For 12 of our 15 years of marriage, we have lived away from our families. At first it wasn’t by choice. My husband was accepted into medical school in Des Moines, Iowa so to Iowa we went. Next came residency, another choice we didn’t really get to make. To Lees Summit, Missouri we went. After residency […]
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I’ve always had a desire to adopt, but I could have never imagined that desire would turn into reality and one day I would feel so passionately about National Adoption Awareness Month. Not only does our family kick off the month of November celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month, but November 1st is our son Beckham’s […]
When we started the adoption process the first time (in 2017), everyone came out of the woodworks. You know, the “OMG! My cousin’s, sister’s, brother and his wife adopted, too!” It’s like when you get pregnant, you’re all the sudden part of a new club. The Mom Club. And everyone gives you all their non-solicited […]
My son is five and has a muscle disorder, which has caused significant delays in his muscle development and overall strength. When looking for equipment like car seats, there is always the concern that even if a seat is age-appropriate for him, it may not give him enough support.
Spring is in the air, which around here means the event calendar is filling up quickly! There’s lots to do in our little beach towns as the season picks up, and Easter is no exception. From Egg Hunts to Beach Services, we figured the least we could do is get them all in one spot […]
You know that saying “it takes a village”? Well these days, it seems like our Mom Tribes have gotten pretty sparse. With people living farther away from their families and everyone having insanely busy schedules, it can be difficult to find the support that we all need sometimes. Plus if you’re anything like me, you’re […]
Thanksgiving is coming! It’s the busiest time the year for people to drive or fly to see their loved ones for the weekend. Then we all franticly get home to get back to work and school. While Thanksgiving is supposed to be about thankfulness, and spending time with family you haven’t see all year, for […]
School is back in session, holidays are around the corner, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still on the lookout for fun adventures we can enjoy with our littles. Although my child is not yet ambulatory (hey there stroller mama), you better believe I’m taking mental notes on all the splash pads and playgrounds that […]
As I approached five weeks postpartum and my babe and I adjusted to his little life outside the womb, I started internalizing, “okay, what has worked and what hasn’t?” Here’s a little round up of what I’ve been loving so far, for all you expecting moms out there who might be feeling overwhelmed by the […]
In my entire life, I have had only two paying jobs. The first was teaching, in which I have a degree. The second was working in my dad’s office. I don’t know what it’s like to work late hours in an office, or have pressing deadlines. I do not know what it’s like to climb the corporate ladder. […]
We’ve created this Destin 30A Photographer Guide to introduce you to some of our favorite local photographers, and highlight what they do best. We hope this resource saves you from a long tedious internet search, and helps you find the right photographer for the job!
Nest: v. to make a home; n. a home where people live I had heard the term nesting time and time again as I began walking through the sweet season of pregnancy. And although I felt it would be my honest inclination to nest seconds after known conception (I mean, everyone else has nursery Pinterest […]
In partnership with The Green OwlA good Turkish towel is like the Bonnie to my Clyde. It’s with me no matter what, and won’t let me down, even if I’m putting it in harm’s way. I take it with me to the Beach (so sandy), have one in the Bathroom (not kidding), use it for […]
I’m not going to lie, I have never really considered myself a bargain shopper which is super unfortunate for my husband, huh? But if the adoption process as taught me anything, it’s how to pinch a penny. If your toddler is anything like my threenager, ya gotta have a plan. Alas, I bring to you: Fun […]