I am about to drop a doozy on you. Wait for it. My kids do not watch the Disney Channel. I’m not referring to Disney Jr, or our homegirls Sophia and Dr. McStuffins, but Disney. And let’s not confuse that with family TV shows. Those are kid shows, with real people where the children, full […]
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The loss of my grandmother almost five years ago hit me hard. Her home was the center of many family celebrations, milestones and Sunday brunches. She was a strong-willed woman, independent, very giving and the person who held the family together. Her loss has been felt tremendously these past few years, especially during the holidays. […]
It’s almost time to put on that yarmulke… because Hanukkah starts tonight! In our home, we celebrate Hanukkah as well as the holiday season. Here are 8 Hanukkah hacks (it had to be 8, right?!) to infuse some new traditions into your family. 1. Create a Hanukkah pocket calendar Similar to an advent calendar, create […]
Over the past year, my husband and I have realized that we may be missing the mark a bit with our parenting. Even though both of our kids are still young, the “give me’s” have been getting more and more intense. Can you relate? Every store we walk into they ask for new things. When […]
If you’re wary of your toddler touching the Christmas ornaments or other family heirloom decorations, here are 5 activities that are fun, engage all the senses and are easy for parents to set up amidst the holiday bustle. Turn up the holiday music and let the fun begin! 1. Create holiday-themed sensory bins Fill plastic […]
Now, I warn you this snack doubles as an activity with your kids. Cooking with children, while great in theory and provides meaningful life skills, is not for the faint of heart. Moreover, this felt more crafty less cook-ey to me. Confession: I am not a crafty mom. Let me clarify. I am crafty. Every […]
Mmmmm, it’s time to enjoy delicious brats, sauerkraut and beer with the bonus of good music because… It’s OKTOBERFEST! Check out our Guide to Oktoberfest in Central Florida! PROST! Sanford Oktoberfest Oktober 12-14th from 5:00 to 11:00PM 205 E 1st St, Sanford, Florida 32771 Join us for our annual Oktoberfest street party! This year […]
From September 15th – October 15th there will be numerous celebrations throughout Central Florida for Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a wonderful way to not only enjoy various types of food, drinks and music – it’s also an opportunity to learn about the different Hispanic cultures. The 15th is the date that coincides with the […]
A love for reading is a nonnegotiable in our family. Here are some of the best new classic kids’ books that are sure to become a favorite.
On some days, there aren’t any perks to preschool pick-up…am I right? I’m always happy to see my kids after a long day, and I’m anxious to hear about their days, but they don’t always share my enthusiasm. As I was walking in with a fellow parent recently, he says to me, “And now, the […]
I love assembling Easter baskets. It’s been a family tradition since the girls were babies. Holiday traditions naturally evolve as the years pass. This is the third Easter that we’ve had non-bunny-believers, a fact that I’ve managed to completely ignore for the last two Easters. Recently my girls and I were in Target. While they looked at clothes, […]
Do you obsess about milestones and when your child should be doing something? As a mom of two teens, I’d like to offer this advice to moms of littles. Stop. Stop worrying. Don’t compare your own child’s “firsts” to your friends’ children. Don’t obsess over books that suggest when your child should roll over, sit […]
On a recent family day out to a local theme park that specializes in animals, my husband and I were pleasantly surprised to find that while the kids loved seeing all the animals in the “wild,” that wasn’t what enamored them the most. They loved the street party held in the early evening that included […]
Is there anything more beautiful than Orlando in March? The weather is sure to be gorgeous, so we have lots of ideas for how you and your family can spend time together and enjoy it!
Growing up I had a close friend who swam competitively. She and her four brothers all swam on the same team. At the time, I felt sorry for her because she wasn’t allowed to choose her own sport or activity. Now as an adult looking back, I think her mother was brilliant. Five kids and only one activity at […]