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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

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...

How to Encourage Your Child’s Creativity Through Hobbies

“A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.” ~ Phyllis McGinley May is National Photography month. Photography continues to be one of the most accessible...

Appreciating Heart Work: Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

Teaching is heart work. Like law and medicine, teaching is a profession. Though neither compensated nor respected like other professionals, teachers persist—because they care, because...

Health + Wellness + Safety

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...

Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is May 28-June 10, 2022

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1 and ends November 30, 2022. If you are new to the area of a seasoned...

Helping Your Teen Cope with Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. Anywhere from 1 in 10 to 1 in 13 people suffer from...

New Treatment Gives Hope to Children with Peanut Allergy

Ian was watching a movie in class when it hit him out of nowhere. “I started getting a really bad cough and heavy breathing,” he...

Ask the Car Seat Expert: 7 Tips to Avoid Leaving Kids in Hot Car

As parents, we’re exhausted, juggling a million things, and often lose track of how long our little ones have been outside inside a hot...

What Parents Need to Know About Sunscreen, Sun Safety, and their Kids

Summer is synonymous with outdoor adventures and trips to the beach and pool, but unprotected exposure to the sun poses risks of skin and...

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Life + Home

Food + Drink

The BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Tampa Bay!

Don’t be afraid to take the kids out to dinner! We get it and we’ve totally been there–some restaurants just aren’t the best place...

10+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat for Free in Tampa Bay

Dining out can be fun but can add up quickly! Fortunately, several places around Tampa are offer deals where kids eat free with the...

20 Family Friendly Tampa Bay Waterfront Restaurants to Enjoy

Living in Tampa Bay, we have the privilege of having so many waterfront restaurants to choose from that we often take them for granted....

For the love of BLUEBERRIES! Blueberry bread you’ll love!

The blueberry is the perfect berry to incorporate into your summer menu and lucky you—this favorite fruit is in season in Tampa Bay! Related: Where...

Moms to KNOW

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...

Kids to KNOW: Emily Araujo of Little Miss Emily

Bright and joyful statement accessories are every little girls’ dream…but a bright and joyful accessories business? Well, that was Emily Araujo’s dream, and in...

Theme Parks + Attractions

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....

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

Originally published in October 2021, updated in March 2022 to reflect the latest entertainment and offerings.  Can you believe The Most Magical Place on Earth,...

9 Ways to Upgrade Your Day at ZooTampa

Go nose to horn with a rhino as you feed them their veggies, learn about the unique personalities of giraffes, sit eye to eye...

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

Spring U-Pick Farms in Tampa Bay: Blueberries, Peaches and Flowers MORE!

U-pick strawberry season is nearing an end, but that means blueberries and peaches are ready for the picking in Tampa Bay! But, that’s not all–there...

Tampa Bay Springs You Need to Explore including Crystal River and Three Sisters Springs

Enjoying traditional summer fun has been challenging this year this past year, with limited access to our favorite activities. Luckily, the Tampa Bay area...

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...

Where to Pick Strawberries, Blueberries, Citrus, and MORE!

*Check out our favorite springtime u-pick events in Tampa Bay offering peaches, blueberries, sunflowers and more! March and April are prime time for u-pick around...