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Nicki Wiggins

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Nicki Wiggins is a teacher turned stay-at-home mom to three kids, a boy and two girls. She is a wife to her wonderful hubby, Jayme, who works hard to support her Disney obsession. They met at Stetson University in undergrad and have been married for 13 amazing years. When not planning her family’s next visit to Disney, Nicki enjoys time at the beach (with the occasional paddleboarding), volunteering in her kids’ classrooms, hanging with friends and family, and exploring Florida. She recently started a blog called Date Your State, which gives tips and ideas for having fun with your family in this amazing state of Florida. She hopes to be a Floridian for life!

I Didn’t Think It Would Happen to Me: Get Your Boobs Checked

“I don’t like what I saw in the biopsy. I think you’re looking at early-stage breast cancer. I could be wrong, but I’m not usually wrong.” Two days later, my radiologist called to confirm...
after-school meltdowns

After-School Meltdowns: How To Help Your Child

You’ve bought the school supplies, met the teachers, packed the lunches, taken first-day pictures, and sent the kiddos off to school. You think about them all day long, and when you pick them up...
road trip toys

Must-Have Toys and Activities for Road Trips

Going on a road trip soon? You've come to the right post! I'm back with part two of my road trip tips — this time I'm sharing my favorite road trip-friendly toys and activities...
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9 Tips for Taking a Road Trip with Kids

Ahhhh. Just you and the open road, traveling to see family or going on a new adventure... and the screaming kids in the back of the minivan. When my family and I decided to...
beach tips

Our Best Beach Tips and Mom Hacks

It’s summertime! No more setting the alarm, packing lunches, or getting everyone out the door on time. So, now what?! I say let’s go to the beach! At the beach, kids can run free and...

10 Reasons Why You Need To Go To Disney World Right Now

Oh, boy! The Most Magical Place on Earth is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and there are innumerable reasons to go and enjoy some Disney magic. Whether you go for a week or just a...

Experience Paradise at Discovery Cove

If you are looking for a relaxing day in the sun (or in the shade of a cabana), flowing along a lazy winding river without a care in the world, with maybe an animal...
disney world christmas

All the Christmas Cheer at Disney World

'Tis the season to be doing all the things, going all the places, and buying all the gifts. But what if you want a bit of time to relax and enjoy some sights and...

Jacksonville Day Trip: Experience Nature at Okefenokee Swamp Park

Recently my son and I had the privilege of experiencing all the nature-y goodness that is Okefenokee Swamp Park. I don’t think I’ve ever learned and heard so many facts about reptiles in my...
buc-ee's

Ode To Buc-ee’s, My Favorite One-Stop Roadside Shop

Dear Buc-ee's, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee because you have all the drink choices a mom could ask for, including coffee (and ALLLLLL the add-ins anyone could ever...
dessert spots in jax

Our Tried-and-True Favorite Dessert Spots in Jax

sweet tooth /ˈswēt ˌto͞oTH/ noun a great liking for sweet-tasting foods. "Add more sugar if you have a sweet tooth." I don’t know if y’all have noticed this, but there are SO many places in Jacksonville to satisfy a...
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Top 10 Things To Do For Animal Lovers In & Around Jax

Calling all animal lovers! Are you wild about all the native Florida animals we have around us? I’ve rounded up some of the best family-friendly places to check out for furry, possibly scary, wet,...