Gasparilla Children’s Parade Day: Bicycle + Pedestrian Safety Rodeo
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Gasparilla Children’s Parade Day: Bicycle + Pedestrian Safety Rodeo

Don’t miss out on all of the fun before the Children’s Gasparilla Parade on Saturday, January 21, 2023! Come out early and learn safety the fun way at the Bicycle Safety Rodeo from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Bayshore and South Rome Avenue! It’s FREE to attend! Riding a bicycle isn’t rocket science, but…

How to Celebrate Kwanzaa AND Support Small Biz in Tampa Bay

How to Celebrate Kwanzaa AND Support Small Biz in Tampa Bay

Kiva Williams and Karimah Henry, creators of the Tampa Bay Black Excellence Challenge and regular Tampa Bay Parenting contributors, invite you to join in on their weeklong Kwanzaa celebration this year with a game of community Bingo. “I wanted to find a creative way to get people to support local small businesses,” Henry says. “Sharing this…

Our Favorite Family-Friendly NOON Year’s Eve Events in Tampa Bay!
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Our Favorite Family-Friendly NOON Year’s Eve Events in Tampa Bay!

There are so many unique and FUN ways to ring in 2023 with a Noon Year’s Eve celebration with the kids! We’ve put together this list of some of our favorite family-friendly parties! If you’re looking for a night out without the kiddos or just looking for evening celebration with the family, we’re sharing even…

7+ Tampa Bay Museums Your Kids Will Love
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7+ Tampa Bay Museums Your Kids Will Love

Tampa Bay is home to some pretty awesome museums, and some incredible kids’ museums! Some are just for children, but even the ones you think are for adults have some great kid museum activities. So if you ruled out places like The Dali until the kids are older, think again. Try visiting some of these…

Lego Expert Shares 5 Ways to Organize Your Child’s Legos
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Lego Expert Shares 5 Ways to Organize Your Child’s Legos

Last year after stepping on Legos in virtually every room of my house, I decided it was time to get organized. As the mom of two Lego-breathing, Lego-loving boys who have spent hours putting together these popular little bricks, I was used to Legos covering every inch of our playroom. It was when they started spilling over into the kitchen and bathroom that I had to say…

Pinellas County Schools: Discover Your Choices 

Pinellas County Schools: Discover Your Choices 

Pinellas County Schools offers a growing list of 70 Choice Programs focused on students’ interests, talents and abilities. Families can choose from a wide variety of magnet, fundamental and career programs. Some of our many options include gifted studies, the arts, journalism and international studies. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs are available at…

Explore Great Explorations Children’s Museum and Sunken Gardens

Explore Great Explorations Children’s Museum and Sunken Gardens

The Tampa family behind the travel blog, TheGreatEscapePlan.com recently explored Great Explorations Children’s Museum and Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg so they can share what to expect with you! The Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg is a place your child can truly enjoy being a kid, a place where you won’t find kids…

A Case for the K-8 School: 5 Distinct Advantages  
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A Case for the K-8 School: 5 Distinct Advantages  

For years, educators, parents and academic research institutes have uncovered benefits for students at K-8 schools – schools that include elementary and middle school grades.  At a school that starts with sixth grade, the middle school-aged students are at the bottom of the pecking order. Shifting from “top dog” status in fifth grade to “bottom…

Florida Fun: Where to go for that perfect mini vacation!

Florida Fun: Where to go for that perfect mini vacation!

This article is sponsored. It was originally published in the June 2017 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine. As a traveling mommy, I love exploring new places, but sometimes I also just want to relax. I don’t want to think about cooking, cleaning or really doing anything. I want to sit on a beautiful beach…

Super Dad: Dr. George Jallo

Super Dad: Dr. George Jallo

Dr. George Jallo is a renowned neurosurgeon for All Children’s Hospital John Hopkins Medicine in St Petersburg, but his success wasn’t preordained. “I was born in Bethlehem, and my family (parents and 2 brothers) immigrated to northern New Jersey when I was 5. Our family did not speak any English but we learned fast as young children watching TV and attending school. My grades in first 2-3 years were poor-fair, and teachers had reservations about my potential. There were discussions to hold me back a year, but fortunately I was allowed to stay with my peers.”

The Science Behind “Tuning Things Out”

You’ve probably experienced something like this before: You’re knee-deep in a big project at work and are finally making some progress. You haven’t had to answer too many emails, the phone isn’t ringing off the hook, and you have just the right dosage of caffeine running through your system. You are in the zone, all your focus bent on finishing this assignment. Then you feel a tap on your shoulder.

Gifted Child?

Gifted Child?

Here’s How You Know Having a “gifted” child means different things depending on who you ask. For some parents, a gifted child is one who plays the piano in an outstanding way or has a superb singing voice. For others, a gifted child may be an amazing speller with an extensive vocabulary or a spelling…

Extraordinary Woman – LTC Marne L. Sutten

Extraordinary Woman – LTC Marne L. Sutten

Marne Sutten and her husband met in Germany during a military exercise and have been married for almost eight years.  They were married in Reykjavik, Iceland, in a civil service to ensure they would be stationed together upon moving back to the United States.  Their official wedding with friends and family took place at the…

Madison Cavanaugh

Madison Cavanaugh

At just 7, Madison Cavanaugh has endured more than her youth belies. She battled cancer at age 4, enduring chemotherapy for two years. Now cancer free, she says she is trying to “fit in everything I missed out on when I was sick.” She’s a Girl Scout, and takes dance lessons and plays softball. “I really enjoy being around other people.” While she still visits All Children’s Hospital every other month to “make sure I am OK,” Madison sees a bright future ahead.

Bay Area Private Schools

The Tampa Bay-area is home to some of Florida and the nation’s top private schools. Many offer unique courses to suit a variety of interests, but the schools also aim to create good citizens. HILLSBOROUGH Academy of the Holy Names 3319 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa 813-839-5371 www.holynamestpa.org The Academy of the Holy Names is an independent,…

Extraordinary Woman: Darci Glazer Kassewitz

Darci Glazer Kassewitz Darcie Glazer Kassewitz is passionate about helping others. As co-president of the Glazer Family Foundation, established in 1999, she is dedicated to improving the lives of residents across the Tampa Bay area. The foundation is dedicated to assisting charitable and educational causes in the West Central Florida region. It works with youth…

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