Mommy-to-be, get your wardrobe inspiration from Kate Middleton Ever since becoming royalty, Kate Middleton never misses a chance to give us some major fashion inspiration -- whether she's out on the British streets for a stroll, or at some big event...

Pneumonia was a Blessing

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The day before Halloween I was diagnosed with pneumonia. The good news was it could be managed with medication and rest. The bad news was I was contagious until 12 hours after my fever broke and I was not...

A Tooth Fairy Primer

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If your children are somewhere between the fist-sucking drooling days of cutting their first teeth and the excitement of that first loose tooth, this post is for you.  The Tooth Fairy made her first appearance at our house six years ago,...

That positive test

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Women, I’d like to prompt you to take a moment to think back to when you discovered pregnancy. Some of you were devastated; you were far too young, too poor, too alone to embrace new life… at least initially....

Moms Judging Moms

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Every mom needs at least one, and preferably several, of those friends. The non-judgmental, "OMG I've done that (insert any less than spectacular parenting moment in here), too" kind of friend. Since you are reading this on a Moms...

I Hated Being Pregnant

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Let's face it, pregnancy is not all glowing skin, eating whatever you want and treasuring every moment you have being a baby incubator. Its tough, its tiring, it wrecks havoc on your body. It may be one of the...
Crimson leaves float to the ground. Cinnamon candles scent our home. Harvest pumpkins fill patches and churchyards. Burnt orange scarves pair with flip-flops. Football hums on the TV in the background It’s Florida. It’s fall. It’s my favorite time of...
I’m an immigrant. My son is a first-generation American who happens to be of both Salvadoran and South Indian descent, a unique mish-mash for sure. Both of these traditions are rich, vibrant and a significant thread in the fabric...

Containers of Memories

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Containers. What role do containers have in your life? What special containers do you have that hold precious, valuable, or sentimental items? If you think about it, containers are a very big part of our lives. We buy things packaged...

The Red Dress Tradition

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Please allow me to share some wisdom that I've gained over the years...  The best family traditions are those that just naturally evolve.   When my daughters were born, I had lots of ideas about traditions that I wanted to begin.  Some worked...

First Birthday Gift Guide

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My son turns one year old this month, which means family and friends have been asking for birthday gift ideas for him. With my daughter who is now three, I really wasn't sure what to tell people when they asked...
As a Full Time Work from Home Mom (FTWFHM), some might think I’ve got it made, especially those moms that work from an office each day. I certainly won’t complain that I get to spend the majority of the...

Fan for my Man

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Orlando Moms Blog contributor {Heather N.} was recently featured as the cover girl on The Moms Magazine, telling about her new-found love for the Buffalo Bills... for her husband. "There was no pre-nup when my husband and I got married....
I know you mean well. I’m not trying to put you on guard. I know you’re tired of hearing what can't be said and I understand it’s frustrating when you're only trying to pay a compliment. Speak freely, speak...
Where did 1460 days go? I have been full time mom for 4 years and my little one starts preschool soon. I’m pretty sure I’m the one who’s going to be a mess that day; my husband might have...

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Guide To Orlando

The guide to the BEST ice cream in Central Florida!

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National Ice Cream Day is July 18th and that means it's time to to try the BEST ice cream in Central Florida! We polled our...
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