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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.

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 - July 31, 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!

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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.

10 Great Ways to Meet Mom Friends in the Lakeland Area

February 21, 2019|Indoor Fun, Motherhood & Parenting, Outdoor Fun, Pregnancy & Babies, Support Groups & Social Groups|

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.

A Lakeland Coffee Tour

February 20, 2019|Food & Dining, Motherhood & Parenting, Things to Do|

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.

Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Fun at Family Fun Center in Lakeland

January 21, 2019|Indoor Fun, Special Needs, Things to Do|

Sensational Sunday is a sensory friendly time for special needs children and families to visit the Family Fun Center’s Funtasia play area before opening. Parents of special needs children can relax knowing they are among friends.

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

January 16, 2019|Classes & Lessons, Motherhood & Parenting|

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.

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

December 28, 2018|Motherhood & Parenting, Volunteer & Donate|

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.

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

December 6, 2018|Motherhood & Parenting, Things to Do|

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."

Lakeland Area Family Photographers Guide

October 30, 2018|Birthday Party & Event Planning, Motherhood & Parenting|

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.

Women Facing Breast Cancer Have Many New Surgical Options

August 31, 2018|Guest Post, Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting|

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.

Huntington Learning Center: Personalized Tutoring Services & Test Prep in Lakeland

July 20, 2018|Classes & Lessons, Education, Sponsored|

Huntington Learning Center has been helping students get the best education possible for almost 40 years. Whether your child is struggling academically or just wants to get ahead, Huntington can tailor a personalized tutoring or test prep program with one-on-one attention that will achieve results.

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