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Are you #FutureSmart?

Orlando Moms Blog had the amazing opportunity to attend MassMutual’s event, FutureSmart. This was a collaboration with Mass Mutual and The Junior Achievement of Central Florida. The keynote speaker was none other than Hill Harper, T.V. star from The Good Doctor! Hill spoke to 2,000+ students about how they can be FutureSmart and make wise financial decisions. Hill’s energy […]

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​A watched pot never boils: 10 kitchen chores you can do in five minutes.

Over the past 20 years of married life, I’ve owned more coffee pots than you can count. From traditional Mr. Coffee pots, expensive Ninja Coffee Bar gizmos, a few French Press makers, a Keurig, and my latest coffee obsession – a Pourover. My pourover coffee requires that I boil water before pouring it over the […]

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Florida-Bucket-List

Coast to Coast Bucket List: Summer Vacations Destinations for Florida Families

​There are so many amazing destinations from Florida’s coast to coast that it would be impossible to list them all! This year I decided that as a family we would make a bucket list of local destinations to explore that is right here in Central Florida and within driving distance! Let’s start on the East […]

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35 things for your Tween’s Easter Basket

  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, […]

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Their Space

  I’m conflicted about the state of my daughters’ bedrooms. They are thirteen and their rooms are a perpetual state of mess. One occasionally gets tired of her own mess and picks up. Her twin does not. I have always been a little OCD. Well, OK, maybe a lot. As a child my bedroom was […]

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Puberty

A Dragon Ate My Princess: 7 Scary Tales of Mothering Girls Through Puberty

You’ve heard of the 7 year itch in marriage? Well, there’s a 7 year twitch in parenting. Ages 11 – 18. I’m halfway through death valley, seasoned in dodging the eye roll but still learning the slang and technology. For those just entering these years, let me be your cautionary tale. These are the seven […]

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Scaling Back Kids’ Activities

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 […]

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