Lynda Lantz is originally from Côte d'Ivoire, where she lived until the age of 7 when her family moved to Northern VA. She graduated with a degree in music from George Mason University and went on to work with Cru at four universities in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida. She was living in PA when she met her husband, Steve, on eHarmony and moved to Miami in 2011 just a few days after their wedding. Shortly before becoming SAHM, she was employed as an adoption caseworker and worked part-time with Cru at UM, and later Johnson & Wales University. Since then, she's been heavily involved in BSF and MOPS , which allow her to build relationships, pursue personal growth and develop leadership skills. She loves working with Miami Mom Collective and introducing people to this city she's come to call home, where she lives with her husband and two children. Connect with Lynda @mybalantzedlife on Instagram.
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Commemorating His Dream in Miami

It was freezing that day. Literally. My husband and I had flown up to Northern VA to spend Christmas with my family and made plans to spend the day doing the tourist thing in...
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Year In Review: Our Top 5 Resource Guides & Top 5 Posts of 2022

Happy New Year, Mama! 2022 was a year, wasn't it? And though it was certainly marked by challenges, it also brought many blessings. Babies were born, kids graduated from high school and college, and many...
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Hospitality & Halloween: Connecting With Our Neighbors | Dr. Bob

I've always loved Halloween. When I was a kid, I looked forward to my costume every year--raiding every closet in the house for pieces and props to pull it all together. Even if it...
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Future For Football: A Conversation Between a Mother & Son

Last Wednesday evening, Miami Mom Collective Contributor Illiett Ojeda and her son, Kash, hosted a FB Live to talk about how football has had a positive impact on their relationship and what football means...
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Candy Overload: 3 Tips for Managing Sugary Treats | Dr. Bob

Last year was the first year we had both kids in school. It was a big change for sure! Having gone through it once before, we were able to anticipate and prepare for a...
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Common Pediatric Dental Procedures, Part 2 | Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist

In Part 1 of this brief series brought to you by Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist, we covered sealants, cleanings, and x-rays--a few very routine procedures that your child(ren) will experience early on in their...
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Common Pediatric Dental Procedures, Part 1 | Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist

As the mom of a now 9-year-old and almost 5-year-old, we've had our share of dental experiences. Sealants, an extraction, chipped teeth, a filling (and then a re-filling after that filling recently came out!)--there...
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5 Things Your Child’s Dentist Wishes You Knew | Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist

Back in January, we introduced you to Dr. Bob of Dr. Bob Pediatric Dentist. Over the last couple of years, he's graciously advised us on a wide range of helpful topics ranging from establishing oral...
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Ukraine in Crisis: How Miami Moms Can Engage & Make a Difference

I don't even know where to begin when it comes to what's taking place in Ukraine right now. The news updates, social media posts, horrific images of the devastation, and pleas for prayer are...
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Black History in Miami: Observing & Embracing It Year-Round

Updated February 2022 February is Black History Month. Growing up, this meant learning about various Black leaders, innovators, educators, lawmakers, writers, performers, artists, and athletes.  And because I was raised by a teacher, it also meant...