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!
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...
Fall Festivals Jacksonville

Fall Festival Fun In and Around Jacksonville

Fall is SO close. We can almost, just almost, taste that long awaited PSL. Go ahead, let out a sigh of relief or even a little celebratory WOOHOO! We won't judge ya. This year...
Feet at Pumpkin Patch in Jacksonville

The Best Pumpkin Patches, Farms, & Corn Mazes In and Around Jacksonville!

*Please call ahead as most farms are by reservation only! Could it possibly be? FALL? Is that you? High Florida temps most of the year means that we welcome any dip in temperature for even...
Back to School Jacksonville

Back to School Events Guide: Where to Go and What to Do In and...

Does anyone feel like summer zipped by in the blink of an eye? August is pretty much here and knocking on our doors, which also means that most students in Jacksonville will be heading...
4th of July - Downtown Jacksonville

4th of July: Where to Go and What to Do In & Around Jacksonville

Just like that, we are almost halfway through summer, which means that the 4th of July is just around the corner. We know we've been living our best #hotmomsummer and hope you have, too!...
Father's Day Jacksonville

Father’s Day: Where to Dine, Pick Up, + Celebrate In & Around Jacksonville

Father’s Day is June 20th and coming up sooner than you can blink! Jacksonville is the place to be when it comes to great food. This year we've made it as easy as possible...

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List: Free & Cheap Things to Do in Jacksonville

Get out and enjoy the heat! There is so much fun to be had this (and every) summer on the First Coast. We compiled some of our must-do favorites for a bucket list worth...
Mother's Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch: Where to Dine, Pick Up, + Celebrate In & Around Jacksonville

Whether you want to brunch it up, or laze at home in your jammies, this year, we present to you a guide with options: restaurants where you can sit dolled up with the fam...

Spring and Summer Festivals In & Around Jacksonville

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for all the outdoor and fresh air things. You heard right, it's time for our fave fairs and spring festivals in and around the...