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A Primer for Visiting Universal Orlando with Little Ones

Living in Orlando we are spoiled when it comes to looking for a weekend activity or staycation. Our backyard is filled with costumed characters, spectacular dining experiences, the beach, Broadway level shows, and rides for every taste level. Since moving to Orlando my family of five has taken full advantage.  This year we decided to […]

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It’s Time To “Sit At The Table”

“Sit at the table”.  Four words that resonated with me when I heard them some years ago. This is certainly not a new concept, but only now am I pushing myself to live by it. So what exactly does it mean to “sit at the table”?  To me it means not only having your voice […]

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Not just #metoo, but I, too…

The hashtag says it all. We don’t have to read each and every story in its entirety to know how it ends. Some end worse than others, every scenario is different, but the premise or the plot, if you will, is still the same. Women and men sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, scared, embarrassed and carrying […]

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Hosting the Weekly Mom Meetup

Hey! New Year, New You? Maybe not. But you can still add some things to your routine that will make you feel productive and exciting without really doing a whole lot. Things like… 1. Start walking with the kids after school. 2. Sign up for a cooking class. 3. Plan daring monthly dates with your […]

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Instant Pot Crash Course

So you got an Instant Pot for Christmas. Now what?! Other than the “water test”, where do you start, right? (And if you don’t know what the water test is, then you aren’t the instruction manual reading type and you desperately need this article. Just sayin’.) You’re going to love your Instant Pot the most […]

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Mom Burnout – It’s Real

Maybe I am feeling this burnout more right now because of the time of year, or maybe I just haven’t given myself the space to revive recently, but I am in major burnout mode. I work from home and have two boys. On the majority of days I work (including work with the kiddos and […]

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A Jeweled Tree

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. […]

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4 Fun Ideas for Hot Cocoa with Kids

As we head into the final countdown towards Christmas and the kiddos are on winter break, here are some fun ideas you can have with everyone’s favorite drink: hot cocoa! 1. Dress up your cocoa! The latest trend is decadent milkshakes and drinks. Let your kids experiment with flavored whipped creams, colored marshmallows, sprinkles or […]

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FLVS Flex Elementary + Family Involvement = Student Success

As a parent myself, I am amazed at all the different choices we now have regarding our children and their education. Public, private, charter, virtual, homeschool—whatever option you choose, there is one fact no one can refute—parental involvement has a profound influence on children’s academic success. With FLVS Flex Elementary, elementary-certified FLVS teachers provide students […]

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