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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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Living in the Moment

A friend posted this quote last night on Facebook: The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. … I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three […]

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Top 5 Family Vacation Destinations with Justfly

We have partnered with Justfly to bring relevant and important information to Orlando Moms Blog readers through this sponsored post. Family vacations can support meaningful connections and make lasting memories, but it is important that the destination makes everyone happy. With Justfly’s low-cost plane fares, families everywhere can finally take the vacations of their dreams […]

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Making Mom Friends

I lived the first 34 years of my life in New Orleans, where my parents and their parents and their parents (and so on) lived their entire lives. I had no intention whatsoever of living anywhere else until I met my future husband on a vacation. He lived in Orlando. And so I moved to […]

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Birth Order and Personality: What if She’s the Oldest, Middle AND Younger Sister?

I never know how to describe one of my daughters when asked where she “falls”. She is the first born of twin girls and she has an older sister. So is she a middle daughter? Older twin?  Younger sister? Yes. All of the above. Right or wrong, I usually say she’s our middle daughter, but […]

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Carb-ing Out Time to Think About Food {plus recipe!}

OK, so some of you know that I had bariatric surgery (or sleeve gastrectomy, to use the technical term) about a month and a half ago. My main goal is to get my diabetes under control through eating right and weight management. Weight loss is a big part of that process. To be perfectly honest, […]

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