I’ve always felt a certain kinship with Captain Hook. While a mean and menacing man, he and I have something in common—the tick-tock of a clock is most unpleasant. Which is why I’ve always been relieved that my biological...

Lunchbox Jokes

Lunchbox jokes are a fun way to give you kiddo a mid-day boost, and they're also a painless way to help budding readers hone their skills without feeling like they're practicing. I hope you'll copy some of these onto...
I almost didn’t write a birth plan, but after much convincing from my doula, sat down to write what goals I wanted for the birth of our daughter. I'd heard a lot about the ineffectiveness of most birth plans...
If someone asked me when I was 20 years old what I would be doing at 30, I probably would have responded that I would be married to a local country boy, living on our own little piece of...

First Aid Quiz

A few weeks ago, my kids wanted to stay home while I returned a DVD to the Redbox on the corner. For kicks, I quizzed them on what they would do if they were left alone. It was enlightening. 1)...
by Elisabeth Myrick former OMB Contributor About a year ago, I wrote about my miscarriage experience for Babyourself magazine (now The Moms Magazine). The article focused on how telling my closest friends and family about the pregnancy early on, actually helped...

Nine Weeks and Counting…

Our single week countdown officially began this week. Our sweet baby girl is due in nine weeks, an official due date of December 24 - that's right - Christmas Eve!  Can you think of a better Christmas present?! I...
I lived in the same house my entire childhood and young adult life. My first experience with "moving" was to college and four years later I moved back to that same house until I was married. Since then, packing...
“Promise me you won’t get mad,” my daughter said in a phone call from college three years ago. It was the end of a long, hard day at work and I was tired. “I can’t make that promise,” I...

Called to Foster

Some days I want to be a ballerina. Other days a cowgirl. Or motivational speaker. Or astronaut. And then one day I wanted to be a foster mom. It really is as simple as that. One day I’d never considered...
On Sunday, July 28, 2013 I hopped on a plane to Washington, DC. Not because I was traveling for work or participating in a political rally, I flew those 850+ miles to attend a concert with my girlfriend. And,...
In honor of the launch of Orlando Moms Blog's very own Kristen B.'s app (The Daily Mom), we thought we would share some of our favorite apps for busy families -- from news to weather to artwork to everything...
As a doula, I have the awesome opportunity of attending A LOT of births. Each one is unique, and every couple who hired me has had their own reason for wanting a doula. Some want a 100 percent completely natural...
In the beginning, there was me. And then there was Me (plus HIM). And it was good. But then, there was me (plus him) plus HER, plus HIM, and then one more HER. They say "two's company, three's a crowd",...
Hello Orlando Moms Blog readers! We're wondering if we could trouble you for a favor? The City Moms Blog Network (the larger network to which Orlando Moms Blog belongs) blogs are conducting a reader survey. We want to know what...

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