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  1. Kids learn business skills at Hyde Park market

    Humaninterest

    TAMPA At first, Zaniyah and Isayah Mosley seemed content to sit back and watch mom. But business doesn't work that way and the youngsters soon found themselves out front on the sidewalk, tempting passers-by with doughnut holes and cups of pineapple lemonade. …

    Lydia Hord, 11, of Oldsmar sits with her mother, Britney, and her sister Vijay, 9, as they sell crafts made from recycled books at the Hyde Park Village Fresh Market on Sunday.
  2. Pizza place warns parents: Control your kids

    Moms

    Our colleague Laura Reiley reports here that Cappy's pizzeria in Seminole Heights has had it with unruly children, prompting the owner to ban kids from the patio area and to post a sign in the restaurant warning: "For the comfort and safety of everybody, if you allow your child to run, scream or misbehave, you will be asked to leave."  …

  3. Cappy's pizzeria warns parents: Make kids behave or leave

    Restaurants

    TAMPA — With a bit of chalk on a blackboard, Scooter Gabel unleashed a fury. Smudgy and handwritten, the sign that went up nearly two months ago says this: "For the comfort and safety of everybody, if you allow your child to run, scream or misbehave, you will be asked to leave." The owner of Cappy's pizzeria in Seminole Heights had had enough.  …

  4. Kick the kids off the couch and head to Fit Kids Playground on Saturday

    Moms

    With all the chatter about how adults aren't doing anything to stay healthy or how kids are not as active as  they should be, a Saturday event might be just the thing you need to jump start your kids. And in turn, it may help you too.  …

  5. Garden in a truck aims for picky eaters

    Moms

    My 2-year-old dismisses most vegetables with a “yuck.” Same goes for fruits, unless it’s applesauce. But fruits and veggies grown in the bed of a truck? Well, that might be enough to get the attention of this truck-loving, picky eater. Truck Farm -- a garden on wheels -- is coming to Tampa, thanks to a national grant and a mom with a passion for healthy living. Marisa Langford, a mother of three with her fourth on the way, received a “We Can” grant last month that will provide up to $10,000 for programs locally that promote nutrition and exercise. Only 18 community sites nationally got the funding. “We Can” (short for Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) is an effort through the National Institutes of Health to educate parents and prompt community change. Its three main goals are to encourage healthy eating, increase activity and reduce screen time. …

  6. Lifestyle fair for healthy kids coming to South Tampa

    Fitness

    Two Tampa moms say diet and exercise shouldn't mean supersized value meals and fast finger moving on video games. It should mean fruits, grains and vegetables and running around outdoors.  …

  7. Tricks and tips to get kids to eat more veggies

    Moms

    It was nice to see this story by our colleague Elisabeth Parker on Tampa mom Marisa Langford, who started a monthly event called "Playin' in the Park" in March with about $3,000 awarded from a national childhood obesity prevention program. Today (and the first Tuesday of every month) kids can eat healthy snacks, like apples and carrots, and engage in what Langford calls "free organic play" from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The event drew more than 200 children last month. …

  8. Mom's idea gets kids off the couch and into health

    Health

    DOWNTOWN …

    Marisa Langford, shown with Mia and Jake at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, started “Playin’ in the Park” in March.
  9. Looking for a good babysitter? Service is for you

    Consumer

    TAMPA Consider it like speed dating, but instead of looking for love, you're looking for babysitters. A new service in Tampa, Sitter Soirees, tries to take the legwork out of finding a sitter by connecting parents and babysitters at informal get-togethers. …

    Sitter Soirees co-founder Candice Bernstein, with son Colin, struggled to find her own sitters.
  10. Baby loves disco (and moms and dads will, too)

    Parenting

    For any parent tired of trudging to the park, mall and playground for the umpteenth time, organizers of Baby Loves Disco say to try this: Boogie. As in dance, not as in the sticky stuff that moms constantly wipe from noses.  …

    The funkier your baby looks, the better.
  11. Shake your groove thing, baby

    Parenting

    For any parent tired of trudging to the park, mall and playground for the umpteenth time, organizers of Baby Loves Disco say to try this: Boogie. As in dance, not as in the sticky stuff that moms constantly wipe from noses.  …