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Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is open on weekends starting Saturday, February 16 until the water park opens fully for summer in late May. Read more

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Srijita Chattopadhyay

Generosity can be contagious. If giving to a charity in lieu of gifts is something your child might enjoy, here are some tips for following through. Read more

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Memorable Mobile Parties has added STEM-based “The Glamatory” to the company’s roster of party themes. Guests learn the science behind perfume and make their own, experiment with dry ice and become a mad scientist creating green hair. Read more

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Prepare for little girl squeals. “Frozen” is coming to the Hertz Arena in Estero. Read more

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The whole family gets creative at ArtFest Fort Myers this weekend. In addition to the art show featuring artists from across the country, the large Publix Art Yard area encourages kids to create their own masterpieces. Read more

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The trolleys are more than quaint vehicles that get visitors from Point A to Point B. They're also a fun outing for kids. Read more

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What's the next big idea? It could come from a kid in Naples — and may just be found at a Naples Children's Business Fair hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Leadership Collier Foundation, on this Saturday. Read more

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Check out these adorable Pinterest Halloween craft ideas for kids — you know, the kind that parents can proudly display at home or work. Read more

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Florida is full of interesting Halloween-themed events. Halfway between Tampa and Orlando on 260 acres, Safari Wilderness provides an up-close, interactive encounter with herds of roaming exotic animals. Read more

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Here are 10 traits that make a sports parent an asset to their child’s experience rather than a detriment. Read more

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They can be the ‘village’ you need in your parenting journey. Read more

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The SWFL Peace Day festival celebrates and promotes peace with fun activities and entertainment. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Bess Charles, of Cape Coral, serves up success and tasty life lessons with Lady Cakes Bakery. Read more

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Three Southwest Florida dads talk about how they purposely model the behavior they want to see in their children. Read more

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Andrew West

A struggle with post-partum depression led Elizabeth Dosoretz to found a mental health resource for families throughout Southwest Florida. Read more

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When you’re a parent, danger lurks around every corner — even the corners themselves are a threat. Safe Kids Southwest Florida makes it their mission to help parents prevent childhood injuries and death. Read more

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Back to school brings challenges against these pesky parasites. Read more

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Studying chimpanzees helped prepare Sarah Baeckler Davis for her roles leading Humane Society Naples and parenting two active boys. Read more

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The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for kids, but too many times, that temptation ends with burns and scalds that are preventable. Read more

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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. Read more

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Robert Elshot talks about raising four children as a single father. Read more

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