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The Un-Valentine’s Day: What does a girl do when she’s got no boo?

When it seems like EVERYONE else you know is enjoying romantic getaways, chocolate-filled hearts, delivered long-stemmed roses, and sentimental cards—what is Valentine’s Day to a single mom who doesn’t have a partner and who does have two little girls who don’t have a dad? Let’s face it: Most of us fall into one camp or […]

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Compassion In A Bag

  Here in Central Florida, it’s common to pull up to a stoplight and see someone standing there with a sign, asking for help. It’s a basic truth that most of us could end up in that scenario more easily and quickly than we’d like to admit. I’m embarrassed to say that most of the […]

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{Giveaway} Nutcracker Family Series

Watching The Nutcracker ballet is an annual family tradition for so many during the holidays. Following Clara’s adventures as she battles the giant Rat King and transforms her Nutcracker doll into a Prince. Watching as they visit a magical land of dancing snowflakes, a Sugar Plum Fairy, and a celebration that takes her around the […]

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My love-hate relationship with the month of December

I absolutely adore the Christmas season and its traditions of faith and family. The tree glowing in our front room at night, trimmed with ornaments that were handed down through generations and others handmade by my kids in preschool. The nativity and manger hand-crafted by my late father-in-law. Christmas Eve Mass when Luke 2:1-14 and […]

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Festival decor and signage was designed to capture the "family" theme. Center pieces included quotes about children, family and friends.

Unconventional

Unconventional is the word I often use to describe my fertility and pregnancy journey. Having been told on more than one occasion that I would never conceive naturally, I was quite surprised when eight pregnancy tests proclaimed me pregnant in March 2012, and it took me the next nine months to come to terms with […]

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{Giveaway} Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer®

If your little ones love to watch Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer® on TV each holiday season, they will love seeing it on stage! Playing now through December 29 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre, the stage version features all the great characters and songs from the classic television special. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster™ to […]

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Central Florida Celebrates the Holidays!

Looking to get in the holiday spirit? There’s no shortage of events in Central Florida! From city parades and tree lightings, to holiday movies under the stars, to Santa sightings all over town, and many other events, there’s something for everyone this holiday season. Did we miss an event in your neighborhood? Email us or […]

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Recipe Collection: Thanksgiving Favorites From Your OMB Team

As the hustle and bustle of preparing your Thanksgiving menu draws near, we gathered a few of our contributors favorite Thanksgiving recipes to share! Whether you are preparing the entire meal, or bringing a dish to a family gathering, we’ve got you covered if you are looking to try something new! Recipes include: Pumpkin Roll, […]

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