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Step up your cookie game this holiday season with this thin mint cookie recipe. ‘Tis the season for office holiday parties, ugly sweater parties, cookies exchanges, and a million other potluck-style gatherings. But this year, why not try something different? No one waits all year for you to bring chocolate chip cookies, and no one […]
It’s almost time to put on that yarmulke… because Hanukkah starts tonight! In our home, we celebrate Hanukkah as well as the holiday season. Here are 8 Hanukkah hacks (it had to be 8, right?!) to infuse some new traditions into your family. 1. Create a Hanukkah pocket calendar Similar to an advent calendar, create […]
After 10 years of marriage and 3 kids, this past weekend my husband and I finally came to the realization that we are, in fact, adults. We don’t really know when it happened. It feels like we blinked and suddenly we are in our mid-30’s and spending our weekends not relaxing, but running errands and […]
Your days of planning vacations as a couple may be over. But your new status of flying solo as a single parent doesn’t have to mean that you’re through with vacations. Taking a family road trip with your kids alone is a great way to bond. It can also mean more freedom and a less […]
Over the past year, my husband and I have realized that we may be missing the mark a bit with our parenting. Even though both of our kids are still young, the “give me’s” have been getting more and more intense. Can you relate? Every store we walk into they ask for new things. When […]
Everyone’s favorite bear is back for seconds, and we have your chance to attend a special early screening, this Saturday, December 9 @ AMC Disney (11:00am)! TICKETS ARE LIMITED! Download admit-four passes for your screening passes here: www.wbtickets.com/PADDINGTON2ORL #Paddington2 is in theaters January 12. Enjoy!
FLVS Offers Innovative Learning Options and Resources It’s a common question: can students learn and succeed in a virtual environment? We have some excellent education options in Central Florida, allowing families to choose the path that feels right for them. All students crave connection and understanding and desire situations that make them feel positive about themselves. […]
I have been asking myself this question since my sweet baby boy became a rambunctious toddler. It is literally a daily conversation/argument in my head. Is my boy to remain an only child? Is one enough? I like to think that I am a completely rational woman who makes logical decisions after appropriate contemplation and […]
We were at a family picnic at my daughter’s school a few weeks ago, and her teacher casually pulled me aside. She inched closer to me and spoke low; “I just want to let you know that the kids were checked for lice this morning and (Insert dramatic pause) “5” does have nits (lice eggs!). […]
Not sure what to get your newborn for Christmas, or need ideas for family members who want to include your little one this year? Here are 8 baby gift ideas that you (and your little one) can appreciate. This is my first Christmas as a mom – my baby boy will be just shy of […]
You are certain to impress your guests with these Spiced Nogg Truffles! I first received this recipe from my good friend Vickie. She has the ability to turn your bad day into a good day, just by sitting at her kitchen table with a cup of coffee. These truffles are TO. DIE. FOR. Spiced Nogg […]
Do you have Running Fever? It’s racing season here in Florida, and no matter if you are running a charity 5K or you’ve challenged yourself to a half or full marathon, here are a few race day essentials you’ll need before you hit the pavement. First, let me pause for a moment to say that I’m […]
Show of hands. Who grew up timid, anxious, and shy…. always choosing to sit in the back of the classroom, and never raised your hand because you lacked self-confidence (basically did not believe in yourself)??? That. was. me. I’m a mom now, and although my confidence has increased, I know the struggle is difficult for many people to […]
It’s a weird feeling to be done having babies. It’s even more uneasy to be “done” in your 20s. People are all in your business when you’re in the season of growing your family. We’ve all been there, faced with the question, “are y’all done?” after revealing your kids and their ages to said person. […]
Screen time – it is the thorn in every parent’s side. We lean on it as a babysitter even when we don’t want to because sometimes the chores just have to get done, or mom needs a break. Research reported by Forbes says that screen time can be good within certain perimeters like when playing […]