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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!
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...
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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...
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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...
animal lovers

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,...

Top 10 Family-Friendly Springs to Explore in Florida

We are some lucky ducks here in Florida! We have endless sunshine, beaches, and many theme parks. Did you know there are also over 700 natural Florida springs with crystal clear waters and native...
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Top 10 Things to Do at Disney World (Without Going Into the Parks)

Walt Disney World in Orlando is a super magical place to visit. But did you know there is a lot of fun to be had outside the parks? You could easily spend several days...

Was Our Yes Day an Epic Fail?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ve probably heard of the new Netflix movie starring Jennifer Garner called Yes Day. Based off the 2009 children’s book of the same name by Amy...
Showcase of Citrus

Old Florida Fun: Explore the Showcase of Citrus

Get ready for some good ol’ down-home fun when you visit the Showcase of Citrus in Central Florida. A scant 30-minute drive from the most magical place on earth (Disney World, obvi), the Showcase...
read across america

Ideas for Motivating Kids to Read

Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2 every year. Why March 2? It’s the birthday of beloved children’s author Theodor Suess Geisel, aka Dr. Suess. National Read Across America Day was founded...
kindness

Simple Ways to Show Kindness Year-Round

Kindness is defined as: "The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate." A second definition is "a kind act." While there is a specific day that celebrates random acts of kindness (and we here at...
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Great Gift Ideas for Kids (Without the Clutter)

My kids really don’t need anything. Their closets are overflowing with toys that have been forgotten or buried under more toys. My two oldest children are in elementary school, so they aren’t home all...