Dreamplex Reaches for the Stars

The special needs rec center announced its plans to expand at its recent gala. | Story by Sascha Mills | Photos by Sascha Mills & Kathryn Deen | Central Florida Dreamplex is so much more than a recreation and fitness center. It’s a beautiful mission field that brings wellness, community and athletics to those with special needs. Or, as they describe it, “Ordinary sports for … Continue reading Dreamplex Reaches for the Stars

Best Places to Host Kids’ Birthday Parties

| By Sascha Mills & Kathryn Deen | Did you know that the month of September takes the cake for the most birthdays of the year? Pretty impressive! In fact, Sept. 9 is the most common birth date in our country. (You can check how common your birthday is here.) That means a whole lot of birthday parties are happening this month! We polled our … Continue reading Best Places to Host Kids’ Birthday Parties

Es’scent’ial Oils: More than Just a Scent

I expect that essential oils may some day prove a vital weapon in the fight against strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. –Andrew Weil | By Amelia Stolarz | I’ve been having fun with my es”scent”ial oils lately. Yes they are trending — but they’ve been around for a long time. Biblically, they appear in the Old and New testaments. In Exodus 30:34-38, the Lord gave Moses … Continue reading Es’scent’ial Oils: More than Just a Scent

Humor Column: Theater Dad Says Go See His Kid in Newsies!

Disney’s Newsies comes to life onstage Sept. 7-30 in Clermont | By Rod Thorell | You may be looking at the title and thinking why “Theatre Dad” and not “Theater Parents?” Because mom doesn’t have her own column in a digital magazine about one of the country’s fastest growing and most livable cities and I do — deal with it. This is my story. Our … Continue reading Humor Column: Theater Dad Says Go See His Kid in Newsies!