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day care/pre k

im a single mom with a very low income and im trying to find a good head start program for my 21/2 yr old that dont cost an arm and a leg any suggestions 

Added by vickey on April 16, 2014 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Digital Parenting Tips: How To Protect Your Teen’s Online Reputation

Whether we like it or not, we’re now living in a tech-driven society, where kids are more exposed to digital devices than hardback books. Apart from being more tech-savvy than adults, the generation Z (born from 1995-2012) is also well-versed when it comes to navigating the world wide web. The 2013 …


Added by Allie Cooper on April 15, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

repair places for pontiac montanas/venturas

I know lots of moms in ocala, belleview and surrounding areas have pontiac montanas, venturas and the like. my 2004 montana is having thermostat or transmission problems and don't know where to take it. dealership is out of our reach economically but wondered if any of you know local businesses that seem to know their way around these particular cars. My husband has cussed it for the last time so I need your help!!

Added by PauliC on February 19, 2014 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Where to go for help for a new mom.

Hello everyone. I was just wanting to know if there are any resources that are out there for a mom to be. I have a young lady that I'm trying to help out with things for her new baby. She isn't a new mom but it has been a 9 years since her last so she needs to get everything again.  I have been looking around at mostly free things for her new bundle of joy but still don't know if there is anywhere I can tell her to go for things like a crib and car seat and such. Any help you ladies and…


Added by Cassandra Ames on February 18, 2014 at 10:37pm — 5 Comments

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…


Added by Jen Ryan on January 26, 2014 at 7:03am — 3 Comments

midwives in ocala

Hello my name is Lori and imlooking for an obgyn besides the health dept. that takes medicaide im also 7 months pregnant anddon't wantto haveto travel to shands pls help!!

Added by Lori Smith on January 22, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

Also New to Ocala

Hello everyone! My family just moved here last weekend from Tennessee. I have a two year old daughter and a one month old son. I am a stay at home mom and looking for activities to do with my two year old and also people to talk to! :) I am trying to get ideas of good physicians here too especially pediatrics/dentist peds and adult/ veterinarian/ and ob/gyno. I look forward to talking to all or anyone willing. I am excited to start my families new life this year in florida. We moved away from… Continue

Added by Jessica on January 1, 2014 at 8:25am — 3 Comments

New To Ocala...

Hello everyone my name is Kardeidre (pronounced Khadijha) I know its spelled weird lol, I am a 27yr old woman & mother of 4 beautiful children. A boy who is 13 & 3 girls ages 5,6 & 8. I am new to Marion Oaks, I recently moved after escaping from a 8 almost 9yr abusive marriage and I am currently looking for a new job but I'm also looking to meet other mom's in my area you know just to be able to talk to someone & hopefully make some new friends. I like to read and write and of… Continue

Added by Kardeidre Bailey on December 21, 2013 at 8:53pm — 6 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…


Added by Jen Ryan on December 20, 2013 at 5:53am — No Comments

Switching Teachers

My son is 4 almost 5 and this is his first time in a "school" environment.  Only 3 months in and they are wanting to switch his teachers in Pre-K.  I'm concerned that the teacher is "giving up" on my son.  He does have "antsy" pants and he has the selective hearing.  He's gone through the normal behaviour issues of all boys and that's cleared up, however, the teacher is frustrated.  I've put him on "calm child", however, that made his hyperness worse.  So I've cut out sugar, candy and even…


Added by Melissa Buetti on November 26, 2013 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

My expectations of Ocala.

I arrived here in July of 2012.  I was really excited with a good outlook on the future for my family and myself.  It has been a little over a year now and I have been getting familiar with the area traveling and the opportunities that are available in Ocala.

I have noticed that in the area were I live things are pretty much at a distance and lots of travel has to be done.  I have also noticed that there are a number of vacant properties, businesses and lack of services.  So I decided…


Added by Diana Cruz on November 18, 2013 at 5:44pm — 5 Comments

Best Holiday Light Shows Ever

Tis the season! It's almost time, or past time for some, to deck the halls, trim the tree and hang those thousands of lights. We love Christmas here and I do say I love the decorating and the more lights the better :).

When do you hang your lights and put up the tree? Is it done already or do you wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving? For us that weekend right after Thankgsiving we are working on the Christmas decorations. I love it and my son does too. My hubby, eehhh..…


Added by Jen Ryan on November 15, 2013 at 5:56am — No Comments

FLVS Middle School Students

Hi!  This is my first year homeschooling with my 13 year old.  She is on FLVS.  I have quit my job to stay home and make sure school is the number one priority.  However, I haven't found a home-school group and I would love to meet some other Moms with Teens!  This adjustment period for both of us is challenging. Please let me know if you would like to meet up or of any events suitable for us!

P.S. Ocala Homeschooling has not gotten back in touch with me about any…


Added by Lisa mosley on September 17, 2013 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

Mommy and me..

I'm new to Ocala and I have a 6 1/2 month old baby girl. I'm looking to meet moms and get our babies together for play dates and just for us mommys to talk and relax. Anyone interested; we could go to parks, I'm open to anything !

Added by Rebekah Hirshenson on September 12, 2013 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

i9 Sports Survey - Moms Stress Over Sports

Local Moms Want Solution for Stress of Youth Sports

New Survey Reveals Youth Sports Cause Marital and Family Battles,…


Added by Jen Ryan on August 29, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments


DESPARATE NEED OF CHILDCARE FOR TWO TWO AND A HALF YEAR OLDS...My fiancee and i have recently gained custody of his two year old son and i also have a two year old. we now have some extra expenses with moving and adding another little one so my fiancee has to take on another job instead of keeling the kids during the day. we are looking for child care on the north west side of ocala and arent really having any luck.Does anyone know of any reasonably priced daycares around here?

Added by lisa collins on August 12, 2013 at 7:55pm — 4 Comments

Looking for Family to do a Nanny Share

Is anyone interested in doing a nanny share situation?  My sitter can no longer keep my youngest child and we are looking at hiring a professional nanny.  I have the details worked out, but it would be much more cost effective if I could share her!  I can provide living arrangements.

Added by Mom2three on July 26, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

School Lunch Ideas

I've been hunting some fun and cool lunch ideas that I can send my son to school with. I have been finding lots of great blogs and Pinterest is full of ideas! I am getting super excited and hope I can be this creative ;) Hahahah!

So here are some of my favorite ones I have found so far:…


Added by Jen Ryan on July 25, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Where can I donate girl items?

I am about to move and go through all of my 2 year old daughter's things. I do NOT want to donate to Goodwill. If you have any suggestions on shelters or know anybody in a desperate situation who needs girl items please respond. I will be more than happy to give away the things we no longer need to donate to a good home.

Added by ADM on July 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Host an International Student!

Hello Ladies,

I am reaching out to all of you because I heard about this great program that I think a lot of you would be interested in. It's EF Education First Educational Homestay Programs. They are bringing over a group of international students to Ocala and are looking for a few more homes for their students. I guess the kids go to school all day they just need a bed to sleep in, food, and a great environment. They all speak English they are here to practice the language and get…


Added by Rachael Draper on July 10, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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