Laurie

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A content manager and writer, Laurie has a love of connecting with people through her words. She has a degree from UConn in History and Native American and Indigenous Studies and had the plan of working in a museum, but ended up teaching for nearly a decade instead! In addition, Laurie was a barn rat growing up, and has fifteen years of experience riding and training horses. While Central Florida has been her home for ten years (and loves it - hello, Disney!), she proudly identifies as a New Englander and will forever root for the Patriots and Red Sox. She’s the wife of a lawyer, mom of an elementary schooler, stepmom of a high schooler, and dog mom to a quirky Shepherd mix named Eleanor. Connect with her on Instagram @aladywholoveswords
Guide to OMC Book Club Books

Need a Break From Scrolling? Here are 5 Summer Reads That are Better Than...

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Summer's HERE in Central Florida! And so are some summer reads that, I'm sorry, are way better than watching TikTok videos on end. Listen, I get it. TikTok (or watching TikTok videos on Instagram the...

A Mom’s Guide to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival 2022

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Looking to visit Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival? We've got you covered with Orlando Mom Collective insider information from a local's point of view!   A Mom's Guide to Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival 2022 Whether you're...

The True Story of RBF

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I’ve grown up with people (let’s be honest - mostly men) telling me to smile more. “It can’t be that bad.” The assumption that I was upset or angry or sad constantly happened over and over...

Pirate Dinner Adventure off I-Drive: A Review

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It isn’t often that the four of us go on an adventure anymore. My teenage stepson, six-year-old son, husband and I seem to always have something going on in our busy schedules. My teenager...

On Lunchroom Conversations + Smooth-Legged Commercials: A Tale of Shaved Arms

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I can’t remember exactly how it came up at my middle school lunch table, but when someone said she shaved her arms, it was a major moment in my world. I can’t remember exactly how...

Visiting Santa at Epcot: What You Need to Know

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Every year since my son was itty bitty, we've gone to Epcot to see Santa. And every year, we are not disappointed. In true Disney fashion, Santa is always jolly down to every detail...
Meat District

My Family Tried Meat District. This is What They Had to Said.

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I'll admit, I'm not a very good foodie. I tend to just grab my go-to products from my local grocery store and call it a day. Got some ground beef? Check. Steak? Yup. Some...

30 Years in the Making: the Journey and Stories of a Self-Published Author

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"There are so many people and stories that I will never forget...I have been touched by both births working in labor and delivery, and death and dying from ICU/CCU and NICU. The emotions I...
Back to School Shopping Cart

5 Back-to-School Items Your Child Needs (+ 5 They Don’t) From an Elementary Teacher’s...

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With back-to-school signage being hung far and wide at your local stores and emails from your kids’ school reaching your inbox once more, it’s the perfect time to discuss your BTS shopping list! Most...

Disney Update: What’s It’s Like to Have a Disney Day Now

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I've got a Disney update for everyone wondering what's it's like to have a Disney day now. If you've been curious as to what it's like to take a stroll through Disney now with the...

4 Ways to Florida-ify Your Hair Routine

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For this story, let’s go back several years to the night I was meeting up for the first time with my now-husband. I took my normal approach to getting ready to go out in...

From Inside the Book Club: Messaging and Motherhood

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Three weeks ago, the Orlando Mom Collective Book Club got to chat with the author of the book we’re currently reading, Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First. Laura Tremaine, writer and podcaster, joined us...

My Mom Was My Valentine

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As we navigate motherhood, it’s impossible not to reflect on our own mothers. It’s impossible to not have a suddenly new understanding of the love she has always held for you. And it’s impossible...

Introducing the OMC Book Club!

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I’m so thrilled to announce the launch of the OMC Book Club, an online community where moms connect through reading, sharing, and growing — together. Our community members will be guided through reading a...

How Messenger Kids is Saving the Holidays!

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If you’re worried about what the upcoming holidays will look like, you’re not alone. As moms, we want the holidays to be full of special memories with our loved ones. But...how do we do...

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