Tampa Bay Margarita Festival – May 24th

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival

  What's your favorite margarita recipe?  How would you like to try a Grand Peach Cobbler Margarita, Cabo Cosmo Rita, Hornitos Watermelon Margarita, Camarena Prickly Pear Margarita, Dobel Spicy Pina-Rita (Pineapple Jalapeno), or Corazon Pomegranate Margarita?  Don't those sound fabulous?? Join me on Saturday downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival from 1:00 - 10pm.  They have a 40 foot frozen drink truck with over 30 different types of margarita's.  I wonder if they'll have sample sizes for us "light-weights" to try without having to commit to the full-size drink!  Don't worry, there will also be good food vendors like the Taco Bus, Just Smokin BBQ and Disco Donuts. Post by Tampa Bay Margarita Festival. Did I mention that there is entertainment too?  Live music from Los Lonely Boys (headliners), Tomas Wynn & The Believers, Amber Lynn Nicol, Southern Train, KEKO & Mo Gravy and more!  There will be fireworks at the end of the ... [ Read More ]

Win an Unlimited Jump Spring Break Pass from AirHeads Trampoline Arena Largo, FL

AirHeads Spring Break

Local friends and families, how would you like to win an Unlimited Jumping Spring Break Pass to AirHeads Trampoline Arena (Largo, FL) for NEXT WEEK when Pinellas County is out of school?  Keep reading to find out how to enter!! Have you been to AirHeads yet?  We've been several times as a family for opening jumping and birthday parties.  We honestly have SO much fun at AirHeads that I wish it was just a bit closer so we could go more often.  They have a location in Tampa and one in Largo; not too far though depending on what part of the Bay you're in. Spring Break at AirHeads Spring Break for Pinellas County schools is next week! If you have decided to stay home this year (like us) you may want to consider getting a Spring Break pass for unlimited jumping at AirHeads!  For $23.95 you can jump for the entire week and for just a few dollars more ($29.95) you can jump for the entire MONTH!  Since the day pass is $16.95, it only takes 2 days to pay for your pass.  This isn't for ... [ Read More ]

Radio City Christmas Spectacular through the eyes of a 4 year old


Last week I had a very special mommy/daughter date to see the Rockette's perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at the Straz Center in Tampa courtesy of GoGo Squeeze.  We had a full afternoon and evening filled with fun. I picked her up early from school and headed to a special kick class with a few friends and our private instructor, Stacy Paydo of the Rockette's!  She was a little too shy to participate in the actual class but I did get her to take a picture with Stacy before we were done.  If you'd like to see how well some of my friends and I did with the kick class watch this quick video... Following our kick class we enjoyed the afternoon downtown with friends and had some dinner before the evening show. Our seats were towards the front in the Orchestra level and I don't think she realized just how big the Straz Center was; I don't think she ever looked behind us.  She hopped up on the booster so she could see above the adults in front of her and was ready ... [ Read More ]

On the Road with The Rockettes’ – A Radio City Christmas Spectacular #gogoplayfully

Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Tampa with the Rockettes

I want to first send a very special thank you to GoGo squeeZ for inviting me to experience the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on tour in Tampa, December 12-29th. One of the joys of having a daughter is that I get to experience some "girly" things like this with her that the men in our lives just don't appreciate.  My husband and son don't care much for stage performances, musicals, or The Rockettes'.  Now that my daughter is old enough to appreciate these things I now have a friend to take with me.  In December, I'll get to surprise her by spending a day with The Rockettes' when they perform in Tampa.  Before the performance we'll even get to attend an official kick class, where we'll get to learn how to do those famous Rockette high kicks thanks to GoGo squeeZ.   Have you seen the Rockettes' perform?  We've been to New York several times but we've never seen them live.  The closest I've seen them is in the Thanksgiving Day parade on TV.  In Tampa they will be performing at the ... [ Read More ]

The NEW Tampa Bay Moms Blog

Tampa Bay Moms Blog Contributor

There's a new local blog in the Bay and I'm one of the lucky contributors! I first heard of the City Mom Blogs from my friend Jenny (conscientiousconfusion) and role with the Dallas Moms Blog.  While we were having lunch on a recent trip to Dallas I found out that they had plans on launching a Tampa Bay Moms Blog (TBMB) here!  I was excited and began to look for more information.  I was immediately connected with the founder, Sheriss, and accepted as a contributor! The TBMB launched on April 29th with a week full of giveaways from local businesses and companies.  The 13 contributors each introduced ourselves and shared more about why Tampa Bay is our home!  What else do we talk about?  Anything local!  Fitness, kids activities, our favorite parks, local businesses we love, and stories about our families.  There will also we local meet ups for moms and families to attend around the Bay. To see some of my recent contributions visit TBMB and be sure to subscribe to our emails and ... [ Read More ]

