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A Dragon Ate My Princess: 7 Scary Tales of Mothering Girls Through Puberty

You’ve heard of the 7 year itch in marriage? Well, there’s a 7 year twitch in parenting. Ages 11 – 18. I’m halfway through death valley, seasoned in dodging the eye roll but still learning the slang and technology. For those just entering these years, let me be your cautionary tale. These are the seven […]

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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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14 years hiding from a family photoshoot

It’s been 14 years since my family had a family photoshoot. Fourteen years. That’s insane, right? The only photos that adorned the walls in our home were from a photoshoot that happened 7 years ago. But… I wasn’t present. That was the year that I separated from my husband and they did a photoshoot, without me. […]

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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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Water Safety Tips with British Swim School

OMB worked with British Swim School of Orlando to compile this helpful advice. We only work with businesses that we trust and present information that we feel will benefit our readers.Some of my favorite memories growing up took place splashing in pools and jumping ocean waves. We would swim and swim until our fingers were […]

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