A few of my closest friends are currently pregnant with their first child (YAY!) and one recently asked me what I love most about being a mom. This is my answer… Take a moment to travel back in time, to the night before you were about to experience a “first” – like your first trip […]
I’m no snob. I believe in the Everyman, I know for sure that “salt of the Earth” folks infuse every socioeconomic demographic, and I’ve spent too much time with flossy broke folks to think clothes or a nice car say jack about a person’s relative economic security or the condition of their heart or even […]
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 […]
So we had what one might describe as our most interesting spring break this year. My thirteen-year-old EIGHTH GRADER went on a week-long trip to New York City with only her schoolmates and some teacher and administrator chaperones. No parents allowed. Meanwhile, the eleven-year-old FIFTH GRADER had to stay home part of the week with […]
We are officially a licensed foster family! I first told you about this journey in a post 5 months ago, and we just got the email – we’re in! So now we start the new waiting game. We wait for the child who needs us, the child with unique needs that only our family can […]
“It gets easier.”, they say. “She won’t even remember.”, they mention. “It’s always harder on you than it is on them.”, they reassure. I have been a Mother for almost 15 months and while I deal with Mommy Guilt regularly, I find that I reallllly struggle with the whole going out of town and leaving […]
I am a huge fan of IKEA and am so happy that we have one right in our backyard. My husband, on the other hand, doesn’t feel the same way. Since he is easily persuaded, we go to IKEA often. I love finding new ways to use their products so I’m sharing five IKEA hacks […]
Easter egg hunts are always a fun way to get out with your family and enjoy the great spring weather here in Florida. We’ve done some research and found a good number of the best-recommended Easter egg hunts around. Browse through each one below, or click on a city link to jump to the events […]
Q: Wine + Women + Shoes = ? A: The Perfect Fit! Who knew three little words would hold enough power to generate one of the fastest-growing event series in the country? Just mention “Wine Women & Shoes®”, and you’ll hear, “count me in!” Slide into your Jimmy Choos and become your region’s exclusive host […]
I must have blinked, because at the end of the month we are celebrating my son’s fifth birthday. One night over dinner, I was asking him what he would like to do for his birthday and what kind of decorations he wanted, what type of cake, etc. He started telling me all about his favorite super heroes and how they have cool […]
Everyone agrees that a lush green lawn provides a fantastic place to have fun in the warmer months, but did you know that a responsibly maintained lawn is a great choice for the environment?
As busy moms on the go, it’s not always easy to eat healthy! You’re rushing from work to pick up one kid at school and drop off one at dance class and the other at soccer, and you’re all starving in the car!
Many of us dream of visiting Europe and immersing ourselves into the culture. Starting this week (March 28 – April 6), that dream can be realized right here in Central Florida with CIRQUE ITALIA — a traditional European event enjoyed in every village, town and city across the “old world.”
In my opinion, there’s no better place to spend spring break with friends and family than on the beach! In fact, I’ll be dipping my babe’s tiny toes in our favorite slice of the Atlantic on New Smyrna Beach (NSB) later on this month. I know I’m a bit biased since NSB is my hometown, […]
I don’t mean to be snarky, but if I have to read one more thing about “being present” and being “in the moment,” I might just hurl my iPad at a tree. I get it. I understand the intention behind the phrase is to help foster a spirit of appreciation for the time at hand. […]