This afternoon, I walked into Sunshine State Angel Gowns' workshop, my treasured wedding gown in hand. I listened as the organization’s founder, Virginia Cortes, explained how my wedding dress would be taken apart and re-created. “You have your lace on...
Yup, as parents we dread the time change. Right when we seem to figure out our kid's sleep schedule, it all gets turned upside down! Who wouldn't dread this?! Fall is tough because while we "get another hour of...
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Dear kiddo in care, I can't wait to hear you tell your story.  To tell it in your own words, without fear or shame.  No tears, no quavering voice, no trembling chin.  I know your story, but I look forward...
I've never been one to dress up for Halloween, but now that we have a little one it's become quite fun. I'm starting to look forward to it each year. Although, here's a little secret...I'm having a really hard...
We were sitting at the dining room table and discussing how thankful we were for our family and my five year old daughter was naming all of her cousins and telling us "who they belonged to". "Aunt Jenny is...
Let me guess -- you have out of town guests coming to visit sometime between now and December 31st, right? I mean, you live in Orlando! Odds are someone you know is planning a fun Florida trip at some...

The Grove Orlando

The Orlando Mom Collective team stopped by The Grove Orlando to visit some of their luxury shops, and our only complaint? We wish we could have stayed all day! All In One Decorating Solutions As you may already know, Candace loves everything interior...
*author's note: "I would like to preface this post with a few thoughts. When these words originally went live on Orlando Mom's Blog, I received a good amount of push back from single moms and those advocating for single moms,...
I really hate cleaning. I know everyone says that, but I don’t think you understand. Cleaning and organizing are just not my thing. I grew up in a family where we all had weekly chores. Every Saturday morning was...
It happened again. I was watching my 12 year old twins ride motorized animal scooters at Artegon Marketplace when two ladies sitting on a bench struck up a conversation with me. “Are those your granddaughters?” one asked. “No,” I said...
For the love of all things sleep. Why did my toddler decide that climbing out of the crib was a good idea? Your toddler too?! I can't help but wonder... Are they protesting sleep? Stalling? Or perhaps curious of...
Every single night, I lay with my son while he sleep. My evening routine is to get the kids to bed, spend time with my husband and then go lay with my older son (the one who is in...
My head felt like it was about to explode. Like a ticking bomb. The pounding in my skull was so loud I could hardly hear my husband desperately begging me to stay awake. Sunlight and even the depressing fluorescent lights of...
Mom confession: I hate breastfeeding, and I can't wait for the day that it's over. When my first baby was born, I didn’t cry with joy like I’d expected. Everyone else did, but I was just relieved that birth was...

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