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Cooking Around the World

Summertime is the perfect time to make memories in the kitchen with the family. The stress and time constraints during the school year can limit your ability to get creative. Take your family on a world adventure this summer cooking around the world! A few summers ago, a book inspired me to take my family […]

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Time for “THAT” Talk

Hearing the horrific first-hand accounts at Orlando’s two heart breaking shooting incidents, have caused me to ask myself would my teenagers (even myself) know what to do. No matter who you are and where you live, there are going to be times when you and your family are part of a target-rich environment. It may […]

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Orlando Moms Blog Blueberry Picking Guide

I love Florida blueberry season, which runs April til June. Thanks to the work at the University of Florida over the past three decades, we get to enjoy hundreds of small blueberry farms across Florida. Before you head out to the farm, weave in a learning opportunities into the adventure.  Reading “Blueberries For Sal” or [...]
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Tips for Connecting Generations

Put away the cell phones and electronics this holiday season to make a generation connection.  Consider spending some time discovering your family’s stories with your children. As family members are getting older, this is the perfect chance to capture their stories. Our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents have stories to share such as their first […]

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DIY Frugal Christmas Tree Decoration

Making Christmas Decorations on a Budget I challenged myself this year to not add to my already huge collection of Christmas decorations.  The only exception would be lights and ribbon. Before I began this endeavor, I of course turned to Pinterest for inspiration and new techniques.   I saw several sites about “frugal decorations” and decided […]

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Glamping… who said camping can’t be cozy

When the weather starts cooling and the humidity begins to drop Floridians come out of summer hibernating.  It also means the perfect time to go Florida camping. I love being in the great outdoors and one with nature, but this Girl Scouts likes something a little more comfortable when it comes to sleeping accommodations.  Tent […]

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Lesson in Creativity at Steampunk

Last year while driving past Renninger’s Antique Market, I noticed advertisement for “Steampunk Industrial Show”.  Not really sure what it was, but just assumed it to be industrial antique show – steam machines, pumps, engines etc. My boys are into gadgets, machines, and tinkering with engines, plus I am always on the look out for […]

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Collecting Vacation Memories

Summer traveling is in full swing, which mean vacations or day trips. While on vacation, we tend to purchase that memorable t-shirts that will be outgrown in a few months or silly souvenirs that will end up being donated or trashed.  How about bringing  home  special mementos from your adventures that your family will cherish […]

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