Author Archive | Meg


I’ll Always Want Another Baby, But I Don’t Want More Kids!

This weekend, I cleaned out my twins’ closet. My son is giant, 20 pounds at eight months, and pretty much skipped straight from six-month clothes to 12-month clothes. I missed a box, stored under the bed, of hand-me-downs that he had already outgrown, and there were things in the closet I knew didn’t fit him anymore. […]


Admit It — You DO Have a Favorite Child

Admit it — you DO have a favorite child. AmIright? It’s ok, you don’t have to tell me which one it is. I don’t need to know. No one needs to know. Hold that secret close, Mama. Is your favorite the oldest? The youngest? The  middle? The girl? The boy? The baby? Is it the one […]


The Mom I Hope My Kids Remember

Now that I am a parent, I often try to remember when I was a kid and what my parents were like with me back then. It might be a “How did they handle that parenting challenge?” or a “I can’t believe I sound like my mother!” and sometimes it’s a “That’s a nice memory.” I […]


Thanksgiving Week – What’s Happening in Jax

The start of the holiday season is always an exciting time on the First Coast and in Jacksonville. Thanksgiving week offers many opportunities for Jacksonville holiday events. There are plenty of Thanksgiving and holiday events to entertain kids while school is out Thanksgiving week! From restaurants offering a full Thanksgiving meal to turkey trots and […]


Hey, Supermom! You. Yes, YOU!

“Wow, you’re Supermom!” You know you’ve heard that phrase — muttered under someone’s breath, as a direct and outright compliment, in a begrudging admiration — at some point or another throughout your motherhood journey. Because we know all about Supermom. Supermom changes two poop diapers, gets three kids dressed, makes 10 baby bottles and an […]

Tree Lightings & Holiday Light Displays

Guide to Tree Lightings and Holiday Light Displays

The Jacksonville and North Florida area offer many tree lightings every year! Starting early in November, through Thanksgiving and up until Christmas, there’s sure to be a tree lighting event to amaze the whole family. Holiday light displays are fun for kids of all ages. Whether a holiday season event or collaborative neighborhood light display, […]

Holiday Parades

Guide to Holiday Parades In & Around Jacksonville

Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit more than a holiday parade! Jacksonville and the surrounding areas not only have a variety of parades, but also boat parades! JMB loves the Community First Jacksonville Light Boat Parade and the Palm Valley Light Boat Parade! Check out our list and plan your spot on the parade […]

Gingerbread Houses

Guide to Holiday Shows & Gingerbread Houses

Who doesn't love dressing up in holiday dresses and heading out on the town for dinner and a show? We have an incredible list of holiday shows, including several Nutcracker options, and theatre in Jacksonville! Jacksonville also has more than a few options to see the most amazing gingerbread houses or make your own. Check [...]
Winter Festivals and Holiday Events

Guide to Winter Festivals & Special Holiday Events

We are so lucky that Jacksonville offers so many fun winter festivals during the holiday season! Some of JMB’s top picks include Dickens on Centre in Amelia Island, Enchanted Christmas, Hometown Holiday in the Park and Hollidazzle. Check out our list below and get in the holiday spirit! {Featured Event} Enchanted Christmas Village  November 25-December […]