SW FL Staycations _ Ritz Calrton Naples
MINI / Family Time

Staycations: How to have a fabulous SWFL getaway, geared toward kids

These local resorts up the ante on family fun, with engaging programs and cool amenities for their youngest guests.
5 Southwest Florida authors 2023 Spring MINI Book Club
MINI / Book Club

Southwest Florida authors lift lore off the page

The Everglades, local landmarks and history come to life in these books about our region.
Naples glassblower Conrad Williams
MINI / Family Time / Creativity

This Naples glassblower raises his family in a world of pure imagination

From his tropical backyard, Conrad Williams hosts the hottest art class in town—and teaches valuable life lessons along the way.
Shotwell Family at Naples Botanical Garden
MINI / Feature

The Shotwell family continues a legacy of environmental conservation in Naples

The Shotwells have been at the center of local conservation efforts since the 1960s. Now, the youngest generation continues the tradition.
MINI / Feature

Four stylish moms share their approach to parenthood

SWFL mothers weigh in on parenting with style, grace and a community-first mindset.
One Flower Project
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Giving Back

An eco-minded father-son duo from Fort Myers launch a nonprofit to repopulate pollinator gardens

Vikram Chhabra and his son, Ethan, teamed up with children’s book author and publisher Joel Harper to create One Flower Project to...
sunset + pine boutique in North Naples
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Style

A new kids’ boutique brings a minimalist aesthetic and a slow-fashion ethos to North Naples

Young, Naples mom Kirsten Maas applies her fashion industry background to her new endeavor: sunset + pine.
11 year old equestrian Scarlett Yana
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Prodigies

A young Naples equestrian rides her way to the top of the sport

With her three ponies, 11-year-old Scarlett Yana takes her competition by storm as she trains to lead in the arena.
Goldfish Swim School Bonita Springs
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Safety

Local swim school teaches kids as young as 4 months life-saving swim skills, breath control and competitive strokes

Bonita Springs’ Goldfish Swim School co-owner Bridget Davis equips SWFL families with the life-saving water safety practices she taught her children.
Local Youth Entrepreneurship programs
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Learning

SWFL youth entrepreneurship programs prepare children to run the world

The region’s hands-on programs, including Biz Kidz Expo and Seacrest Country Day School’s Market Day, teach the next gen to pitch, develop...
Mommy Must Haves Color Block Toys

Local mom-in-the-know Jennifer McCurry shares the essentials every modern family needs

Our editor-at-large curates the sweetest toys, clothes and accessories for kids and mommies
New Kids Class at Naples Art Institute

Naples Art Institute’s new class for kids allows parents to have a date night on Fifth Avenue South

Enjoy a night out in downtown Naples while little ones channel their inner artists, with classes inspired by the current show.
Milkglass Market BPA-free silicone plates and bowls

This online boutique sells chic baby products for a good cause in SWFL

Katie and Luis Zamot give back to adoptive families through their online store, Milkglass Market. After adopting their youngest son, Shepherd, the...
Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade

Exciting Things For Kids To Do in SWFL in February

Throughout the month, fairs, art workshops and scavenger hunts get the little ones out and around the Gulf.

What to do with the Kids for Christmas in Southwest Florida

The holiday season comes to the Sunshine State with faux-snow forecasts, tree-lighting ceremonies and meet-and-greets with Santa.