Have we lost the art of watching each other's kids? Kristi here. 👋🏼 I fully admit I'm an older mom in this mom blog world. My kids are in highschool and college, and the pitter patter of little feet running across the...

I See You, Mama

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The loneliness and heaviness of Motherhood can sink in when you least suspect it. I recently had conversations with some mom friends. The conversations took place on separate days and the friends were in different circles, but the vibe I...
Potty training can be quite the journey. The day after my daughter turned two I plopped her on her little princess potty. My goal was to get her potty trained right away! After a week of her fighting potty...
It’s hard to believe it’s been over 7 months since we had our babies, and as you can guess, we are enjoying every single moment. Shannon welcomed her first this past April, while Jenna welcomed her last (just six...
I thought I had escaped the huge expense of putting braces on my kids. My first two kids thankfully received my straight-teeth genes, but then the baby of the family came along and her orthodontic prognosis wasn’t looking so...
If I had to pick one donut... What am I saying? I could never pick just one. This is either my least controversial post or my most controversial post to date. And that's scary. I spent the better part of a day...

Dear Broke Mama

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Dear Broke Mama, I see you flipping through your Instagram feed, admiring the white granite countertops and freshly highlighted hair of the mama bloggers you follow. I see the way you then look at your small home, longing for...

My First Mammogram

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When it comes to scheduling MY doctor appointments, I am the world's BIGGEST procrastinator! I'll schedule my kids' doctor appointments, my husband's doctor appointments... even the dog's doctor appointment before I schedule my own appointment! Now if you are nearing...
There once was a time when I could say that scrolling my phone was an official hobby of mine. When the television was on, when I had a few spare minutes to myself, or when I was just half-engaged...
Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental illness in the US and affect 40 million adults. I was an anxious child, an anxious young adult, and now I am an anxious mother. Or rather, I am a mother who focuses...
by contributor Laurie CrockerMy son loudly professed to me the other day that “books are boring.” I nearly fell on the floor. I mean, I’m not only a mom but also a freakin’ elementary school teacher. I immediately launched...
Mama, are early mornings or night wakings killin’ ya?! Let's take a show of hands. How many of you have heard the saying, "Keep your baby up, and he will sleep later.”? The later we keep them up, the...
It's daylight savings time again?! Really? Didn't we just turn our clocks backwards yesterday? We think we are getting into a good pattern with our children's sleep and then the clock changes again. So here I am again to...
In honor of National Coffee Day, we’ve asked Orlando Mamas for their favorite local coffee shops. From Sanford to Winter Garden, here’s what they said!
Hearing the words, "Dairy, Soy and Egg-Free," may seem overwhelming at first as a new breastfeeding mother, and I am here to assure you it is possible, it is rewarding, and with a little guidance, the foods you once...

Magical Dining Returns!!

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I am SOOO excited that Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining has returned!! We are never lacking for things to do in Central Florida but now...

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