Hello! We're the Fernandez FamilyFamily Life, Family Travel
I write about daily life with my kids, my personal thoughts on motherhood, the creative process of making the items for the store and our family travels.
I’m Lissette! I’m a 40-something stay at home mom from South Florida. When I have any kind of spare time, I also like to craft – particularly knitting, even though that hasn’t happened for a while.
This is David. I have been with my husband since 2005 and we’ve been married since 2011. He is an amazing, supportive, hard-working man and a great father. Together, we helped raise his now 21-year-old son and “started over again” with the Silly Babies. This is as much an adventure for him as it is for me.
The silly babies
He is an amazing school-aged little boy. He is super active and loves to get into everything! I may be biased here, but this boy is the smartest, cutest, funnest, and silliest little thing in the world.
Madison is my rambunctious little monkey. She is constantly chasing her older brother and thinks she’s much older than she is. When she’s not chasing her big brother around the house, she’s climbing on every piece of furniture we own or comes to just cuddle with us.
Years of marriage
The blog was started not long after the birth of my first son as a way to reach other moms and build our village on the internet. I found that being a stay at home mother can be extremely lonely and tiring and I needed to be able to reach out to others and offer support in any way I could. The blog has remained true to its original message of support and non-judgment because every mom does what she feels is right for her family. You will find very real stories of motherhood here; everything from dealing with an unplanned C-section, postpartum depression, and the fun and silliness of toddlerhood, as well as everything in between. I share all the good and bad of motherhood.
I love trying out new things, so if you’re looking for someone to try out your product, please contact me for an honest product review. Visit my PR page for my stats, or contact me for more recent numbers. As I said, I write about real life, and part of mom life is finding the time to do essential things like updating my stats page. I try to keep it up to date as much as possible, but I like to concentrate on putting out quality work so that sometimes gets sidelined.
Also check out my YouTube channel for a first hand look at our family travels and family life.
Here are our family’s most recent travels along with any family travel tips that I have learned along the way. Traveling with kids is always an interesting adventure. Take in all you can before your travels so it can go as smoothly as possible.
As parents, the thought of taking road trips with kids sounds like some form of torture. I know on a normal occasion my kids will whine and cry about everything on a 5 minute drive, imagine a drive of 4 hours or more?! Road trips are going to happen so you are going to have to suck it up and deal with it. So here I offer you a few tips to save your sanity.
Picking the right cruise vacation for your family does not have to be so daunting, but you absolutely must find the right ship to fit your needs. Here are 5 of the top considerations when searching for your perfect ship.
I can’t stress enough the need for a getaway when you are a stay at home mom. I’ve mentioned in the past that my husband travels A LOT for work. We actually tallied up all the time spent away and we believe he’s been gone for almost half the year. That’s a lot of time with little support as a mom. I have had to rely on my mom and brother and sister in law for some sanity saver babysitting services, but it’s nice to be able to say, “it’s your turn!” when my husband gets home from work.