Nothing says summer like a family road trip! We recently ventured north with our two kids (ages 4 and 1) to Pennsylvania to fulfill a dream of mine to see Sesame Place. Along the way, we stopped in western...
On some days, there aren’t any perks to preschool pick-up…am I right? I’m always happy to see my kids after a long day, and I’m anxious to hear about their days, but they don’t always share my enthusiasm. As...
I love to travel. I’ve been to 22 countries, and relish the adventure of exploring new places. My idea of a personal dream vacation includes large mountains, lots of walking, a good stash of books to read and cozy coffee shops...
There are many articles on how to leave your toddler with the babysitter/daycare/camp etc. without incurring a meltdown. Do you sneak out? Or, do you acknowledge their fears? Perhaps you sing a goodbye song? (Our favorite, Grown-Ups Come Back by...

Words Matter

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Especially to children. Words matter, especially to children. That quote keeps ringing through my head after hearing it during a recent interview between two very high profile women. Sticking my foot in my mouth is a given for me,...
I don't know about you, but my house has officially been bombarded with Halloween candy. Between school parties and trick-or-treating, my 3 year old collected over 150 pieces of candy. If your house is anything like mine you are...
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Raising Rowdy Boys

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There is a quote I have seen countless times on Pinterest that I can totally relate to... Boys, n.: a noise with dirt on it. This is so true! My boys are inevitably dirty and extremely loud. Like always. I know so many...
Share using #OMBRoastYourMallow! We LOVE national holidays over at Orlando Moms Blog! With the OMB End of Summer Beach Bash coming up, we couldn't think of a better national holiday to celebrate this week than the annual August 30th, National Marshmallow Roasting Day! Toasting...
Now that I have a big-girl two year old, I have really started to rethink my approach to her toys and her play. Of course I want her to build her imagination, experience new situations, and learn about the...
It was epic. Not the teacher. Not the weekly class. Not the recital. The tantrum. The tantrum before her second to last dance classes was epic. Her yelling in a room with walls as thick as a tissue because she didn’t want...
Thank you so much to all of the families who attended the amazing PBS Kids Steve Songs Concert with us at the Orlando Public Library! We hope you had super fun time singing and dancing along with Steve Songs and...

Teacher Approved TV Shows

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I am a teacher and I love summertime. I am a mom and I can't wait for school to start. I have a love/hate relationship with summer. The teacher in me loves the fact that I get a break from the...
It's the end of another school year. I did it! I mean, my son did it. But it was mostly me. OK, fine. It was all him. We just finished our first year of homeschooling, together, as a team. My...
LICE. (That got your attention, didn't it?!) Today, Nemours CareConnect debunks five common myths about lice and the truth behind them. Every few months, some kind of infection sweeps through classrooms, camps and daycare centers — chickenpox, colds, pink eye...

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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...