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Marion County West Nile Case Confirmed

When you are out and about, please make sure to have protection against mosquitos. Recently a human case of the West Nile virus has been confirmed in the Marion County area. Check out the article…Continue

Started 11 hours ago

Teen Dating Violence...

There are some startling statistics in this article. Teens who say they have been either victims or perpetrators of some sort of dating abuse. What do you do to help your children when it comes time…Continue

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Is Bathtime a Trying Time? Here's A Few Tips...

Make bath time more fun for your baby and you. Items like toys, bubbles and singing songs can make it go a little more smoothly than it does now. Try out these tips and help other mom's by sharing…Continue

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Speed Dating: Finding Mom Friends

Let's face it. Being a new mom is tough. Being a seasoned mom can be tough too. Having a few great mom friends that understand what you're going through, is priceless. But what do you do about…Continue

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Jen Ryan replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Breaking Bad Toys???
"Apparently Toys R Us listened to the mom's out there. They are pulling the toys ;)"
Jen Ryan replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Fall Events...
"Don't forget a lot of these are taking place this weekend. you can also see what festivals, trunk or treats and other events are taking place as well. "
Jen Ryan replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Breaking Bad Toys???
"I see both sides of your arguments. :) I dont' think it's an appropriate show for children and hopefully they wouldn't really know anything about it. However, if it's near the Super Mario stuff, ehh, they may get interested.…"
Theresa Grimes replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Breaking Bad Toys???
"These are not action figures, they are villains. Action figures are the Flash or Arrow and Iron Man. Why didn't the company come out with figures of policemen, firemen, paramedics even FBI agents.  Some stores were found to have these…"
Liz replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Breaking Bad Toys???
"It's clearly not a toy. If Toys r Us has an adult action figure section, then I see no problem having it in stock. If a child is drawn to the figure because of the show, then there is a problem at home. It should be of no interest to the child."
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8 Things To Tell Your Kids About Ebola

For us it's easy to panic and get upset about the virus and how it wasn't handled as well as it should be. (hence the new paper coming out from WHO that states they botched it). For kids it can be quite terrifying coming home from school where they may hear rumors or talk from their peers. How do you help your child relax and understand this in a way that is not sooo terrifying for them? Here are 8 tips you can use when they ask those hard to answer questions. …See More
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merebear replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Summer Camps and Child Abuse
"I meant > 10 hours a month"
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merebear replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Summer Camps and Child Abuse
"Unfortunately, 95% of sexual abuse happens at the hands of a trusted person. Knowing them amounts to nothing. These Florida loopholes allow predators to sliver their way inyo being around children. Volunteers working > 10 month require no…"
Oct 16
merebear replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Summer Camps and Child Abuse
"There are approximately 39, 000 unlicensed camps in Florida. DCF audits show only about 30% are compliment with background checks. It is pathetic."
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Heather Noel replied to Jen Ryan's discussion 5 Things Only Boy Parents Understand...
"It is adorable.  I kinda wish my son would grow out of that stage though.. he has no shame!  He'll even run outside totally nekkid, swinging in the wind.. LOL.  "
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Getting Ready for Halloween? Here's Some Easy Dinner Ideas...

Halloween is usually full of excitement, fun and rushing. Rushing home to get the kids ready. Rushing out the door to go trick or treating or to your favorite trunk or treat. Then there's dinner. What do you do about dinner? Eat out or throw one of these easy ideas on.

Check out these easy Halloween dinner ideas to make your life a little less complicated on that exciting day. …


Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

Top Colleges

The new list of the top colleges in the country has been released. We all know the benefits of graduating from college and graduating from one of these adds even more benefits. 

Check out the list by clicking the link below. What do you think of the list? Do you have any colleges on there your children are considering or dream of attending?…


Posted on September 9, 2014 at 7:56am — 1 Comment

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

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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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