Many new moms (myself included), cannot wait to get out of the house with their little one. Finding things to do with your baby can be challenging though, especially if you’re nursing and just learning to be out and about with baby in tow.
When I was pregnant with my (now 20-month-old) son, I had grand plans of exclusively cloth diapering. Saving money, helping out the environment, and my baby looking so darn adorable in a t-shirt and diaper -- it seemed like...

Unconventional

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Unconventional is the word I often use to describe my fertility and pregnancy journey. Having been told on more than one occasion that I would never conceive naturally, I was quite surprised when eight pregnancy tests proclaimed me pregnant...
That was the most loaded question I’ve ever been asked. Circumstances? I had just “hopped” off the table from the first sonogram of my second pregnancy. I hadn’t been able to see the screen, and as I lay there...

Diaper Need Awareness Week

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Diaper Need Awareness Week is September 8th - 14th. It is a Nationwide Awareness Week to shed light on a basic need that so many people struggle with. Unfortunately, WIC, food stamps and other government help do not cover...
There are two things that I love about Too Cute Monogrammed & Personalized Gifts. One. It's a momma owned business. I love when a woman puts into action a product that she is passionate about. Which brings me to the...

Breast is Best. Right?

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So here’s the thing. Breastfeeding? It was kinda horrific for me. Eleven years ago, my daughter was born three weeks early. Not premature, but tiny and without the sucking reflex. However, I knew the value of breast milk. I determined...
Well, I’ve done it. I’ve survived my first pregnancy. I survived giving birth to my baby girl three weeks before she was due. I’ve survived my first year of parenthood. And I’ve survived being milked by a pump for...

The Giving Glider

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Resting on top of the glider in our room is a pile of my clothes that I need to put away, hand-me-downs from our nieces that need to be parceled out between my kids, and my backup Halloween outfit. ...
Easter is just around the corner and here at Orlando Moms Blog we celebrated  this past Saturday morning with a few hundred of our closest friends, thousands of plastic eggs, and a whole lot of fun at our Second...

Mom to Mom: You Need HELP

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Being a new mom is hard work. Our little one is three months now and though I have come a long way, I would be lying if I said I had it all figured out. What I have figured...
Not sure what to get your newborn for Christmas, or need ideas for family members who want to include your little one this year? Here are 8 baby gift ideas that you (and your little one) can appreciate. This is...
Orlando Moms, you don't want to miss this sale! The BIG Just Between Friends Children's Consignment Sale is happening this week at XL Soccer World! September 23-25th - doors open daily at 9am Expect savings of 50-90% off of retail...
My little guy was due on January 7th and I thought, perfect! He will be here after the holiday craziness is over... But on Christmas Eve of 2004, I woke up at 3:30 AM feeling horrible. Sure enough, I was...

When Mommas Lose It

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I hit the wall. My daughter, Ella, was two and I slammed my palm into drywall. To keep myself from doing the unthinkable, I put a hole in the wall of my hallway. With my hand. She had screamed for...

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Family Friendly Restaurants: Central Florida

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In my house, eating is kind of a big deal. We frequent some favorite family-friendly restaurants around Central Florida and I reached out to...