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Leadercast Women Central Florida: A Powerful One Day Leadership Event

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Make plans to attend this single-day, transformative leadership experience and walk away with the courage to make a difference in your community, the boldness to take control of your career and the confidence to lead others.
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Halloween Costumes Lakeland

Halloween Costume Stores in the Lakeland Area

Whether your child has his/her heart set on a certain costume you need to track down OR you want to browse a variety of costume ideas, we've got 9 different websites for you to use for ideas or costume shopping. Plus a list of local retailers where you can shop in store.
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How to Prepare for a Hurricane (1)

Hurricane Preparation Tips – Lakeland & Polk County Florida

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Another year, another hurricane season here in Florida. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst is our motto! Find out how to stay informed, local resources, emergency shelters, plus a huge list of tips to prepare your house for a possible hurricane.
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Pregnancy Childbirth New Mom Guide Lakeland

Pregnancy, Childbirth, & New Mom Guide

Are you expecting a new baby? Or are you a pregnant mom who has recently moved to the Lakeland area? Start your parenting journey with our resources for a healthy and happy pregnancy. Find hospitals, OBGYN's, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, baby stores, pediatricians, and more.
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Lakeland Regional Health Pediatricians (1)

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

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

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.
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Scott Orthodontics – The Smile Specialists in Lakeland & Winter Haven

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.
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Lakeland Regional Center for Fetal Care

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

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.
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College Financial Aid

Finding Financial Aid for College or Career School

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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Colleges and Technical Schools in Lakeland (6)

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

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.
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Replay Lakeland Baby Kids Consignment Store

Replay Lakeland: Upscape Kids Resale & Unique Boutique

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!
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Mothers Day

Celebrating Moms – Ideas for Mother’s Day in Lakeland

Find out what mom really wants for Mother's Day! Ideas for celebrating moms in Lakeland and Polk County. Brunch, activities, gift ideas, local discounts.
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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts… what to give and what to avoid

Teacher Appreciation & End of Year Gift Ideas. A list of do's and don'ts when it comes to giving gifts and showing teachers how much you appreciate them!
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Lakeland Regional Health Offers a Personalized Childbirth Experience with new changes in Labor & Delivery

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.
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Teen anxiety

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

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.
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Mom Friends in Lakeland

10 Great Ways to Meet Mom Friends in the Lakeland Area

Making mom friends is intimidating. And hard. And often outside our comfort zone. But we all need friends through this journey of motherhood, so we are here to help with a few encouraging tips and a list of actual local places where moms congregate and your newest mom friend might be waiting.
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Lakeland Coffee Shops

A Lakeland Coffee Tour

The idea of coffee and community go hand in hand — enjoying a cup is as much about getting a much-needed boost as it is finding an opportunity to connect with other people, share stories, and try new things. Lakeland is full of amazing coffee options that are guaranteed to give you a delicious jumpstart and keep you going, all while knowing you’re supporting our local economy and building our community.
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Teen Driver Challenge Polk Sheriff's Office

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Offering FREE Teen Driver Challenge Program

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Polk County School Board, are working to prepare our teens for safe driving. The Teen Driver Challenge is a FREE program offered to Polk County’s teens - find out how to register.
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Lakeland Donations Clothes Toys Furniture

Where to Donate Gently Used Toys, Clothing, Household Items, and more

Are you feeling the post-Christmas urge to purge?? Trying to get your house cleaned out and organized for the new year ahead? We’ve got a list of places to take your gently used and brand new items where they will be reused or resold to support a specific cause.
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Moms Night Out Lakeland (1)

Mom’s Night (or Day) Out – Lakeland Style

A break. A pause. A breather. Call it what you will, but many of us moms can’t recall the last time we had some real “me” time. We've taken the stress out of planning and created a list of fun, relaxing activities you can do locally that won’t break the bank and help you enjoy a well-deserved "mom break."
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Talking to Children About Violence

Talking to Children About Violence

A catastrophe, such as a violent act in school or a story heavily covered by the media, is frightening to children and adults alike. Learn more about how to talk with children about the event and decrease their fear.
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Lakeland area Family Photographers Guide

Lakeland Area Family Photographers Guide

Pregnancy portraits, newborn photos, first birthdays, family pictures… a great photographer can capture your family’s most precious moments. We’ve put together a Guide to help you find the right photographer to tell your family story.
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9Round Lakeland: The 30 Minute Workout for Busy Moms & Dads

9Round Lakeland: The 30 Minute Workout for Busy Moms & Dads

With no set class times, a quick 30 minute circuit workout, encouragement from personal trainers, and new exercises every day, we LOVE working out at 9Round Lakeland. Find out how you can try a workout for free!
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Breast Cancer Lakeland Regional Health

Women Facing Breast Cancer Have Many New Surgical Options

The Breast Cancer Team at Lakeland Regional Health is committed to learning and providing leading-edge technologies that will significantly affect your life after cancer. Read about the latest advanced treatments that are redefining the standards of cancer care.
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Prep Sportswear Lakeland School Team Gear

Get Personalized School Swag from Prep Sportswear – Hats, Shirts, Backpacks & more

Kick off the new school year with personalized fan gear to show your school pride. Get school swag from Prep Sportswear for over 100 schools in Lakeland & Polk County!
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Direct Sales Mom Businesses

Guide to Local Direct Sales Consultants & Mom-Run Businesses

Whether you're looking for a new skin care routine, healthier lifestyle, makeup, adorable and unique clothing, natural pampering supplies, books for your children, or fun totes and organizational supplies - we hope you'll support these Lakeland area Mompreneurs and shop local.
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Cheers to 9 Years: Celebrating the Blur of Being a Mom

Cheers to 9 Years: Celebrating the Blur of Being a Mom

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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??
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