Kirsten Burton

Kirsten was born and raised in Florida. She lives in Milton with her husband of 22 years, Mike, and their four children Dani (14), Declan (13), Duke (8), and Dilly Jo (4). In addition to her responsibilities as a parent, Kirsten is a CPA with Maddox-Burton, PA, a well-established firm on the Gulf Coast. She earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of West Florida and a Master’s in Taxation from Florida State University. When not dedicated to her career and family, she devotes time to writing and operates two businesses. Interested individuals can stay updated on her family, lifestyle, and DIY pursuits through her blog at, as well as her Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Travel Ball Tips

As a family deeply engaged in Club Volleyball, our travel schedule from December through April is demanding, with trips ranging from local competitions in Foley to regional tournaments in Dallas. This commitment to the...

Tax Updates for Families

As a Certified Public Accountant with a Master's degree in Taxation from Florida State University, I have provided tax preparation services for over 24 years. With extensive experience in this field, I stay up-to-date...

Making NEW Christmas Traditions

The holiday season is my favorite time of year. It’s when my heart is at its fullest. I thrive on family traditions. However, as we get older, some of the family traditions we grew...

Helping Cancer Patients

Everyone knows someone that has cancer or has gone through cancer. Did you know there are more than 200 types of cancers? Each month Awareness is brought to various kinds of cancer. October is Breast Cancer...

Fall Crafts With the Family

Fall has to be my second favorite season after Christmas. A friend in college would decorate her entire apartment with fall decor. I did not know people decorated for fall because we only decorated for...

Learning to Take Compliments May Help Your Child’s Self-Confidence

Self-Confidence can be defined as a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. As a mom, sometimes the reflections I have about myself seem to seep out onto my kids. A few years ago,...

Your Biopsy Results Are Back

"Your biopsy results are back..." A scary phrase no one wants to hear, but unfortunately a phrase many will hear at least once in their lifetime. My journey begins winter of 2020 also known as pre-Covid....
Mom and daughter spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning with Kids: Age-Appropriate Tasks

Is anyone else ready for Spring? I know I am. Along with warmer weather, longer days, and more time outside in general, I also love to have a clean, fresh home ready for Spring,...

Tax Tips for Moms (and Dads)

I’m a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Florida State University. This tax season is my 23rd year preparing taxes. Every year, I wait until the end of the year...

Saying No to Your Children

Do you know most people find it hard to tell their children no? I know I have a difficult time. My husband does not. A few weeks ago, my six-year-old son came up to me,...

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