Having kids has been the biggest learning experience in my life & I know that most other mamas can relate to that! Before I had my first son, I was totally naive to everything that would come my way – the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is amazing how much you learn, about not only your baby, but about yourself. We knew we wanted another little bundle to bring Ryland a sibling & so there we had it. 2 under 2. I feel like I learned a ton from these two kiddos of mine but there are still some things I wish I knew more about! If I ever have another, I’ll have some more information. 😉 If you are expecting your first, second, or even third, stay tuned for my tips of what I have learned from 2 under 2 and what I wish I knew!
Our family absolutely loves theme parks! As we travel, making our way to new parks is always at the top of our list. I grew up coming to SeaWorld, but we have not yet had the chance to bring our boys to the park! This winter was the perfect time to go and experience everything that the theme park had to offer! With short lines and beautiful cool weather, we totally enjoyed our day to the fullest! If you have been wondering what SeaWorld has for you and your toddlers or small children, then stay tuned! I gathered up our 4 favorite attractions that were age appropriate and incredibly entertaining!
It’s absolutely no secret for those that know me and follow my story through my blog that I have always dealt with sensitive skin. One of the hard parts about dealing with sensitivity is that is can change so quickly, especially as the seasons change. Winter tends to be hard on women’s skin in general – and I have been no different. As a general rule, I have worked hard to put my own self-care at the forefront & learning and caring about what products and strategies are best for my skincare routine has been important to me. I am so excited to be partnering with Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant for this post and sharing with you some amazing tips straight from one of their doctors!
There is something about superheroes that makes a child’s imagination just soar! Over the past year, I have seen Ryland’s love of Spiderman, Captain America, & Iron Man fuel him as he runs, jumps, and “flys!” I know that the Marvel heroes make him excited, help him to feel strong, and give him a sense of adventure. When I heard that Marvel Universe Live was coming to Tampa during the time that we would be home for the new year – I knew without a doubt that my kids would love to be a part of it! The show, held at Amalie Arena, was everything I expected and more & my boys were engaged and excited for every minute of it!
Happy New Year! I cannot believe how fast this year flew by, but that also seems like everyone is feeling the same way. So much happened in 2017, but also, where did the time go!? This past year was one of immense growth & building. I didn’t choose a word for last year, however if I look back I think it would have to be hustle. We worked really hard to achieve many of our dreams & we worked to survive. This year, I am piggybacking off of the success and lessons learned from this past year and I am looking forward to bigger and better things. This year my word for 2018 is THRIVE.
This is the real deal. What I am about to tell you, I have been using myself since middle school! It really works, friends. So if you are looking for the quickest solution to clear skin, you have just found it. I have to be honest and tell you that I have not always taken the best care of my skin. In fact, I totally took it for granted. I never really had oily skin or skin that broke out easily, so I didn’t put much thought into taking care of it. As I am getting older & having babies, my skin has changed a ton & I notice now that all those years behind me of not taking care of my skin may be catching up.
This year has been just an absolute blast! I have loved every minute from our full time RV travels, to making my blog my full time job, to watching my kids grow up, & every second in between! I am beyond thankful for everything that 2017 brought to my family & I and I am thankful for YOU who come to my blog and read it! I am humbled that so many of you choose to spend some time out of your day to learn more about little old me and my experience in life and motherhood. I was curious to see what my readers enjoyed most this year, so I am compiling a list of my top 20 viewed blog posts of 2017! I hope you enjoy taking a stroll down memory lane with me!
It is always great to be back home in Florida, getting to see people we love & getting the chance to visit the places that have brought our family so many memories! Busch Gardens is one of those special places to my husband and I. Over the years we have had season passes and even spent Ryland’s First Birthday & Heath’s First Father’s Day there! One thing we had not yet done, however, was explore the park when it has it’s amazing Christmas Town displays. This year, with our boys so in love with the magic of the holiday season, we could not wait to bring them and experience the park not only during the day for all the fun and excitement it brings, but also after dark for the spectacular light displays and activities.