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Exploring Winter Park, Florida

Whether you are a tourist or a local, if you are looking to experience elegant “Old Florida” charm, look no further than Winter Park, Florida, a city just north of downtown Orlando. Winter Park is home to Rollins College, wonderful museums, theater, festivals, a farmer’s market, beautiful lakes and parks, great shopping, and restaurants ranging […]

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10 Steps to Becoming a “Florida Mom”

These days Orlando is growing with leaps and bounds. Every day more and more families are moving here from all  around the world. Moving to Florida is a welcome change, especially for many people coming from the super snowy winter regions. Moving to Florida is also sort of like moving to a new country. If […]

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Spring Break Orlando 2015: your local guide

  Sure, 50 million people visit Orlando each year — and yes, most of them come for the tourist attractions — but there’s so much more to The City Beautiful than I-Drive and The Magic Kingdom. Sticking close to home for spring break? You’re in luck! We’ve created a list of  unique, affordable, local outings that […]

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De Leon Springs State Park

Living in Orlando and having a Disney employed husband means that we take full advantage of our access to the Disney attractions. But Central Florida offers so much more to explore. Several years ago I announced that at least once a month, one of our weekend activities would be what I termed “an Old Florida outing.”  […]

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A Visit to the Orlando American Girl Store

After much anticipation, Orlando’s American Girl store opened in the Florida Mall in mid-November, just in time for the holidays. I surprised my daughters with a visit to the store, including lunch at the Bistro, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Let me begin this post by saying that while I know American Girl products are not for everyone, we are […]

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The Orlando Repertory Theater – A Local Treasure

The Orlando Repertory Theater is a local treasure. If you have not attended a production there, you are really missing out. Last weekend we took our daughters and a friend to see The Borrowers, which runs through this Sunday, September 28th. At Intermission, one of my daughters remarked, “I didn’t like the animated movie “The […]

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Splish Splash!

The temps are climbing – so it’s splash pad time!  Check out this reader-generated list of favorites from The Orlando Mom’s Guide to help you plan your next outing. Capehart Park (free) 715 Capehart Dr, 32822 Splash pad is gated and is adjacent to two new playground areas that feature rubber flooring. Readers noted that Capehart Park is especially […]

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Orlando’s Best Pediatricians

Finding the perfect doctor, especially one who will care for the health of your child, goes beyond choosing a name from the “approved” list on your insurance website. How do you know who to pick, especially if you live in Sanford and your close friends are all in Kissimmee? You can’t take their recommendation for […]

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Orlando’s Best OB/GYNs

Are you new to the Orlando area and looking for an OB/GYN? Perhaps you moved across town or are looking for a doctor who will better meet your needs? Look no further than the Fall 2013 issue of Babyourself magazine. With the help of The Orlando Mom’s Guide we put together a listing of the […]

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