A Carefree Christmas Can Be Easy: Tips for a Laid Back Holiday

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Christmas is just a few weeks away, and as the holiday crunch sets in, it’s easy to get stressed and overwhelmed instead of enjoying the season. While you can’t just sit back and relax when you’re the one responsible for pulling off the Yuletide traditions in your family, there are some hacks and shortcuts that […]

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Happy Halloween for EVERYbody: Three Ways to Make Halloween More Inclusive This Season

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Halloween is just a couple of weeks away. Kids (and adults) are picking out the perfect costume and preparing for lots of fun, and PLENTY of candy. While some families will still be participating in traditional trick-or-treating in nearby neighborhoods, other families here in Polk County might not yet feel comfortable going out in droves […]

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How To Prepare For Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season has officially arrived in Florida! As hurricane season starts at the beginning of June to the end of November, many Floridians stack up on extra water, food, batteries, generators, and more. But, don’t let these things be the only things you do to prepare. Along with the housing damage that hurricanes and tropical […]

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Summer Biking in Florida: What Motorcyclists Need to Know

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Summer in Florida means sunshine, long (hot) days, and plenty of time enjoying the outdoors. Few people know this better than motorcycle owners. If you enjoy traveling by bike, you understand the delight in feeling the wind and sunshine firsthand as you hit the highway. Unfortunately, there are many risks that come along with taking […]

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Fun in Florida: Tips for Enjoying Your Memorial Day in The Sunshine State

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Memorial Day weekend is coming up fast, and that means it’s time for some fun in the sun! Whether you’re new to the area, a longtime resident planning a staycation, or simply visiting the Sunshine State to soak up some rays, Florida is a hot destination (literally!) for people to enjoy their holiday weekend. It’s […]

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Showing Your Love Safely: Valentine’s Day Tips for 2021

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With just a little over a week left until Valentine’s Day, many of us are busy making preparations for showing the ones we love just how much we care. It’s no secret though that this year’s holiday looks different than years past. No crowded restaurants, no big parties, no surprise cruises or last-minute vacations and […]

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Parenting During The Pandemic: Adding Hours Back into Your Day

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Are you a parent or caregiver doing your best to keep business running as usual, even though nothing in life looks the way you expected it to this year? From school being revolutionized thanks to the pandemic, to employees everywhere suddenly becoming “remote,” circumstances in many homes are certainly new to say the least. Because of […]

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Make Working from Home Work for You: Creating An In-Home Office Space

Are you still working from home due to COVID concerns? One major change we’ve seen in society since the beginning of this pandemic is the shift in employer mentality regarding remote workers and what they can do for business. More and more business owners are realizing that many, if not all, of their employees and […]

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Hurricane 101 for Winter Haven Residents

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Everyone in Florida is breathing a sigh of relief after narrowly missing a hit by Hurricane Laura, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods for the rest of the season! Hurricane preparation is a popular topic here, but for folks in Polk County, it can look very different than that of our neighbors […]

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Prepare Your Kids: Going Back to School During a Pandemic

Parents and teachers across Polk County are holding their breath, waiting to hear the final verdict on what school reopening will look like for the 2020-2021 school year. As the original start date of classes looms closer, parents are trying their best to prepare themselves for what lies ahead, whether that be sending their kids back into […]

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