Living in Florida all my life means being totally dependent on the calendar to tell when each season begins and ends. Fall and summer feel pretty much the same for the most part, except we are starting to see the end of the daily 4:00 sunshowers and it takes a little longer to be drenched […]
Author Archive | Elaine
I have never been happier to be an Orlando resident than when my sweet two-week-old baby was diagnosed with sagittal craniosynostosis. It was a normal day for our new family of four, which of course means we were running late for my newborn’s checkup at the pediatrician’s office. These visits were mostly formalities in my […]
A love for reading is a nonnegotiable in our family. Here are some of the best new classic kids’ books that are sure to become a favorite.
We have partnered with JCPenney Portraits to highlight their indoor photography studio. However, all opinions are my own. I am a sucker for family photos, and I love how they have changed from when I was a kid. No more awkward, overly-staged positions with white foam pillars in front of a backdrop covered in lasers. […]
Reading opens up entire new worlds to you, transports you to new places, and lets you live vicariously through someone else. Want to slay a dragon? Track down a thief? Visit the moon? Learn about the discovery of radium? There is a book for that. Reading is a great way to introduce your kids to […]
This post is sponsored by Winn-Dixie.Everyone is always looking for ways to save money on the essentials, but sometimes the hassle just doesn’t seem worth it. Extreme couponing, keeping track of multiple rewards cards, and solely shopping sales can get old quickly. Thankfully, there is a reward program that takes almost no effort at all […]
Is there anything more beautiful than Orlando in March? The weather is sure to be gorgeous, so we have lots of ideas for how you and your family can spend time together and enjoy it!
Before our lovely and amazing toddler burst onto the scene, my husband and I used to furrow our brows in confusion when couples with kids talked about “date night” with the same longing look usually reserved for a week-long vacation in Aruba. We would never be like that we said. We would never let our relationship […]
I am so happy that MOX Shoes wanted to partner up with OMB on this post and gave me an opportunity to try out their awesome product. As always, we only endorse products that we love and all opinions are my own. Ever since I became a mom it seems like I have been on […]
My husband and I have known each other for most of our lives: through the weirdness of elementary school, the awkwardness of middle school, and the horrible decisions of high school (seriously…what were we thinking?). We started dating in college and made it official seven years later. And those seven years? They were bliss. Seriously. Everyone […]
We all come from different backgrounds and beliefs; we have different perspectives on parenting and family dynamics, but many of us struggle with similar obstacles because we share one thing in common: that title of “mom”. The responsibilities are rigorous, the schedule is demanding, and the sacrifices are great, but we wouldn’t change it for […]