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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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What is an “Invitation to Play” and How the Heck Do I Do It?

Now that I have a big-girl two year old, I have really started to rethink my approach to her toys and her play. Of course I want her to build her imagination, experience new situations, and learn about the world around her through creativity, but I also don’t want to spend my life hot gluing […]

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Start Smart: Five Days, Five Ways to Get Ahead of the New School Year

The countdown is on! Back-to-school is on the horizon. When prepping for a new school year, it is important for families to take some time to gradually ease back into a school year routine. To ensure a strong start to the academic school year, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with […]

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Time for “THAT” Talk

Hearing the horrific first-hand accounts at Orlando’s two heart breaking shooting incidents, have caused me to ask myself would my teenagers (even myself) know what to do. No matter who you are and where you live, there are going to be times when you and your family are part of a target-rich environment. It may […]

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Toddler Schedules: A Dream Come True

Schedules. What do you think of when you hear that word? Your work schedule? Your class schedule? What about a toddler schedule? I know, I know it sounds crazy. How could you keep a toddler on a schedule when you can barely keep yourself on a schedule? I have always thrived with schedules; from college, […]

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The 2016 Guide to Summer Camps In & Around Orlando

The warmer weather has returned to Florida, and summer will be here before you know it. Early registration for summer camps has begun, so we put together the ultimate Guide to Summer Camps for the Orlando area, sponsored by Florida Hospital for Women. Let’s explore where we can send our little happy campers this summer!   Orange […]

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