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Lauren Garcia

Waltham, MA

Lauren is a local news veteran, mom of a "strong-willed" toddler and avid lover of this City Beautiful! #OrlandoUnited

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The Summer Childcare Challenge: Making It Work On A Budget

Summertime means fun and games — but that usually comes at a price. Between all the camps and lessons and babysitters needed to fill those summer days, costs can quickly add up. Indeed, the average cost of a weeklong day camp is $314, according to the American Camp Association (ACA... more

Special Needs: Defining And Understanding The 4 Types

Special needs can mean many things — from thriving with a condition that challenges a single aspect of daily life to coping with something that forces you to learn a new normal. The term “special needs” is used to describe a person with a physical or emotional difficulty or difference... more

The 101 Best Dog Quotes

We get to love our dogs for a special part of our lives, but they love us for all of theirs. Being a dog owner often means so much more than just being responsible for a pet. Dogs are our best friends and our guides. For so many of us... more

The 15 Best Personal Assistant Apps

Simplify your business and personal life by loading up your mobile device with a digital personal assistant. Personal assistants can change your life, but they can be pricey. If you’re working for yourself or for a small company, or if you’re just feeling overwhelmed in your everyday life, hiring a... more

Fun Math Games To Get Kids Excited About Numbers

Get creative and find new ways to help your kids keep the fun in learning. Today’s world is full of technology for your little ones to master any subject their heart desires, but nothing beats a face-to-face learning environment. Find ways to make learning fun for your kids offline, free... more

The 10 Best Online Tutoring Services For 2018

Stop struggling in school and find some help that’s convenient to you and your schedule. A variety of quality online tutoring services are available to students at the click of a button. Almost all offer text, video, and audio chat, as well as advanced whiteboard technology. Online tutoring puts the... more

40 Inspirational Quotes For Caregivers

Whether you're a family caregiver or a paid professional, caring for others can take its toll. These words of support will keep you going. If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get -- and that's true no... more

The 10 Best Doughnut Shops Around Orlando

Check out these hidden gems to find some of the most decadent doughnuts around! Is it “beach body” time yet? We still have a couple months to bundle up and pack on the layers before putting in some hard time at the gym. Central Florida’s most delicious doughnuts are here... more