lakeland things to do with kidsWelcome to Lakeland Mom! We are your one-stop resource for information on fun kids activities, family-friendly events, local deals, and parenting resources in the Lakeland area. Our mission is to save parents and caregivers time by putting all the information you’re searching for in one place. While the name is Lakeland Mom (because it’s written by a Lakeland Mom AND is easy to remember) we also welcome dads, grandparents, babysitters, aunts & uncles, and anyone else looking for kids activities, family-friendly events, or parenting resources. We also welcome readers from Bartow, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Mulberry, Lake Wales, and anywhere else in or near Polk County. We cover events and activities in all of these communities.

We love to connect people with the resources they need. We love to share great deals. We love to see people enjoying fun community events with their families. Our goal is to create a space that parents and caregivers find useful and visit often.

Lakeland Mom launched in late November 2015, and we focused on Christmas and holiday information for the first 6 weeks. Now we are working as fast as we can to get year round information up on the site. Check back regularly as we add listings to our comprehensive “Lakeland Mom Guides” – you’ll find information on After School Care, Classes & Lessons, Education, Farmers Markets & U-Pick Farms, Fun Around Lakeland & Polk County, Fun Around Central Florida, Health Resources, Parties, Pregnancy & Baby, Special Needs Parenting, Sports Programs, Stores & Services, Support & Social Groups, and SO MUCH MORE! We also have a HUGE Summer Camp Guide for Summer 2016 that includes over 120 camps!

Do you own a business or organization that serves parents or families in the Lakeland area? Make sure you are listed in our Local Guides – CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A LISTING. All listings are FREE, and we offer Featured Listings for less than $10 a month.

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Our HELLO Weekend posts are on vacation for the summer, but you can find all the summer events and activities on our Local Event Calendar and in our Summer Fun Guide!

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