“I was the first person she saw when she came out.” This is how my husband, with a twinkle in his eye and a child-like grin, recounts the birth of our daughter. And, despite the fact that I endured 41...
I'm a Type A. There's no denying it. I love to plan out my color-coded calendar months in advance and our vacations down to the smallest details. I've researched my daughter's extracurricular activities years before she was old enough to join...

Holiday Gifts From Baby

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This year is our little one's first Christmas and I wanted to give holiday gifts from the baby to all the relatives. This could get quite expensive if store-bought so I began researching ideas of simple, inexpensive (and easy!)...
I'd heard of the NICU. I knew some NICU nurses and friends whose child had spent time there. And when my first two kids were born, I remember nurses making vague reference to the 3rd floor, but I never saw it. I'm fairly sure...
  For two years, my husband and I lived in a studio apartment that covered a whopping 500 square feet. We would often marvel at our tiny home and how minimal it was: nothing excessive, nothing extraneous. Everything had its...
Updated December 2018 As Central Florida moms, we have a little thing in our backyard called the Walt Disney World Resort. I mean, how lucky are we that we're all neighbors to the most magical place on Earth, and can...
To be honest, we were excited to start potty training.  No more diapers?  Yes, please! When our toddler was 15 months old we decided to start with potty training in hopes to have her out of diapers before our second was...
Dear crib, Today you moved on to hold another family’s baby, just like you held all of ours until they grew too big for your rhetorical lap. As a result, our home is now crib-free for the first time in...
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...
Before I had kids, I traveled a lot. My goal was to pack light, walk fast, and take the trip of a lifetime at least every other year, and that’s pretty much what I did. It wasn't even a...

Baby #4 and the “Aging” Mom

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I'm pregnant with my fourth child, and while I'm still young, {I will be 34.5 years old at delivery to be exact}, I am on the brink of "advanced maternal age". When I first heard this, I literally said...
by Elisabeth Myrick former OMB Contributor About a year ago, I wrote about my miscarriage experience for Babyourself magazine (now The Moms Magazine). The article focused on how telling my closest friends and family about the pregnancy early on, actually helped...
Whether your baby is three months and beginning to recognize family members or five years-old and soaking information up like a sponge, Romp n’ Roll has fun for everyone!
When my daughter was born, I was completely overwhelmed by all of the handbooks and manuals and manifestos about babies. How to get them on a schedule, how to get them to sleep, how to teach them to self-soothe…...
*brought to you by Donor Egg Bank USA You know you want a baby, and you know you want to experience pregnancy, complete with feeling those little baby kicks. But for one of many possible reasons, you have decided to...

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Thanksgiving Dinner options in Central Florida

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry with Thanksgiving Dining options for the anti-cook mom from chef inspired feasts to takeout options, Orlando’s restaurants are cooking...