Nicki Wiggins

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!
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Nobody Knows You Like Your Siblings Do

"Siblings are like branches of a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one."  –Author Unknown Ahhh the sound of siblings yelling in the morning. “MOM! She hit me!” “Mom, he...

National Florida Day: How Well Do You Know the Sunshine State?

Happy National Florida Day! Though I cannot find any rhyme or reason why National Florida Day is on January 25, I love any excuse to chat about our amazing Sunshine State. After living in Florida...
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What Having Breast Cancer Has Taught Me

A year ago, I heard some fairly nerve-wracking news: “You have breast cancer.” My family and I were thrown into a world I hope to never return to. While my experience with breast cancer...

On The Road: Jax to Anna Maria Island

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How To Rein in Your Crazy During Kids’ Sports

My daughter’s eyes filled with tears. "Mommy, why were the parents on the other team screaming so loud? It was SO distracting." Her tears were not those of sadness, but of frustration, which made...
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On the Road: Exploring the Florida Keys with Kids

Fun Fact: Florida spans just under 450 miles from north to south! The Sunshine State covers a lot of land, and as we know, one of the more sought-after vacation spots in our amazing...
15 Places to Explore the Great Outdoors In & Around Jax

15 Places to Explore the Great Outdoors In & Around Jax

Craving a little fresh air? You're in good company when it comes to exploring the great outdoors — and it can work wonders for our mental and physical health! In addition to this list,...
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8 Reasons You Should Not Take a Disney Cruise

Living in Florida, we hear quite a bit about Disney, and chances are, if you have kids you’ve taken at least one trip to Disney since they were born, are at least considering it,...
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12 Ways You Can Love on Your Friend with Cancer

As someone who was diagnosed not too long ago with breast cancer, I have had the honor of being on the receiving end of sweet friends and family who have helped my treatment and...
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On the Road: Jax to Jekyll Island (and All Its Charm)

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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...
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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...