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December 2019

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When teenagers are at your home, you know where they are, you know they are safe and what they are doing. Yet making a home teen-friendly can be a balancing act of supervision, things to do and sometimes just plain luck of where teens want to grav... Read more

Parenting

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Andrea Melendez

Kristen Peterson supports single mothers in numerous ways through the creation of A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL. Read more

Features

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Jon Austria

The long-awaited Baker Park in Naples features a playground, walking and biking paths, a grassy knoll and more. Read more

Things To Do

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Like Southwest Florida, the islands celebrate the holidays with lots of décor, surfing Santas and tremendous island fun. Read more

Things To Do

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Involving kids in the kitchen can help build strong relationships and healthy eating habits. Read more

Food

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When In the Kitchen writer and Lee Health clinical children's dietitian Noel Konken was a child, she often made this with her mother. She shares it with readers in the December 2019 issue of SW FL Parent & Child. Read more

Recipes

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Brian Tietz

Gratitude makes the world better. When I’m stressed or otherwise in a bad mood, listing things to be grateful about turns my mood around. Read more

Parenting

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Naples student and founder of Fridays for Future Naples, Sandra Villamizar explains why local students and adults are joining the strike for climate action. Read more

Features

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    Andrea Melendez

    Kristen Peterson is the founder and president of A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL, a nonprofit aimed at helping single moms.

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    Florian Geiss

    Rainbow Reef at the Aulani, a Disney resort in Hawaii

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    Jennifer Thomas

    Hanamua Bay in Hawaii

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    Jennifer Thomas

    Christmas eve cookies and cocoa at the Aulani, a Disney resort in Hawaii

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    Jennifer Thomas

    Marriott Vacation Club property in Hawaii decorated for the holidays