Is It A Cold Versus Flu And What To Do?

As much as I look forward to the cooler fall and winter months, I do not look forward to cold and flu season that comes along with it. (No one does!) Whether it is a cold versus flu, getting sick is no fun. But how do you know the difference? Perhaps more importantly, how can you […]

Out Of The Apple Orchard Orlando Premiere

This holiday season, Central Florida families are invited to enjoy a home-grown story as it takes the stage for the very first time. Local author, and my mother’s long-time friend, Yvonne David’s book Out of the Apple Orchard will make its debut as a play on December 19 at the Orlando Repertory Theatere. Inspired by Charles Dickens, […]

Free Child Ticket To LEGOLAND With Toys For Tots Donation

This is a sponsored post, but my excitement about the Free Child Ticket To LEGOLAND program is all my own.  ‘Tis the season for giving back and finding ways to entertain your kids, and thanks to a partnership between Legoland, Walmart and Coca-Cola I have an idea to help you both this holiday season. How […]

Celebrate Fall With Outdoor Activities For The Family In Marion County

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ocala/Marion County VCB. All opinions are 100% mine. It seems like everyone I talk to lately tells me that this is their favorite time of year. The weather finally becomes a bit more mild, the views are a little more scenic, fall is always a […]

Florida Hospital For Children’s Mission FIT POSSIBLE For Healthy Kids

Five years ago, Florida Hospital for Children recognized a community need for additional health-based education for elementary-aged students. Working with HealthWorks kids museum in Indiana, the community programs team developed a program for local students to learn about healthy choices through play and Mission FIT POSSIBLE was born. Mission FIT POSSIBLE Through Mission FIT POSSIBLE students in Orange, […]

Broken Bone Vs Sprain: What To Look For And When To Act

This past weekend Sissy began a new journey for our family. I officially became a soccer mom when my four year old started her very first season of soccer. She’s excited, I am excited, the whole family is excited and I can’t wait to see her in her tiny uniform. But I’ll let you in on […]

Farewell Main Street Electrical Parade

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls the Magic Kingdom proudly presents our spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination. In thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic sounds – the Main Street Electrical Parade.  As a little girl, I was captivated by the glittering lights of the Main Street Electrical Parade. I was sad when it […]

Cirque du Soleil OVO In Orlando September 21-25 ~ Giveaway

I am memorized by Cirque du Soleil. The creativity, the costumery and the choreography! What those performers do on the stage is truly like magic. I have seen several Cirque du Soleil shows over the years including the local La Nouba and several traveling performances. Each is unique and does things I never thought possible before. Later this […]

Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart Coming To Orlando ~ Coupon Code + Giveaway

My kids spotted the billboard months ago on the side of the Arena, and now it is almost here. Disney On Ice Presents Follow Your Heart is coming to Orlando September 2 – 4, 2016. Read on for a coupon code and ticket giveaway. This post is sponsored by Feld Entertainment.  My family adores Disney On […]

Ease Surgery Fears With A Pre-Op Tour At Florida Hospital For Children

Planning for surgery is scary at any age, but especially when you are a child who doesn’t understand what is happening or what to expect. Fear of the unknown compounds the anxiety. But for parents of children who are planning surgery at Florida Hospital for Children, you can help ease your child’s fears with a pre-op tour […]

Streamsong Resort – Florida’s Most Unique Romantic Destination

If you are looking for a unique romantic destination, Streamsong is the place to go. It’s quite, tranquil and absolutely gorgeous. For the adventuresome type, there are plenty of activities including fishing, clay shooting, archery and golf. And for those who just want some quite R&R there’s a luxurious spa, infinity pool and fine dining. […]

Family-Friendly Travel Ideas For The End Of Summer

This is the time of year when I am always scrambling to add a few more fun things to the family calendar. I start looking for weekends where we can squeeze one more family trip in to make some more memories.

3 Reasons Floridians Should Visit Marion County

Living in Florida, there are many options for weekend staycations. If you are looking for something outside of the usual tourist spots Ocala/Marion County is filled with activities for the whole family to make summer memories.

5 Tips To Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

It’s all fun and games in the pool until someone develops swimmer’s ear. When kids spend nearly all summer in the pool, it is important to do everything you can to prevent swimmer’s ear because no one wants summer fun to be interrupted by pain. In partnership with Florida Hospital for Children’s Kids Urgent Care, I […]

Orlando City Soccer Players Choose Skin Health

Last week my family and I attended our very first Orlando City Soccer game — what a fun night! Our attendance was sponsored by Neutrogena who has partnered with MLS to raise awareness of the importance of skin protection on and off the field as part of the Choose Skin Health campaign.  Whether you are playing soccer […]