Author: Laura Byrne

Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.
Save the Date: Our TOP PICKS of Events Coming in 2022

Save the Date: Our TOP PICKS of Events Coming in 2022

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

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

AHOY! Let’s board a Pirate’s Christmas Cruise on the Lost Pearl!

AHOY! Let’s board a Pirate’s Christmas Cruise on the Lost Pearl!

Easy and festive holiday cocktails with Ginain Grayes of @cookprayslay

Easy and festive holiday cocktails with Ginain Grayes of @cookprayslay

Find a sense of CALM: How to teach social-emotional intelligence in the home

Find a sense of CALM: How to teach social-emotional intelligence in the home

Babysitters with BIG hearts hosting toy drive for foster kids

Babysitters with BIG hearts hosting toy drive for foster kids

Perseverance, Character and Teamwork: Life Lessons with Shaquil Barrett

Perseverance, Character and Teamwork: Life Lessons with Shaquil Barrett

INSIDE LOOK: LEGOLAND Florida Beach Retreat

INSIDE LOOK: LEGOLAND Florida Beach Retreat

NEW at ZooTampa! Wildlife Explorer Quest

NEW at ZooTampa! Wildlife Explorer Quest

LEGOLAND Florida celebrates 10th birthday with NEW experiences

LEGOLAND Florida celebrates 10th birthday with NEW experiences

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

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

BOGO is BACK! A conversation with Zach Bogosian of the Tampa Bay Lightning

BOGO is BACK! A conversation with Zach Bogosian of the Tampa Bay Lightning

MAMA Social Media Influencers to Follow in Tampa Bay!

MAMA Social Media Influencers to Follow in Tampa Bay!

School Lunch Box Ideas with Jenny P of @lunchboxmafia

School Lunch Box Ideas with Jenny P of @lunchboxmafia

Get Up and Go Kayaking at Shell Key Preserve #1 for a Reason

Get Up and Go Kayaking at Shell Key Preserve #1 for a Reason

Maggie and the Moms: Watch the Full Episodes

Maggie and the Moms: Watch the Full Episodes

Florida Summer Getaway: A Long Weekend at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee

Florida Summer Getaway: A Long Weekend at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay: Healthier Homes, Happier Families

Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay: Healthier Homes, Happier Families

Take Me Out the the Ball Game: Join the Club with the Rays Rookies!

Take Me Out the the Ball Game: Join the Club with the Rays Rookies!

10 Things We LOVE About Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa

10 Things We LOVE About Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park in Tampa

Back in Time: A Day Trip to Anna Maria Island

Back in Time: A Day Trip to Anna Maria Island

Busch Gardens Offers FREE Admission to Active Duty Military and Veterans

Busch Gardens Offers FREE Admission to Active Duty Military and Veterans

A Picture Perfect Day at the #1 Beach in America: St Pete Beach

A Picture Perfect Day at the #1 Beach in America: St Pete Beach

Writing a New Chapter with Maggie Rodriguez

Writing a New Chapter with Maggie Rodriguez

For the Love of Earth and Family: LUFKA Refillables Zero Waste Store in Tampa

For the Love of Earth and Family: LUFKA Refillables Zero Waste Store in Tampa

Mermaids in Tampa Bay. Yes, it’s TRUE! They Live in Weeki Wachee Springs

Mermaids in Tampa Bay. Yes, it’s TRUE! They Live in Weeki Wachee Springs

St. Joseph’s Hospital-South opens new NICU to care for the tiniest patients

St. Joseph’s Hospital-South opens new NICU to care for the tiniest patients

Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Expert info on what you need to know

Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Expert info on what you need to know

Everything you need to know about The Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s

Everything you need to know about The Super Bowl Experience Presented by Lowe’s

Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Spots to Social Distance in Tampa Bay

Our Favorite Kid-Friendly Spots to Social Distance in Tampa Bay

LEGOLAND Florida offering FREE Preschooler Pass, too!

LEGOLAND Florida offering FREE Preschooler Pass, too!

Season of Giving: 10 Ways Your Family Can Give Back in Tampa Bay

Season of Giving: 10 Ways Your Family Can Give Back in Tampa Bay

The Junior Buccaneers Cheerleading Program is Going Virtual in 2020!

The Junior Buccaneers Cheerleading Program is Going Virtual in 2020!

Focus, Faith and Family with Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt

Focus, Faith and Family with Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt

Keep the Kids Busy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers During Quarantine!

Keep the Kids Busy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers During Quarantine!

Van Gogh Alive at The Dali extended through June!

Van Gogh Alive at The Dali extended through June!

Sign Up for Kindergarten this month with Hillsborough County Schools

Sign Up for Kindergarten this month with Hillsborough County Schools

Yes, you CAN ride…or rent…a real Pirate Ship in Tampa

Yes, you CAN ride…or rent…a real Pirate Ship in Tampa

Local Mom, Delilah Dawson, Pens New Novel Based on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Local Mom, Delilah Dawson, Pens New Novel Based on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Car Seat Safety: You’re probably doing it wrong. Admitting it is the first step.

Car Seat Safety: You’re probably doing it wrong. Admitting it is the first step.

Family and Football: Mike Evans on lessons from the field to home

Family and Football: Mike Evans on lessons from the field to home

5 Fun Ways to WOW Your Kids with the Wonders of Space 

5 Fun Ways to WOW Your Kids with the Wonders of Space 

Four Ways to Daycation in Tampa Bay

Four Ways to Daycation in Tampa Bay

Peachy Perfect: U-Pick Peach Farms in Tampa Bay You Must Try!

Peachy Perfect: U-Pick Peach Farms in Tampa Bay You Must Try!

RAWRsome! Dinovations Lab Now Open at MOSI!

RAWRsome! Dinovations Lab Now Open at MOSI!

Tampa U-Pick Farm | Florida Sweeties Open for Citrus This Month!

Tampa U-Pick Farm | Florida Sweeties Open for Citrus This Month!

Flying with Car Seats | Expert advice on what you need to know before you go

Flying with Car Seats | Expert advice on what you need to know before you go

Best. Gift. Ever. Game day fun with the home teams! 

Best. Gift. Ever. Game day fun with the home teams! 

Meet the McCoys | Family, Football and Business

Meet the McCoys | Family, Football and Business

Get WILD: Animal encounters in Tampa Bay your kids will never forget  

Get WILD: Animal encounters in Tampa Bay your kids will never forget  

FREE Beer Samples Return to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay May 1-August 5!

FREE Beer Samples Return to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay May 1-August 5!

Beat the BRRRRR with our favorite indoor activities in Tampa Bay!

Beat the BRRRRR with our favorite indoor activities in Tampa Bay!

16 Places in South Tampa Where Kids Eat FREE!

16 Places in South Tampa Where Kids Eat FREE!

The Florida Aquarium: The Splash Pad

The Florida Aquarium: The Splash Pad

How a Stay-at-Home Dad Used His Family Roots to Start Growing Business

How a Stay-at-Home Dad Used His Family Roots to Start Growing Business

How to Create Healthy Adult Mother-Daughter Relationships

How to Create Healthy Adult Mother-Daughter Relationships

LEGOLAND Florida To Offer $99 Annual Pass During Flash Sale!

LEGOLAND Florida To Offer $99 Annual Pass During Flash Sale!

Tampa Bay Area Private Schools: Find the One For You

Tampa Bay Area Private Schools: Find the One For You

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