Author Archive | Leslie Walbolt

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Winter is Here: Prepping Your Florida Kids for the North

People who know me understand that I hate winter. The snow is not my natural habitat, especially since I’m a native Floridian. Some Floridians think snow is this magical, mythological, and wonderful creation. I believe these are the ones who haven’t had to live in it. Now I’m no expert, but I lived in Philadelphia […]

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Best Nature Hikes (For Every Age) In Tampa Bay

My family loves being outside! Living in the Tampa Bay Area, we have an embarrassing abundance of riches when it comes to outdoor experiencing. We playground it up on the daily, have water adventures on our sailboat, kayak, and SUP, and take hikes and walks together whenever possible. Now you may be thinking, Florida is […]

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25 Books Celebrating the Wonder of Christmas

25 Books Celebrating the Wonder of Christmas

It’s no secret my family reads extensively. I’ve previously written about our love of the written word in a couple of other TBMB posts, but wintery and Christmas books are my FAVORITE books of them all. I love spending our Florida Christmases wearing shorts and a T-shirt while curling up with a good book surrounded […]

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go (With A MOSI Membership)

Last summer, I had the brilliant idea of purchasing a Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Explorer Membership under the auspices of learning about science with my toddler. Truthfully, I got it to beat the heat on a 90+ degree day. Combine the hot weather with the need to get out with my then 3-year-old […]

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Watching with Kids? A Guide for Viewing the Solar Eclipse in Tampa Bay

You may have heard that a solar eclipse will be viewable in the Tampa Bay Area on Monday, August 21, 2017. If you haven’t, then you are officially on notice! It’s the first time since 1918 that one has crossed our country coast-to-coast, so it’s kinda a big deal. All it takes is three easy […]

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