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Ditching Artificial with BodyArmor Sports Drinks

I have a confession, but my guess is I’m not alone: I do not drink enough. Well, nothing that hydrates me anyway. I have always had a hard time drinking enough water, and I really hate sports drinks. Their unpronounceable ingredients, artificial colors, and questionable “enhancers”? No thanks. I remember choking down that highlighter-colored stuff […]

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What is an “Invitation to Play” and How the Heck Do I Do It?

Now that I have a big-girl two year old, I have really started to rethink my approach to her toys and her play. Of course I want her to build her imagination, experience new situations, and learn about the world around her through creativity, but I also don’t want to spend my life hot gluing […]

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The All-Kid Guide to the Orange County Library

Is it still nerdy to love the library if you have one as cool as the Orange County Library? I have always loved visiting libraries, and I have lots of memories wasting away long summer days in some corner with a stack of books next to me. Now I take my toddler and, yes, we check out books, […]

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Join the Pride: Four Things to Know About Orlando’s New Women’s Soccer Team

Soccer has officially taken hold of Orlando’s sports scene. Thanks to Orlando City Soccer, families have had a whole new way to appreciate the City Beautiful. Now the soccer love continues with the announcement of the Orlando Pride, our new National Women’s Soccer League team. Here is a quick guide to the who, what, and […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree: Thinking Outside the Can

Fall is officially here! Especially with the last few days of brisk, cool weather! If there’s one thing that says fall… it’s pumpkins! Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake. Of course Publix has rows of perfectly aligned pumpkin purée striping it’s aisles, but I want the real deal: home roasted, homemade, perfectly natural pumpkin purée. But […]

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More Than Just the Turkey: Four Traditions for the Best Thanksgiving Ever

Guys. . . it’s almost Thanksgiving! I know this holiday can easily be overshadowed by its glitzy bookends Halloween and Christmas, but I truly love the spirit and tradition of gathering around a table for a huge festive meal. And I am borderline addicted to a connoisseur of stuffing so that may add to my excitement. Friends and […]

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