Chantel Beidleman

Born and raised in the Aloha state and a traveling gypsy at heart, Chantel left the nest fresh out of high school and headed off for college in sunny Southern California. Almost a decade later she met and fell madly in love with her hubby who whisked her off to the great Midwest. After five brutal winters in Nebraska, Chantel realized that home will always be where the ocean is (and the snow isn’t), so off to Jacksonville they went, where this Hawaiian girl now spends her days as a stay-at-home wrangler to her two baby bears. Prior to becoming a household CEO, she joyfully spent her time as the Program Assistant Director of a preschool. Digging deep into wellness and health is her jam alongside spontaneous dance parties with her kiddos are what sing to her soul. Chantel is wildly passionate about advocating for her son, who lives with multiple severe food allergies. You can find her out and about on a daily basis as she is a self-proclaimed busy body and loves hitting up the beach or exploring new spots in town while homeschooling her kiddos. If you ever see this fast-paced mama on the go, be sure to say hi because she is always up for meeting new people and making new friends!
Adult Only Holiday events

Adults-Only Holiday Events in Jacksonville

Looking for adult-only holiday cooking or crafting date night? Check out our list of holiday-inspired fun around Jacksonville! From Crafts and Drafts to Dickens After Dark, you are sure to find some kid-free fun! Want...
Jacksonville’s BEST Holiday Events Guide

Jacksonville’s BEST Holiday Events Guide

Welcome to our guide to all of the family-friendly, fun, and festive events happening on the First Coast this holiday season. Your one-stop spot for all of the best tree lighting ceremonies, Santa visits,...
Where to See Santa Jacksonville

Where to See Santa In & Around Jacksonville

Jacksonville offers many opportunities to see Santa, whether for a timeless holiday photo or for a special meal or storybook tea. Special events feature Santa all around the First Coast this holiday season, so...
Holiday Lights & Tree Lightings in Jacksonville

Tree Lightings and Holiday Light Displays in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville and North Florida area offers 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...
Holiday Parades In & Around Jacksonville

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! Jacksonville Mom loves the Palm Valley...
Holiday Shopping in Jacksonville

Holiday Shopping In & Around Jacksonville

We are so lucky that Jacksonville offers so many amazing shopping events during the holiday season! Some of Jacksonville Mom’s top picks include Holly Jolly Jacksonville at the Markets at Town Center. We've also...
Holiday Shows in Jacksonville

Holiday Shows In & Around Jacksonville

Who doesn’t love dressing up in holiday dresses and heading out on the town for dinner and a holiday show? We have an incredible list of holiday shows, including several Nutcracker options and theatre...
Kids Holiday Events Jacksonville

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Jacksonville

The best time for family time is the holidays, especially when there are so many local businesses that cater to kids! Get ready to make some holiday-inspired crafts, celebrate with Santa, and check out...
Fall & Halloween Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s Guide to Halloween and Fall Festival Fun

We have the scoop on the area's best ways to celebrate fall — from pumpkin patches and Trick-or-Treating to Jacksonville festivals, Halloween, and fall fun!

Trick-or-Treating In & Around Jacksonville

Ahhh. We can just picture it now. Our adorable little humans dressed up in their finest costumes, running around gathering all the candy that they can possibly imagine while uttering that tale as old...

Kid-Friendly Halloween Events In & Around Jacksonville

Mini-costumed humans may just be one of the best things about this festive season in our opinion! Jacksonville is always bursting at the seams with holiday events in and around town and Halloween is...

Halloween Thrills for Teens and Adults In & Around Jacksonville

Some kids prefer tricks over treats and we say bring it on because we've got you covered! Some "kids" also prefer to be called "teens" so let's go with it and give those almost-grown-ups...