2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer in Tampa Bay; including St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pasco County

SUMMER IN TAMPA BAY

Summer in Florida has arrived and this is your 2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer in the Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Pasco County and surrounding areas. We have summer projects to do with your kids, area outings, guides to explore the Tampa Bay area, local restaurant guides and so much more. Pin it now and use it all summer long. Be sure to share it with your friends. Let’s all live these warm summer months to their fullest! Stay cool Tampa Bay!!

How to use this guide:

Each image leads to either a full guide and list of local spots you’ll want to hit, or to an article with details on a summer outing or activity for you or your kids. Click on each image to find more info. Happy Summer!

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

Things to do in Tampa for 4th of July

TBM’s guide to patriotic parties all across the bay This Monday, fireworks, barbeques, and sticky, sugary, blue and red covered kids will be popping up across the country. This circus of patriotism and community gathering marks the next celebration of our country’s independence. If you’re still looking for a way to celebrate, look no further! […]

Water Safety Classes Make Summer a Splash

Thank you Instaswim USA for partnering with Tampa Bay Moms to share important water safety tips and InstaSwim’s water safety services to help keep our local families safe this summer!Swim and water safety classes can be this summer’s best investment! Lakes, pools, oceans, ponds, rivers… are you cooling down yet? Water is an essential part […]

Unique Mother’s Day Events in Tampa Bay

It’s the most wonderful time of the… Oh, wait, sorry, that’s Christmas. And honestly, May is actually not the most wonderful time of the year, at least not here in Florida. Why? Because with May comes the end of the school year and the beginning of the extreme Florida heat I know we all love […]

Getting Unfriended by Mom Friends

My kids started at a new school last year and I was terrified of making friends. I’m loud, I cuss a lot, my kids have issues that make it hard to just get up and go places. So obviously I was very reserved and guarded. I assumed I’d be friendless forever. I was very wrong. […]

AKC Meet the Breeds Ticket Giveaway!

Meet the Breeds is coming to the Tampa Convention Center this weekend, Saturday and Sunday April 23rd & 24th @ 10am – 4pm.  We’re teaming up with The American Kennel Club to give our readers a chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the show! Meet The Breeds is a two-day canine […]

Guide to Family-Friendly Easter Weekend Events in Tampa Bay

Easter weekend is here! The kids are out of school and there is so much to celebrate. From Easter egg hunts to Easter brunch, there are so many exciting Easter weekend events in Tampa Bay! We’ve rounded up our top family-friendly picks to help your family make the most of this weekend! Tampa’s Downtown Eggsploration […]

Freshen Up Your Home for Spring: Tips From Award-Winning Designer & Mama of 4

I’m blind to the nicked walls, faded paint, and dated furniture in my house. I have three kids, so my eyes are busy spotting the unsigned permission slip, the wet towel on the hardwood floor, the spilled cereal, i.e., the top-ranking mess or I should say task at that moment. But when warmer temps hit, […]

Welcome to Florida: A Chat with After Hours Pediatrics via Facebook Live

New to Tampa? Join TBM and After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care over on our Facebook page on May 3rd to learn how Florida’s climate, seasons and even the weather can affect your families health! Dr. Romig, Medical Director of After Hours Pediatrics will be covering topics like sun safety, seasonal allergies and pediatric conditions to […]

Ticket Giveaway: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!

Tampa Bay Moms has teamed up with Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater to giveaway a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! April 15th @ 6pm. Submit your information below for your chance to win!! Daniel Tiger and all his friends from the beloved Emmy® Award-winning PBS KIDS […]

The #IMOMSOHARD Getaway Tour: A Chat with Kristin and Jen

Despite this being the busiest leg of The #IMOMSOHARD tour with Jacksonville last night, Orlando tonight and Tampa tomorrow evening, Jen and Kristin were generous enough to sit down and chat with us yesterday. We talked about The #IMOMSOHARD Getaway Tour, juggling family and even hit on every mom’s favorite topic right now: Encanto!!!  Did […]

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

Looking for something local? With tons of listings, you’re sure to find a great resource! We’ve collected everything from pediatricians to waterparks, local shops to new mama class resources. And if you think we’ve missed something you love in the area, click through to the directory, scroll to the bottom of the page and add a listing!

