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Mommy Must-Haves
Mommy Must-Haves

Chic and Durable Made in Australia, this eco-friendly Kids Beach Toy Set is sturdy enough to handle Florida’s weather and comes with a mesh carrying bag, so you keep the sand at the beach. The modern, stylish set comes in…

The Family Kitchen
The Family Kitchen

Lysielle Cariot grew up in France, so it’s only fitting that when she brings her American granddaughters, 8-year-old Lili and 12-year-old Emilia, into the kitchen, they make a treat she loved as a child: crêpes Suzettes. “My best memories are…

Where the Wild Things Dine
Where the Wild Things Dine

Lake Park Diner, Naples This diner has a cool garden vibe and a menu of old-school favorites modernized with creativity and recipes for good health. The shakes by themselves are enough motivation to get the family there. (Try the Cereal…

Calling the Shots
Calling the Shots

Since relocating to Naples from Newport Beach, California, two years ago, John Quinn, with his wife Amy, created the nonprofit Fountain 33 Foundation, which focuses on mental health education, evaluation and treatment. The father of three also instills the core…

Moms Know Best
Moms Know Best

The Gerry Family Ashley Gerry and her two children, Aniston, 9, and Parker, 6, love the active lifestyle Southwest Florida allows them. Having grown up playing volleyball, Ashley now coaches her daughter’s team in between shuttling the kids to tennis,…

Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow

What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada, Illustrated by Mae Besom “It is a beautifully written and illustrated story with a simple message about nurturing one’s ideas with patience and perseverance,” says Suzanne Bailey, the director of…

Mommy-and-Me Jewelry
Mommy-and-Me Jewelry

After her sister’s daughter, Lena, was born last fall, Vivian Grimes, of Henri Noël Fine Jewelry, started dreaming up ideas for mini diamond stud earrings, bracelets and necklaces. “Maybe I am biased because I am her aunt, but to me…

Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams

Love the party-in-a-box concept? Naples-born KidsDreamFactory takes it to the next level with its range of pop-up sleepovers, outdoor movie nights, spa parties, glamping kits and other immersive experiences for little ones. You can choose from 20 themes—including Star Wars,…

Skin Deep
Skin Deep

The Launch Naples mom of four Victoria Watts debuted Victorialand Beauty when, after two years of experimentation, she discovered the right mix of  natural ingredients in her kitchen to tackle her own skin issues. She wanted to create products that…

Four Wheeling
Four Wheeling

Finding strollers that work on the beach can be a feat. That’s why Veer’s Cruiser Wagon, which is tailor-made for active families who roll through varied terrains in pursuit of nature, remains a favorite for coastal fams. With its aircraft-grade…

Mommy Must-Haves
Mommy Must-Haves

Chic and Durable Made in Australia, this eco-friendly Kids Beach Toy Set is sturdy enough to handle Florida’s weather and comes with a mesh carrying bag, so you keep the sand at the beach. The modern, stylish set comes in…

Going With the Flow
Going With the Flow

Child’s pose, or balasana, is a resting posture in yoga that involves several steps to achieve proper body position. Once learned, it’s the perfect pose for reconnecting to your breath. Getting into it the first time can be challenging, unless…

The Doctor Is In
The Doctor Is In

During house calls for newborn babies, pediatrician Dr. Sara Lane rings the doorbell wearing an N95 mask. She arrives with a baby scale under one arm and a diaper bag in the other that’s filled with monitors, a stethoscope and…

Schoolhouse Rock
Schoolhouse Rock

While homeschooling has been steadily gaining traction for years, the pandemic made it something every parent needed to get familiar with—fast. Aside from making sure your little ones have a reliable internet connection, the surroundings of their learning space can…

The Family Kitchen
The Family Kitchen

Lysielle Cariot grew up in France, so it’s only fitting that when she brings her American granddaughters, 8-year-old Lili and 12-year-old Emilia, into the kitchen, they make a treat she loved as a child: crêpes Suzettes. “My best memories are…

Pitching In
Pitching In

There is little evidence inside Chris Resop’s Naples home of his 14-year professional baseball career. There’s no dedicated man cave or walls lined with memorabilia and trophies. In fact, all of the former player’s jerseys from when he pitched for…

Where the Wild Things Dine
Where the Wild Things Dine

Lake Park Diner, Naples This diner has a cool garden vibe and a menu of old-school favorites modernized with creativity and recipes for good health. The shakes by themselves are enough motivation to get the family there. (Try the Cereal…

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park Reopening After 15-Month Hiatus
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park Reopening After 15-Month Hiatus

Collier County’s Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is reopening this week after a more than 15-month hiatus in North Naples. The water park temporarily closed to the public in late March 2020 because of CDC guidelines to control the spread of COVID-19. The park remained…

Kid-Friendly Halloween Activities in Southwest Florida
Kid-Friendly Halloween Activities in Southwest Florida

Temperatures may still be high, but you know that fall has arrived in Southwest Florida thanks to the slate of seasonal activities and events that come around as the days get shorter and the Gulf breezes get a little stronger. Pumpkins patches, costume contests and corn mazes—oh my! There’s…

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