Author Archive | Amanda

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3 Ways to Build Confidence in Children

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 […]

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A Guide to Unique Family Halloween Costumes

I’ve never been one to dress up for Halloween, but now that we have a little one it’s become quite fun. I’m starting to look forward to it each year. Although, here’s a little secret…I’m having a really hard time figuring out an easy family costume idea. Have you googled “easy family costume ideas” yet?! […]

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My Quiet Toddler: Supporting Your Child’s Language Development

As parents, we obsess about whether or not our child is meeting milestones. I’m a first time mom and my son just turned 19 months old, which means we’re almost at that “2 year mark”. I’m also a constant worrier and right now what’s heavy on my mind is my little boy’s language development. Every […]

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Splish, Splash! Goldfish Swim School “o-FISH-ally” is Open in Winter Park

Calling all Orlando area parents! Goldfish Swim School has made their appearance here in Florida, and the amazing part is the owners chose Winter Park as the first official Florida location!   I have had the privilege of having my 18 month old son participate in their swim lessons! Over the course of just one […]

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Real Talk with New Moms

There is a popular quote that has been floating around the internet.  “To be a mother is to watch your heart walk around outside of your body.” I mean, really?! These words couldn’t explain motherhood any better. So many overwhelming emotions all at once, and sometimes you don’t have control over all of them.  So, […]

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Thinking Beyond the “Plastic” Eggs

Easter will be coming up before we know it. Soon you’ll see Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail, and those very vibrant plastic eggs being displayed in many homes and businesses. I’m a mama who LOVES DIY projects, crafts, & anything that is reused/upcycled. While I realize it’s not for everyone, I wanted to share […]

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15 Family Adventures in “The City Beautiful” (besides theme parks)

Growing up my mom was always amazing at finding activities around our hometown (Kenosha, WI) that were cheap AND entertaining for kids. Let’s just say, I pretty much inherited that from her because I seem to always be “on the look out” for fun and unique things within the Orlando area.This past year I have collected ideas about fun activities to […]

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