Author Archive | Kristen B


Six Apps for Your Preschooler

Since the dawning of the smartphone in 2007, I’ve held a firm position: “iPhones aren’t for kids and I’ll never download an app for my 3-year-old.” I believed math facts were best memorized via homemade flashcards, and puzzles were best done on a card table in the corner of the family room. I wish I […]

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Lunchbox Jokes

Lunchbox jokes are a fun way to give you kiddo a mid-day boost, and they’re also a painless way to help budding readers hone their skills without feeling like they’re practicing. I hope you’ll copy some of these onto Post-It notes, stick them in with a PB&J, and give your grade-schooler a reason to giggle! […]

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Orlando's Best Splash Pads!
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Splish Splash!

The temps are climbing – so it’s splash pad time!  Check out this reader-generated list of favorites from The Orlando Mom’s Guide to help you plan your next outing. Capehart Park (free) 715 Capehart Dr, 32822 Splash pad is gated and is adjacent to two new playground areas that feature rubber flooring. Readers noted that Capehart Park is especially […]

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{Recipe Collection} Prep-Ahead Chicken Enchiladas

My afternoons are probably a lot like yours, a constant wave of motion that seem to be marked with a dozen or so components ranging from soccer practice to fussy babies to math fact memorization. As if the busy-ness isn’t enough, these little people (and their parents) must eat, which means we mommas have to […]

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Halloween “Uncostumes”

Some kids flat out don’t like to dress up, which can make the search for a suitable Halloween costume tricky. I’m here today to share some “uncostumes” — a few simple ideas for October 31 that look like costumes but don’t feel like costumes. (I bet my mom wishes she had this list back in 1982 when I cried […]

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