Author: Orlando Mom

12 Free Summer Activities to do with the Kids

Just because it is summer vacation, it doesn’t mean that we need to spend money on activities. You can have free or nearly free fun at home. Here are 12 free summer activities you can do with the kiddos this summer that the entire family will love doing. 1) Have a cookout There is nothing my 9 year old loves doing more than eating outside. I don’t get it, but it is easy enough to do. 2) Have a campout in your backyard Put a pop-up tent or a couple of sleeping bags in the backyard and have a...

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Family Travel Tips

Traveling with kids is definitely not easy whether you’re traveling within the Orlando area or going much further away. You have to bring three times as much stuff as you normally would for yourself and you have to make three times as many stops as well. You also have to try to keep them entertained when they bore easily. If you are hitting the road this summer with the kids, whether for a day trip or overnight, here are some family travel tips to make your trip easier. Plan ahead We cannot stress enough the importance of planning ahead...

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Things to do this Weekend in Orlando – July 6-8

We are almost halfway through the summer. If you haven’t already, it is definitely time to get outside and enjoy that hot, hot sun. On the other hand, maybe staying inside would be better. But that doesn’t mean staying in the house. See a show, visit a museum or take an art class. There are plenty of options available this weekend in Orlando. Multiple Days Family Summer Camp at Bass Pro Shops FREE Family Summer Camp THURSDAYS, SATURDAY & SUNDAYS ONLY FROM 12 NOON – 4PM Workshops are scheduled 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm Kids will receive a lanyard...

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Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in Orlando

Independence Day is almost here and there are a bunch of places to celebrate Fourth of July in Orlando. Whether you want to watch fireworks, get some barbeque or just chill with the fam, there is something for everyone. Red, White and Blue dress and sparklers are optional. All events below are taking place on the Fourth of July. Apopka Fireworks on the Fourth of July  Attend Fireworks on the Fourth of July in Apopka. Enjoy live entertainment by Blues Artists Tommy Z and The Legendary JC’s, food trucks, beer/wine served by the Bahia Shrine, vendors, kids inflatables, face...

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Nashville with Kids

I have wanted to visit Tennessee for a while. I love country music, so I wanted to make sure to visit Nashville and take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry.  This summer I finally decided to make it happen and I planned a trip to Nashville with kids. While the drive wasn’t short, it wasn’t horrible. We drove out of Orlando at 4 in the morning and we made one stop for breakfast and a couple of short bathroom breaks/leg stretching breaks. We arrived in Nashville 12 hours later. The kids slept for about 5.5 hours and...

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