Dear Momma Trying to Make Christmas Perfect, Please stop. I know your stress. It’s deep. It’s binding—the chaining of emotions to unattainable perfection. I used to be you. My young married years were spent attempting to be Martha Stewart. I’d spend endless hours...
I love Christmas! As soon as the Thanksgiving dinner plates have been cleared from the table, I can be found rummaging through the Christmas bins! A few years ago, a fellow Christmas-loving friend showed me her list of activities for...

10 Gifts for Mamas-To-Be

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I don't do well with Christmas lists - I'm one of those people who gets things for myself throughout the year, so when the holidays roll around, I'm fresh out of ideas! Seeing that I'm currently 36 weeks pregnant...

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!)...
Why didn’t anyone tell me that the toiletries for toddlers should be included as a line item in our family budget!!!?!?!? Yes, we really need more toilet paper already. And while I’m at it, we need bubble gum-flavored children’s...
Telling Your Kids the Truth About Santa...while keeping the magic of Christmas Alive When it's time, you just know. We had the Santa talk with our son last night. You know how they say "you just know" when it's love? Well, it's...

That Darn Elf

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Which category do you fall into? LOVE OR HATE? There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love the Elf on the Shelf, and those who HATE it with the passion of a thousand suns. LOVE Do you love...
Returning this holiday season, The Florida Mall is dazzling families and visitors with their Santa set and cheerful, illuminated holiday décor featured throughout the mall. Inspired by a nostalgic stroll through snowfall on a winter night, the theme for...

Practical Homemade Gift Ideas

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The Simplicity of Homemade Gifts: 3 Practical Homemade Gift Ideas There's something about getting a homemade gift that really puts an extra sparkle into Christmas. Mainly because you know that the giver put thought, time, and care into creating a special...
  Two years ago we eked through our last year believing in Santa. Our girls were in 5th grade and had turned 11 that November, and while they doubted Santa’s existence, they weren’t sure. I overheard them talking to each other Christmas week, “Let’s...

The Three-Gift Christmas

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It became apparent on Christmas morning last year that something needed to change. We were definitely overdoing it. The packages were beautiful, the tree was overflowing with gifts, and wrapping flew in all directions. Here's the thing, though: my kids...
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...
It is no secret Orlando Mom Collective LOVES to host Favorite Things parties, so when we were able to pair it with holiday favorite finds, we conclude this Holiday Gift Guide is pretty amazing! From stocking stuffers, gifts for...

A Very Immigrant Holiday

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Thanksgiving- the quintessential American holiday... gluttonous as it may be, is really a celebration of immigrants. Unless you are Native American, in which case you might have a different sentiment. I was raised in a multi cultural environment and although...
Clothes pile up in front of my washer. Baskets of clean laundry sit at the end of my unmade bed. My son scratches out letters in the dust on our end tables. Mildew plays “ring around the rosey” in...

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Orlando Mom Collective Neighborhood Egg Hunt

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Orlando area families may not be able to attend some of our favorite Egg Hunts and spring events this year, but with a little...

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