Not Just Another Outing

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Ah, August. The heat is so oppressive that after five minutes outside you need a shower, “Named” storms start popping up, and THE KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL.  Admittedly, it’s school that makes some of the most lasting impressions...
One of our favorite spring and summer activities is going on an old-fashioned scavenger hunt. When the weather is just right you can find yourself spending an entire summer morning exploring the park and checking off list of cool...
SUMMER! It's finally here and we have such high hopes for grilling, chilling, beaching, ALL of it! We believe in living intentionally, but we also know that over the summer, that's not always simple. It's all too easy to fall...
We live at the beach, so finding kids' swimwear that is cute, affordable, and will last through the summer without fading or wearing out (looking at you, scratchy pool stairs) is kind of my thing. For our salt-and-chlorine-filled summer...
I want to tell you the tale of my life with a minivan...  Living near the beach with kids it goes without saying that my car is full of summer gear, soccer balls, toys, beach chairs, sand; LOTS of...
My littles have been at home, with me, for nearly an entire year now. They came home from spring break in 2020 and never went back to the traditional school. Somedays it's dreamy and we all get so much...
I’m just going to say it… our son Isaac going back to school after the holidays sucked. I kept seeing posts from other parents that were soo excited for their kids to go back to school after the holiday break....
One of my best friends turned the big four-oh this month. I remember when my mom turned 40. I was nine years old and it seemed like such a big deal. I remember thinking adamantly that we not decorate...
Nearly 14 years ago, a lovely nurse named Glinda placed a tiny eight pound two ounce bundle of baby boy on my chest after many hours of labor and pushing. I remember being completely in awe and also completely...
My son was recently in Orlando, Florida without any member of his family. He's highly supervised, of course, but this was the first time he/any of my children have been away from us for a school trip. He was...
"How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George?" Me: *raising my hand*  How many of you have been Regina George?   Me:  *raising my hand slowly* If you answered no to the second question - then you might be...
I am officially naming this school year Senior Year Interrupted.  With all that is happening in the world right now senior year is the last thing anyone should be worried about, right?  I wish I could agree with you,...
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I’m a Liar

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Hi everyone.  My name is Amy. I'm a liar.   I have told my closest friends for years that I look forward to my kids growing up and moving out because I can't wait to see what kind of people they will...
I do not know if it is a second baby thing, a girl thing, or if I am finally being punished for something awful I did in my dreams but this toddler is wild. Terrible twos may be the...

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New Year’s Eve Events Around Destin/30a

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First of all...can you even believe that New Year's Eve is so close?! The beginning of the year went so slowly for me and...

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