Allison Thommen

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Orlando Mom Book Club: Book of the Month for December 2023

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December's Book of the Month is Cocoa Kisses by Melanie Jacobson! If you follow me on social media, follow my Goodreads or have spent any time with me in person, you know that I read...

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Across Central Florida

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Looking to ring in 2024 with your family? We have you covered with all things New Year's Eve in Central Florida: December 26 - 31: Kids New Year's Eve, LEGOLAND, Join in the festivities and...

I was a NICU Baby and it Changed my Perspective of Motherhood

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When my mom was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome while she was pregnant with me, her prognosis was not good. In 1989, birth at 35 weeks was considered risky and both of them were nervous...

Holiday Markets in Central Florida

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Who doesn't love a good Holiday Market or craft fair? I am constant in awe of people's creativity at events like these. Plus with the holiday twist, what could be better? With so many...
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Mom’s Guide to EPCOT Festival of the Holidays

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Inspired by holidays around the world, EPCOT's Festival of the Holidays is a quick festival, only lasting from November 24th until December 30th, but it is a great way to get into the holiday...

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood: Favorite Read of October 2023

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I do not know what stopped me from reading The Love Hypothesis sooner. I devoured this book on audio - I could not stop listening. I truly loved the women in STEM representation. As...

Orlando Mom Book Club: Book of the Month for November 2023

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November's Book of the Month is Whispers of You by Catherine Cowles! If this is your first book by Catherine Cowles, be prepared to binge read her entire back list after you finish this book....

Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I love pumpkin in all forms. Cinnamon Roll. Latte. Bars. Cookie. Fall is my favorite time of year and I love all the fall treats! My youngest loves to bake with me so when she asked to make chocolate chip...

Losing Friends Hurt but it was Better in the End

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I have had friends go through some life altering stuff recently, so friendship has been on my mind a lot. The importance of good friends. The comfort of knowing there are people forever in your corner. The...
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Book Series Review for Kids: Ninja Kitties

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My oldest loves cats, super heroes and reading, so when we were sent copies of the Ninja Kitties, she was so excited. These books are visually, “so beautiful,” according to my daughter. They are...

Orlando Mom Book Club: Book of the Month for October 2023

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October's Book of the Month is The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins! I listened to this one on audiobook and really enjoyed it! It's a quick audiobook, especially if you listen to it on 1.5...

The Fate Philosophy by Sarah A Bailey: Favorite Read of September 2023

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When I read The Soulmate Theory by Sarah A Bailey, I knew I had found another author that I would forever read each of their books. TST is her debut novel and it knocked...
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How To Do Disney on a Budget for an Orlando Local

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Proximity to Disney World greatly influenced our desire to move to Central Florida. My husband did the Disney College Program while we were still in college. He was instantly hooked on the area, the...

Twisted Hate by Ana Huang: Favorite Read of August 2023

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I did something I RARELY do this past month... I re-read a book. I'm usually and one and done kind of gal when it comes to books. I NEVER feel compelled to go back...

Books to Get You Into Spooky Season

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I love spooky season. My youngest was born on Halloween and the joy that holiday now brings our family is all encompassing. Since moving to Florida last year, I have been relying on books...