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Tips for Being Road Trip Ready

Who doesn’t like going on an adventure? Well it’s summertime so everyone knows what that means- packing up everybody in the car, and possibly a furry friend as well, and heading out to explore places unknown. Sometimes it can be a pain to think about what you need to bring, so we thought of a … Continue reading Tips for Being Road Trip Ready »

MOSI’s Festival of Chocolate returns this weekend!

The science behind roasting cocoa beans and blending them with a delightful mix of ingredients to make chocolate is a delicious culinary marvel.  Thankfully, MOSI has gathered some of Florida’s best chocolatiers to showcase their delectable treats at The Festival of Chocolate this weekend.  This year’s theme, Growing Up Chocolate, celebrates the spring season. Kids will be thrilled … Continue reading MOSI’s Festival of Chocolate returns this weekend! »

Spring in Pittsburgh?

When we told friends and family that we were planning a spring visit to Pittsburgh, many wondered why?  With winter storms still in the forecast and sunny skies at home in Florida, leaving the Sunshine State as others were flocking to the white, sandy beaches  sounded silly.  When we told them about the wide variety of … Continue reading Spring in Pittsburgh? »

To Foonf or to Fllo?

My Clek Fllo has arrived! Can you hear the excitement in my voice?! As soon as I saw this carseat I knew I had to test this bad boy out, and am I glad I did! Let me give you some background: I am a ride or die Clek customer. I purchased the Foonf for … Continue reading To Foonf or to Fllo? »

Everything Moms Want in a New Home, is Included!

Everything Moms Want in a New Home is Included! by LisaMarie Leihy, lisamarie@tbparenting.com One rainy morning in New Tampa, I joined a group of mommy certified bloggers to tour two of Lennar’s brand new model homes in K-Bar Ranch and three townhomes in Meadow Pointe. After reading up on Lennar Communities, I was impressed to learn … Continue reading Everything Moms Want in a New Home, is Included! »

Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night at Sea World Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando kicked off the summer season this weekend with an energetic all-new nighttime show:  Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night which will run through August 10, 2014 at Shamu Stadium.  A friendly DJ host spins dance music from the 1950s to today and welcomes guests as they enter Shamu Stadium.  The festive party atmosphere features colorful … Continue reading Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night at Sea World Orlando »

Cybersummer travel deals

  Happy first day of summer! For many of us, summer = family vacation.  Whether you are dreaming of visiting the butterflies at the Butterfly Farm in Aruba, trekking up a volcano in St. Kitts, or taking a staycation close to home, there’s a 24-hour CyberSummer travel deal for you!   Today is your chance to book a dreamy family … Continue reading Cybersummer travel deals »

Printing the Future in 3D at MOSI

  Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could create a 3D character or object from your imagination?  The folks at MOSI had thoughts like that, too!  So, the MOSI team collaborated with professors at the University of South Florida and the result is the all-new interactive exhibit – 3D Printing the Future which … Continue reading Printing the Future in 3D at MOSI »

Hi Ho! Let’s go to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train officially opens on May 28, 2014 at the New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom. Thanks to some Disney magic, my eight year old and I were fortunate to hop aboard for a few sneak peek rides earlier this month. As lanterns glowed overhead, we walked along the garden path leading … Continue reading Hi Ho! Let’s go to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train »

24 Hours at the Magic Kingdom!

To kick the summer off in high gear, Disney opened the gates to the Magic Kingdom at 6am on Friday, May 23.  Guests can “Rock Your Disney Side: 24 hours” at the Magic Kingdom Park in Florida and also at the Disneyland Park in California and Disney California Adventure for 24-hours.  This bi-coastal celebration began at 6am on … Continue reading 24 Hours at the Magic Kingdom! »