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Making Mom Friends

I lived the first 34 years of my life in New Orleans, where my parents and their parents and their parents (and so on) lived their entire lives. I had no intention whatsoever of living anywhere else until I met my future husband on a vacation. He lived in Orlando. And so I moved to […]

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Using the Language Our Teens Speak

It’s been less than 10 years since iPhone changed our country, our culture, our world. Gone are the days of pay phones and Facebook via the desktop. As a member of the generation with my childhood riding in cars without movie entertainment and my adulthood running pace with technology, I have welcomed many of the changes brought to us […]

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Five common myths about lice and the truth behind them

LICE. (That got your attention, didn’t it?!) Today, Nemours CareConnect debunks five common myths about lice and the truth behind them. Every few months, some kind of infection sweeps through classrooms, camps and daycare centers — chickenpox, colds, pink eye and ear infections — each taking their turn infecting children. One occurrence, though, seems to send […]

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The All-Kid Guide to the Orange County Library

Is it still nerdy to love the library if you have one as cool as the Orange County Library? I have always loved visiting libraries, and I have lots of memories wasting away long summer days in some corner with a stack of books next to me. Now I take my toddler and, yes, we check out books, […]

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On Your Mark, Get Set … READ!

On June 11, the Orange County Library system launches another fantastic summer reading program with more than 1,000 events, classes, technology camps and more. From June 11 through Aug. 13, all 16 of our branches offer fun, fascinating and educational events. Your kids could meet gator wranglers from Orlando’s famous Gatorland attraction, learn the basics […]

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Please Ground the Helicopters

Without a doubt, experience is the best teacher. My twin daughters are in sixth grade. Despite all the parenting books I’d read and the war stories I’d heard, I was ill-prepared for the drama of middle school. I was equally unprepared for the sky filled with helicoptering adults constantly monitoring the middle school drama.   Google “helicopter […]

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