Anne Marie

Anne Marie
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Educational Resources for Upper Elementary Kids

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With the kids home ALL THE TIME thanks to the current pandemic and schools being closed (at least through May 1st in Florida), if you are like me, then you're desperately looking for educational...

My Anxiety Is Through the Roof

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My anxiety is through the roof. The schools are closed. Socially distancing from people. The theme parks are closed. No gatherings of more than 10 people. The state parks are closed. You can’t go out...

A Primer for Visiting Universal Orlando with Little Ones

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Living in Orlando we are spoiled when it comes to looking for a weekend activity or staycation. Our backyard is filled with costumed characters, spectacular dining experiences, the beach, Broadway level shows, and rides...

Last Minute Christmas Letter to Santa {PRINTABLE}

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Last Minute Christmas Letter to Santa {PRINTABLE} Ladies we are hitting crunch time. Hanukkah is in full swing, Christmas is just around the corner, and that special spot filled with packages and wrapping paper is...

That Darn Elf

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Which category do you fall into? LOVE OR HATE? There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love the Elf on the Shelf, and those who HATE it with the passion of...
5 Summer Drinks to Cool You Off

5 Summer Drinks to Cool You Off

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good cocktail, and with temperatures in Orlando hanging out in the 90's I am on the search for the perfect summertime cocktail to keep me...

Simple Crafts and Activities… When It’s Too Hot, You’re Too Tired, or It’s Raining

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Have you ever noticed that the days when your kids are B-O-R-E-D are the days when you just can't? It's like they can sense when you are exhausted (or hungover, I won't judge!) to decide...

Dear Room Mom – Let’s Tackle Teacher Appreciation Week

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Dear Fellow Room Mom,  It's that magical time of the year for field trips, class performances, end of the year celebrations, planning summer activities....and teacher appreciation week. Just when you think that things can't get...

How I Prep for Consignment Sales

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Consignment sales are one of my favorite #MomHacks. Not only are they are great way to fill your kids wardrobes each year, but they are an amazing way to make some money!! Here is...

Peace Out, Hair Dye…I’m Going Gray!

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Peace out, box o'dye! So long, salon coloring! Adios, root touch up kits! That's right...I'm going GRAY...and I'm only 35. My First Gray Hair I guess I should start at the beginning. It started almost 11 years ago when...

5 Things to Know Before Going to Tea at American Girl Bistro

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Our family has never been big birthday party people. And by our family, I mean my husband and I do not have the energy to have 20 screaming kids running around our house or...

Theme Park Burnout: Why We Are Taking a Break from the Parks

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Even before moving to Orlando my family was theme park junkies. When we lived in Atlanta we had passes to Six Flags Over Georgia and went all the time. So when my family moved...

Reading Goals – Not Just for Schoolchildren

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My kid told me that I can't be apart of our family any more. It wasn't said out of anger, frustration, or sadness. His reason was simple - I don't spend enough time reading...

The Career Change I Never Expected to Love

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Many moons ago when I started college career I had big dreams (don't we all at 18?) of becoming a theatre teacher. I had adored my Dramatic Interpretation of Literature class in high school...

2 Cheap and Fun Orlando Staycations

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again - we are so lucky to live in Central Florida. We live where the rest of the country (heck the world) literally dreams of coming...