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

As You Are: Virtual Autism Screenings

This post is written in partnership with As You Are. We knew she was different. We know our daughter is awesome, quirky, unique, creative and beautiful. Others could see it too. Even at a couple of months old, we would hear, “She’s so alert!”  She doesn’t miss a thing! She’s so open and  friendly!”  Many […]

Fall Spooktacular 2022 :: Everything You Need to Know

Dress the kids to impress in their costumes and join us October 8th from 10am to 1pm at the Brandon Park and Rec Center for our annual Fall Spooktacular!  You and your family can Trick or Treat with our favorite partners and friends, create fall themed crafts, play seasonal-themed games, jump for seasonal joy in [...]

A Mom’s Guide to Hurricane Ian in Tampa Bay

If you're new to Florida, the threat of a major hurricane can be overwhelming and scary. With Tampa Bay area schools closing and kids at home, finding information and resources, staying up to date on the storms potential track and making preparations around the home is a lot to juggle. To make it easier, we [...]

5 fast and family friendly recipes for easier weeknights

Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole family. We’re here to help! Here are 5 easy weeknight recipes that can be whipped up in no time. Stop spending evenings sweating over a stove and spend more time enjoying […]

ICYMI: The Optha-huh? Learning how to protect your kiddos’ eyes

You may have just dusted off your glasses to read this, but have you ever thought about your children’s eye care? Tuesday August 23, TBM partnered with Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) and the For Eye Care Institute to bring you an info session all about, you guessed it, eye care! In our discussion, we […]

‘Mom I’m Bored!’-What to do with the family this weekend

Don’t be a couch potato- here’s 6 exciting and inexpensive things to do in Tampa this weekend! Get more events like these every week in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter today! Friday, August 26th  Free Lacrosse Clinic- Suncoast Lacrosse Friday August 26th @ 9:00 a.m-5 p.m  Land O’Lakes Heritage Park 5401 Land O’Lakes […]

Why My Elementary-Aged Kids are Allowed to Dye Their Hair

In today’s world, allowing kids to be themselves seems to be a topic that’s constantly discussed. I’ve always been open about my kids being their true selves. My first blog post on this topic was several years ago. Fast forward to today and I still have these feelings. Self-expression can take on many forms. My […]

Positive discipline strategies that work

We were all babies once. On a journey as unpredictable as life, each person has at one point been a diaper donning dingus. So why is it common practice to treat these tots any differently than we treat our peers? Sure, you can’t expect to head to a bar or work a 9-to-5 with them. […]

Tampa Bay Back to School Guide

Moms, it’s almost here! SCHOOL! No need to fight over composition notebooks in the Target™️ aisle though- we’ve got your comprehensive tampa bay back to school guide ready. Not only are we hooking you up with all the info you need (start dates, supply lists, etc.) but we have a list of all the back […]

5 Financial Tips All Parents Should Know

We’ve partnered with Responsival to bring you this post!You could buy a lot of things for $267,000. A decent house, a few cars, a boat, hell maybe even a horse if that’s your cup of tea. Or, you could raise a child for 18 years.  According to U.S News and World Report, the cost of […]

Sheriss is the founder of Tampa Bay Moms Blog and works full-time as a middle school special educator. Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, she and her husband Johnny have lived in Boston, MA and Atlanta, GA, before once again calling Tampa home. They welcomed their sweet and high-spirited daughter Harper into the family in 2010. In her free time, Sheriss loves day-tripping, lazy evenings at the beach, searching for and discovering new adventures to go on with her family around the Bay area.