Jennifer Labit and the Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay

Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay

Do you live in the Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater area?  Do you use cloth diapers?  Thinking about using cloth diapers?  Join us on Saturday, April 21st for the 2nd Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay and help us break last years Guinness World Record for the most babies changed into cloth diapers at the same time. I listed all of the details last week about the event but I failed to share one very important detail with you.  I've been working very hard with Parent Guide and Tushie Ties (the organizers of the event) to bring in a special guest for the event.  Well, it's official - Jennifer Labit, owner and creator of the popular bumGenius line of diapers, will be one of the witnesses of the Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay.   Jennifer will be available after the GCDC for an intimate chat "Coffee With Jenn" at Great Exploration's. If you are local you don't want to miss this great opportunity.  For more information and to register visit the Parent Guide or follow us on ... [ Read More ]

Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay

Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay

Do you live in the Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater area?  Do you use cloth diapers?  Thinking about using cloth diapers?  Join us on Saturday, April 21st for the 2nd Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay and help us break last years Guinness World Record for the most babies changed into cloth diapers at the same time. Hosted by The Parent Guide Tampa Bay and Tushie Ties Cloth Diapers (and a little help from myself) the Great Cloth Diaper Change is going to take place at Great Explorations Children's Museum in St. Pete along with the Tampa Bay Baby Show. Attendees of the Great Cloth Diaper Change will receive free admission (the day of the event) into Great Explorations when you pre-register for the event (which is free also).  Over 100 families have already pre-registered for this years event and with your help we WILL break the world record (over 5,000 babies changed last year). What is a diaper change?  At 12:30pm ET parents all around the world (292+ locations) ... [ Read More ]

Tampa Bay Loves Cloth Diapers

Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay

Are you my neighbor?  Do you live in the Tampa Bay area?  Looking for cloth diaper resources (or friends who cloth diaper) locally?   There are quite a few retailers starting to pop up in the area.  Some are online only, some offer classes as a way to reach local customers, and others are opening actual brick and mortar stores for you to visit.  We even have a diaper service that serves our area if you don't want to wash your own diapers. I've created a Tampa Bay cloth diapering resource page with links to the one's that I know of.  If you know of any others I hope that you'll share them with me, I'd love to get them all added to the list. Want to meet some other parents who use cloth diapers locally?  Join us April 21st for the Great Cloth Diaper Change Tampa Bay.  Be sure to follow our Facebook page for all the latest news and reminders about the event.  I'll be sharing a few secrets in the next week right here on the blog - I know what's going in the goodie ... [ Read More ]

Great Cloth Diaper Change – Tampa/St. Pete, FL – 2011

What an amazing day!  Here are just a few of the pics that I took today as a witness to the event. I especially love the ladies who showed up wearing GCDC t-shirts.  The front said "I can change my babies cloth diaper in 30 seconds! Can you?" and the back said something about the GCDC.  Their babies each had t-shirts with their names on them and the GCDC on the back. It was great to meet (or at least see) some of the faces I've seen on Facebook.  It was great to make some local connections in the baby and cloth diapering community.  I'm excited to finally be going local with my advocacy!!! Some companies to check out: Tushie Ties Cloth Diapers Thank You-Mama Thee Baby Lady Bippy Diapers Tampa Bay Birthing Network The Parent Guide Delfina K Photography A New Life Begins - Doula Services ... [ Read More ]

The Great Cloth Diaper Change – It’s Today!


Why is it that I have no children in my house this morning (with Grandma/Grandpa), I didn't go to sleep until after midnight, and I'm wide awake at 7am and online? Yesterday was a huge day for me - it was my last day with my previous employer and I was on travel celebrating Earth Day.  We always put on a large outdoor festival for our employees.  This years event was much like previous years - cold, windy, and wet.  It was a great day filled with mixed emotions.  I was happy that I got to see everyone on my last day (I work remote from home) and celebrate one last Earth Day with the gang.  It was kinda fun to see how excited everyone was for me and how interested people were to hear about my new venture.  I guess cloth diaper advocacy can really happen anywhere at anytime. That brings us to TODAY!!!  Today is The Great Cloth Diaper Change!!! Where people across the globe join together to change our babies diapers all at the same time - and in cloth diapers no less!  There are ... [ Read More ]