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Tomorrow my oldest son turns 9. My firstborn. The boy that made me a mom. When did that happen and how are we halfway to 18??
Get details on the Total Solar Eclipse happening Monday, August 21. Find out how to watch safely and what local schools are doing to keep kids indoors.
Our picks for the best playgrounds in Lakeland with shade. Ziplines, slides, swings, and more - all shaded from the summer heat. Find a favorite Lakeland playground near you!
We've got a full list of back to school events, free school supplies, Stuff the Bus donation locations, tax-free shopping holiday info, and more.
The Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is happening again this year from August 4-6, 2017 and we've got all the details you need to know to save some $$ on your back to school shopping!
The Rotary Playground in Hernando's Landing at Lake Parker is open and it is AMAZING! With three different playground structures, a huge pirate ship, zip line type swings, parent/baby swings, and multiple other play items, this brand new playground in Lakeland will keep your kids exploring just like Hernando de Soto.
There is nothing better than a dip in the pool to beat the Florida heat! We've got plenty of local pools and splash pads here in Lakeland and across Polk County that are open to the public. Check out the options below to find a place to get wet and cool off this summer.
Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities and FIREWORKS! We've got a list of all the places to find Independence Day Celebrations in Lakeland & Polk County.
Check out our list of FREE Summer Programs hosted by the Lakeland Library, Larry R Jackson Branch Library, Mulberry Library, and others around Polk County.
Find unique Father's Day gifts for dads in Lakeland, Winter Haven, & Polk County. We've got gift ideas, family activities, weekend freebies & more.
The Ultimate Family Summer Guide for Lakeland & Polk County. We've got over 60 ideas for activities, summer events, & things to do with kids this summer!