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

A Toddler’s First Movie, and It Was Totally Incredible

I was super excited to take K to see The Incredibles 2 this week! I feel I am so out of the loop on movies, so being able to take him to a theater is really taking it up a notch on our possible family friendly activity list. We weren't entirely sure how it would … Continue reading A Toddler’s First Movie, and It Was Totally Incredible

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

The Hands On Adventure

Our toddler adventure for today was at the Hands On Children's Museum in Jacksonville, FL. I went in expecting it to be on the science-y side, but it ended up being more like a museum of real life.  There was a grocery store, bank, veterinarian, cafe, theater, etc. I'm not really sure where the "museum" part … Continue reading The Hands On Adventure

Like a Toddler in a China Shop

In my big effort to "get out there and do stuff," I signed us up for a handprint ornament class at one of those make it and paint it pottery places. In other words, I took a toddler to a fragile land of no-no filled with colorful animals, flowers and even tanks and video game … Continue reading Like a Toddler in a China Shop