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Practical Homemade Gift Ideas

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The Simplicity of Homemade Gifts: 3 Practical Homemade Gift Ideas There's something about getting a homemade gift that really puts an extra sparkle into Christmas. Mainly because you know that the giver put thought, time, and...

Thinking Beyond the “Plastic” Eggs

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Easter is upon us! Soon you'll see Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail, and those very vibrant plastic eggs being displayed in many homes and businesses. I'm a mama who LOVES DIY projects, crafts,...

Saying YES to the help you need

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You might be thinking "Why in the world wouldn't anybody take someone's offer when they say they will help you, especially when you have kids?!" It's easier said than done. Deep down we all have...

5 Ways to Transition Back to Work

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Going back to work after having kids can be a huge transition for the whole family. Figuring out routines, meal prep, along with the increased focus on job performance at work is A LOT to...

Get Outdoors! 4 Family Friendly Hiking Trails within the Orlando and Titusville Area

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Fall and winter months in Florida are the perfect seasons to get outdoors! While many states in the nation are being pilled on with more snow and colder weather, Floridians are able to enjoy...

Finding time in the day to give yourself 15 minutes of solitude.

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Sorry to be the one to break the news, but January 2018 is behind us (I know, shaking my head too). This means it's time to really look at your goals and resolutions to...

3 Ways to Build Confidence in Children

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Show of hands. Who grew up timid, anxious, and shy.... always choosing to sit in the back of the classroom, and never raised your hand because you lacked self-confidence (basically did not believe in yourself)??? That. was....

A Guide to Unique Family Halloween Costumes

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I've never been one to dress up for Halloween, but now that we have a little one it's become quite fun. I'm starting to look forward to it each year. Although, here's a little...

Taking Moments for YOU: 5 Ways to Feeling Rejuvenated

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I had a moment the other day. I was able to lay down in peace and quiet (I know, c r a z y in the world of motherhood, but it happened.) I didn't close...

My Quiet Toddler: Supporting Your Child’s Language Development

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As parents, we obsess about whether or not our child is meeting milestones. I’m a first time mom and my son just turned 19 months old, which means we're almost at that "2 year...

Splish, Splash! Goldfish Swim School “o-FISH-ally” is Open in Winter Park

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Calling all Orlando area parents! Goldfish Swim School has made their appearance here in Florida, and the amazing part is the owners chose Winter Park as the first official Florida location!   I have had...

Learning Through “Play” with Tinkergarten

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How many of you grew up watching Mister Rodgers? He truly was a brilliant man who had so many great words of wisdom, one in particular was about the magic of "PLAY".  "Play gives children a...

Real Talk with New Moms

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There is a popular quote that has been floating around the internet.  "To be a mother is to watch your heart walk around outside of your body." I mean, really?! These words couldn't explain motherhood any...

15 Family Adventures in “The City Beautiful” (besides theme parks)

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Growing up my mom was always amazing at finding activities around our hometown (Kenosha, WI) that were cheap AND entertaining for kids. Let's just say, I pretty much inherited that from her because I seem to always be...