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New Club In Town For Girls...

There's a new club in town called Girls Who Code. This club is one of three in Florida that is trying to bridge the gap in girls who enjoy computer,science and engineering into those who actually…Continue

Started 19 hours ago

Little Boy Banned From Donut Shop For a Question...

We all know how quick toddlers can be. They can quickly ask something or say something before we realize it and it can be quite embarrassing for us or the people they are asking. They just don't…Continue

Started yesterday

Teens and Alcohol

One mom writes an open letter to her teen son about alcohol use. She doesn't like the perception most people have, and neither do I, that teens will be teens and they will try it. Sure, most teens…Continue

Started on Wednesday

Adult Children At Home
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We generally talk young children issues, tips and advice. What about those parents who may be dealing with their adult children still at home? What do you do? Are you trying to help them get out on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Noel on Tuesday.


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Alison Harris Skees replied to Jen Ryan's discussion School Denied Child With Diabetes Her Service Dog
Jen Ryan replied to Allie's discussion VPK program recommendations?
"We were in Kinderoo which was SW but a great school. They may be full by now though... Good luck finding one! There are some great ones out there!!"
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Teens and Alcohol

One mom writes an open letter to her teen son about alcohol use. She doesn't like the perception most people have, and neither do I, that teens will be teens and they will try it. Sure, most teens might but some never do try it. Some aren't interested in it, right? In the letter she makes the statement that he is always to call her and her husband. Always be honest and call them even when you're in trouble. I totally agree. Call me. Will we be happy? Nope, but you will always be our son.…See More
Jen Ryan replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Back To School Planner!
"Tax Free Weekend is August 1-3rd. "
Heather Noel replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Adult Children At Home
"I didn't take this article to apply to those situations that you're mentioning.  The story applies to adults who are freeloading, are there simply because they lost their job and can no longer afford to live on their own, or have…"
Jen Ryan replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Do you send your child to sleep away camp?
"Yeah. I would love to let him go and me be a counselor at our church camp but I got to thinking, I wouldn't be allowed to be his counselor so I'm not sure how he would do with that. Maybe later on when he's older we can do that…"
Jul 21
happymom replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Is It Just Me....
"Banana Republic! "
Jul 21
Heather Noel replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Is It Just Me....
"OMG I noticed that too.  I went to Kmart to do school shopping for my 14 year old.  Almost every single shirt was see through or tank top, and hardly anything that met dress code requirements for the schools.  It was really quite…"
Jul 21
2girlsmom replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Is It Just Me....
"Layering is not as hot as you think. The sheer top is extremely light weight and a tank is as well. Together they are less than a Tshirt. Also you can always wait til you get where you're going to add the top shirt. Some of the shirts are meant…"
Jul 21
2girlsmom replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Adult Children At Home
"I think this article is nonsense and apparently so do a lot of those who commented on it. I know several people who still live with their parents or grandparents. Heck a couple never moved out. Some have stayed to help out their family due to…"
Jul 21
Kelly replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Is It Just Me....
"Yes! I was just complaining about this last week. I either have to add a tank under a too sheer shirt or a sweater/cardigan to a sleeveless style (my job does not allow sleeveless shirts). I have recently lost a lot of weight and was excited…"
Jul 21
Tigger Mama replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Do you send your child to sleep away camp?
"My son was never interested in sleep away camps while he was in elementary and I was perfectly fine with it.  Our church has a week camp (usually in TN or GA); I wouldn't let him go in 6th grade because I didn't feel he was ready for…"
Jul 21
Theresa replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Is It Just Me....
"It's not only that they are see thru but there isn't enough fabric to warrant the price. I was looking for a large T-shirt and it looked like it could fit my granddaughter, the sleeves don't cover any part of the arm except the…"
Jul 21
happymom replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Is It Just Me....
"Yes, and I hate wearing two shirts!"
Jul 21

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After School Treat : Frozen Granola Bananas

Granola, chocolate and bananas combine to make this healthy after school treat. The kiddos are about to return to school and the days are still hot. Have this wonderful cold treat waiting for them when they get home! Check out the link here to get the full recipe. …


Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:51pm

Back to School Lunch Recipe - Quinoa Rollups

Quinoa is a great side item and Sarah puts it in a wrap to make a great filling lunch item for back to school. Check out her full recipe by clicking here. …


Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:49pm

Our Experience At Universal Studios...

