Fall Into Family Fun

Fall is my favorite time of year. Living in Florida may seem hard for families to get into the fall spirit. Especially families who are new to the area from much cooler states. We have warm weather, sunny beaches, and beautiful orange sunsets. But we rarely have cool weather or need to wear warmer clothes this time of year. We…

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Teaching Children Respect

The best way to teach a child respect is to show respect. But what does it mean to show respect? Respect is an attitude. It is a response to others that may be verbal and non-verbal. Respect is the attitude of admiration or esteem – to hold in esteem or consider well-regarded – towards others, oneself and one’s possessions. A…

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Kids Setting Goals

Every year in January many parents set goals for themselves. It may be dreams: work related, health related and so much more. We write them all down and then start working on a plan to get there. What about the kids? Can you imagine how much children can learn and grow if they begin goal-setting at a young age? Why…

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Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

Are you dealing with a strong-willed child? As a mom, I really didn’t deal with this too much until my children became teenagers. However, my son has been a single dad for the past seven years, and I am very involved in his three children’s lives. One of them in particular is extremely strong-willed and, in an effort to get…

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Celebrating Five Years In Business

As I write this blog I’m so overwhelmed with a grateful heart for the journey I have been on during the past five years. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be running an in-home nanny placement, babysitter service, and senior companion care agency. My background was in the telecommunications industry selling to big box stores….

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Nanny and Babysitter Certification Course

Elite Family Care now offers Nanny and Babysitter Certification Course The need for in-home childcare is growing at a rapid pace. Many parents are struggling to find quality care. Then you have wonderful people who love working with children either as a babysitter as needed for families, or would love a career as a nanny. Some are college students, moms,…

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Children’s Birthday Parties Right At Home

Children’s birthday parties can be a challenge to plan. But children love birthday parties and look forward to them. They spend the months prior to their birthday dreaming of the type of party they want. Moms and dads have such busy schedules these days that finding a place that will do the whole party is a whole lot easier. You…

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Family Fun: Sailor Circus

Sailor Circus now in its sixth decade of operation has grown from a small high school gymnastics class in 1949 to the present spectacular 4 ring youth circus production known worldwide as the Greatest “Little” Show on Earth. Students from the 4th through 12th grades in Sarasota and surrounding counties have an opportunity to experience the performing arts in a…

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Family Fun: Save Our Seabirds

Our 130,000 square foot facility is home to approximately 250 birds consisting of over 30 species both native and exotic. Come stroll our mostly shaded boardwalk while observing many of our residents in more than 45 manicured enclosures.

Dakin Dairy Farms

We bottle our “Farm Fresh” milk right here on our sustainable family farm! Hayrides, pig races, feeding calves & making butter are all part of our guided tour. An old fashioned “farm fun” play area concludes your visit under our gorgeous oak hammock. Concession stand, gifts and more. Make memories every Oct-April, M-F 12pm. Saturday’s 10, 12 & 3pm. Oct-Dec…

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