WooHoo! It’s that time of year again. Our mailboxes are bursting with back to school info and Target looks like a hurricane came through. Kids are picking out their first day of school outfits and complaining that we won’t...
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'm not going to lie, I have never really considered myself a bargain shopper. But with several kids, it's taught me to have a plan and pinch some pennies. Alas, I bring to you: Fun Things To Do This...
  Parenting is hard. Communication to our children of any age is hard. Especially if you're trying to do it right or change negative generational patterns. Thankfully research shows that we *only* have to do it right 30% of the...
My family lives a wild, unusual lifestyle that many people have questions about: We don't have a TV. I know. It's kinda crazy, but we actually love not having a TV. Here are the answers to the most common questions...
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...
There is no denying parenting is hard work. Simply, it’s a lifetime commitment to other people...you always have your family and they always have you. My parenting journey was easy in the beginning only because I hadn’t met my...
  The Subscription Box That Makes Reading More Fun! (referral link used in this post that offers you a discount as well. yay!)   “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney" Getting my...
My Amazon shopping trends will tell you that I LOVE BOOKS. My house will tell you I love books. We have full shelves, book bins under beds for easy rotation, and every school year I create a very heavy...

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  Encouraging teenagers to find hobbies they are passionate about is not always easy. Electronics tend to come easily for the teens in our home, but we are consistently encouraging them to broaden their horizons outside of the electronic space....
School has begun and I know everyone is glad for the routine to be back in order. But even if your kids go to school, you homeschool, or just have toddlers and babies at home; I think you will...
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....

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Destin 30A May Events Roundup

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It's official - the month of May is festival month. GatorFest, LakeFest, Fine Arts Fest...so many fests! Plus Mother's Day, and more. Check out...