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Obsessed with Milestones

​ Do you obsess about milestones and when your child should be doing something? As a mom of two teens, I’d like to offer this advice to moms of littles. Stop. Stop worrying. Don’t compare your own child’s “firsts” to your friends’ children. Don’t obsess over books that suggest when your child should roll over, sit […]

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Sing it, Mamas!

On a recent family day out to a local theme park that specializes in animals, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find that while the kids loved seeing all the animals in the “wild,” that wasn’t what enamored them the most. They loved the street party held in the early evening that included […]

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Scaling Back Kids’ Activities

Growing up I had a close friend who swam competitively. She and her four brothers all swam on the same team. At the time, I felt sorry for her because she wasn’t allowed to choose her own sport or activity. Now as an adult looking back, I think her mother was brilliant. Five kids and only one activity at […]

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Remember the Magic of Christmas Lies in Your Heart

  Two years ago we eked through our last year believing in Santa. Our girls were in 5th grade and had turned 11 that November, and while they doubted Santa’s existence, they weren’t sure. I overheard them talking to each other Christmas week, “Let’s sleep on the couch on Christmas Eve because that way we’ll know.” They didn’t sleep on […]

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2016 Guide to Holiday Parades

  Nothing says Christmas like a good old fashion parade! Holiday floats, high school bands, old fashion cars, and, of course, Santa Claus! Check out our list of parades around Central Florida! Sanford’s Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade December 10, 2016  6-8 PM Location: Downtown Sanford Click here for more info! Cracker Christmas and Holiday Parade […]

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2016 Guide to Holiday Performances and Movies

  Add memories to your holidays this year by attending a play or watching a Christmas movie! Check out their showtimes below! ENJOY! Family Nutcracker December 20, 2016   7 PM Location: Calvary Assembly Orlando click here for more info!   Movie Night at the Mall – ELF December 19, 2016 4:30 PM Location: Winter […]

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Holiday Survival Guide 2016

I love turkey dinner with all the fixings, tinsel, Home Alone, fake snow and holiday music as much as the next person, but unfortunately life doesn’t always imitate art. For many people, especially families with school aged or younger children, the holidays can resemble more National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation than It’s a Wonderful Life. This […]

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Meet & Greet with Chef Curtis Stone this Sunday Plus, SAVE on your Thanksgiving meal!

Calling all local foodies! This Sunday, the amazing and talented award-winning Chef Curtis Stone will visit the newly remodeled Winn-Dixie store located at 951 W State Rd 434 in Longwood. There will be an autograph signing and meet and greet from 1-3 p.m. During this event, 10 fans will have a chance to win a signed copy […]

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Lessons Learned – The First Year Of Cell Phones

I caved to the pressure last Christmas and convinced my husband that it was time to get our twelve year old daughters smartphones. They were two of the few sixth graders at their school without phones. Before sixth grade they were never alone, always either with my husband or me, a sitter, or at school.  I’d consistently said […]

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The School Facebook Page and the Moms Who Post There

This year our daughters transferred from a small K-8 school to a large public middle school. To put the change in perspective, their current 7th grade class is about the same size as their entire old school. While the transition has been easier than I expected, it’s been strange to go from knowing most of the parents […]

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Dear Mom – How Parenting Has Changed Since I Was A Kid

I recently attended a baby shower and found myself fascinated by some of the gifts – new baby products that did not exist when my almost thirteen year old twins were babies. I thought of my own mother, who passed away when my girls were not quite two, and how she would be astounded not only by […]

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