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9 Random Things to Pack to Make Your Disney Cruise Experience Easier

This post originally appeared on Orlando Moms Blog. For Central Floridians, one of the easiest vacations to take with small children is a Disney Cruise! No airplanes to board, no luggage restrictions (we had seven checked bags on our recent cruise!) — it’s just a quick jaunt east on the 528, and your vacation awaits. […]

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We’ve Got Spirit! How ‘Bout You?

                  It’s time. Our countdown over the summer has been dwindling away. September is my energizing month — because college football season kicks off this week!! It doesn’t matter if your entire family is loyal to one team, or if you’re a house divided, it’s always fun to get […]

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Grow those Gators with the Florida Gators Kids Club

Good news! The official Florida Gators Kids Club from the UF Athletic Association is back after a one-year hiatus! This program is geared for kids 3 to 12 (those in 6th grade or below), and features special benefits and certain events such as Albert’s Birthday Party, that are exclusive to Kids Club members. I can’t […]

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Blogiversary Giveaway and Growing Up Gator

This month we’re celebrating Grow Gator’s one year anniversary! I can’t believe it’s been a year already! I’ve enjoyed getting to know some of you and sharing in the spirit and camaraderie that is Gator Nation. Thank you for following me and my family as we explore the orange and blue lifestyle as a family, […]

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Say “Go Gators!”: 5 Tips for Preparing for Your Child’s Photo Session; Special Offer

There’s a certain pride that comes over you when you see your littles in your alma mater or favorite sports team’s colors. Whether you bleed orange and blue or not, make sure to capture the fleeting moments of your child’s first years on film. A professional photographer can capture aspects of your child your smartphone’s […]

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Goodie Goodie is Perfect for Little Gators

Goodie Goodie app is a MUST HAVE kids app! This organizational,  motivational, and rewards app is perfect for your littles to keep track digitally of their to dos AND it’s FREE to download! This app reminds me of a feature from my favorite book series, Harry Potter, when the kids would earn points for tasks […]

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And just like that, we’re 1 year old!

Lily’s first year went by like a flash! Wow! What a week we’ve had. Photos, a visit to the Magic Kingdom, a big party (more to come on this), and lots of love from family and friends. Mama is still playing catch up from all the activity around here, but here are some pictures in […]

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Fun, Free Family Activities in Gainesville and Beyond

This post by guest blogger, Karen Pestrak. Enjoy! Gainesville’s proximity to major theme parks, beaches and shopping provide plenty of great options for family entertainment, but the costs of travel, tickets and souvenirs can add up quickly, taking a chomp out of your little gator’s college fund. Here are a few easy options for family […]

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