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Summer Camps

MOSI Summer Science Camps + 60th Anniversary

Summer Science Camps: May 31st to August 5th Ready for a Summer of Science adventure? MOSI’s Summer Science Camps bring science, technology, engineering, arts and...

Design a Perfect Summer with Half-Day Camps

Putting together a summer camp schedule can feel like a giant game of “would you rather.” Would you rather play sports or write a...

The Best Art Summer Camps in Tampa Bay

If your child is looking to channel their inner artist this summer --or maybe they want to give the arts a try, an art...

Education

Florida’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday: Know Before You Go!

Get ready to save during Florida’s Back to School Sales Tax Holiday this July 25-August 7, 2022! Some exclusions apply, so make sure you...

VPK: The Next Best Thing to A Magical Parenting Handbook

When it comes to raising children there sure is no magical parenting handbook that can help you, but we do our best to make...

Esports CAN be a career and Esports Players Club in Tampa is here for it

Your kid love gaming? Don’t sweat it. Esports Players Club in Tampa says that passion could actually turn into a lucrative career. Let us explain… As...

Strong Schools – Stronger Hillsborough: How the proposed millage will strengthen local schools

My daughter is 10 years old and is a fourth-grade student in Hillsborough County Public Schools. She likes school, but her real passion is...

Becoming a Hero for Children: 3 Qualities Early Childhood Educators Must Have

When our children succeed, our whole community benefits! Because 90% of brain development occurs before a child starts kindergarten, these early years are critical....

Cool Summer Reading Programs that Make Reading FUN!

Summer is here and although some kids would prefer to dive into a good book instead of a swimming pool, others may not feel...

Health + Wellness + Safety

Ask the Doctor: Your Kids and Sleep. What Every Parent Needs to Know

Sleep is a time to rest and recharge, but some children may not get the restful sleep they need. Whether this is because of trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, a lack of rest can lead to a variety of other issues, including poor performance in school and behavior problems.

Meet the New Surgeons on the Block with AdventHealth for Children’s Orthopedics Team

Kids are not just miniature adults. They have unique needs, so when they face a health issue, it’s only natural for parents to want experts...

Ask the Doctor: Should My Young Child Get the COVID Vaccine?

The COVID vaccine is now available to the youngest age group of children, ages 6 months old and older. This means, all children ages 6...

Ask the Doctor: The COVID vaccine and your 5 to 11 year-old child

*Story updated in June 2022 to include information about the booster shot for children ages 5-11. When the Food and Drug Administration and CDC approved...

How to Create Your Family’s Emergency Kit for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is in full swing and the tropics will stay active through November, so now is a very important time to prepare for...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Scary Things Like the School Shooting

It's not always easy to find the right words when our kids come to us with questions about the scary things happening in our...

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Life + Home

Food + Drink

Easy Breakfast On-the-Go Ideas for Back to School!

During the lazy days of summer, we often skipped breakfast or ate it much later in the day. Now that school is back in session, I'm...

Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids with Jenny P of @lunchboxmafia

So here we are in the thick of summer break. The days are long and you're constantly hearing "Mom, I'm bored!" and "Mom, can...

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Red, White & Blue Charcuterie Boards

If you follow my social media accounts, you know I’m completely obsessed with charcuterie, cheese and snack boards! It’s the best way to enjoy...

The Sweetest Donut Shops in Tampa Bay Your Family Has to Try!

Donut Shops in Tampa Bay that will win over your kids and your taste buds!  We set out to find Tampa Bay’s best donuts.  And...

Moms to KNOW

Moms to Know: Courtney Vermette, Butter Bug Boutique

Nestled in a quaint area of South Tampa is a children’s boutique unlike any other. Named for her daughter’s love of butterflies, bugs and...

Kids to Know: Maisy Kiefer

If you haven’t met Maisy Kiefer yet, consider this a surprise summer gift! Maisy represents everything that is good in this world. She has...

Kids to KNOW: Honoring the life of Tampa teenager, Taylor Koulouris

Every child is truly a ‘once in a lifetime’ child. They have everything they need inside of them to be great from the moment...

Theme Parks + Attractions

A Parent’s Guide to the BEST Rides at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld is known for its animal education programs, research and rescue of aquatic animals and entertaining shows. And yet there's even more...

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Other Minions Fun at Universal Orlando

With Minions: The Rise of Gru now in theaters, there are more opportunities than ever to get in on a little minion fun...

A Parent’s Review of Drawn to Life – Cirque du Soleil at Disney Springs

The moment I climbed the stairs of the Cirque du Soleil Theater at Disney Springs my face lit up. This theater is iconic and...

Beauty + Style

Unique Ways to Practice Self-Care an Pamper Yourself In Tampa Bay In The New Year!

It’s no secret that the last two years have been extremely challenging for most people. Dealing with the lifestyle changes from Covid in addition...

Red Light Therapy? It’s trending in Tampa Bay!

Red Light Therapy with Joovv Have you ever considered red light therapy? Basking in the sun used to be a good thing. You’d get your...

Travel

Day Trips

Scalloping Season Returns to Pasco for 10 Days!

Scalloping Season in Pasco County Kicks Off in 2022 on the Florida Sports Coast:   Scalloping season in Pasco County is back for 10 days,...

What You Need to Know About Kayaking on the Weeki Wachee River

Kayaking on the Weeki Wachee River is a magical experience every kid and family should experience at least once in their lifetime. As your kayak floats...

A Cool Day at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

About an hour north of Tampa, you’ll find a little nostalgic Florida gem, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Buccaneer Bay. As Florida’s one...

A Florida Scalloping Adventure: Dive in with us to see what it’s like!

Just sit for a minute—and think—we’re pretty darn lucky to call Tampa Bay home. The area is home to some of the world’s top...