Making Easter Special From Home! (& A Giveaway!!)

Disclosure: I’ve received a free copy from Workman Publishing in exchange for a free and unbiased review. This post also contains affiliate links, when you shop using my links AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU, I earn a small percentage.We are finding our groove in quarantine, emotions shift hourly, but in many ways-- this time has served me and my family in a beautiful way. We are moving slow, having better conversations, even working on chore training. I have been thoroughly enjoying…

Anxiety, community, and free things! OH MY.

I cannot tell you guys how many times I have positioned myself at this computer to write a blog post. A steaming hot coffee to my right, and my fingers hovering just above the middle row of my keyboard, but no words come. What could I possibly share with you guys that would have any significance? It isn't much, but I want to give ya'll a look into my anxious heart the last few weeks. At the encouragement of a…

On Knowing When To Press Pause..

For over four years, This Messy Season, has been my creative home base. You guys have allowed me to share my children as they’ve grown, my successes, my motherhood disappointments, my favorite books, my silly jokes, my favorite products. We’ve gone through career changes, cross country moves, and this platform has been my constant in a sea of changes. I’ve had experiences I could’ve only dreamt of. I’ve poured my heart into content, and prayed that something I have shared…

Fun For Kids When Nothing Feels That Fun.

I'm an anxious mess, this gloom and doom is just too much for this hypochrondriac, Enneagram seven. I love being in community with others, planning parties, researching cheap flights, planning my next adventure. BUT I'm also a recovering busy body, and kind of looking forward to a reset with my kids. T'his year has been rushed and busy, mornings hectic even for me as a morning person. I work from home as a full time travel blogger, so this is…

#ChooseFun, Rest, And Be Inspired Aboard The Carnival Paradise!

Disclosure: Thank you Carnival for hosting me aboard your beautiful vessel. All opinions expressed are my own! Can I be honest? I was very nervous to step so out of my comfort zone and leave my family for five days. I talk a big game about the importance of self care and carving out time for ourselves, but truthfully, I'm really bad at it. I know my family is more than capable, but I value my work as a mom…

Fishing With Kids In & Around Jacksonville, Florida

Fishing season 2020 is finally upon us, so I thought I would spend a little time sharing some things you can get your kids involved in if you live near the Jacksonville/St. Augustine area. If you're a family looking to learn more about fishing and eat delicious food, I highly recommend investing in a family membership for the Jacksonville Offshore Sport Fishing Club. We joined a little over a year ago, and have learned so much. We have some incredible…

Catch Up With Me: March 2020 Edition.

March is well underway, and there is no denying the most exhilarating part of my month was my recent cruise. I had the opportunity to be hosted by Carnival cruise line as part of a group of 40 bloggers. It was such a motivating and inspiring week for me, plus it was just down right fun. Getting to spend uninterrupted with friends, learn from each other, go dancing, drink frosty beach drinks. It was amazing and that time I will…

Parenting Wisdom I Found From “Cheer” on Netflix

I cannot tell you guys how many people told me I would love the show "Cheer" on Netflix. To be honest, I was nervous to watch! I was worried they'd poke fun at a sport I know to be challenging. I was a cheerleader growing up, and as a young mama, I coached high school cheerleading. I was so blessed by the coaches in my life, and I dreamt of having some sort of impact on the girls' I coached.…

Disney Cruise Recap 2020!

I've said it before and I'll say it again: a family cruise is the best vacation with kids of varying ages. We went on a cruise in January with our family party of nearly 20, kids ranging in ages from 3-10. It was divine, the parents had ample space to move around and explore while the kids were contentedly entertained at childcare or we could all meet and participate in games and activities together. Casually playing shuffleboard with Goofy! We…

Let’s Catch Up!

It feels like its been forever since I did just an old fashioned, let's catch up post. I wanted to just take a little time and check in and share what is new in my life and share a couple things I've been loving etc.Probably the biggest thing in my life this last year has just been the transition to both boys in school full time. I absolutely love their school, and they are both thriving. It has been the…