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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

Strong Schools – Stronger Hillsborough: How an ad valorem tax will strengthen 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....

Growing the Head and the Heart: International Baccalaureate in Elementary School

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is one of the most illustrious and popular of the magnet programs in Hillsborough County Public Schools—partly because our...

St. Peter Claver Catholic: 130 years of History and Quality Education

In 1893, the Jesuit Fathers at Sacred Heart Church bought a piece of property on Morgan Street in Tampa. Their intention was to establish...

Odyssey of the Mind Inspires Creative Thinking

Can you tell the story of a historical figure as a musical featuring an optical illusion? Invent a circus unlike any other? Build a...

3 Key Benefits Children Find in Early Childhood Education

Research shows that early education leads to better outcomes in school and life. Children who attend high-quality prekindergarten programs are more likely to read...

Health + Wellness + Safety

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 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...

3 Reasons Every Child in Florida Needs Swim Lessons

A friend recently reached out to me to ask about swim lessons for her son. She saw that my son was doing them and...

ABC Action News Meteorologist Denis Phillips Talks Hurricane Season Prep, What to Expect, and Rule #7

Summer is here and school is out which means it's time for some fun in the sun. Though most people look forward to summer...

Where to Get a FREE COVID Test in Tampa Bay for Your Family

The spread of COVID-19 hasn't ceased as new variants circulate throughout the world and here at home. And, we all know by now, yes,...

EWG’s 2022 Guide to Sunscreens and Best Sunscreens for Kids

The Environmental Working Group released its 16th annual Guide to Sunscreens and the findings are not much better than last year. The EWG tested...

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Life + Home

Food + Drink

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...

The Summer Camp Lunch Box with the @lunchboxmafia

Are you so excited to pack your final school lunch only to find out summer camp requires a packed lunch? No worries, friend! I'm...

The BEST Ice-Cream Shops in Tampa Bay! 

Ice-cream and Florida go together like...well, all things that are supposed to go together! It just makes sense. There’s no better way to cool off...

Moms to KNOW

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...

Moms to KNOW: Diana Blinkhorn of @mrsblinks

If you are a mom and on social media at all, you may recognize this go-to mother of all beautiful birthday bashes, creative costuming...

In Studio with ‘Maggie and the Moms’ on WFLA’s Daytime

My baby turned one recently, and I am one proud mom! I’m not talking about my son or daughter (although I’m very proud of...

Theme Parks + Attractions

The Best Spots to Go Tubing in Florida this Summer

With more than 900 natural springs, about 40 of which are open to the public, Florida is the perfect state to explore via its...

Your Ultimate Guide to the WORLD’S FIRST Peppa Pig Theme Park

We're practically squealing with excitement! The world's first Peppa Pig Theme Park is now OPEN, and it's practically in our backyard in Tampa Bay....

A Parent’s Guide to EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival 2022

If you like to inspire your kids to appreciate nature and the outdoors, then the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival is a must-do....

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

How to plan your visit to Caladesi Island, one of America’s Top 10 Beaches

Caladesi Island has long been one of our favorite family-friendly beaches in Tampa Bay and it's among the beaches we always recommend first when...

Where to Go Zip Lining in Tampa Bay with the Kids

Wondering where you can go zip lining in Tampa Bay? If you're looking for heart thumping family-friendly adventure,  give zip lining a try! Zip lining...

The Best Family-Friendly Beaches in Tampa Bay

I’m not Dr. Beach (who ranks best beaches). However, I do know whether the sand is great for my kids to play in and if the...

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...