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Learn The Warning Signs

Marion County is suffering the loss of a former high school student who took his life this past week. He was a popular football player at one of the local high schools and was in college up North. My…Continue

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Top 5 Unsolicited Comments

One mom with two girls under the age of two shares her experiences with the top 5 unsolicited comments from complete strangers she gets. As parents we all get (maybe sometimes give) advice to…Continue

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Mom's Video Goes Viral..

While we haven't been trapped for three (or more) days in the snow with our kids, you might agree with this mom anyway. …Continue

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Gender Stereotypes Alive and Well...
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Take a look at this photo of two books. Basically the same type of book, one is for boys and one is for girls. …Continue

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

I would love to try this out this year. I know my hubby loves corned beef so I am not sure why I've never cooked it. I think I'm a little intimidated by it?? Here's a recipe from The Stir that shares a great way to cook ithttp://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/183224/corned_beef_cooked_with_guinnessHomemade Irish Corned Beef With Guinness, adapted from …See More
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

I would love to try this out this year. I know my hubby loves corned beef so I am not sure why I've never cooked it. I think I'm a little intimidated by it?? Here's a recipe from The Stir that shares a great way to cook ithttp://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/183224/corned_beef_cooked_with_guinnessHomemade Irish Corned Beef With Guinness, adapted from …See More
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Jen Ryan replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Gender Stereotypes Alive and Well...
"I totally agree Theresa. I think they both should learn both duties. It's not one person's or the others. Especially in a marriage it's a joint team effort. I'm personally teaching my son to cook, clean etc. My husband helps him…"
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Theresa Grimes replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Gender Stereotypes Alive and Well...
"It's not because of these books, it's because adults actually buy these books and give them to kids. I grew up in a generation where girls were taught Home Economics in school and the boys had Shop Class. Girls were secretaries, nurses or…"
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30 Things To Let Your Children Know

One mom shares what she wants her children to know. 30 things that she wants them aware of. Things such as it's okay to cry. Beauty comes from within. Love is louder than hate. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-casper/30-things-i-want-my-children-to-know_b_6704802.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=ParentsCheck out the list above and see what you would…See More
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30 Things To Let Your Children Know

One mom shares what she wants her children to know. 30 things that she wants them aware of. Things such as it's okay to cry. Beauty comes from within. Love is louder than hate. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-casper/30-things-i-want-my-children-to-know_b_6704802.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=ParentsCheck out the list above and see what you would…See More
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Theresa Grimes replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Teens Sleep Study Is An Eye-Opener
"I don't think a later time is going to help, I think that keeping the electronic stuff out of the kids rooms is a way to start. When our daughter was going to high school there were no I-phones available but she did have a computer, that thing…"
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Jen Ryan replied to jamie lyn ayers's discussion House Cleaning
"I'll let you know if I think of anyone. I know of some ladies who were previously doing it. If they still are I'll have them come share their info :) Hopefully someone can assist. Are you wanting someone permanently or just some extra help…"
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Common Core Testing Begins

In other states, the common core testing will begin this week and by the end of the year over 10 million students will have taken it. These tests will require more than the traditional standardized testing we have seen in the past.http://www.ocala.com/article/20150216/WIRE/150219749/1025/NEWS?Title=Testing-based-on-Common-Core-standards-starts-this-week-So…See More
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Theresa Grimes replied to Jen Ryan's discussion Romance After Children
"I met my husband when my daughter was 5, her dad had been out of the picture since she was 2 1/2 so she felt rejected when I would go out on dates, she said that I like the new guy better than her. To fix this we started taking her on date nights…"
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Corned Beef and Cabbage

I would love to try this out this year. I know my hubby loves corned beef so I am not sure why I've never cooked it. I think I'm a little intimidated by it?? Here's a recipe from The Stir that shares a great way to cook it

http://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/183224/corned_beef_cooked_with_guinness

Homemade Irish Corned Beef With Guinness, adapted…

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30 Things To Let Your Children Know

One mom shares what she wants her children to know. 30 things that she wants them aware of. 

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Posted on February 23, 2015 at 7:07am

10 Easy Ideas for Holiday Snacks

Nobody is going to blame you if your holiday party spread includes a bowl of mixed nuts, some grapes and a wedge or two of cheese. After all, most people enjoy them and are willing to nibble mindlessly on them. But it is easier than you think to elevate your feast by bolstering those tired party snack cliches with a few more creative offerings.

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Posted on December 18, 2014 at 6:08am

77 Gift Ideas For The Hard To Buy For...

There's always someone in your family who is hard to decide what to get. Here's a list of ideas for everyone from the environmentally conscious uncle to the niece who has the biggest heart. 

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At 12:40pm on November 10, 2014, cassandra valentin said…

Thanks :-)

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…
Hey,
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

bcleary@simon.com

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!

 
 
 

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