Author Archive | Jaclyn

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Engage All the Senses with these 5 Easy Holiday Activities for Toddlers 

If you’re wary of your toddler touching the Christmas ornaments or other family heirloom decorations, here are 5 activities that are fun, engage all the senses and are easy for parents to set up amidst the holiday bustle. Turn up the holiday music and let the fun begin! 1. Create holiday-themed sensory bins Fill plastic […]

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Dr. Phillips and Windermere, Florida: A perfect area for families among the lakes

Dr. Phillips and Windermere Florida When we moved to Orlando 9 years ago there was only one place we wanted to be: the Dr. Phillips and Windermere, Florida area. My husband’s aunt and uncle have lived here for over 30 years and we have always felt like this area “among the lakes,” was a second […]

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Smooth Sailing: Why a Disney Cruise is the EASIEST Vacation for Families

As Central Florida moms, we have a little thing in our backyard called the Walt Disney World Resort. I mean, how lucky are we that we’re all neighbors to the most magical place on Earth, and can practically schedule playdates with friends somewhere on Disney property?! People save their whole lives to come vacation here. […]

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Parting is such sweet sorrow? Perhaps not when it comes to toddler friendships

There are many articles on how to leave your toddler with the babysitter/daycare/camp etc. without incurring a meltdown. Do you sneak out? Or, do you acknowledge their fears? Perhaps you sing a goodbye song? (Our favorite, Grown-Ups Come Back by Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). However, I’d like to take a moment to appreciate the way toddlers greet […]

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1 + 1 = Done?

So you’re done? That’s it right? When we found out we were having a boy, family as well as complete strangers basically put a “Closed” sign on my uterus. “Well there you go, you have one of each…The set is complete.” Hold the phone people! What if we really want to see another dynamic in […]

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Home Birth and the Type A Personality

I’m a Type A. There’s no denying it. I love to plan out my color-coded calendar months in advance and our vacations down to the smallest details. I’ve researched my daughter’s extracurricular activities years before she was old enough to join just so I’d have an idea of when things occur (Daisy Girl Scouts begins at age […]

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We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do… How ‘Bout You?! 8 Ways to Infuse Football Fun into Your Family

It’s time. Our countdown over the summer has been dwindling away. September is my energizing month — because college football season kicks off this week!! It doesn’t matter if your entire family is loyal to one team, or if you’re a house divided, it’s always fun to get in the fall football spirit with your family. Here are 8 […]

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From Mainstream to Crunchy: Seeking Out Holistic Options for Infertility, Pregnancy and Newborn Care

I always thought I’d be that mainstream Mama, up on the latest baby trends, and who loves a good Pottery Barn Kids catalog and adorable preppy baby clothes. However when it came to trying to conceive and then choosing birth providers, I was disappointed when that mainstream approach failed me. So I turned to alternative, more natural treatments…I needed to […]

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