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...

First Aid Quiz

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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)...
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...
“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

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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...

Nine Weeks and Counting…

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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...
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,...
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...
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...

Barbershop of Horrors

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My 8-year-old son recently needed a haircut and decided he wanted to go to a barbershop. Not a hair salon. A men's barbershop. While waiting for his turn, he realized he needed to go to the bathroom. Finding it...
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Girls Week 2031! Woot!

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When I’m up to my neck in teething and diaper blowouts and toddler fury, I have a go-to fantasy. I imagine that I skip town with my girlfriends and we escape for a Girls Week of chit chat, margaritas,...
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...
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...
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...
Remember those days when you were “child free” and life was just, different (carefree some might say)?! I can distinctly recall the day when the first couple in my and my husband’s circle of friends announced they were expecting...

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Budget-Friendly Summer Camps in Central Florida

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It is almost summer again, and for many families that means summer camp! Just because the kids will be out of school doesn't mean they have...

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