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...
It’s football season and this girl LOVES football! Actually, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with football since my early days at Florida State. I love the sport and all the fanfare and tradition that goes with it, but I...

Letting My Kids Fail

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Spring of my eighth grade year. Cheerleading tryouts. I wasn't athletic. My hand-eye coordination was iffy. And learning steps to a routine? Forget about it. But I tried out anyway. Looking back, I marvel at my confidence. I mean my rhythm...
You, over there, with the whining child!! Oh, that’s me! I was in a very fun craft store the other day buying a birthday gift for a friend when my “angelic” four year old spotted the strategically placed toys at...
Mamas. Oooooh mamas. You are going to thank me for giving you heads up about this. You may even be so inclined to hug me, bring me lunch and babysit for me so my husband and I can go on...
  Angel Snugs is a non-profit organization located right here in Central Florida and was founded to provide training to organizations and volunteers on how to design and create "snugs". It's mission is to then donate these "snugs" to medical...
Honestly, it's been a YEAR!? I can hardly believe it! I remember a year ago, so excited and full of dreams... A few gals had a vision to grow a mom blog. Three of us, Elisabeth, Shelley and I sat...

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Magical Dining Returns August 27!!

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I am SOOO excited that Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining returns August 27!! You can experience some of the BEST food that The City Beautiful...