Vivian Owen

Vivian Owen
Vivian has lived in seven of the most random cities in the US (Rancho Cucamonga, anyone?), but if hard pressed will say she grew up in Dayton, Ohio. Having chucked her ice scrapers and earmuffs in the garbage, she now spends her sunshine-filled days in Lakewood Ranch, FL. In a former life, she was an advertising agency copywriter, but today teaches full time in the Advertising Department at Ringling College of Art and Design. She’s an avid reader, jewelry fiend and bona fide foodie with the 3-star Michelin restaurant receipt to prove it. When she’s not enlightening young minds or writing, she’s cooking for her son, Logan, who eats like an NFL linebacker, doting on her daughter, Dahlia, or binge-watching TV with her husband, Steve.
New Year's Eve Holiday Guide

Sarasota/Manatee New Year’s Eve Guide 2019

This is it! We've made it to the end of the year. Finally! Trust us, 365 days of mommin' deserves to be celebrated. And whether you're looking to glam it up and go out...
Holiday Posts Holiday Guide 2019

Sarasota/Manatee Holiday Blog Posts

Whether you want to learn how to take the perfect Christmas photos, eat healthy for the holidays or save your sanity while shopping, we're here to help you make the most of the season! Thank...
Sarasota Manatee Holiday Guide 2019

Sarasota/Manatee Holiday Guide 2019

The countdown to the holiday season has begun! And while our friends and family up North are fighting snowstorms and freezing temperatures, we've still got plenty of sunshine to spare. The weather is just perfect...
Sarasota Manatee Fall Blog Posts

Sarasota/Manatee Fall-Themed Blog Posts

Whether you want to learn how to make the perfect pumpkin bread, keep your kids safe while trick-or-treating or work on some autumn-themed crafts this fall, we're here to help you make the season...
Sarasota Manatee Halloween Events for Families

Sarasota/Manatee Halloween Events for Families 2019

Looking for some not-so-frightening fun for your younger ones? Or just a few more excuses for them to dress up in their not-so-cheap Halloween costumes? You've come to the right place. From costume parties...
Sarasota Manatee Fall Festival

Sarasota/Manatee Fall Festival Guide 2019

Fall marks the start of festival season in Sarasota, and there's no shortage of both adult and family fun around here! From food, wine, beer and music festivals to signature events like Oktoberfest, Medieval...
Sarasota Manatee Ultimate Fall Guide

The Sarasota/Manatee Ultimate Fall Guide 2019

There's a slight chill in the air, the leaves are turning orange and everyone's excited for boots and sweater weather! Oh, who are we kidding??!! It's fall in Florida. The trees are still green,...
North Pole Express parrish sarasota

Hidden Gem – All Aboard the North Pole Express!

North Pole Express Florida Railroad Museum 12210 83rd Street E. Parrish, FL 34219 2019 Dates: December 3 - 8, 10 - 15, and 17 - 22 Ticket Prices: Starting at $24.50 for adult Coach Class and $20.50 for children's Coach...
The Ultimate Packing List

The Ultimate Travel Packing Lists for Babies and Kids {FREE Printable!}

You're going on vacation? Congrats! As a mom, you now not only have to pack for yourself but for all of your children too. Yay! Sound like a daunting task? I don't know about you, but mom...
Free Cheap Summer Guide Sarasota

The Sarasota Mom’s Guide to Free or Cheap Summer Fun 2019

We've rounded up the best free or cheap summer fun in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and put it right here in one place. From story times and open gym to music festivals and bounce houses,...