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Ask the Experts: Q & A with Lakeland Regional Health Pediatricians

June 20, 2019|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting, Pregnancy & Babies|

“What would you ask your pediatrician if you could sit and have an extended chat with them?” We asked, you answered, and now we are getting answers for you! Read our Q&A session with Dr. Janelle Lee and Dr. Maria Martinez-Ramos, pediatricians from Lakeland Regional Health.

10 Fun & Free Kids Car Games for your next Family Road Trip

June 17, 2019|Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Motherhood & Parenting, Summer Fun, Travel|

Taking a road trip of any length with your kids can really, well, drive you crazy! Check out our ideas for kids car games that are free and require very little in the way of preparation or supplies.

Florida Attraction Discounts & Deals – Theme Parks, Family Activities, Dinner Shows, & more

June 13, 2019|Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Summer Fun|

Find deals on top attractions such as Busch Gardens, Sea World, Aquatica, Blue Man Group, LEGOLAND Florida, Bok Tower Gardens, and more.

Summer BreakSpot – Free Meals for Kids 18 & under during the Summer

May 29, 2019|Freebies & Deals, Summer Fun|

The Summer BreakSpot Program provides free meals to kids under 18 while school is out for the summer — no registration required! There are over 40 locations just in Lakeland plus many others throughout Polk County. Find a location near you.

Scott Orthodontics – The Smile Specialists in Lakeland & Winter Haven

May 22, 2019|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting|

Is a visit to the orthodontist in your future? Whether you have concerns about your child’s teeth or jaw alignment, or are considering treatment as an adult, Scott Orthodontics can provide you with the compassionate and individualized care you and your family deserve.

Center for Fetal Care at Lakeland Regional Health: Providing specialized care for high-risk pregnancies

May 21, 2019|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting, Pregnancy & Babies|

For expecting women who are more likely to develop problems during pregnancy, the doctors at the Center for Fetal Care at Lakeland Regional Health can provide the reassurance and additional care you need to help guide you through a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

Finding Financial Aid for College or Career School

May 20, 2019|Education, Motherhood & Parenting|

One of the biggest barriers for most of us, and our kids, when it comes to higher education is the cost. We hear the phrase “financial aid is available” but we’re often not sure where to start. Learn where you can find financial aid for college and career schools.

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College Bound: Lakeland Style – Colleges & Technical Schools in Lakeland

May 20, 2019|Education, Motherhood & Parenting|

If you or your child are considering continuing your education, good news! We have some pretty incredible schooling options right here in Polk County, so you can head to class not too far from home. Learn more about places to earn an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, as well as certification programs.

Our Top 10 Favorite Family Board Games

May 16, 2019|Christmas & Holiday, Education, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

Our family loves playing card games and board games, and we’ve graduated to strategy games where everyone – kids included – has a fair shot at winning and there are often bragging rights involved! See our 10 favorite kid approved AND parent approved games.

Free and $1 Summer Movies in Lakeland and Winter Haven

May 16, 2019|Indoor Fun, Movies, Music, & Live Performances, Summer Fun|

We have 4 local movie theaters that offer FREE or $1 summer movies for kids - Cobb & Cinemark in Lakeland, and Cobb and Regal in Winter Haven. Check out the details on each theater and fill up your summer calendar with air conditioned entertainment!

Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 Kids Movies in Lake Wales / Winter Haven

May 15, 2019|Indoor Fun, Movies, Music, & Live Performances, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

Regal Summer Movie Express - $1 Kids Movies! Summer movie fun every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am from June 4 - September 4, 2019 in Lake Wales / Winter Haven.

Replay Lakeland: Upscape Kids Resale & Unique Boutique

May 13, 2019|Motherhood & Parenting, Pregnancy & Babies|

Replay Lakeland is Lakeland’s new Upscale Kids Resale store. They have a fantastic selection of baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, baby gear, Tula carriers, teething oil, maternity wear, diaper bags, and more. All items 40 – 50% off retail price!

Swimming Pools & Splash Pads in Lakeland and Polk County

May 1, 2019|Outdoor Fun, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

There is nothing better than a dip in the pool to beat the Florida heat! We've got plenty of local swimming pools and splash pads here in Lakeland and across Polk County that are open to the public. Find a place to get wet and cool off this summer.

2019 Cobb FREE Summer Movies in Lakeland and Winter Haven (now CMX Cinemas)

April 22, 2019|Indoor Fun, Movies, Music, & Live Performances, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

Take a break from the heat and check out Cobb Theatres FREE Kids Summer Movies in Lakeland or Winter Haven this year! Now called CMX Cinemas, you'll find the same great free movie program for kids every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Summer.

Lakeland Regional Health Offers a Personalized Childbirth Experience with new changes in Labor & Delivery

April 17, 2019|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting, Pregnancy & Babies|

Lakeland Regional Health provides moms with the opportunity to create a personalized birth experience. Learn more about the variety of birthing options and labor tools in the new Pavilion for Women & Children.

Give your Child a Birthday to Remember at a Lakeland Flying Tigers Game

April 9, 2019|Birthday Party & Event Planning, Outdoor Fun, Sponsored, Summer Fun|

Celebrate your child’s birthday at a Lakeland Flying Tigers Game! Your child will feel like a major leaguer with party highlights including a group photo on the field, your son or daughter throwing out a ceremonial first pitch, a welcome on the loudspeaker and name up on the videoboard, photos and autographs with a Flying Tigers player, and much more!

U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Lakeland and Polk County

March 26, 2019|Easter & Spring, Outdoor Fun, Things to Do, U-Pick Farms & Farmers Markets|

Blueberry picking has become an annual tradition in our house - check out this extensive list of local U-Pick farms, plus some helpful tips! U-Pick Blueberry farms should open starting the first or second week of April 2019.

Children’s Anxiety & Depression: When Medicine, Periodic Therapy, and Consistent Parenting Aren’t Enough

February 26, 2019|Guest Post, Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting|

A local mom shares her journey through her son's battle with severe anxiety, including the signs that led them to seek treatment beyond medicine and periodic therapy. If you are worried about your own son or daughter's anxiety or depression, you are not alone.

Family Fundamentals is Moving to the 3rd Floor of Explorations V Children’s Museum

February 25, 2019|Classes & Lessons, Education, Indoor Fun|

Family Fundamentals is moving! Beginning March 4, 2019, all classes and parent resources will be on the 3rd floor of Explorations V Children's Museum in Downtown Lakeland. Learn more about Family Fundamentals' FREE weekly classes for kids ages 0-5.

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