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Parenting

Where to Take Pictures with Santa in Tampa Bay in 2021

It’s that time again to answer the question…where can I take pictures with Santa in Tampa Bay? This year, there are plenty of places...

12+ Places to Donate New Toys in Tampa Bay this Holiday Season

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on families and the non-profit organizations that support them. If you are financially able, donating...

Is your child addicted to social media? Here’s what you need to know.

Life is all about balance, right? It’s something we strive for in most parts of our lives, and it’s no different when it comes...

Education

The Great American Teach-In Helps Students Explore Future Careers

This week, The Great American Teach-In returned to Tampa Bay area schools. Held annually, the Teach-In had to revert to a virtual platform last...

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Coding 

First graders squeal with delight as Cody the robot mouse follows their commands through a maze. Seventh graders lean over a laptop to scrutinize...

Thanksgiving Break Camps in Tampa Bay 2021

School’s out, but you still have to work. We get it. We’ve been there! Which is why we’re sharing some pretty awesome holiday camps...

School Interviews: Pro tips on what you should ask an independent school

The typical independent school guide prepares families to tour campuses to gauge school identity and learn about curriculum and academic rigor, school accreditations and...

Magnet and Choice: Find Your Child’s Dream School!

Mark your calendars! The first magnet and choice window for the 2022-2023 school year is nearly upon us! The window opens Oct. 29 at 5...

Program Profiles: Tampa Bay Education Guide Special Feature

From state-of-the-art technology to old-fashioned Socratic sessions by a lakeside, there's a school, a method and an academic home for your children in Tampa Bay. Check out some of these exciting and enriching programs from local schools.

Health + Wellness + Safety

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

The FDA recently approved Pfizer's two dose COVID vaccine for use in children ages 5-11 and we're already seeing the vaccine roll out locally...

Treating Epilepsy with the Ketogenic Diet

Approximately 470,000 children in the United States are living with epilepsy, which is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the country. Epilepsy awareness...

Volleyball Star Takes the Court After Rare Brain Bleed

It was just over a year ago when cell phone video captured the moments before life would change for 14-year-old Ashley and her family....

Your Teen and the COVID Vaccine: Expert panel at TGH answers common questions

After the Delta variant took a heavy toll throughout Tampa Bay and beyond, parents who were once hesitant about vaccinating their children ages 12 and older...

Teens to the Rescue! Tampa Bay Juniors Learn CPR in Schools

Every year in the United States, more than 356,000 people suffer a heart attack outside a hospital. When 49-year-old Steve Ryan became one of...

Watermelon Swim: Something Fun Has Sprouted!

Watermelon Swim is growing! We are keeping the current experience, reputation, and values but adding a fresh and exciting brand twist. Our various locations have...

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Life + Home

Food + Drink

TOP PICKS: Thanksgiving dinner to-go and dining in restaurants in Tampa Bay

It's safe to say that 2021 has been much busier than last year. While we might not be completely back to normal yet, many...

Festive Table: Make your kids table pop this Thanksgiving

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, Kid Collective Party Rentals offers tips on decorating your kid’s table so it not only looks beautiful, but also helps keep your kids entertained, ensuring a pleasant Thanksgiving meal for all.

How to Host Friendsgiving: Our favorite bloggers dish on tasty recipes

Tasty Friendsgiving Must-Haves with @CookPraySlay and @thefunfoodiemama November is a time to express our gratitude and thankfulness for all the special people and moments in our...

Halloween inspired lunch box ideas with @lunchboxmafia

Welcome to October, my favorite month of the year. Not only is it my birthday month, it’s Halloween and fall is in full swing....

Moms to KNOW

Moms to KNOW: Kristen Brown, TRIBE Seminole Heights

From the grind of the corporate marketing world working alongside brands with big budgets (like Absolut, L’Oreal, and Target) to enhance their global market...

Moms to Know: Sarah Faulkner, Milk Velvet Pearls

Natural pearls are some of the world’s most unique gemstones. When an irritant makes its way inside a mollusk, the oyster or mussel secrete...

MAMA Social Media Influencers to Follow in Tampa Bay!

Our Favorite Social Media Influencers in Tampa Bay was originally published in the May 2019 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine , but updated online on...

Theme Parks + Attractions

The Best Hotels at Walt Disney World for the Holidays

There's no place like home for the holidays, except perhaps Walt Disney World. If you're ready to give your family the merriest memories this...

NEW at ZooTampa! Wildlife Explorer Quest

ZooTampa has a new way to teach empathy and connect your children to animals through a medium kids know best—technology! Wildlife Explorer Quest by TRAKID...

How to Celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary With Your Kids

Can you believe The Most Magical Place on Earth, Walt Disney World, opened 50 years ago? This is a big anniversary and as a...

Beauty + Style

BIZ BUZZ: Local women take on the fashion world with their brand DELYX, LTD

Tampa Bay, home of the champions: the Bucs, the Bolts, and the small business owner. Each player very unique from one another, but so...

The Gift of Experience: Drop Hints this Mother’s Day!

Moms are usually the ones meticulously planning amazing gifts and experiences for their families, but this time we want to share some ideas for...

Holidays

Day Trips

Dino Don’s DinoVenture Invades The Bishop in Bradenton

Get ready to step back into time...by a few hundred million years and walk among the dinosaurs! Dino Don's DinoVenture opened Saturday, October 23 at The...

Clearwater Marine Aquarium introduces a NEW exhibit and some major upgrades!

Just minutes away from white, sandy turf of Clearwater Beach sits Clearwater Marine Aquarium. CMA has dedicated itself to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release...

WORLD’s FIRST Peppa Pig Theme Park at LEGOLAND Florida to open in February

Oink! Oink! Peppa Pig is heading to Tampa Bay and she can't wait to jump in muddy puddles along with your kiddos! Construction of the...

Before the Mouse: Old Florida Attractions You Can Still Visit Today in Tampa Bay

While there’s no doubt the arrival of Walt Disney World in Central Florida changed the landscape of tourism in Florida, the state’s beaches, natural...