The Newest Vacation Rental in Orlando

I'm so excited to share my most recent article in PLAYGROUND magazine. Friends from my hometown in Pennsylvania have created the most amazing vacation rental space here in Orlando. Click through to read about the inspiration behind this awesome home and how you can book your stay.   Follow our family Read more

Park City, Utah Skiing With The Family

It's been awhile since the entire family went west, but it was time! I had a few snickers when I announced our plans to embark on a ski adventure with the entire family to Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. But, then again places that people don't Read more

Mamma Mia 2014 Year in Travel

Today, as we are planning our first adventure of 2015 to Park City, Utah, I took some time to reflect on our 2014 year in travel. What a year of discovery it has been! This year our adventures took us across the pond. We explored all of the play spots Read more

Family Getaway Postcard Inn St. Pete Beach

A few weeks ago, our family, along with two other Orlando families,ventured to St. Pete beach on the Gulf Coast to celebrate a little friend's 8th birthday at the Postcard Inn. I was attracted to the aesthetics of this trendy spot since it was transformed from a Travelodge in Read more

Best Play Spots in Paris

It's almost three weeks since we returned from Europe, and I've finally sifted through my photos. I felt like my first post should talk about the fun playgrounds/parks in Paris. What an awesome experience to see the girls jumping right into the mix at playgrounds many miles from their Read more

Hidden Gem: Sand Key Florida

My other half planned a short getaway for our nine year anniversary. I wasn't exactly sure where we were headed, but knew it was somewhere around Clearwater Beach. As we drove over the bridge to Clearwater, I kept expecting a turn off at one of the many beach hotels. To my surprise Read more

Orlando

Orlando Staycation Family Favorite Winners

Local parents voted on their fave Orlando staycation spots and the results have been released!  I wrote about the winners in this issue of PLAYGROUND magazine.

Take a look at the top spots from local families who know. From best resort pool to best resort on a budget and best family suite, this list is for locals for sure, but also great info for visitors to Orlando.

Orlando Staycation Picks

Staycation Picks 2014 PLAYGROUND Family Favorite Awards

 

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What I Did Wrong…

With that title this post could go in so many different directions! This one is parenting related. We’ll save the others for another post.

I know it’s hard for perfect parents like myself to admit that perhaps not so great parenting choice were made. Believe it or not, it’s okay to not be perfect. Hard concept to accept (I know), but embrace it and living life will be much, much easier. I gathered a few funny quotes from local parents for the spring issue of PLAYGROUND magazine. These brave parents were willing to clear the air and fess up to “what they did wrong.” Now, your turn!

 

What I Did Wrong

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy. Is It Safe?

Wondering how to cure morning sickness, fatigue, back pain during pregnancy? I have a safe natural remedy for you. A lot of women don’t even know this option exists. Read more in my latest article for PLAYGROUND Magazine. (page 22)

Acupuncture While Pregnant

 

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PLAYGROUND Fall Issue

The fall issue of PLAYGROUND is available all over town! Pick up a copy for tons of fall tips, fashion and fun in Central Florida.

Parenthood comes with lots of joys, but also just a “tiny bit” of stress. Moms need a workout that is not going to add extra stress to that “tiny bit” they already have. The perfect fix…paddleboard yoga. It’s fun, it’s outdoors and it offers a great workout. Pick up the latest issue of PLAYGROUND magazine or click through the online edition to read my latest article – Time for a PADDLING.

PLAYGROUND Fall 2011

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PLAYGROUND Mag – Summer Travel

PLAYGROUND‘s summer issue is on news stands now! Pick one up to find out where you and your family need to be this summer. Wondering what products will help make family travel easier? Read my article on page 16 in PLAYGROUND Picks. I also highlight travel apps that we all should be downloading ASAP. Pick up a hard copy at one of the distribution points, subscribe to get the magazine at your home or read the online issue.

PLAYGROUND Picks

Travel Apps

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PLAYGROUND Music & Arts Fest

As many of you know, I write regularly for PLAYGROUND Magazine in Orlando. For the third year in a row, the magazine is hosting the PLAYGROUND Music & Arts Fest. Hope to see you at Lake Eola this Sunday, May 1 from 10 am – 4 pm. The flier below says it all or visit the PLAYGROUND website for more info.


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PLAYGROUND Mag Fall Issue

Waiting for the next issue of  PLAYGROUND mag? Wait no more! The fall issue is out and receiving rave reviews. Perhaps the rave reviews are due to the modeling debut of Mia and I? Hmm…. Maybe. Check out my Fashion Police article offering strategies to get kids dressed and out the door without “too” much chaos. My Kiddie Culture article, about the importance of punctuality, is a reality check for those of us who think we as parents are exempt from being on time. Pick up a copy at one of PLAYGROUND‘s distribution points or just subscribe so it’s delivered to your doorstep.

Whatever you do, you must get a copy of this issue.

Mia and Mommy Modeling Debut

Click on the article image to win your own copy of Hurry Up Harry!

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PLAYGROUND Summer Issue Has Arrived!

I’m a little late on this announcement, but as you can see, I’ve been a little busy. PLAYGROUND magazine hit news stands last week. This issue features tons of summer fun and a lovely article by yours truly. My article walks potential first time pet owners through the pros and cons of owning a pet along with insight from the experts. Is there a poodle or a beta fish in your future? Find out. Get to one of PLAYGROUND’s distribution points or subscribe to the magazine.

Summer Issue 2010

Kids Best Friend Parenting 101

Excerpt from Kid’s Best Friend: Thinking about taking the plunge and adding a pet to your already crazy and dysfunctional brood? While having a pet involves work, it can also be an excellent way for a family to come together, share responsibilities and create everlasting memories.

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PLAYGROUND Music & Arts Fest

It’s Monday, and already I’m thinking about the weekend. Make plans now to head to the PLAYGROUND Music & Arts Fest on Sunday, April 18. Last year was a blast, and I’m sure this year will be even bigger and better! PS~ It’s FREE!

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PLAYGROUND Artsy Fartsy

If you haven’t picked up the latest issue of PLAYGROUND, you should ASAP. This issue is full of “Artsy Fartsy” fun for families in Central Florida. Some of my favorite articles (besides the two I wrote) are “the alternate route” giving parents the low down on schooling options, “College Park… it’s just edgy” and of course the fashion spread.

I had the opportunity to experience and write a piece on Orlando Bellydance. A true alternative to the average kids athletic activity. I also immersed myself in the optional art classes the area has to offer for kids. There are just so many cool classes to choose from!

To read the full articles, go to PLAYGROUND’s website and download the electronic version. While you’re on the site, take a look at the calendar of upcoming events and sign up for a subscription. You know you want to!

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