One of the Tampa Bay area’s favorite family traditions is back! This year’s Florida State Fair features more family-friendly events than ever before like a rare appearance by the popular Shopkins characters Kooky Cookie and Apple Blossom, interactive exhibits like feeding a giraffe or watching edge of your seat acts at the Circus Hollywood! Scroll … Continue reading INSIDE LOOK: Florida State Fair 2017
Are you looking for a toy that is not only fun, but educational for your child, grandchild or friend? We asked the expert, Larry Plank, the director of Hillsborough County Public Schools’ STEM program to share his top STEM toy recommendations for kids of all ages. DUPLO My First Number Train: Introduce your preschooler to … Continue reading Hillsborough County Schools STEM Director Shares Top Toy Picks
There are so many fun, family-friendly events going on around Tampa Bay this weekend. There really is something for everybody whether your interests are in music, STEAM, Monster Trucks or sports! This is the perfect weekend to gather up the kids and create lifelong memories! Check out our full calendar here. St. Pete STEAMfest at … Continue reading Tampa Bay Parenting’s Weekend Picks: Feb 4 & 5
The statistics are alarming. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases are responsible for one in three women’s deaths each year. 1 in 3. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiovascular disease is preventable with simple lifestyle changes—so don’t be a statistic! This topic is so important that we chose Kate Sawa, … Continue reading Heart Attack and Stroke: Know the Signs, Save a Life
If you are in search of non-candy Valentine’s Day ideas, look no further! We are loving all of these creative options that not only offer you and your kids a fun way to show their friends and family they care, but include FREE printables! Win! We still love the old-fashioned Valentine’s Day cards too, so … Continue reading Our Favorite Non-Candy Valentine’s Day Cards
Your child’s Hot Wheels Monster Trucks are going life-size this Saturday at Raymond James Stadium as Monster Jam returns for another night of edge of your seat excitement! Watch all of the action as Grave Digger, Metal Mulisha, Monster Mutt Dalmation and many more race, freestyle, pop wheelies and round out donuts in the dirt … Continue reading Monster Jam Roaring Back into Tampa on Saturday
Did you know reading to your child for at least 20 minutes each day can help promote their success today and in the future? Florida is celebrating Literacy Week this week across the state as the Just Read, Florida! program aims to help the state’s 2.8 million students become independent, successful readers. This year’s theme … Continue reading Pick Up a Book and Celebrate Literacy Week!
Check your closets and dust off your old musical instruments, because that old clarinet or guitar has a whole lot of life left in it that can help change the life of a local student through music. The Gasparilla Music Festival’s Recycled Tunes program is hosting an Instrument Drive on Saturday, February 4th at Channelside … Continue reading Support Local Kids through the Recycled Tunes Program
This year’s Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza was a spectacular event with perfect weather and so many BEADS!!! We scoured Pinterest to find some amazing DIY craft projects to finally put all of those Gasparilla beads to use! All you need is a glue gun or glue, an imagination and of course, BEADS! Enjoy and have fun! … Continue reading So many beads!!! Now what? Our Favorite DIY Crafts with Gasparilla Beads!
Be sure to arrive early for the Children’s Gasparilla Extavaganza this Saturday in Tampa so the entire family can take advantage of some really cool activities and events before the big parade! Click here for the full schedule. One event we’re really looking forward to is the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Rodeo at Bayshore Boulevard … Continue reading Children’s Gasparilla Fun: Don’t Miss the Bicycle Rodeo!