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Anna Futrell

One SW Florida has fostered six children over the past two years while another family chose to adopt a newborn. more

Parenting

After some weeks of research and consideration, my family and I made a few treks around the southern part of Florida to visit some places I had never heard of. The requirement was simple – adventures had to be accessible to families from Naples. more

Fun

What, exactly, do moms with twins experience? Neapolitan Family writer Anna Snyder spoke with two moms in Naples about their experience with twins. more

Parenting

Are you searching for a way to add structure to your family’s summer? Why not create your own bucket list? You can decide to make one for your entire family, or have each family member create their own. more

Fun

This very weighty topic of postpartum depression (PPD) is of the utmost importance to new moms in Southwest Florida. In learning more about PPD, I have gained a new understanding of the road that many new moms walk. I hope you will, too. more

Parenting

For families with children who have special needs, the summer months can prove to be a daunting obstacle. The need for childcare, as well as educational bridges between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next, creates a burden. more

Special Needs

When it comes to summer camps and educational opportunities, it is important to plan ahead, gather information, and make informed decisions, rather than waiting and making decisions by default or out of desperation. more

Fun

As a new parent, you shouldn’t necessarily feel pressured to read. However, there are various parenting books out there that WILL provide encouragement and support should you choose to pursue reading in your spare time. more

Parenting

If you’re a new mom looking for friendship, support or just a little time outside of the house, we have suggestions to help you find other mothers who are looking for friends like you! more

Fun

Continuing education in Collier County is a fantastic way to learn new skills, connect socially with other adults in an educational setting, pursue various areas of study for a new career, or challenge yourself intellectually. more

Education

Having a resolution of eating healthier in 2016 is great, particularly if you are attempting to get your entire family to eat healthier. We have resources to help your Naples family learn to cook healthy meals at home. more

Health

​Add this to the list of new mom woes -- for the first eight weeks of your newborn’s life, your pediatrician advises you not to take your newborn to any public place. If you're a Naples mom with a newborn, we have suggestions on where you CAN go. more

Parenting

Our "New Mom" columnist Anna Futrell chats with literacy development expert and Naples resident, Julia Gerber, to discuss the importance of reading to newborns and babies. more

Parenting

What are some Thanksgiving traditions to embrace with your children – ones you can all look forward to year after year? We have a few ideas to share! more

Holidays

The Blue Zones Project encourages healthy living principles among the residents of Southwest Florida. It is a community-centered program that seeks to create a common goal: the pursuit of longevity through healthy, fulfilling lifestyle choices. more

Health

New mom Anna Futrell checked out group workout classes in Naples to help you get back into shape after childbirth. more

Health

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