Archive for Sarasota

22 Dec 2013

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus present CircusFit for Fit Kids Everywhere!

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Each year, we go to see the Circus! I am always in awe of the performers and what they are able to do! This year, they come to America with a 90-city tour, that begins here in Tampa Bay with their new show: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents Legends! This show is set to let you eyes feast on fanciful and mysterious acts that will have you in amazement! This is still “the greatest show on Earth!”

My kids have visited the circus each year and it is always a new show when it comes to town. Never the same. Yet the acts in each show are just amazing to watch! They are all so talented and so athletic that I often wonder if my 4 and 8 year old gymnast will one day run away with the circus because they have a talent that they have learned from a young age!

I recently learned of a program that is supported by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Fit! They have partnered with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to help children remember how FUN it is to be FIT! They have a curriculum that it is FREE and available for download so that teachers and community leaders can implement bringing fitness, nutrition and healthy living to classrooms and after-school programs anywhere!

At Fit Kids Playground, we fully believe that fitness should be made fun and coming from a clown, childhood obesity is no laughing matter! This is a wonderful way for kids to want to have fun, be silly and get fit all at the same time! I hope that more teachers, preschool coordinators or community leaders learn about this opportunity and curriculum that is available to everyone for free. It is a great way to head to the circus and talk about how all the acts use healthy habits to keep them doing the amazing things that they can do.

If you haven’t got your tickets yet, an insiders tip is that opening night is typically less in cost, but there is only one show. There is also an additional add on this year to get a VIP ticket to the Ringmaster Zone! This is a limited ticket and allows you access to a personal and once-in-a-lifetime experience that will have your family walking with clowns, petting elephants, shaking hands with the Ringmaster and standing in the infamous motorcycle Globe of Steel! How fun!

And of course, for any show, arrive an hour early for an all access Pre-Show pass to meet the clowns, watch jugglers and mingle with the shows stars! Take lots of pictures and be sure to show them off to your friends! It is really like you were a part of the circus!

We have been provided with a family-4-pack for tickets to the Tampa Bay show happening January 1-5 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. 8 shows in all. We are so excited to help kids push away the screen with “the greatest show on Earth!”*

Disclosure: I have been provided with tickets for my family as well as a family-four pack to a Tampa show.
*This giveaway has ended.

19 Jul 2013

Lee Roy Selmon’s Celebrates Family Dinners

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The one thing I really have made a priority in our house are family dinners. We always sat and ate dinner as a family as I was growing up and I have tried to do it with my family too.

But of course, it is not always easy to make this happen. With four kids, baseball games, gymnastics, nap schedules or homework, finding the time to cook and sit down can be a challenge. But, tired or not, I will always try to make it work.

We were invited to Lee Roy Selmon’s to have a family dinner and check out their new “Kids Eat Free” Monday’s. I was looking forward to this meal all week! Not only was it amazing food, I often welcome a break where I can enjoy my meal, my kids, the conversation and the fact that I don’t have to clean up the dishes for once.

We visited the Boy Scout Road location, by International Plaza. They have 7 other Tampa Bay area locations too. Our service was perfect and the staff could not have been more friendly to us and any family that visited their store.

The Southern style BBQ that everyone raves about completely lived up to its reputation. Jake and Mia enjoyed the kids ribs and licked eveyone clean! I also loved that they had healthy side options, like broccoli, for my kids to pair with their meal too! Plenty of food for everyone and the most enjoyable dinner time we have had in a while!

I also learned about a few other specials they were offering as well! They have a Victory Hour (or Happy Hour) Mondays- Fridays from 4-7pm, where they have drink and appetizer specials for $3. And all summer long, they have some amazine “Summer Bowl” specials that come with crisp veggies, Selmon’s signature rice and amazing smoked meat.

And of course the sports atmosphere with all the Lee Roy Selmon memoribilia had us conversing at dinner about sports and who Lee Roy Selmon was! It was so much fun to walk around the restaurant and talk sports history with the kids.

I hope that you visit Lee Roy Selmon’s sometime this summer and relax with your family, while saving a few dollars that we all work so hard to make. Family dinners are meant to be enjoyed and sharing good food with the people you love will always make for a memorable dining experience.

To find a Lee Roy Selmon location near you click here.
*I was invited to come and dine at Lee Roy Selmon’s in retun for my honest opinion about my experience. All opinions are my own.

06 Nov 2012

Mother of All Baby Showers

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It’s here! Are you an expecting Mother? Know an expecting Mother and live in the Tampa Bay or surrounding areas? Well it’s coming! The Mother of All Baby Showers! It should be a great time and event the famous Rosie Pope will be there too! I think that this is a must attend event at the Glazer Children’s Museum on November 16th. Enjoy! We even have a deal for you too!

Please use promo code MOABS for $5 off! This will be a sold out event! For more information and to buy tickets visit