How to Select the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Child: This Summer Camp 101 is worth the read for parents of first time campers and experienced campers alike. My 9 year-old daughter recently informed me that summer was fast approaching, as if I wasn’t aware of the change of seasons around me. Rather than asking…

An interactive playspace for children of all ages, Sophie’s choice is The Bolger Playspace at Ringling. I had heard about this amazing new playground at the Ringling Museum and could not wait to check it out for myself. I began searching online to find out what I could about this playground. I found out that…

Don’t let brain drain set in this Summer! Keep education fun with these six great ideas for learning. 1. Get Excited for Science Beat the “brain-drain” this Summer can take the kids to a scientific playground of over 450 hands-on activities in the largest science center in the southeastern United States…MOSI! They will have so…

Below are six tips for health and safety this Summer! 1. 3 Tips to Protect your Eyes From the Sun 1. Apply your sunscreen around the eye area (make sure it’s waterproof so it doesn’t drip into your eyes). An SPF of 30 will block out about 97 percent of UV rays. 2. Wear a…

The kids are out of school and the Summer is just getting underway. If you want to take a vacation, but don’t want to travel far, here are six great family excursions that are close to home. 1. All aboard!   Seminole Gulf Railway isn’t your ordinary train ride, it’s an experience! Check out the…

Six Ways to Fun and Fitness 1. Beat the Heat! Ice Skating is a great way to escape the summer heat while learning new skills in a safe and fun environment. If you have never taken your kids ice-skating at the 115,000 square foot “igloo-like” dome, also know as The Ellenton Ice and Sport Complex,…

Here are six ways to give back and have fun with your kids while making a positive difference in the lives of others. At Family Living Magazine we feel it is very important as parents to teach our children the importance of giving back to our community. Often, as parents we are so busy and…