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May 2019

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Family Album photos and excerpts from the May issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine. Read more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Experts recommend every family create a hurricane kit with enough supplies to get you through at least three days without electricity or grocery stores. Add a “go bag” for each child to empower them and entertain them. Read more

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More watermelon, please

Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Whether your vision of a picnic includes a basket and red-and-white checkered blanket or beer and barbecue in the backyard, these great finds will come in handy. Read more

Food

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Tranquil island life: St. George Island’s unspoiled setting allows families to step back and reconnect Read more

Things To Do

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

As a new mother, the reality differed from what I thought it would be. I am in my early 40s and thought, I got this. With all the acquired skills, patience and the mindset of “I got this,” the reality is, being a parent is hard work. Read more

Parenting

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Amanda Inscore

Tough Mothers: Accomplishing big goals while also taking care of the family. Read more

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Tough Mothers: Accomplishing big goals while also taking care of the family. Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Tough Mothers: Accomplishing big goals while also taking care of the family. Read more

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From heat and humidity to hurricane preparation, these tips will help you weather a Southwest Florida summer. Read more

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Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

When I heard about Tasha Wallace, a mom, physician and athlete who completed three Ironmans — while raising two kids — I was in awe. I could never, I thought. But as I sat at her dining room table ... Read more

Parenting

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Drowning is the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in children 4 and younger. These parents are trying to change that. Read more

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School psychologist and professor Ron Davis is coming to Southwest Florida to talk about child behavior and effective discipline. Read more

Things To Do

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Cirque du Soleil is bringing its “Corteo” show to the Hertz Arena in Estero this summer. Read more

Things To Do

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Andrew West

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is offering free admission to all educators May 6-11, Teacher Appreciation Week. Read more

Things To Do

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This is often my clean-out-the-cabinet recipe. Read more

Recipes

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These bite-sized eggplant Parmesan rounds are deceptively simple but win every time at the kids’ table. Read more

Recipes

Tips for planning a first-time family fishing adventure — even for parents who’ve never been. Read more

Things To Do

The Backyard Beer Garden in Cape Coral serves up ribs, drinks and games, just like a backyard party. Read more

Restaurants

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Don’t be blasé with water safety. Children can drown within seconds, and a mere 1 inch of water is deep enough for an infant to drown. Read more

Education

More young children drown in Florida than any other state. To prevent your child from being among the statistics, use multiple layers of protection. Read more

Parenting

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    Amanda Inscore

    Lauren Brooks Ring with her son, Grant, 13, and daughter, Teagan, 9.

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    Amanda Inscore

    Dr. Tasha Wallace, of Fort Myers, has completed three Ironman triathlons. On the cover, she’s with her son, Preston, 11, and her daughter, Olivia, 14.