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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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..…Continue
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Local Moms Want Solution for Stress of Youth Sports
New Survey Reveals Youth Sports Cause Marital and Family Battles,…Continue
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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:…Continue
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FamilyFun Magazine Goes Wild: Top 3 Ways for Families to Celebrate Nature
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Tampa, FL -- May 23, 2013 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Teething is one of the most painful…Continue
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Does anyone know where to buy "Broccolini" here? I had it for the first time at the Citrus Club in Orlando along with a fabulous filet mignon. I have been dying to have it again but I am having a little trouble finding it here in Ocala. For those who may not know what Broccolini is: here is how Wikipedia explains it :)
"Broccolini is a green vegetable similar to…Continue
NOVI, Mich., Dec. 28, 2012 – Thinking about how to make the most of 2013? Learning Care Group offers these recommendations that will make a lasting difference for the whole family:
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Though most kids won't start classes for another week or so, August seems to trigger the psychological end of summer. The focus shifts from lazy days in the sun to preparing for the upcoming semester, which also includes loading up on necessary supplies.
According to the National Retail Federation, the average family of K-12 students will…Continue
As children blossom into young men and women, most insist on planning and running their own lives. Parents worry about all the basic essentials for their kids’ independent living, like housing, eating properly, staying warm, being careful at night and more. But most parents forget to teach their youngsters one of the most important lessons of all – financial responsibility. The resulting turmoil can spell disaster for a child’s future.
Consider this: The average young…Continue
Added by Jen Ryan on July 13, 2012 at 1:51pm — No Comments
Marion County Public Schools once again offers its unconditional summer meal program to local students. The Summer Food Service Program provides nutritionally-balanced meals without charge to any student who wants to eat. This year, from June 11 – August 2, the following 22 central kitchens are providing meals on various schedules to 16 satellite locations throughout Marion County:
· Belleview Elementary
· Belleview High
The countdown has begun and parents all over the United States are tackling the age old question: How on earth do I keep my kids busy during the summer without breaking the bank? Vacations and overnight summer camps can be expensive...believe me, I've checked! Here's my list of cheap and money-saving activities for kids this summer.
1. Free Bowling
Yes, that's right FREE bowling through the summer, two games per child per day. That's over…
Added by Jen Ryan on May 22, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments
This week we went to the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo in Gainesville at the Sante Fe College. We went with our homeschool group this week and there were lots of other schools there as well. I honestly was afraid it would be very crowded. I was pleasantly surprised that even though there were several other field trips in there it was nice and spacious. It was also a nice experience because unlike larger zoos you were up closer to some of the animals. The price was very reasonable. It costs $5 for…Continue
There is a free service offered by the Early Learning Coalition, Child Care Resource and Referral, that can assist you in finding quality child care that will meet your family needs. You may contact us at 352-369-2315 to complete an interview. The interview can take up to 30 minutes to obtain all of the information needed to help you locate child care. Once the information is obtained, Resource and Referral will be able to generate referrals for you to local child care providers that meet…Continue
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