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My Real Life Hurricane Prep Items

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Welcome to Florida where all we can talk about for the next handful of days is the possible hurricane that might, maybe, could potentially hit us some time early next week. This is my...

Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas

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Originally posted October 26, 2015 Updated October 27th, 2020 Last year my family moved into a brand new community in Winter Garden. Even though the neighborhood was still largely under construction, my kids still came home...

7 Modern Rules for Kids Birthday Party Guests

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  Kids’ birthday parties. We love 'em and we hate 'em. Some moms love to throw big, lavish bashes. Others cash out for the party package at Chuck E. Cheese’s. Yet others skip the party...

Exploring the Orlando Science Center

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    If you've never been to the Orlando Science Center, let me tell you...you're in for a treat! My family (plus my mom and two nieces and nephew) tried to explore every corner of the...

How to Be Friends After Motherhood

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Motherhood is the greatest test of any friendship. Before I had children I knew only a few people with kids. Most of them I heard from occasionally but visited with very rarely. Then I...

My “Everything is Awesome” Ultimate OCD Mother’s Day Wish List

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Just around the corner is Mother's Day. A day just for us over-worked, super-stressed, detail-oriented, caffeine-driven, vivacious, loving ladies of the family. Every year Mother's Day comes and goes and I realize that the sweet...

Happy Not to Be Nineteen…

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I turned 40 last summer. It's been hard accepting that. It's been hard acknowledging that. Sometimes I "forget" I'm 40 and try to pretend I'm still 39. This often involves pretending my husband is...

In Defense of Lucky Charms

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Happy St Patrick's Day! Today is a fun day to celebrate with your kids. Lots of green clovers and rainbows and leprechauns - and an occasion for us grown-ups to drink our favorite Irish whiskey...

Broken Bone, Broken Friendship?

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All of this happened on an overcast Saturday. We were enjoying a calm weekend of doing nothing. We had no plans, no commitments, no place we had to be. It was lovely. After finishing lunch, my...

BubbleBum: Your Travel Booster Seat

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  I recently received a BubbleBum, an inflatable booster seat meant for kids ages 4-11, 40-100 lbs. This booster seats deflates and rolls up into a tidy little bag, perfect for travel. When you need...

The Harlem Globetrotters Come to Orlando

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The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Orlando - and you can win a family 4-pack of tickets from the Orlando Mom's Blog! The Globetrotters are celebrating 90 years of bringing smiles, sportsmanship and...
Code Red Drills

Code Red Drills

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  Tonight I read my second grade son his bedtime story. He's really into "choose your own story" books and the one he likes the most is about the golden age of piracy. He gets...

This Year I’m Not Kidding Around…

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The new year is here and I am inspired to make this the best year ever! There's so many things I want to do and achieve this year. I'm not kidding around either. This...

The Best of Disney at Christmas

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The holidays were full of fun things to do, at school, at home, at work and around your local neighborhood. For us lucky Orlando families, we also have quick access to one of the...

Thanksgiving For Kids

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  This is the first year we are hosting my entire family for Thanksgiving. I am excited, especially about having my first shot at hosting a kids table for the big feast. We'll have five...