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Hosting Thanksgiving for the first time? Some tips

The potatoes are wrong. The football game's too loud. The kids aren't dressed right. Thanksgiving can, of course, be a great joy, but with so many beloved traditions on the line it can also be prime ground for sniping and griping the first time the torch has been passed.
Your mother, mother-in-law, father or father-in-law might be thrilled to give up hosting after many decades, but that doesn't mean…

Added by Chris Wagner on November 26, 2014 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Help with obygn

Good morning to all,

I'm new to Ocala Mom and wanted some suggestions on OB's. I've looked up some on the web and read lots of reviews and now I'm definitely confused and worried on making the wrong decision.

I've read your forum on pregnancy but there's no recent comments. Please HELP. I have a few OB's in mind but I would like feedback from recent patients. Impatiently waiting for your feedback,

Thanks everyone from Ocala Mom

1. Delcharco,…


Added by cassandra valentin on November 10, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments


Does anyone know of any good daycares in ocala for a two year old?

Added by MissDolly on October 10, 2014 at 3:47am — 3 Comments

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. …


Added by Jen Ryan 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?…


Added by Jen Ryan on September 9, 2014 at 7:56am — 1 Comment


My family and I are new to the area. I'm trying to find someone/somewhere to keep my 5 year old daughter after school. We've looked at local day cares, but can't seem to find a good match. I'd be willing to check out any place that you might recommend. We had her in a place for the last part of the summer that we loved, but they aren't doing any kind of after care.

I'm open for any suggestions! Thank you ladies in Advance!

Added by Lindsay King on August 19, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Any advice on Munroe Regional Medical Center

Hello!  I'm new to Ocala Mom.  Moved here a month ago with my family.  I'm looking for any recommendations for the midwives at the Munroe center.  There seem to be quite a few. Has anyone had any experience there?  Many thanks...Rachel  

Added by Rachel O'Brien on August 18, 2014 at 9:25pm — No Comments

cheap wedding

Where can you have a small wedding other than courthouse. Only about 10 guests

Added by jayda on July 27, 2014 at 8:37pm — 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. …


Added by Jen Ryan on July 9, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

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. …


Added by Jen Ryan on July 9, 2014 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Ocala Neighborhoods

Hey everyone! Thanks for all of your advice recently regarding the local schools. What are some great neighborhoods around Ocala for young families? There is plenty of real estate in the good school districts, but we really know nothing about the various neighborhoods. We aren't seeking out an expensive gated community...just  a quiet middle class community full of good people that's not too far from downtown. We're fine with something that needs cosmetic updating,…


Added by Melissa Callender on July 3, 2014 at 8:43pm — 2 Comments

Learning about Ocala...

I am a mother of two, ages 3 and 7. We may be moving to Ocala soon as my husband was offered a job there. We'll be visiting in July. If any of you wonderful ladies have suggestions on the following topics, I'd appreciate it! We are very unfamiliar with the area as we've lived in metro Atlanta for all of our lives! :)

-Best schools (elementary and preschools)

-Great, SAFE areas to look for real estate for young families. We're on a tight budget but want to find a…


Added by Melissa Callender on June 19, 2014 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Any play groups for toddlers around?

I have a 20 month old son and a 7 week old baby girl. I am looking for a play group with young children that meet every once in a while. Anyone know of anything or a busy park? I am new to Ocala and my son loves to play with other kids and I am busy with his little sister, so I want to make sure he is having fun too!

Added by Amy on May 30, 2014 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Christian Moms group 12-17years old.

Hi. Just wanted to invite everyone to the new Christian Moms group. Kids ages should be between 12-17. Would like to meet up at the local Baseline park for get togethers, fun and food. I'm also a member of Meadowbrook Church. Our kids are in a transitional period right now. Let's help teach them to get involved and be leaders.

Thank you


Added by Lori Michele on May 30, 2014 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Summer VPK

Hi, I am looking for a good summer VPK program for my 5yr old son. We live on SW side of town. Any suggestions or info would be very helpful! Thank you

Added by Susan L Sheaves on May 28, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

Premier Pediatrics Community Fair!

On Saturday, May 31st, we will be hosting a FREE Community Fair & Patient Appreciation Event in the lot of the Crossroads Church right next to our main office, at 7960 SW 60th Ave, Ocala 34476.

This will be an outdoor event, with activities that kids love such as face-painting, balloon-twisting, a mega bounce house, and many more. Refreshments and treats will be served.…


Added by Premier Pediatrics on April 24, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

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 — 1 Comment

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

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