Tag Archives: kids

Gender Creative Kids

Coloring outside the gender lines. Words by Cortney Thekan | Artwork by Erin Stork When my first child was born, I didn’t give gender much thought. He was a boy, and it was the late ’90s, so I dressed him in a hideous navy onesie emblazoned with “Little Slugger” or something equally conventional. I painted his […]

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Spring Break Camps in Orlando

Keep the kids playing at these local Spring Break camps. RDV Sportsplex Ice Den is hosting a Learn to Skate Camp and a Figure Skating camp from March 20-24! Each camp is $245 for the week or $60 for individual days. Skaters must be at least 6 years old to participate in Learn to Skate […]

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Child Neurologist Dr. Nitzmari comes to Orlando

Florida Hospital Medical Group is pleased to welcome Nitzmari Melendez-Vazquez, MD, a highly-skilled doctor treating pediatric epilepsy and founding physician of the new Center for Child Neurology. Dr. Melendez earned her medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Her research includes the study of rare immune diseases and infections affecting the […]

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8 Ways to Raise Healthy, Active Kids

Words by Dr. Sharon DiChristafaro, First Choice Pediatrics Hectic sports and school schedules, heavy use of electronics and perceived safety risks of allowing children to play outside unsupervised have created consequences to our children that are frightening and life-long. One in three children and teens is obese, according to the American Heart Association. Even children […]

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10 Downtown O-Town Spots for Kids

Words by Amanda Keefer themammamiablog.com Think downtown Orlando is off limits for families and especially kids? Think again. Downtown features some great places your kids will love. Flip through the pictures below to explore downtown O-Town: Click anywhere to see next slide, or use arrows at the bottom to navigate.

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Mia Muniz Has the Write Stuff

Words by Lisa A. Beach – Photos by Jessica Friend   Many writers spend their entire lives trying to break into the big leagues, aiming to snag a byline in Time magazine or The Washington Post. But Lake Nona grade schooler Mia Muniz, age 10, can already add that feather to her cap, as she […]

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Having “The Talk”

When is the right age to talk to your kids about sex? Words by Angelique Luna I know what some of you are thinking: Talk about sex with my kid? Never! However, in today’s tech-driven society, we don’t have the luxury of putting off “the talk.” Still, there are suggested guidelines about how much information […]

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Go PLAY for the Holidays

Don’t wait until Santa lands on your rooftop to celebrate the season. Words by Anna Karasik Theme Parks & Resorts Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Select dates November 7 to December 22, 7 p.m. to Midnight Disney’s Magic Kingdom Join Mickey and friends in a holiday celebration as the Magic Kingdom transforms into a winter […]

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5 Healthy Holiday Snack Ideas

Sometimes it’s hard to fill your kids up with the fruits and veggies they need. It’s a lot easier when they don’t even know they’re eating something that’s good for them! Try out these healthy and insanely easy-to-make snack recipes from Produce for Kids: Fruit Cornucopias The Cornucopia is a symbol of plenty during the […]

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Date Night: Take Your Child Out on a Date Night

      For six years my husband and I have worked with a parenting coach. Among her many gems of advice, one that truly stands out as a game-changer for us is the concept of time in. The idea is that when kids are being less than angelic, parents should swap time out for […]

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Raising a Water-Confident Kid

Originally published in the Summer 2010 issue of Playground Magazine. Written by Joanna Nesbit When my daughter, Leah, was 6, I signed her up for a month’s worth of swim lessons, every day for half an hour, because, well, it worked for another mom’s kids. This mom had told me her kids’ skills didn’t progress […]

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Kid-friendly Halloween Events in Orlando

Get your family into the Halloween spirit by hitting up these haunted, kid-friendly happenings in Orlando. Only the best for you!   Monster Mania October 1-31, 2015 Ghoulish tricks and yummy treats are waiting at Crayola Experience during Monster Mania on October 1 – 31! Werewolves and Witches and Tips … Oh My! Trick-or-Treat while exploring 25-colorful-hands-on attractions. […]

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Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld

    Halloween meets the sea during weekends in October at SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular. This family-friendly event will immerse guests in an underwater “fantasea” with trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts, and up-close animal encounters. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular takes place from 12-7 p.m. weekends, October 3-31. Like all special events at SeaWorld, […]

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For the App-Obsessed (New) Parent

These apps can help you organize and track everything from contractions to baby’s first tooth.

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