For years I have put my kids first. I have made sure that they made it to their doctor appointments on time (mostly), they have all of their school supplies, and that they have a memorable birthday complete with...
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...
Are you looking for ways to beat the heat this summer or maybe to escape the typical Florida summer rain? No worries, mama! We've got you covered with 10 INDOOR summer activities to do with your Kids in Central...
I love cows. Since I was a kid, I have wanted one as a pet. But, my grandparents farm in Wellborn Florida would have to do. Apparently, in the suburbs of South Florida, having a cow is frowned upon. Go...
A school physical is more than just a routine doctor’s appointment. It’s a great way to get your child’s school year off to a healthy start. School physicals, also called well-child exams, allow your pediatrician or family provider evaluate your...
If you haven't tried a SHINE Dance Fitness class yet, it's ok. I hadn't either until now. And now I'm hooked! It was SO MUCH FUN! And I honestly had no idea what to expect when I accepted the...
With school back in session soon, kids will be spending more of their time completing schoolwork online, making it an important time to talk with your children about safety in the digital world. According to a recent survey conducted by...
Is there some mean fairy that sends out secret messages to all kids on their second birthday? It really seemed like a switch flipped after my daughter turned two. Everything was a battle from what I made for dinner to...
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...
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...
As Central Florida residents, we know that Orlando is one of the most sought-after destinations in the U.S.. Our City Beautiful maintains its popularity as one of the top places for summer vacationers and promises an array of new...
Oh, the dreaded homework power struggle!  Homework unhappiness occurs for almost every family and how to make homework easier is a question that I was asked often as an elementary school teacher and I am asked now as a parenting...
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...
Most of the early learning curriculum during preschool focuses on literacy, with math skills taking a back seat. However, as we’ll see, learning basic math concepts is equally vital to your child’s future success. Kids ‘R’ Kids STEAM Ahead®  Curriculum is an...

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Your hair is too this, and your nose is that. Your lips are so big. Watch what you eat so you don't also become fat. You are wrong in your thinking, and as a matter of fact, the color...

EPCOT Itinerary for Families with Kids under 5

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I will preface this post with this comment: I adore EPCOT. It is one of my favorite parks for myself and my husband to...

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