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Growing Up Via Spring Break

So we had what one might describe as our most interesting spring break this year. My thirteen-year-old EIGHTH GRADER went on a week-long trip to New York City with only her schoolmates and some teacher and administrator chaperones. No parents allowed. Meanwhile, the eleven-year-old FIFTH GRADER had to stay home part of the week with […]

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{Giveaway!} Reading The Woes Away With Twigtale

I’m that nerd-of-a-mama who was purchasing books for my baby before my sweet girl even arrived. Crazy, yes, but I have a very special relationship with books, and I couldn’t wait to introduce her to that relationship. Books are my mini-vacations away from reality, and when I pictured my babies’ nurseries I always envisioned rows […]

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Documenting your everyday moments

Have you ever wondered what we would do without photos? All of those birthdays, vacations, school activities and Christmas day moments would go undocumented. Luckily, not only do we have cameras available to us — they’re even built into our smartphones! Nowadays, we can capture those special moments almost instantly. But then what? If you […]

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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} No App For That: An event for parents connecting kids to nature

Take a guess. About how many hours of “screen-time” do you think kids average per day? Screen-time including time in front of the television, computer, iPad, Xbox or cell phone. What would you say? Two? Three? Five hours? The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that children spend an average of seven – YES, SEVEN – […]

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It’s Time to See the Manatees at Blue Spring State Park!

by Kim Hays former OMB contributor The manatees are coming! The manatees are coming! One super-special perk about living in Central Florida is the annual opportunity to witness the gathering of endangered and oh-so-cute sea cows in their natural habitat at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City in Volusia County. As the water in […]

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