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FREE Admission to Bok Tower Gardens on May 12 for National Public Gardens Day

On Friday, May 12, your whole family can visit Bok Tower Gardens for FREE as part of National Public Gardens ...
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Celebrating Moms – Ideas for Mother’s Day in Lakeland

Mother's Day...  A day to celebrate all of the women who have done the amazing / terrifying / wonderful / ...
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Polk Museum of Art presents MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake – a Family-Friendly Lakeland Tradition

If we were to make a list of "Lakeland Traditions," the annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake  presented by the Polk Museum of ...
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FREE & Inexpensive Kids Summer Bowling in Lakeland & Lake Wales

Have kids that love to bowl? Sign them up for one of the Summer Bowling programs below and they can ...
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Sign up for Kids Skate FREE at Skate World Lakeland

Kids can skate FREE two times a week at Skate World in Lakeland when you sign up online for the ...
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Cobb Theatres FREE Summer Movies – Lakeside 18 in Lakeland and Cobb Grand 10 in Winter Haven

Cobb Theatres offers FREE Summer Movie Fun For All Ages from June 13 – August 3. Both Cobb Lakeside 18 in Lakeland ...
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Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Gifts… what to buy and what to avoid

Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of ...
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Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 Kids Movies in Lake Wales / Winter Haven

Regal Summer Movie Express kicks off for Summer 2017 on Tuesday, June 6! You'll find family-friendly movies playing at Regal Eagle Ridge ...
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Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse 2017 – $1 Kids Movies in Lakeland

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse 2017 offers $1 summer movie fun for kids for ten weeks this summer - from May ...
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Celebrate National Library Week 2017 – April 9-15

This week is Celebrate National Library Week 2017 with the theme "Libraries Transform." First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is ...
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Summer Camp Guide 2017 – LakelandMom.com

If you’re searching for kids summer camps in Lakeland and Polk County, you’ve hit the jackpot! Below you’ll find the ULTIMATE ...
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30 Things To Do With Kids In April: Family-friendly Events & Activities

They say April Showers bring May Flowers… and in the 30 days in between you can find an abundance of family ...
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U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Lakeland & Polk County – 2017 Season

Blueberry picking has become an annual tradition in our house - every spring we make at least one trip (sometimes ...
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Where to Take Swimming Lessons in Lakeland & across Polk County

We’ve put together a list of places for kids of all ages to take swimming lessons in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter ...
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SUN ‘n FUN is Kid-Friendly FUN – April 4-9, 2017

We are already starting to hear the sound of planes flying over Lakeland, marking the start of the annual SUN ...
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WonderHere – Lakeland’s learn & play studio – is EXPANDING!

We love to spread the word about amazing local resources for children and families in Lakeland, and WonderHere is one ...
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GIVEAWAY: Illusionist Rick Thomas at The Lakeland Center on March 27

Illusionist Rick Thomas is coming to Lakeland for ONE NIGHT ONLY and we've got a pair of tickets for one ...
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GIVEAWAY: The Ten Tenors at The Lakeland Center on March 23

Ten young, handsome Australian guys with amazing voices singing to me for 2+ hours?? YES PLEASE! The Ten Tenors are ...
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Spring Break ideas for kids in Lakeland

100+ FREE {or cheap} Things To Do During Spring Break in Lakeland

Staying local for Spring Break? We guarantee you'll find plenty of kid friendly fun on our list of over 100 ...
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Easter Egg Hunt Guide Lakeland Winter Haven

Easter Egg Hunts & Bunny Sightings in Lakeland & Polk County

Are you looking for Easter Egg Hunts and other Easter or Spring themed activities in the Lakeland area? We have ...
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31 Things To Do With Kids In March: Family-friendly Events & Activities

Rumor has it that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb... and in the 31 ...
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GIVEAWAY: Annie at The Lakeland Center on March 9

Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form and will be playing in Lakeland for ONE NIGHT ONLY ...
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2017 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland area kids

Spring Break is sneaking up on us! Schools are out from March 20-24, 2017 which is less than a month away ...
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Willy Wonka performed by Lakeland Community Theatre – February 24 – March 12, 2017

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. The timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes ...
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Mardi Gras Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School

Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 23 - 26, 2017. This family friendly ...
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GIVEAWAY: Benise at The Lakeland Center on February 22, 2017

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. The Prince of Spanish Guitar, BENISE, will be performing at the Lakeland Center on Wednesday, February ...
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Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Fun at Family Fun Center in Lakeland

For all of you moms, dads, and grandparents raising children with autism or other special needs, we know you face ...
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Family-Friendly Events in Lakeland – Spring 2017 – February through May

The calendar is filling up... which must mean spring is coming! Spring brings with it some of our favorite family-friendly ...
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Florida Tropics SC - Professional Soccer in Lakeland

GIVEAWAY: Family 4-Pack for the Florida Tropics Professional Indoor Soccer Team

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. For all of you soccer fans in the Lakeland area, you no longer have to drive ...
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U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Lakeland & Central Florida

How great is it that we live right next door to the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World - Plant ...
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LCT Theatre for Youth Academy Classes Registering NOW!

LCT Theatre for Youth Academy Classes are now accepting registrations for Season 31 - Winter/Spring Semester runs January 23 - ...
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GIVEAWAY: Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic at The Lakeland Center

Experience Polk County's largest wild-west extravaganza as the Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic rides into Lakeland for another amazing weekend! Put ...
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Busch Gardens Tampa & SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under

Kids 5 and younger get into SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay FREE for all of 2017! Sign up ...
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Polk County’s FREE VPK Program Info {including a new law allowing delayed enrollment for later birthdates}

The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program – or VPK – is a FREE prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds who reside in Florida ...
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Polk County School Choice Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Open Enrollment for Polk County Schools for the 2017-18 school year ends at 5pm on Monday, January 9, 2017 Choice schools, ...
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GIVEAWAY: Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at The Lakeland Center

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our giveaways page for future giveaways to local events & attractions. Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy ...
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REVIEW – Safari Wilderness Ranch in Lakeland: Our unforgettable wild animal adventure

Nestled on over 260 acres of land in Lakeland, you'll find one of the most unique and memorable experiences in ...
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When a video of an 8 year old finishing a charity ride with police officers goes viral…

I've always heard about videos "going viral." And certainly have seen plenty of them come across my Facebook feed, the ...
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Lakeland’s Christmas Break Guide – Events & Activities for December 16-31, 2016

With the kids out of school for an ENTIRE WEEK prior to Christmas, there is plenty of time for holiday ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 12: Safari Wilderness Ranch Critter Christmas Safari

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our 12 Days of Giveaways page to find out what else you can enter to ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 11: Win Tickets to 42nd Street at The Lakeland Center

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our 12 Days of Giveaways page to find out what else you can enter to ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 10: Win Tickets to Bok Tower Holiday Home Tour

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 9: Win Tickets to Christmas Lane in Plant City

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our 12 Days of Giveaways page to find out what else you can enter to ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 8: Win Tickets to The Magic of Christmas with Justino and Daniela Zoppe

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 7: Win Tickets to DCTE’s Merry Magical Holiday Ball 2016

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 6: Win Tickets to The Nutcracker presented by Florida Dance Theatre

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our 12 Days of Giveaways page to find out what else you can enter to ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 5: Win Tickets to A Victorian Holiday with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra

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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 4: Win Tickets to Elf Jr. The Musical presented by Lakeland Community Theatre

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our 12 Days of Giveaways page to find out what else you can enter to ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 3: Tickets to The Ultimate Nightmare Before Christmas presented by Ultimate Dance Center

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our 12 Days of Giveaways page to find out what else you can enter to ...
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Thanksgiving Week Events & Activities – November 23-27, 2016

Turkey day is almost here! If you’re home for the holidays and looking for family fun or kids activities before ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 2: Tickets to Shanghai Acrobats at The Lakeland Center

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our 12 Days of Giveaways page to find out what else you can enter to ...
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Lakeland Gives Back – Christmas Giving Opportunities

Lakeland Gives Back is a new series where we highlight local organizations making a difference in our community, and tell you ...
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12 Days of Holiday Giveaways from LakelandMom.com

Here in Lakeland you can easily find… 12 Drummers Drumming and 11 Pipers Piping at a Christmas Parade 10 Lords a Leaping ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day 1: Tickets to Kenny G at The Lakeland Center

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Check our 12 Days of Giveaways page to find out what else you can enter to ...
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Santa’s Calling – Sign your child up for a phone call from SANTA!

The Holiday Season is among us and Santa is calling! The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department has once ...
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2016 Holiday Movies & TV Specials {and local holiday movie showings}

Sometimes we all need to take a break from the hustle & bustle, grab a cup of hot cocoa, a ...
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2016 Christmas Concerts, Plays & Live Performances

Whether your favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, or Silent Night,  there is nothing like hearing ...
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2016 Santa Sightings, Events & Photo Opportunities

Whether you’re looking for a great Santa photo, or your kids prefer to admire Santa from afar, we’ve got photo locations ...
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2016 Christmas Parades in Lakeland & Polk County

There’s nothing like a festive Christmas parade to make you feel like a kid again! Head out to one of ...
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2016 Christmas Light Displays in Lakeland

One of my favorite things about December is Christmas lights. There is something magical in the twinkling of thousands of ...
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2016 Christmas & Holiday Day Trips in Central Florida

Although there is PLENTY to do here in Lakeland & Polk County during the holidays, sometimes you might be looking ...
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2016 Holiday Events and Activities Guide for Lakeland & Polk County

Congratulations! You are looking at the ultimate guide to family-friendly holiday fun in Lakeland and Polk County. Lakeland is bursting with holiday ...
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GIVEAWAY: Brickworld Tampa – LEGO® Fan Experience

LEGO® enthusiasts rejoice - the Premier LEGO® Fan Experience in North America is coming to the Florida State Fairgrounds, only 30 ...
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2016 Veterans Day Events in Lakeland & Polk County

Whether you have a Veteran in the family to celebrate, or would simply like to show your support for our ...
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Lakeland Gives Back: VISTE {Volunteers In Service To the Elderly}

Lakeland Gives Back... this is the first post in a series where we are going to highlight local organizations making ...
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GIVEAWAY: Florida Tropics SC Professional Indoor Soccer Team in Lakeland

For all of you soccer fans in the Lakeland area, you no longer have to drive to Tampa or Orlando ...
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Visit the WE3 EXPO to learn about the many options in Polk County Schools

If you have a student in Polk County schools, are looking for more information on educational opportunities in Polk County, ...
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GIVEAWAY: Pints for Paws Lakeland Beer Fest

Pints for Paws Lakeland Beer Fest is happening on Saturday, November 5 from 6-9pm and we've got a pair of ...
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REVIEW: Harvest Holler Corn Maze in Polk County

Today I visited Harvest Holler Corn Maze on a school field trip and LOVED it! The farm is already listed ...
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Halloween Freebies and Deals in Lakeland & Winter Haven

Several restaurants and attractions in the Lakeland & Polk County area are offering free or discounted treats and admission on ...
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Score a $3 meal on Halloween at Chipotle – Costume Required!

Visit Chipotle in costume from 3pm to close (10pm) on Monday, October 31 and get a burrito, bowl, salad or order ...
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Safari Wilderness Ranch – Book a Pumpkin Safari for 1/2 Price

Did you know Lakeland is home to water buffalo, zebras, camels, ostriches, warthogs, lemurs, and porcupines? How about eland, red lechwe, ...
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GIVEAWAY: Aerospace Discovery Weekend at SUN ‘n FUN

SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) are hosting their annual Aerospace Discovery Weekend from Friday, October ...
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GIVEAWAY – Tickets to see Dracula presented by Florida Dance Theatre

Just in time for Halloween, Florida Dance Theatre is putting on two performances of Dracula and we have a pair ...
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Local Birthday Freebies in Lakeland & Polk County

In my house we LOVE celebrating birthdays, and here at Lakeland Mom we love making YOUR birthday special too! What better ...
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FREE Disney Princess Meet & Greet at Disney Springs in October

For a limited time, you and your little ones can experience the magic of meeting a Disney Princess without paying ...
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Fall & Halloween Activity Guide – Pumpkins, Corn Mazes, Halloween Attractions, Events & More

It's officially FALL and we've got the Ultimate Guide to Fall and Halloween Activities in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry, ...
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Get FREE TICKETS to visit Explorations V Children’s Museum or Bok Tower Gardens on September 24

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 you can visit Explorations V Children's Museum in Lakeland or Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales ...
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GIVEAWAY: Tickets to Junie B. Jones the Musical at Lakeland Community Theatre

This weekend Lakeland Community Theatre and The Eunice Fuller Theatre For Youth kicks off their 31st Season with a performance ...
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Disney Channel Monstober 2016 TV & Movie Schedule

"Monstober" returns to Disney Channel for a special month-long Halloween celebration, beginning SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. The programming event includes Halloween-themed ...
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HELLO Weekend – September 16 – 18, 2016

Family friendly activities happening weekend include the opening weekend of Beauty and the Beast, Zootopia showing at Gandy Pool as the ...
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Win a full two-week session of Summer Art Camp 2017

You have probably figured out by now that I LOVE sharing a good deal, and I've got a GREAT DEAL to share ...
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Why Membership Matters at the Polk Museum of Art

What if for a low-cost annual membership you would receive free admission to Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Bok Tower year round, ...
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HELLO Weekend! – September 9 – 11, 2016

With the official start date for fall less than 2 weeks away (September 22), I can definitely tell the seasons ...
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GIVEAWAY: Enter to win tickets to see Michael McArthur with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra

Two of the things I love are LIVE MUSIC and GIVEAWAYS - and today I am super excited to share both ...
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HELLO Weekend! – August 25 – 28, 2016

What do a local NBA star, bounce houses & cotton candy, movies, free bowling, and lego building have in common? ...
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HELLO Weekend! – August 19 – 21, 2016

Huge slurpees, a Dive-In Movie, FREE Movies, Rock the Block Back to School Bash  –  lots of fun to be ...
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Cinemark Community Day – FREE Movies on Saturday, August 20

This Saturday, August 20, 2016, Cinemark Theatres is offering FREE family-friendly movies as part of Cinemark Community Day. Cinemark Theatres ...
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Back-To-School Guide – Local Events, Stuff the Bus School Supply Drives & more!

With the first day of school less than a month away, we know all of you parents are starting to think ...
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WonderHere – a new learn & play studio in Lakeland

It is so exciting to find new and unique resources for children and families in Lakeland! WonderHere is a learn ...
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More than Free Shipping – The “Secret” Benefits of Amazon Prime

A few months ago I was at a kids birthday party chatting with friends and somehow we got on the ...
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Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday – August 5-7, 2016

The Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is happening again this year and we've got all the details you need to know ...
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4th of July Events in Lakeland and Polk County

Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities, picnics, family fun, baseball, live entertainment and FIREWORKS! We've got a list of ...
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Local Groupon Deals – Lakeland & Polk County

Check out these local Groupon deals for activities in Polk County. Note that Groupon deals are subject to end at ...
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BOGO Dinosaur World Coupons

Donate to Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation location in June and you'll get a coupon good for one FREE child admission to Dinosaur World with the purchase of an ...
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Celebrating Father’s Day in Lakeland – Gift Ideas, Family Activites, Weekend Freebies & More

We know all of our fellow Lakeland Moms love to find unique gifts for Lakeland Dads, and we're here to ...
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Summer Movies 2016

All Summer movies in Polk County are included on Lakeland Mom's Local Event Calendar ...
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Lakeland Mom’s Summer Fun Guide – 200+ ideas for activities, summer events, & things to do with kids this summer!

Looking for things to do with the kids this summer in Lakeland? We've got a HUGE LIST of kids activities ...
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Carmike Movies Summer Kids Series at Palm Cinema 3

Carmike Palm Cinema 3 in Lakeland kicks off their Kids Summer Movie Series on June 6. Movies are shown every Monday, ...
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HELLO Weekend! – June 2 – 5, 2016

Free donuts, live music, a family art workshop - there is lots of fun to be found this weekend! This ...
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HELLO Weekend! – May 26 – 30, 2016

Even though there are two more weeks of school, Memorial Day unofficially marks the beginning of SUMMER!! Ready or not, ...
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Where to get Sweet Eats & Frozen Treats in Lakeland

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! And cookies! And frozen yogurt! And gelato! And cupcakes! No ...
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FREE Summer Library Programs

Many of the libraries in Polk County offer special summer programs in addition to regularly scheduled kids activities that happen ...
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Dental Care Discount Card – Available through Sunday, May 22

THIS DEAL IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE If you don't currently have dental insurance, or don't have coverage for your kids, ...
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HELLO Weekend! – May 19 – 22, 2016

We can tell summer is getting closer because weekend events are starting to thin out! Ready or not, summer is ...
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Summer Reading Programs & FREE Reading Resources

Every summer I start out determined to plan out our summer days, do lots of hands-on educational activities, and be ...
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AMC Regency 20 Brandon – $1 Summer Movies including PG-13 options

Although we have three great FREE and $1 Summer Movies options here in Polk County, AMC The Regency 20 Theatre ...
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HELLO Weekend! – May 12-15, 2016

We can tell summer is getting closer because weekend events are starting to thin out! Ready or not, summer is ...
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Regal Theatres Summer Movie Express – $1 movies at Eagle Ridge Mall

Regal Theatres kicks off their Summer Movie Express for 2016 on June 14! You'll find family-friendly movies playing at Regal Eagle ...
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Why we love Epic! – an eBook library your kids can take anywhere

I LOVE good deals, and officially have a new favorite online find - Epic! - a children's book subscription service ...
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FREE & Inexpensive Kids Summer Bowling in Lakeland & Lake Wales

Have kids that love to bowl? Sign them up for one of the Summer Bowling programs below and they can ...
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Online and Virtual Summer Camps & At-Home Activities

Whether you're spending the summer on the road or just looking for at-home activities to keep kids engaged over the ...
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HELLO Weekend! – May 5 – 8, 2016

If we were to make a list of “Lakeland Traditions,” the annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake  presented by the Polk Museum of ...
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Teacher Appreciation Ideas – DO’s and DON’TS

So I am officially CONVINCED that teachers have magical powers over the little people that sit in their classroom every ...
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The Money Saving Shaving Secret

I know... what in the world are we doing writing about shaving?? Mama has to take care of herself too, ...
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HELLO Weekend! – April 29 – May 1, 2016

Check out our list of the best family-friendly events and kids activities happening this weekend in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, ...
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HELLO Weekend! – April 21-24, 2016

Check out our list of the best family-friendly events and kids activities happening this weekend in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, ...
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How do YOU get your Lakeland Mom info?

We've got a variety of ways for you to keep up with ALL the happenings here on LakelandMom.com. Wondering how ...
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Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse 2016

Cinemark Theatres Summer Movie Clubhouse offers $1 summer movie fun for kids from June 3 - August 3, 2016. Movies are shown ...
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HELLO Weekend! – April 14 – 17, 2016

Here at Lakeland Mom we are ready to say HELLO Weekend!  Check out our list of the best family-friendly events ...
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SUMMER CAMP GUIDE SPOTLIGHT: Ultimate Dance Center (UDC)

Do you have a daughter or son who loves to dance? Then Ultimate Dance Center's Summer Dance Camp is for ...
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SUMMER CAMP GUIDE SPOTLIGHT: Central Florida Athletics (CFA)

Are you searching for a summer camp where your kids can enjoy a variety of activities in a wholesome family ...
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Kids Eat FREE at IHOP every night: April 11 – May 6

Breakfast for dinner? YUM. FREE KIDS BREAKFAST for dinner?? YES PLEASE! IHOP has a great deal running from April 11th ...
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Celebrate National Library Week 2016 – April 10-16

This week is Celebrate National Library Week 2016 with the theme "Libraries Transform." First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is ...
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HELLO Weekend! – April 7-10, 2016

Here at Lakeland Mom we are ready to say HELLO Weekend! and HELLO SUN 'n FUN! Check out our list of ...
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U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Lakeland & Polk County

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR UPDATED LIST FOR 2017!! (info below is for 2016) Blueberry picking has become an annual ...
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SUN ‘n FUN is Kid-Friendly FUN (with GIVEAWAY)

We are already starting to hear the sound of planes flying over Lakeland, marking the start of the annual SUN ...
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Lakeland Mom – Summer Camp Guide – 2016

If you’re searching for kids summer camps in Lakeland and Polk County, you've hit the jackpot! Below you'll find the ULTIMATE ...
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Lakeland Mom – Ultimate Guide to Summer 2016

Looking for fun summer activities and things to do with kids in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry, Auburndale, Lake Wales, ...
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FREE Summer Movies at Cobb Lakeside 18 in Lakeland and Cobb Grand 10 in Winter Haven

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2017 COBB SUMMER MOVIE SCHEDULE (info below is for 2016) Cobb Theatres offers FREE Summer Movie Fun For All ...
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HELLO Weekend! – March 31 – April 3

Who else is ready to say HELLO Weekend! Check out our list of the best family-friendly events happening this weekend ...
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A new playground is coming to Lakeland!

Here in Lakeland, we are blessed to have great places for kids to play outdoors, such as Common Ground Inclusive ...
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HELLO Spring Break! – 100+ Ideas for Spring Break Fun in Lakeland & Central Florida

Staying local for Spring Break? We guarantee you'll find something fun on our list of over 100 events & activities ...
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Free CPR Classes in Lakeland

Free CPR Classes + You = FREE Swim Lessons

Citizen CPR is providing two great services to Polk County parents in March & April - CPR Classes and Swim ...
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U-Pick Strawberry Farms plant city lakeland

U-Pick Strawberry Season is here!

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR 2017 U-PICK STRAWBERRY LIST! (Info below is for 2016) How great is it that we ...
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HELLO Weekend! – March 10-13

Who else is ready to say HELLO Weekend! Check out our list of the best family-friendly events happening this weekend ...
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Easter Egg Hunt Guide Lakeland Winter Haven

The ULTIMATE Guide to Easter Egg Hunts in Lakeland & Polk County

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR 2017 EASTER EGG HUNT GUIDE (The information below is for 2016) Are you looking for ...
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HELLO Weekend! – March 3 – 6

Who else is ready to say HELLO Weekend! Check out our list of family-friendly events happening this weekend in Lakeland ...
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35+ Ideas for Fun around Lakeland

For the days when school is out, or you're just looking for a fun family activity, we've listed some of ...
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HELLO Weekend! – February 25 – 28

HELLO Weekend! is a new weekly feature here on Lakeland Mom. In our weekend roundup you’ll find highlights of our favorite family-friendly ...
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Sensory Friendly & Special Needs Activities in the Lakeland Area

Here at Lakeland Mom, we are passionate about connecting families in our community to helpful local resources, and parents of ...
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Spring Events in Lakeland – March, April & May

There are quite a few family-friendly community events coming up in March, April & May  - for those of you who ...
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HELLO Weekend! – February 18 – 21

Anyone else have trouble keeping track of the days this week? With the kids out of school on Monday and ...
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Spring Break Camps Polk County

Lakeland Mom’s Spring Break Camp Guide – 2016

Spring Break is sneaking up on us! Schools are out from March 21-25, 2016 which is less than 5 weeks ...
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Kelly Recreation Complex Open House Week – February 14 – 20

Here in Lakeland, we are lucky to have a large recreation complex run by the City of Lakeland's Parks & ...
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35+ Ideas for Fun around Lakeland – Presidents Day Edition

Monday, February 15 is President's Day... which means NO SCHOOL! Trying to think of something fun to do on Monday? ...
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HELLO Weekend! – February 11-14, 2016

Anyone else already thinking about the weekend? Dreaming of food trucks, 5K's, quidditch, pancakes, or chocolate and roses? Wait, what ...
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HELLO Weekend! – February 4-7

It's only Wednesday, but if you're anything like me, you are already thinking about the WEEKEND! This is our very ...
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School Choice Options for Elementary, Middle & High School

**IMPORTANT NOTE: The deadline for applying to a Magnet/Choice School, Fine Arts School, International Baccelaureate (IB) School, some Charter Schools, ...
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40+ ideas for family activities in Lakeland (and at home!)

If you're like me, you've been so focused on Christmas, you haven't given much thought to the reality that your ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #11

We are on Day #11 of Lakeland Mom's "12 Days of Giveaways" and today's item, donated by Skate World, is ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #10 – Tickets to shows at The Lakeland Center

Here in Lakeland you can easily find 7 Swans a Swimming while you’re looking at Christmas Lights around Lake Morton, 9 Ladies Dancing at Florida ...
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Holiday Day Trips

Although there is PLENTY to do here in the Lakeland area during the holidays, sometimes you might be looking to ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #9 – Explorations V Children’s Museum General Membership

Here in Lakeland you can easily find 7 Swans a Swimming while you’re looking at Christmas Lights around Lake Morton, 9 Ladies Dancing at Florida ...
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Simple ways to make a difference during the holidays

There are SO MANY options for giving / donating / doing a good deed during the Holidays. Do you know what ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #8 – Tickets to The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told

Here in Lakeland you can easily find 7 Swans a Swimming while you’re looking at Christmas Lights around Lake Morton, 9 Ladies Dancing at Florida ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #7 – Personalized Hooded Towel from Bebe Flow

Here at Lakeland Mom we have partnered with great local organizations and businesses for 12 Days of Giveaways! Check back ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #6 – Passes to The Crayola Experience in Orlando

Here at Lakeland Mom we have partnered with great local organizations and businesses for 12 Days of Giveaways! Check back ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #5 – $50 in Free Books from Usborne Books

Here at Lakeland Mom we have partnered with great local organizations and businesses for 12 Days of Giveaways! Check back ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #4 – Santa Photo Package

Here in Lakeland you can easily find 7 Swans a Swimming while you’re looking at Christmas Lights around Lake Morton, 9 Ladies Dancing at Florida ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #3 – Snow Skate with Anna & Elsa at Skate World

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Please CLICK HERE for our other Giveaways. It's Day #3 of our 12 Days of ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #2 – A Charlie Brown Christmas tickets

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Please CLICK HERE for our other Giveaways. Here in Lakeland you can easily find 7 Swans a ...
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12 Days of Giveaways – Day #1

This giveaway has ended but we have others! Congratulations to our winner - Jennifer G. Check your email to redeem ...
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Experience Gift Ideas (they don’t take up space!)

As your kids start making a Christmas list, do you ever say to yourself "More toys?? My kids already have TOO MUCH ...
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How to SAVE MONEY while Christmas shopping

How to SAVE MONEY on your Christmas shopping!

Did you know that you can earn CASH BACK for many of your online purchases?? I know it sounds too good ...
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2015 Holiday Special Events

See below for a list of Special Events during the upcoming holiday season! Looking for Concerts & Live Performances, Light ...
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2015 Holiday Movies & TV Shows

Sometimes we all need to take a break from the hustle & bustle, grab a cup of hot cocoa, a ...
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2015 Christmas Concerts & Live Performances

Whether your favorite Christmas song is Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, or Silent Night,  there is nothing like hearing ...
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2015 Christmas Light Displays

THIS LIST IS FROM 2015. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE UPDATED GUIDE TO LAKELAND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS for 2016. One of ...
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2015 Christmas Parades

There's nothing like a festive Christmas parade to make you feel like a kid again! Head out to one of ...
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2015 Holiday Events & Activities Guide

It's hard to believe the holiday season is upon us! Here at LakelandMom, our goal is to make your holidays just ...
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2015 Santa Sightings

Whether you're looking for a great Santa photo, or your kids prefer to admire Santa from afar, we've got photo locations ...
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