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February 2020

Behind the scenes and outtakes

Amanda Inscore

You don’t need to throw a big, expensive party to make your child feel special on their birthday. We’ve got lots of ideas that will make your child’s big day a big deal. Read more

Features

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If you’re looking for an unusual place to have a birthday party, we have some suggestions. Here’s a mix of great ideas from readers and staff. Read more

Features

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Wangyuxuan Xu

The restored 1927 carousel has a new home at the Shell Factory in North Fort Myers. Read more

Things To Do

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The small and mighty button battery can be very dangerous for babies, toddlers and children. Here are some tips to keep kids safe. Read more

Parenting

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Naples improvisation classes help reduce anxiety among teens. Read more

Wellness

Behind the scenes and outtakes

Amanda Inscore

Take a look behind the scenes of the February 2020 cover photo shoot for SW FL Parent & Child magazine. Read more

Snapshots

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

The things we do for our kids’ birthdays. My husband nearly passed out at one particular birthday party involving a very realistic-looking Batman costume. Read more

Parenting

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    Sweet sixteen party styling

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    Sweet sixteen party styling

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    Sweet sixteen party styling

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    Sweet sixteen party styling

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    Various button batteries