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Summer Fun at Lowry Park Zoo’s Wallaroo Station

On May 11, 2002 Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo introduced Wallaroo Station, a 4.5 acre Australian-themed family area, where thousands of families with young children have enjoyed an interactive Australian adventure. The hands-on, family-friendly features helped the Zoo secure top honors from two national parenting magazines: Parents, "10 Best Zoos," (2009); and Child, "The 10 Best Zoos for Kids" (2004). Earlier this week I took the kids to enjoy the newly remodeled Wallaroo Station. It was even more "Auss-ome" with new animals and upgraded amenities for both kids and parents to enjoy. We've only been once before, but we noticed there were … [Read more...]

Traveling with the iHide Car Seat Organizer {a Review}

It seems like I just got my daughter back from one grandmother and now she's being shipped off to the other. Summers, man.... Full of road trips and excitement for young girls! This is the first truly active "independent" summer Gaia has had. At six-years-old, she's been having her own experiences and enjoying the one-on-one time with her distant relatives. The road trip I went on back in March with both kids wiped me completely, so my mom drove all the way to Central Florida form Kentucky to kidnap my daughter for these last few weeks of summer. Packing is always a chore when it comes to these mini vacations. surely she will come back with … [Read more...]

Kicking Off Summer at Busch GardensĀ® Tampa!

Ah, summer in Florida... where the heat means business and shade is hard to come by. Since I've lived here all my life I know that the easiest thing to do is to stay inside under an A/C vent or park a fan in front of your bed... where you'll lay forever alone and dying from sweat. (My mom calls this "melting.") But you never have fun if you do that huh? The truth is, as parents we just have to buck up and venture out into the world because keeping kids inside all day just is not happening. Not when school gets out and everything looks beautiful under the vibrant sun. Thus, I've declared this summer the Summer of Splash Pads! One of our … [Read more...]

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Polish – Round 2!

Welcome to the second round of Don't Cry Over Spilled Polish nail polish swap. The first time Rebecca hosted this, it was a great hit and successful. Not to mention really fun! So back by popular demand, is another round of the Don't Cry Over Spilled Polish nail polish swap. Since we are saying goodbye to the cooler weather, what could be more perfect than "April Showers Bring May Flowers?" I would like to introduce the ladies bringing you this swap. Myself along with two other lovely bloggers (and great friends of mine) are going to make this a fun exchange! You can follow each of these lovely bloggers below by visiting their … [Read more...]