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Best Family Friendly Holiday Community Service Projects

Over the past year, my husband and I have realized that we may be missing the mark a bit with our parenting. Even though both of our kids are still young, the “give me’s” have been getting more and more intense. Can you relate? Every store we walk into they ask for new things. When […]

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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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Guide to Oktoberfest in Central Florida

  Mmmmm, it’s time to enjoy delicious brats, sauerkraut and beer with the bonus of good music because… It’s OKTOBERFEST! Check out our Guide to Oktoberfest in Central Florida! PROST! Sanford Oktoberfest Oktober 12-14th from 5:00 to 11:00PM 205 E 1st St, Sanford, Florida 32771 Join us for our annual Oktoberfest street party! This year […]

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15th – October 15th there will be numerous celebrations throughout Central Florida for Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a wonderful way to not only enjoy various types of food, drinks and music – it’s also an opportunity to learn about the different Hispanic cultures. The 15th is the date that coincides with the […]

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35 things for your Tween’s Easter Basket

  I love assembling Easter baskets. It’s been a family tradition since the girls were babies. Holiday traditions naturally evolve as the years pass. This is the third Easter that we’ve had non-bunny-believers, a fact that I’ve managed to completely ignore for the last two Easters.   Recently my girls and I were in Target. While they looked at clothes, […]

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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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