Holiday Family Events Tampa Bay

Holiday Family Events in Tampa Bay

By Christie Collbran | November 22, 2022

The holidays are in full swing! So, we’ve compiled a helpful list of some of the wonderful family friendly holiday events and happenings in and around Tampa Bay. To start, a great way to take in the sights and sound of the season are at some of Tampa’s local theme parks. Here’s the inside scoop…

Baby in a Pumpkin Patch, Family Fall events in Tampa Bay

Family Fall Events in Tampa Bay

By Christie Collbran | October 10, 2022

There is so much to love about fall! My son was born in September, and at around 6 weeks old we were finally ready to introduce him to the world. We visited a local pumpkin patch at a small church and created such wonderful memories. It has since become a tradition for us to attend…

Taking Your Baby to the Beach

Taking Your Baby to the Beach

By Christie Collbran | June 7, 2022

If you are anything like me, you know there are really healing energies offered by the sand and salt water of our gorgeous beaches here in Tampa Bay. We live where many people vacation, and there is a certain type of serenity that comes from the gulf breezes and gentle lapping of the waters. With…

Camping in Ft. De Soto with Kids

Fort DeSoto Camping with Kids

By Christie Collbran | June 12, 2018

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…

Family Holiday Traditions in Tampa Bay

Holiday Traditions in Tampa Bay

By Christie Collbran | December 22, 2017

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…

Family Fun in Tampa Bay

Family Fun in Tampa Bay

By Christie Collbran | July 30, 2017

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…

the florida aquarium

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

By Christie Collbran | July 13, 2016

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…


MOSI: Best Kept Secrets, Summer Fun in Tampa Bay, Part 1 (updated July 2022)

By Christie Collbran | May 14, 2016

Hey Moms & Dads, One of the best things I ever did was get a MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) membership. There are different levels but we bought a basic membership for a family of five. MOSI in Tampa has wonderful features that both of my children enjoy. There are educational exhibits to interact with, rope climbing…

Tampa Bay Birth Expo

Find Us at the Natural Birth & Baby Expo

By Christie Collbran | March 16, 2016

This Saturday, we’re pleased to join again as a participating business at the Natural Birth & Baby Expo, held at the Corbett Prep School in Carrollwood, from 12-4pm, and hosted by the Tampa Bay Birth Network. The mission of TBBN is “to provide a community of professionals, families and individuals who support, educate and/or promote…

Thins to do in Tampa Bay with a Newborn

Things To Do in Tampa Bay with a Newborn (updated July 2022)

By Christie Collbran | December 3, 2015

Postpartum, babymoon, maternity leave… what do you call the period AFTER your baby is born? Even more importantly, what do you DO in this time? First and foremost you should rest and let your body recover. But once you are feeling up for getting out of the house, you may be wondering what you can…

Baby Shower Event Tampa

Buddha Belly at The Mother of All Baby Showers, Tampa Bay!

By Christie Collbran | November 9, 2015

We’re so thrilled to be attending The Mother of All Baby Showers on November 13 at Glazer Children’s Museum.  Our team of professional, caring doulas and artists will be at this fancy, schmancy, adult-only event talking all things Buddha Belly, including: Live mini belly casts!  Yes!  Our artists have a limited number of spaces available to cast pregnant bellies right…