I honestly just had to share this. I was highly impressed with our experience at Universal Studios. We surprised my son with a trip there yesterday and it was a beautiful day to go. The kiddo loves Transformers and we had waited a little while after it was open to head out there. We saw Optimus Prime and Bumblebee and then went to ride the actual ride. While we stood there waiting a while it ended up the ride was having technical difficulties. Okay well, we will go somewhere and then come…


Posted on January 26, 2014 at 7:03am — 3 Comments

Cookbooks For Gifts

I have to say I love cookbooks. I love looking through the recipe pictures and seeing all those wonderful ideas maybe I haven't even thought of. I love to cook from them when I have time but unfortunately, I don't always get to try them out. I have received them as gifts before and they are pretty wonderful. One of my favorite one's to dig through was one of Rachel Ray's my brother gave me one year. My all time favorite one is one my mother started me when I got married. She made a binder of…


Posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:53am

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At 7:52pm on December 30, 2013, Diana Cruz said…

Thank You my pic is up

At 10:53am on August 28, 2013, donna said…

Hi and Thank you for adding me :)

At 1:12pm on May 4, 2013, Krista Howell said…

Hi Jen,


Do you think we can start some awareness with the Blog I posted.  This is a great avenue in our community to use for this awareness.  So far people are reading and no one is saying a word.  Which is usual with this topic. Please help!!!

At 6:05pm on April 24, 2013, Aislinn Elu said…

Thank you for the nice welcome! 

At 10:33am on March 25, 2013, happymom said…
I can ask my SIL if she is still doing family photos bc she does the photography for Family Times magazine! Also, we have a family friend that is really good as well and did my family photos when I was pregnant with Matthew. I will get you her info later. Lastly, Pink Rae is really good!
At 11:00am on March 18, 2013, Brenda Cleary said…

Hi Jen,

I am the Director of Marketing/Business Development at the Paddock Mall in Ocala. We are planning our annual Mom's Nite Out event. It will be Thursday May 9th from 5:00-8:00. This event will offer Mom's the opportunity to enjoy networking, special discounts, prize drawings, women's health and wellness, food sampling, DJ providing music, fashion shows, demonstrations, and more. We would love to have OcalaMom participate. Can you let me know who I should contact regarding this event?

The rate is $150 for the evening, you will have at table and chairs, and can participate in a variety of ways. Some examples are: hand out information, have a demonstration or interactive display, sweepstakes prize, celebrity appearance, coupons, to name a few. Please let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions.

I look forward to working with you!

Brenda Cleary

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Paddock Mall & Gaitway Plaza - Simon Property Group

3100 College Rd, Ocala, Florida 34474

P: 352-237-1223

F: 352-854-2063

At 7:51am on February 21, 2013, Allie said…

Thank you! There is so much information on this page it's wonderful and a bit overwhelming! I'm trying to see if there are any toddler play groups that anyone knows about?

At 9:38am on December 31, 2012, LucieBroehm said…

Thanks Jen! That sounds great! :-)

At 9:20am on December 31, 2012, LucieBroehm said…

Thank you Jen, i was hoping we can find some moms and their little ones to spend some time with. I have 11 month old son and i don't know anybody here in Ocala who is stay home mom with toddler. As my family is in Europe and my husband family is no longer here it is getting quite challenging for me to socialize. We also live on the farm in the middle of nowhere :-) so no neighbors there either ;-). If you know somebody or some good event for us that would be great. I subscribed to FB as well. Thanks again and Happy New Year!

At 10:39pm on October 25, 2012, Ashley Ripley Cook said…

hey Jen me and the kiddos are gonna for go the liberty library thing tommorow. When i called they said it was for older  kids and pretty much said there would be nothing for them but they could watch the other. However we did decide to go to the nursing home so if you are going we will see you there


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