Allison Thommen


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

March Book of the Month is My Phony Valentine by Courtney Walsh! Book Summary: Courtney Walsh is on my list of authors that I will literally read anything and everything she writes. I just know it...

5 Reasons to Build a New Construction Home in Central Florida

Finding a new home in a new city can be an overwhelming task. There are resale homes and townhomes, new construction and rental properties to take into consideration. After going through the process of...

Central Florida Farmers Markets

We love supporting local just as much as we love fresh, local food! Our Farmers Market Guide will help you find both! This guide will include: ‣ farmers markets in Central Florida Downtown Orlando Orlando Farmers Market -...

Central Florida Libraries and Story Time Guide

This Central Florida Libraries Storytime Guide provides information for libraries and story times for the littles throughout the Central Florida area. what you’ll find in this guide: ‣ library branches throughout Central Florida ‣ story time information Downtown...

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

February's Book of the Month is Never Lie by Freida McFadden! Book Summary: Join Trisha and Ethan on their search for their first home as newly weds! The arrive at the home that Ethan hopes is...

Book Review: I’ll Be There (And Let’s Make Friendship Bracelets)

Book Review: What a sweet book full of reassurance that making friends is possible with practical tips and tricks about how to strengthen and maintain friendships despite obstacles. This book is an easy to read,...

Sourdough Bread Recipe

At the start of the pandemic, sourdough bread was all the craze. I found myself in need of something to learn or do to distract myself from the stress of having a newborn baby,...

Orlando Mom Book Club: A Year in Review 2022

I will start by saying that it has been a true honor to join the OMC family this year. I have enjoyed getting to read along side of all of you these last months...

My word of 2023 is… Chilli

My 2023 word is Chilli. Not the recipe (although I do have an amazing recipe for a four bean, quinoa chili that my whole family adores), but the cartoon mom. Before you laugh, hear me out...

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

January's Book of the Month is Darling Girl by Liz Michalski! Book Summary: Holly Darling, Wendy Darling's granddaughter (the same Wendy from the story of Peter Pan), is living life in New York City. She is...

Top 10 Books of 2022

I joined the Orlando Mom Collective team in July when my family and I sold our Michigan home and moved to Central Florida. I stepped into the role of Executive Assistant and took over...

Things to do Around Orlando: Amber Brooke Farm Eustis

Amber Brooke Farms (formerly Atwood Family Farm) is a gorgeous u-pick farm in Eustis, FL. The new name honors the wives of the farmers to emphasize the family aspect of the farm. Amber Brooke Farm...

Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution Needs a Redo

Chances are, I don't love your New Year's Resolution to lose weight. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition and an emphasis in Eating Disorders and Obesity, so maybe...

Festival of the Holidays at EPCOT 2022

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

A Weekend Getaway to Cape Canaveral

Recently, my husband ran the inaugural Space Force T-Minus 10 Miler on Cape Canaveral. Because of the logistics of the race and packet pickup, we made it into a weekend, so we rented a...

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