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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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Break to the Beach!

It’s getting to be that time — spring break has the the kids out of school for a solid week! What to do? New Smyrna Beach (NSB) is just a short, one-hour drive east and can provide endless experiences for the entire family. Trust me. I live here. Consider me your Volusia County connection. I’ve […]

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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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Nature 101: An easy family-friendly hike at Trimble Park

by Kim Hays former OMB contributor If the great outdoors isn’t really your thing, but you want your children to grow up with a better relationship with Mother Nature than you have, then Trimble Park, a 40-minute-trip from downtown Orlando is the perfect spot to test their meddle. Let’s just call it “nature light.” Sure there’s […]

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