Kirsten Burton

Kirsten was born and raised in Florida. She lives in Milton with her husband of 20 years, Mike, and their four children Dani (13), Declan (12), Duke (6), and Dilly Jo (3). She earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of West Florida and a Master’s in Taxation from the Florida State University. She is a CPA who started her own practice in 2005. When she isn’t running two businesses and being a mother to four, she is working on her blog and her second novel. You can follow Kirsten at and on Facebook and Instagram for family, lifestyle, and DIY content.

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,...

Living With an Invisible Illness

She looks normal. Why doesn't she participate? Why is her husband the one taking the kids to school every day? She's overweight; she can't be suffering from a gastro issue. She's lucky she married someone that would take...

Seasons of Life: Best Friends for Each Season

I remember being picked on when I was younger. During those times, I would look around at all the girls that had a lot of friends and dream about the day I would have a...

Laundry Tips for the Everyday Mom

Okay, let’s be honest. If you don’t have a load of laundry in your dryer going for the 5th cycle or a basket full of clean laundry, you probably can skip this article. But. If...

Financial Tips for Teenagers

Have you ever looked back on life and wish you could go back and tell your younger self something? If so, what would you tell yourself as a teenager? I tell people daily I...

The Great Purge (aka the “Long Purge”)

If you have mastered the "Quick Purge" and you're ready to devote MANY hours (or even a weekend) to purging more of your house, then keep reading! The "Great Purge" or the "Long Purge" is...

The Quick Purge – Purging Your House

We've happily closed the door on 2020 and are moving on to a new and better 2021. Many things are out of our control, but purging our house is not one of those things. Did...
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Nonprofit Spotlight: My Father’s Arrows

Living local my entire life has given me the opportunities to meet and work with amazing people. A few years back, I had the unique opportunity to meet a woman named Sarah Ellis. That...
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A Stillbirth Storm and a Rainbow Baby That Followed

Stillbirth has to be one of the hardest things I've ever gone through in my life. There is no heartbeat. One of the worst phrases you can hear in life. It was April 11, 2017. I...

Using a “Safe Phrase” to Protect Your Child

I couldn’t sleep once again. I turned over to look to see what time it was. The clock said it was 2 am, it was going to be a long night. I had been...