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Pamela Hayford

Pamela Hayford

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

Pamela Hayford

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

Some Southwest Florida children are finding a path to performing in national tours via local auditions. Read more

Features

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

Autumn is my favorite time of year. Even here in Southwest Florida. The leaves might not change colors, but this region has its own magic. Read more

Parenting

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Courtesy of Broadway Palm

Gianna Winton, who is performing in "Once" at the Broadway Palm through September 28, will go on tour with the cast, her second national tour this year. Read more

Features

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

We were walking in downtown Fort Myers during some event when I knew we would end up adopting our first dog as a family. Read more

Parenting

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

  • Pamela Hayford

    Brian Tietz

    Pamela Hayford

    Editor of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine

  • Pamela Hayford

    Editor of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine