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Our Scary Hemangioma Story Has a Happy Ending

First appearance

****This is something I pulled out of memory storage that was saved from our previous PolkMoms website.  I hope some of you can find it useful.   To this day Dr. Habal's procedure is one of the best…


Added by Shawn Spivey on October 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

October 11, 2014: Lakeland Fire Department Open House

A great fun and free event for the entire family.

 Lakeland Fire Department's 2014 Open House event will be in full swing. Come out and join us for tours, live demonstrations, refreshments, interactive learning experiences, and much more! All in the spirit of fun fire safety learning, to recognize Fire Prevention Week. Remember "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Check Yours Every Month!"…


Added by LFD PIO on October 10, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

7 Apps that Will Ensure the Safety of Your Home and Kids

There's no better time to start protecting the lives of yourself and those around you - especially your children. Too late is, unfortunately, too late. Luckily, now that it's 2014, large amounts of extremely helpful safety apps have been developed that can protect you, your family, and your peace of mind. Below are a few of the most important home security and personal safety apps that are a must-have for everybody.…


Added by Naomi Wheeler on June 24, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

Double Standards

Former Haines City School Secretary, Convicted of Sex With Minor, Granted Early Release

So jail was too hard so she was let out. If she was a male this subject would be a laughing matter.What makes a female sex offender less important than a male offender? Is it less a crime for a female to exploit a minor than a male? A crime is a crime and jail is jail. You do the crime you pay the time…


Added by Doug Freeman on May 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

From Huggies Cases to Haute Wipeboxes

Here’s what you get when you combine two moms (also pediatricians’ wives), two sales and marketing careers, five kids, and a desire to earn an income while having more time with their children= Über Mom.

Lakeland resident Amy Bonini and Winter Haven resident Lisa Anne Kleine co-founded…


Added by Lorrie Walker on April 8, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Our Little Friends who've had a Really Hard Day!

Sleepy Animals

Added by Russ H on March 22, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

There is "Danger Will Robinson!" in "eating pills" for the relief of pain

A new study has been released by Derby University that focuses on the psychological cues of Painkiller addiction and dependency. This research study is one of the first considering the psychological influence on the ever increasing human dependency problem.

According to this study over 1,000,000 people in the United Kingdom alone are addicted to over-the-counter and/or prescription painkillers. This number is significantly higher than the amount of individuals addicted to illegal… Continue

Added by Donald Howard Smith on January 26, 2014 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Holiday Volunteer Help Needed At ElderPoint Ministries

LAKELAND, FLORIDA- The holiday season ushers in a wealth of charitable opportunities. ElderPoint Ministries, an organization that provides food, transportation and housing services to disadvantaged seniors in the greater Lakeland area, offers plenty. 

ElderPoint seeks volunteers for the following dates:

Monday, Nov. 18

  • Help needed in the food pantry, located in St. David’s Episcopal Church, 145 E. Edgewood Drive from 10 a.m.…

Added by Lorrie Walker on November 15, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Does anyone know if or when Florida will be doing the Tax Free Week this year?  

Does anyone know if or when Florida will be doing the Tax Free Week this year?  


Added by teachrkidz on July 17, 2013 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

Paint Along Studios Kid’s Kamp Calendar

Paint Along Studios Kid’s Kamp continues through Aug. 9. The program includes half day, full day, weekly and nine-week options.

Following is a list of activities scheduled the week of July 1:


Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m.:


No-Blender Pulp Painting: This project is a simple,…


Added by Lorrie Walker on July 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Erin O’Malley is The Loft Art Gallery’s August Featured Artist


LAKELAND, FL -- This August, The Loft Art Gallery will be home to the digital macro photography of Erin O’Malley.


O’Malley’s artwork, which depicts the interaction of light with transparent and reflective surfaces, makes its debut during downtown Lakeland’s…


Added by Lorrie Walker on June 26, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Soft Drinks Are Bad For Your Teeth

Did you know that brushing, flossing and seeing the dentist regularly are not the only important factors for good oral health? Diet actually plays a major role in maintaining healthy and beautiful teeth. On average Americans consume about 45 gallons of soft drinks every year! Yet many people are still unaware of the health effects carbonated sodas have on their teeth.…


Added by Dr. Chen (Bright Smiles of WH) on June 24, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Paint Along Studios Offers Kids A Summer of Creativity

Paint Along Studios kicked off Kid’s Kamp June 10 and lasts through Aug. 9. The program includes half day, full day, weekly and nine-week options.

Following is a list of activities scheduled the week of June 17:

Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m.:…


Added by Lorrie Walker on June 16, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments

When should Dental Care Start?

Did you know that your baby’s teeth begin forming in the second trimester of pregnancy? This means that it is important for you as a parent to practice proper dental care as soon as your baby’s first tooth appears.



Added by Dr. Chen (Bright Smiles of WH) on June 4, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks to Spread the Word: Nursing is Natural

Photographer Christine Santos of Psalm 139 Studios is on a mission to normalize the act of a mother breastfeeding her child anywhere she chooses.


She recently took photos of 53 breastfeeding mothers as an art project, and now it’s become an exhibit. She has launched a Kickstarter campaign that ends June 15 at 8 a.m. to raise marketing funds for promoting the exhibit.


The marketing dollars will be used to promote education and societal change…


Added by Lorrie Walker on May 30, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments

Washington State

Ahhh the date is nearing! June 10-18th! My daughter Rylee and I flying to WA State for a week of non Floridian activities. :o) This includes a Vans Warped Tour trip in Auburn WA on June 15th, I am still a little scared about that. I am hoping that she will love this state as much as I did when I first visited in 2009. The difference in the atmosphere, the people and the scenery. She has never flown, and is excited about that as well, and I hope she retains that excitement on the LONG FLIGHT…


Added by Stephanie Hershey-Buckley on April 23, 2013 at 11:27am — 2 Comments

Screwing up, Divorce and all that other fun stuff

 I know that noone is perfect, but I am further away from perfect than the average non-perfect person. I am 40 years old, and still find myself making mistakes, or second guessing every move I make in regards to money, my kids, my job etc. I have screwed up in this life more times than I care to count! There are two things, that I am most proud of in this world. Rylee and Justin. Even a screw up like myself, was able to  help create such perfect human beings,two people whom I would without a…


Added by Stephanie Hershey-Buckley on April 23, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

Summer Camp

ACES Summer Camp downtown Auburndale begins June 10th.

Enjoy a week or two or all 10 weeks.  Activities include: Cheer/Tumble classes,

all sports conditioning to include cross fit training for youth, volleyball, laser shows,

park play, dodge ball, crafts, and more.  Optional Field trips include wet n wild,

roller skating, movies and a ranch trip!!  Call 863-808-2200 for more information

Early drop off and late pick up available.

Added by Marilyn Noon on March 30, 2013 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Bridge the Gap-School Readiness

Are you looking for opportunities for your child, ages 3-5, to participate in preschool programs in a model classroom setting with other children in their age group? Is literacy important to your family? Are you free 9:30am-11:30am, Monday-Friday? If you answered yes, come to Family Fundamentals!! We offer daily classes for children ages 3-5, 9:30am-11:30am with a focus on literacy, brain stimulation, socialization, parent/child interaction, fine & gross motor skills, creativity, and…


Added by Kylia Carswell on January 22, 2013 at 3:58pm — No Comments

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