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The Last Christmas

When I started writing for Jacksonville Moms Blog, my little people were 4 and 2 years old. Or, as I like to call it, “Prime Christmas Age.” PCA is the absolute perfect age where everything is magical this time of year. The smallest things — like the decorations on light poles in the parking lot […]


When Your Kid Starts to Doubt the Magic of Santa

I knew this day would come — the day my son would start questioning Santa’s authenticity. He’s 7 years old and in second grade. Someone in his class (who has older siblings) told him Santa was not real and that parents wrap and hide presents under the tree, not Santa. WHY would another child deliberately […]


Polar Express 3D in IMAx

This holiday-themed film, based on the classic Caldecott medal-winning children’s book written by Chris Van Allsburg, is directed by Oscar® winner Robert Zemeckis and stars two-time Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks. Using state-of-the-art CGI and performance capture technology to create a unique blend of realism and fantasy, The Polar Express tells of a doubting young boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole and embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

General admission: $10
Movie Club Members: $5

Visit www.worldgolfimax.com for showtimes and tickets.


Rewarding Myself This Holiday with SE Grocers Rewards

Thank you to Southeastern Grocers for sponsoring this post and for rewarding all of us busy moms this holiday season.‘Tis the season to go overboard and stress yourself out by going out of your way to deck the halls and try to make the holidays more magical than any of those Hallmark movies. Why are […]


Why I Decorate for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving

Picture it: You’ve chased your kids from door to door for a bounty of treats, the costumes are finally put away, and all you want to do is hit up Target for clearance candy. Imagine your surprise then, when you find yourself surrounded with all things Christmas. Everywhere you look is another festive decoration, another […]


Over 50 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids

Christmas is just a few weeks away and the more I think about the toys that will be invading my house, the more I start to twitch. I know that grandparents and other relatives mean well, but after the carnage of Christmas morning my house looks like a Toys R Us exploded in our living […]


‘Tis the Season to Experience Jacksonville’s Enchanted Christmas Village

Jacksonville Moms Blog is proud to partner with the Enchanted Christmas Village for this year’s Holiday Events Guide. It truly ’tis the season to experience the magic of Christmas — literally, as of this week, unless  you’re one of the Christmas-tree early birds (and hey, no harm in that). We gave you a sneak peek […]


Joyfully Saying ‘No’ to Holiday Celebrations

Hi. I’m Candace, and my family doesn’t celebrate conventional holidays. That’s right. Our family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, etc. Of course, we have religious reasons behind why we don’t celebrate, but I’m not writing this to talk about those reasons. I’m writing this because I’ve witnessed way too many negative posts […]


Shop Local This Holiday: Last-Minute Beauty Stocking Stuffers

Can you believe there’s only one week left until Christmas?! While you may be done with most of your major holiday shopping, you might still have a few holiday parties or white elephant get-togethers to attend. These beauty items are great for parties, hostess gifts and especially stockings. Aside from the typical stocking stuffers of toothbrushes, candy and […]


Why We NEVER Travel During The Holiday Season

The first year that my husband and I were away from our families for the holidays — he was a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina — we decided to travel back home to Jacksonville. We drove over 400 miles there, and the 400 miles back, to be with our families for Thanksgiving, Christmas […]