About two years ago, I took The Passion Test and discovered that two of my four passions in life were to travel the world and spend time with my family. I already knew the travel the world part. #MyMister aka Eddie and I met via my MySpace blog, and connected on the fact that our dream destination to visit was Italy. We knew then that we wanted to see the world together.
Ours was a whirlwind romance in which our first date turned into three days, and we were married within 20 days after that. 3 weeks after our courthouse elopement, we discovered we were to be parents. And here we are, eight years later with two kids in tow, and six residences under our belt. We are really quite nomadic in our own way. Each time we move, we also shed our furniture and replace many of our possessions.
A bit more than five years ago, I left my full-time job and started my first mom blog. Eddie continued to work and support us, as he had hopes that I would eventually turn into one of those homeschool moms. Me, being the independent and entrepreneurial type, decided to turn my blog and skills into a business.
The blogging business led me to connect with other bloggers, and eventually that led me to the creation of the Bloggin’ Mamas community. It was actually founded on the idea of doing a blogger conference on a cruise, so I did a ton of research into the travel industry at the time.
My blogging business grew to the point that Eddie was able to leave his full-time job two years ago. And last year, we converted Bloggin’ Mamas from a community to a business, complete with an investor and staff. Eddie started a dad blog and the kids decided they wanted in on the blogging action too!
And then I came to a crossroads. You see, we were beginning to take more and more trips as a family, but my blog just didn’t feel like the proper home for all of the stories. My blog is more of a lifestyle blog, which is “bloggerspeak” for miscellaneous or like when you get a degree in Liberal Arts. But seriously, I believe that we are complete people and have various experiences that a lifestyle-formatted blog allows me the freedom to express. But, my personal blog is just that, mine.
However, the trips that I take involve my family. Eddie, the kids and I have all been taking pictures, videos and documenting our experiences on social media. We have been gaining quite a following of that content. However, the stories were not really making it onto my personal blog, or were being condensed into one post, because something did not feel right about posting the stories there with only my voice.
Remember, my passions are to travel the world and spend time with my family.
I decided that a family travel blog would be a better avenue for our trips and experiences. We can all have a voice on this site, and it can be of great use to other families seeking to travel together as well. I have seen the doors that my other blogs have opened for us and I know this one will help open even more.
And with that, I took the leap and created this site in hopes that we could provide our readers a more complete view of the family travel experience.
(And because Florida allows children to attend virtual school, I might just be becoming one of those homeschool moms afterall. Except, I plan to call myself a “worldschool” mom because my kids’ classroom will be the world.)