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St. Patrick's Day in Tampa

Guide to a Family-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay 2018

Calling all Irish and Irish at heart! Gather your green beads, don your silly hats, and join us for a look at family-friendly things to do for St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay. Paddy’s Day falls on a Saturday in 2018, so sure as you’re born, there’s plenty of green-hued fun to be had. Just […]

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2017 Holiday Light Displays and Tree Lightings

2017 Guide to Holiday Light Displays and Tree Lightings in Tampa Bay

Holiday Light Displays Wonderland of Lights | November 23rd – December 30 | 6-9pm or 6-10pm Check schedule for closings and specific times per night. Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover A 1-mile drive-through light show with more than 100 scenes. It ends with a walk to Santa’s Village including pony and camel rides, face […]

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2017 Guide to Holiday Events and Shows in Tampa Bay

2017 Guide to Holiday Events and Shows in Tampa Bay

Holiday Events Winter Village | November 17, 2017 – January 5, 2018 | Curtis Hixon Park, Downtown Tampa Go skating on a real ice rink, see holiday movies on the lawn on select Fridays and Saturdays, take holiday streetcar rides, visit the Winter Village Shops and Cafe at Winter Village, see the City of Tampa […]

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fall spooktakular

Event Recap: 1st Annual Fall Spooktakular

TBMB was thrilled to host our first annual Fall Spooktakular event at the The Barn at Winthrop on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Our Fall Spooktakular brought together families from all over Tampa Bay decked out in their best costumes for some family fun. Each attendee had the opportunity to make some Halloween […]

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KISS

The Holiday KISS – Ways to Keep It Simple

Thanks to my high school English teacher, I have a mantra to help me survive this holiday season – the K.I.S.S. formula – Keep It Simple Stupid. I don’t know about you, but Halloween and all the hoopla around it was ridiculous! From the Booing, the Trunk-or-Treating, the Book-O-Ween school parades, the neighborhood block parties, to candy donations, to […]

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TBMB restaurants for kids and grown ups

6 Restaurants in South Tampa to Take Kids AND Feel Like a Grown Up

We all know date nights are important in a healthy relationship, but sometimes my husband and I get a kick out of taking our kids to dinner with us. Besides giving them the chance to practice manners and acting like big girls, it gives me a much needed break from cooking yet another dinner. And […]

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insteadoftimeout

Instead of Time-out: 8 Practical Alternatives to Create More Connection in Your Family

When I was the parent of a young child, I was a time-out junkie. I didn’t want to hit my son for his misbehavior and I didn’t want to yell at him, so I needed some tools to help me. Time-out seemed like a gentle alternative and it served me well as a positive step […]

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Myths About Mentorship for Working Moms

At my workplace, we have endless resources for working moms. We have a Lean In group for leaders that meets every other week, formal and informal mentorship opportunities and growth plans, just to name a few. I’ve found that having and being a mentor has been particularly valuable for me as I’ve grown in my […]

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