida and their environmentally conscious efforts that led … Continue reading Georgia-Pacific, Doing More than Just Making Paper

The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training Experience

Today we joined a group of friends to go behind-the-scenes at Panera Bread with their Bakers-in-Training program. It's a class designed for children 5-12, to introduce them to "kitchen essential and the fundamentals of baking." Or in our experience- how to look cute while wearing a chef hat, squish your dough too much and then … Continue reading The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training Experience

Our First Big Kid’s Show: PAW Patrol Live

My son is obsessed with all things PAW Patrol, so when I saw the live version was rolling into town this month, I briefly considered taking him before deciding I wasn't sure if we were ready to go see a big live show. Then VStar Entertainment contacted me about free tickets, with four tickets to … Continue reading Our First Big Kid’s Show: PAW Patrol Live

Officially Ready for Summer! Opening the Beaches Parade

Sunday was my second time walking with the Beaches Library in the 72nd Opening of the Beaches parade. While our Florida beaches are open year-round, this event marks the start of warm sunny days and is a fun way to kick off beach season! I was really excited about making a new beach inspired costume … Continue reading Officially Ready for Summer! Opening the Beaches Parade

Almost Famous, The Mom’s Night Out Edition with Whole Damn Mess

So long guys! The Mom Blog gig has been great, but I’m outta here.  Gonna become a rock journalist. OK, maybe not, but I did get to experience a minor Cameron Crowe moment when I was invited to a meet and greet with Whole Damn Mess before the Candlebox show at the Ponte Vedra Concert … Continue reading Almost Famous, The Mom’s Night Out Edition with Whole Damn Mess

Tinkering around at Tinkergarten

Our adventure today was a Tinkergarten class, held at Cradle Creek Preserve in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Tinkergarten is an outdoor learning experience held at local parks, where kids 18 months - 8 years learn through play and exploring the outdoors. They have it set up in 43 states so far, so check out the website … Continue reading Tinkering around at Tinkergarten