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3 Ways to Stay Cool

3 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer in Tampa Bay

The summer months are swiftly approaching and our family is always looking for new ways to stay cool and beat the heat in Tampa Bay! Lucky for us there are an abundance of sweet, icy treats around town. Here are our top 3 picks of places to just “chill out” and enjoy some tasty frozen […]

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Staycation vs Shortcation: Florida Getaways You Can Afford

“Staycation” vs. “Shortcation”: Four Great (Short) Florida Getaways

When talk at the soccer game or baseball practice turns to summer plans, chances are you’ll hear something like this: “Oh, we can’t take a vacation this year. We’re going to do a staycation instead.” Ah, the “staycation,” that 21st-century buzzword that means “stay home and pretend you’re on vacation.” It’s a budget-friendly alternative to […]

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4th of July in Tampa

4th of July Events in Tampa Bay

Brandon 2016 Brandon 4th of July Parade Date: July 4 at 10:00 am Location: 101 East Lumsden Rd., Brandon, FL 33511, Lumsden Rd. & Parsons Ave. Cost: Free Details:  Come down to Brandon and enjoy one the largest Fourth of July Parades in Florida.   Bradenton Marauder’s Baseball and Fireworks Show Date: Saturday, July 2, starting at 6:30 Location: McKechnie Field, 1611 9th Street […]

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Bradenton Sarasota Family

Things To Do As A Family In Bradenton/Sarasota (Without Going to the Beach!)

Although there is plenty to do as a family without leaving the Tampa Bay area – there is always something going on in our active, vibrant city, after all – sometimes it’s fun to venture out a bit. As our neighboring cities to the south, Bradenton and Sarasota have much to offer for families looking for new adventures […]

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A Tampa Bay summer with a toddler? Help!

So I get it, we aren’t the normal situation. Most people with a 3 year old either have daycare established that can continue through the summer months, or have a stay at home component. We don’t. Our son has been asked to leave 2 day cares, one for hitting last October, and one because he […]

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Summer Camps Tampa Bay

Summer Camps in Tampa Bay:: Fun and Super Lice?

It’s our pleasure to announce that the pediatric expertise of Nemours is available 24/7 in the Tampa Bay area! Nemours CareConnect is the first pediatric specialty telemedicine service in Tampa Bay and provides families with live, on demand video consultations from your smartphone or tablet. Today, common misconceptions about lice.   Every few months, some […]

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A Mom's Guide to Hiking Tampa Bay (1)

A Mom’s Guide to Hiking in Tampa Bay

When you think hiking, a mountain trail is probably the first thing that comes to mind. While we do not have mountains in Tampa, we do have ample opportunities to get out and go for a hike. Beaches, parks, and nature reserves offer adventures in which families can enjoy the great outdoors throughout the Tampa […]

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Summer Health Tips for Families: Staying Hydrated, Sun Protection, and CPR

Summer in Florida means high temperatures, and a break from school that’s full of pool days, camps, and outside activities. While this is a coveted few months for most kids, parents should be prepared with ways to ensure everyone stays heart healthy in the heat. The American Heart Association recommends that kids get at least […]

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