Amanda Green


Orlando Walmart Stores Participate in Sensory-Friendly Shopping Hours

Big department stores can be overwhelming for anyone during the holiday season. There's loud music, bright lights, crowded aisles, beeping price scanners, and people rushing around. When I think of Walmart I think of...
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My kids have never been to Disney World

They've lived in Orlando their whole life, yet I have never taken my children to the House of Mouse. I want to start this by saying that we're not anti-Disney. My children, ages 5 and...

5 Orlando-Themed Halloween Costumes

Don't let another generic zombie or witch walk the street on Halloween night. Instead, let your child trick-or-treat in style while paying tribute to the City Beautiful. Here are 5 Orlando-themed Halloween costumes that...

2023 Spooky Season Binge Watching Guide

Home Depot sold out of its massive 12' Halloween skeleton, pumpkin inflatables litter suburban front yards in early September, and there was a line around the block for free fall drinks at Starbucks in...
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Surf Expo in Orlando: Here’s What’s Next for Sun, Swim, and Surf

Looking for new ways to make your family's beach days more fun and convenient? Look no further than the Surf Expo, the premier watersports and coastal lifestyle trade show in the world. Remember when a...
Snoop Dog Kids YouTube

If your kids aren’t watching Snoop Dogg’s YouTube Kids Channel, they’re missing out

Moms, if you're like me you're likely pretty tired of hearing the same kid shows play in the background on repeat while you fold your Sunday laundry pile. If you need to mix things...
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Places You are Guaranteed to See Alligators in Central Florida

I've lived in Florida my entire life. The obsession with seeing alligators in Central Florida in the wild bewilders me. I suppose it makes sense in the same way that I want to see...

Free Admission Days: National Park Sites Near Orlando

Family fun originating from the Orlando area doesn't have to be expensive. The National Park Service is hosting five free admission days in 2023. This is pretty exciting, as there are several National Park...

Secrets to Family-Friendly “Campcations” in Florida

I've lived in Florida my whole life. I've watched dirt roads become paved roads, cow fields become subdivisions, and tiny unknown campgrounds become packed tourist attractions. The campground trend isn't unique to Florida. A...

Paddling and Pancakes: A day spent at De Leon Springs State Park

When you arrive at De Leon Springs State Park in Volusia County (about an hour north of downtown Orlando) you see an old sign "Make a date with history! Ponce De Leon Springs. Nature's...
Cypress Board Walk at Orlando Wetlands Park

New Boardwalk at Orlando Wetlands is Perfect for Families

New Boardwalk at Orlando Wetlands is Perfect for Families Orlando Wetlands Park is a sprawling 1,650-acre nature park located on the far eastern side of Orange County in Christmas, Florida. It is a prime location...

99 Family Friendly Experience Gift Ideas in Orlando

Unwrap the memories with these local gift ideas that’ll last a lifetime If you’re like me, you’re the type of mom who asks for experience gifts instead of toys or items that will end up...

Spooky season TV will hit you right in the childhood

I don't know about you, but I'm over summer. The dashboard temperature gauge in my car hit 112 the other day. It got so hot that it melted the sunglasses I left in the...

Moms, we’ve got to stop overcommitting

I was sitting at the shore of Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park, my toes dancing across the top of the glassy water making small ripples against its surface. My husband and children were...
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How to use your library card to get into Florida State Parks

How to use your library card to get into Florida State Parks I'm sure you've seen the headline by now. You can use your public library card to get into a Florida State Park. But...