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Pamela Hayford

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

Sending your child off to their first day of school can be exciting, but it’s also a bit nerve-racking. Do they have all their supplies? How will they find their way through the school? Will they be safe? Read more

Parenting

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

Explore what you'll find in the July issue of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine, from 13 ways to keep cool to great reads and family events. Read more

Parenting

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Punta Gorda mom, blogger and business owner Ruth Soukup helps people overcome their fears in her new book, "Do It Scared." Read more

Features

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

Popsicles melting on the tongue. Heat so heavy it physically slows your pace. Family vacations. Laughter on the beach. Summer has a very distinctive feel. It’s a time to recharge and reinvigorate. 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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Amanda Inscore

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

Features

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

Features

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

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

It’s why we look at one thing and not another. It’s often why we buy one product over its competitors. It not only entertains, art communicates to us and guides us. Read more

Parenting

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

Warm sun on my skin. A cool breeze. These are the days that make visitors fall in love with Southwest Florida (and make me want to play hooky). But these days are numbered. Read more

Parenting

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

Sometimes peer pressure can be a good thing — when that thing you’re being pressured to do is good. Maybe it’s eating healthy because all your friends are doing it or getting organized because everyone is obsessed with Marie Kondo’s "Tidying Up." Read more

Parenting

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

Every new year brings a sense of starting anew, an opportunity to hit the reset button on how we eat, how we play, how we manage our money, how we live our lives. It brings hope and new ideas, promises to ourselves that we’ll do better. Read more

Parenting

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

If holiday overwhelm is setting in, the December issue of SW FL Parent & Child can help. We're all in this together. Read more

Parenting

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

This month, we’re sharing some great spots to get primo kids’ menus. We have a ton of tips to help you spend less on those family excursions. And there’s our list of Where Kids Eat Free (or nearly free). Read more

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MARK HOFFMAN, Milwaukee Journal via USA TODAY Network

The president of the United States of America is coming to Hertz Arena in Estero on Halloween night, presenting parents with a dilemma: Take your kids trick-or-treating or go see President Donald Trump. What will you do? Read more

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Amanda Inscore

Crisp, cool air. Colorful leaves crunching under foot. Wait … in Southwest Florida? Not a chance. But we have something just as great. Read more

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Welcome to the new swflparentchild.com, where you'll find parenting news and advice, family-friendly events, recipes, dining options and more. Read more

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

Things To Do

Still — 16 years later — I vividly remember sitting curled up on the couch and sobbing into the phone. Read more

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Ricardo Rolon

In the spirit of the Smithsonian, museums and other cultural venues across the nation open their doors for free on Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day, including several here in Florida. Read more

Things To Do

  • Pamela Hayford

    Brian Tietz

    Pamela Hayford

    Editor of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine

  • Pamela Hayford

    Editor of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine