Marisa Langford is a family travel expert who writes & appears on camera for national and local publications and news outlets. She is also a partner & content brand manager for a national CPG brand.
Planning Family Adventures
The Founder of the Tampa Mama Blog, Marisa Langford, joined Gayle Guyardo, the host of the global health and wellness show, Bloom, to share how to plan your next family adventure, especially with spring break right around the corner.
You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at 2pm on WFLA News Channel 8.
Bloom is now part of DBTV Network, seen in over 300 million households worldwide, including Roku TV, and Amazon Fire.
Bloom also airs in 40 markets across the country.
Easing your child back into school routine
Blogger Marisa Langford offers her Back to School S.M.A.R.T. tips to help give kids and their parents a running start to tackle the new school year, Langford is a mom of 4, founder of the TampaMama.com blog and a regular contributor to Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.
Tampa Mama Travels: 3 Perfect Days in the Palm Beaches Florida
My kids are getting to an age where they are able to reminisce their childhood adventures as we sit around the family dinner table and talk about “remember when…” It has become all to real as they are beginning to grow up, that they will be spreading their wings sooner than later. So on the rare occasion that I’m able to steal them away for a weekend getaway, I’m delighted when we come back from our adventures and I hear the kids talk about what memories we made, that will hopefully become co...
3 Perfect Days: Tampa (Day 3) For Americal Airlines via INK Global and Hemisphere's Magazine
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D-I-Y Halloween Decor on Great Day Tampa Bay
Tampa Mama, Marisa Langford joined us to share easy last minute Halloween décor ideas.
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Use extreme caution using dry ice as it can cause burns. Dry ice should never be consumed.
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Halloween Party Hacks
Tampa Mama Marisa Langford stopped by GDL to show us some great Halloween party ideas that won’t break the bank.
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you’re trying to plan the perfect Halloween party, you can never go wrong with spooky cocktails and tempting treats. Marisa Langford, author of the Tampa Macreatma blog, stopped by Great Day Live to show us how to throw a thrilling monster bash without breaking the bank. From glow in the dark shots to dry ice cocktails, Langford covered it all. You can find t...
How to have a fun, safe and affordable spring break staycation
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Living in a world-class destination means you won’t have to travel far for world-class fun.
Those in Tampa Bay can take advantage of nice getaways and trips and nice resorts on the beach.
Tampa Mama Marisa Langford, a blogger and contributor to Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine tells 8 On Your Side all it takes is a bit of pre-planning to make spring break fun and safe.
She recommends calling the hotel you’re planning to stay at and asking what their policies are du...
Android or Apple? Experts recommend this type of phone when it comes to protecting children
TAMPA, Fla. - Many parents may be contemplating gifting their children cell phones this year, but want to make sure they choose the best one when it comes to safety.
Ten-year-old Abby Langford knows there won't be a cell phone under the tree for her this year. For now, games on her mom's iPad will have to do.
"Parenting in the tech world with the technology and having kids at all different levels is daunting," explained her mother, Marisa Langford.
Marisa Langford has been down this road befo...
Saving my baby girl from greater suffering, my gold-medal best
From TODAY Mom Marisa Langford: My story starts five years ago when my son Jake was diagnosed with a rare condition known as congenital adrenal hyperplasia. It is a lifelong condition that requires daily medicine. He is super healthy and an amazing child. (Thankfully this condition is not neurological or mental. We are blessed he is so healthy.) After learning that our future children would have a 25 percent chance to have this same condition, we were not sure if we would venture into having m...
Your Official runDisney Kids Race Guide: Tips for Having the Best First runDisney Experience
Whether it’s the 100-Meter Dash, the 200-Meter Dash, the One Mile Run, or the Diaper Dash, runDisney Kids Races are an amazing experience for kids! From a pre-race warm up dance party to crossing that finish line with a Disney character cheering you on, the runDisney Kids Races presented by GoGo squeeZ® will be an event your kids won’t want to miss! As your kid runners get ready for their race weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, let’s walk through all the fun things to do and wh...
All about our national parks
Tampa Mama Marisa Langford joined GDL to give us her top picks for her favorite national parks, as well as her tips for planning your next trip.
SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Our national parks are a great option for your next family vacation, and this summer, they are more popular than ever! Tampa Mama Marisa Langford joined GDL to give us her top picks for her favorite national parks, as well as her tips for planning your next trip. Learn more here: Adventures of Tampa Mama – A Tampa Mama. A Flo...
Best Tips for Families Planning a Trip to a National Park
America the beautiful is calling! Our national parks are one of America’s “best ideas.” But with everyone wanting to explore them, some for the first time, planning a national park vacation can be daunting. The rise in popularity of these treasured lands has increased by the millions, year over year, and many are set to see record numbers in attendance this post-pandemic year.
So where do you start? Here are a few tips to get you planning for a road trip this year or maybe even a trip of a li...
Getting Kids Excited About the Great Outdoors
Our national parks are incredible classrooms and they belong to all of us. Field trips, be they in person or virtual, provide students with a sense of adventure and inspire a sense of wonder at the world around us. That’s why the National Park Foundation (NPF) and partner GoGo squeeZ have teamed up to provide field trip opportunities to connect kids to our national parks through NPF’s Open OutDoors for Kids program.
Already, the program has connected more than 1 million kids to our national p...
What a Slow Summer Really Means and Why You Should Try It
In the spirit of NOT trying to keeping up with amazing, fabulous (and unrealistic) Instagram feeds or movies like Judy Moody's Not So Bummer Summer I'm reminded that I just can't do everything. With four kids, dinner can be just as expensive as a week of camp for one kid. Not to mention driving all over this Earth to get the one child there.
My advice...SLOW DOWN. Seriously. Do you realize that at some point, your kids might not want to hang out with you. Or that they might soon prefer to han...
Vacations Are The Perfect Start: Reconnecting With Your Kids
All I wanted for Mother's Day was a weekend with my family. I wanted to drop everything and just be for a weekend. No cell phone. No worries. Nothing to do but just reconnect. Parenting in a digital world has really opened up my eyes to realize that technology can consume us all. We connect through screens, comments, words...but in reality nothing can recreate that connection we make in person. In real time. Living in the moment. And soemtimes all we need is a place to start so we can remembe...