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Best Outdoor Toys for Summer!

Best Outdoor Toys for Summer!

Summer is here and if you’re looking to upgrade your backyard fun, we have you covered! In our roundup of Best Outdoor Toys of Summer, we look beyond the usual swing set and share toys that will keep your kids outside and off screens for hours—and make your backyard playdate central.  

4th of July Events in Polk County

4th of July Events in Polk County

The 4th of July is going to be better than ever with tons of fun events throughout Polk County and the surrounding areas. Make sure to check back as we add events as they are announced.

Meet A Dad: Scott Audette from Scott Audette Underwater

Meet A Dad: Scott Audette from Scott Audette Underwater

Scott Audette Underwater offers a unique way to capture a moment in time. Scott is a local and national professional sports photographer who took a leap of faith during COVID and combined his love of photography with his love of diving.

Summer BreakSpot in Polk County 2022

Summer BreakSpot in Polk County 2022

FREE Breakfast and Lunch for Kids – All Summer Long Summer BreakSpot provides FREE meals to children 18 and under during the summer months

Polk County Youth Summer of Safety – Ride for FREE

Polk County Youth Summer of Safety – Ride for FREE

While we all love Summer managing transportation for middle and high schoolers can be challenging. Citrus Connection is offering a one-of-a-kind program that gives middle and high school kids a bus pass for FREE during the Summer.

2022 Florida Disaster Tax Holiday

2022 Florida Disaster Tax Holiday

It’s that time of year! Time to get ready for the upcoming hurricane season. This is the perfect time to stock up on essentials to help you throughout the season.

How to Tale to Kids About the Uvalde, TX School Shooting

How to Tale to Kids About the Uvalde, TX School Shooting

Even if your child is not asking any questions, how and when should you be talking to them about what they might be hearing about at school or seeing on the news? Our parent site, The Local Moms Network spoke to Psychology Contributor Reon Baird, PhD.

Instapot Carnitas Recipe

Instapot Carnitas Recipe

This is a family favorite carnitas recipe using Coca-Cola. It’s perfect for busy days when you don’t want to cook.

5 Tips for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party!

5 Tips for the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Party!

Cheers to Spring—and what better way to kick off the season than with a killer Cinco de Mayo fiesta? We recently threw together a soirée with a little help from 21Seeds, a female-founded fruit-infused tequila brand we love, and our talented friends at Habitual Hostess.

Test Taking Tips from Dr. Shey Cunha, Psy.D.

Test Taking Tips from Dr. Shey Cunha, Psy.D.

Standardized testing is a stressful time for students, teachers, and parents. We wanted to help parents with practical advice for their test takers. We reached out to Dr. Shey Cunha from Star Psychology, LLC for some tips and suggestions.

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