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Tampa to Orlando and Back Again – a regional comparison by a “dual citizen”

My husband and I have moved between Orlando and Tampa four times, most recently moving back to Pinellas County 2 months ago. I’ve spent an equal amount of time living in each area, and consider them both home. This recent move, however, has caused more “culture shock” than I’d anticipated. After 8 years away, and […]

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Glamping… who said camping can’t be cozy

When the weather starts cooling and the humidity begins to drop Floridians come out of summer hibernating.  It also means the perfect time to go Florida camping. I love being in the great outdoors and one with nature, but this Girl Scouts likes something a little more comfortable when it comes to sleeping accommodations.  Tent […]

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Get Paddling this Summer

Two years ago,  I was in search of an activity my teenage daughter and I could experience together.  We rented paddle boards in New Symrna Beach on a perfect Florida Spring day. As we paddled through the mangrove canals we encountered incredible sea life, splashing dolphins, and leaping fish that made us laugh. We were […]

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What Are Your Easter Basket Traditions?

Despite being a mom who loves holiday traditions, we have surprisingly few when it comes to Easter baskets, probably because we’ve spent Easter out-of-town for the last six years. Our only two Easter basket “must haves” are a gift and a large chocolate bunny. When our girls were just babies, I bought personalized buckets from Pottery Barn Kids […]

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{UPDATED} Playlist for the kids that won’t drive you nuts!

Last year we shared with you a playlist to make sure that The Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald aren’t the only songs getting stuck in your head! Believe me, we’ve been there – humming “alllll thruuuuu the townnnnn” as you walk the aisles of the grocery store! Well, in case you didn’t download Kristen’s […]

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Step-by-Step guide with 10 stops {Sea World Made Simple with Small Children}

I have a two-year old daughter who LOVES animals. She’s been fascinated by animals since I can remember. My husband and I decided that we needed to encourage her love of animals. What better way to do that than SeaWorld?! Since she is two, she gets in free (score). I get in free as well because I’m […]

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Running Strollers 101

Some call them running strollers, others baby joggers. They’re an investment and take some time to research and look into what will work for you, baby and the budget. I’m the chapter leader of a free, local running club for moms (East Orlando Moms RUN This Town) with over 500 members, so I went straight […]

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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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