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Fort DeSoto Camping with Kids

Camping in Ft. De Soto with Kids

Looking for tips on camping at Fort DeSoto with kids? Recently I took my kids on their very first camping trip ever to Fort DeSoto. It was also my first time camping as a parent! My 11 year-old son’s reaction when he heard we might be going camping was priceless and is what really made…

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Holiday Traditions in Tampa Bay

Family Holiday Traditions in Tampa Bay

I love Christmas and I love traditions. My Dad used to take us out to a Christmas tree farm in California and we would chop down the biggest, fullest, nicest tree we could find every year. One year it was so big he had to tie it to the ceiling. I’m not joking. I was…

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The Birth Center of St. Pete

Midwives at Birth Center of St. Pete

Last week I visited with the midwives at The Birth Center of St. Pete, a great birth location option for families who are interested in having a low-intervention, unmedicated labor and birth. They provide prenatal care, childbirth education, and midwifery care at the birth center or in a homebirth setting and lactation support. The midwives…

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Family Fun in Tampa Bay

Family Fun in Tampa Bay

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and our kids are going back to school in twelve days. We have a blended family and my oldest son spends almost every weekend away with his father. This makes summer the one time of year we get to spend a lot of time with the…

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Pride

LGBTQ Pride

We share these thoughts, in honor of June, LGBT Pride month. We stand together with our friends while events and parades are held across the country. Why is this important? Why do we believe the LGBTQIA community should be celebrated and supported? The short answer is – because it doesn’t matter whom you love. People…

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Tampa Birth Options: Labor of Love Birth Center

Labor of Love Birth Center Tampa

We are fortunate in Tampa Bay to have so many excellent birth location options, including Labor of Love Birth Center in Lutz – the “home of natural birthing.” For the last ten years, Labor of Love has been owned and operated by Bea Rowell, RM, LM, CPM. It is professionally and expertly staffed by four…

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The Birthday Experience at AdventHealth Tampa

AdventHealth Tampa Hospital Tour

We recently toured AdventHealth Tampa formerly (Florida Hospital Tampa) and met with Birth Designer, Emily Sullivan, RN, BSN. Here are some of the things we learned: BIRTH DESIGNER The Birth Designer works with each mother-to-be to customize her birth experience and act as a liaison between her care provider and the hospital. Services that Emily…

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Giving Birth at Clearwater’s Morton Plant Hospital

Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater

Tampa Bay is fortunate to have many different excellent birth options, including Morton Plant hospital in downtown Clearwater. Today we had a private tour of the labor and delivery, NICU and mother/baby unit and are pleased to share what we learned! Before You Go into Labor You’ll be able to pre-register and meet with a special…

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Best Kept Secrets – Summer Fun in Tampa Bay – Part 2

the florida aquarium

It’s mid-July and Tampa Bay parents are hot, tired and asking in unison… “When does school start again!” While we can’t make school start any sooner, we can tell you about a sort-of secret splash pad at the Florida Aquarium! Scroll all the way to the end for the best part of this cool destination. A…

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Best Kept Secrets – Summer Fun in Tampa Bay – Part 1

MOSI

Hey Moms & Dads, One of the best things I ever did was get a MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) membership for our family. There are different levels but we bought a basic membership at $125, which pays for a family of five. MOSI in Tampa has a fabulous kids zone that both of my children enjoy. There…

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