How do I teach my daughter about beauty?

#realbeauty is

Last week, I sat in a room with about 20 other women and we talked about beauty and the stereotypes that women have to deal with. (Yes, men have to deal with some too, but for the purpose of this post, let’s just focus on women.) We talked about self-esteem and the struggle women have… [Read More]

25 Road Trip Activities to Keep Young Kids Busy

25 road trip ideas

We all know traveling can be stressful, but road tripping with young children can make it even worse if you’re not prepared. As you’re looking to take a long trip with your kids this summer, consider a few activities (other than the much appreciated portable DVD player) to keep them busy. I’ve rounded up 25 of the best… [Read More]

5 things that make being a mom crazy awesome

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I’m gearing up to go out of town, which is always stressful. The kids hate it when I’m gone and we’ve already had tears over me telling them that no, they can’t actually come with me. Luckily, I’m back in time for Mother’s Day so we’ll have a nice time celebrating together upon my return…. [Read More]

10 Natural Ways to Relieve Migraines

Relieve headaches naturally

Having had migraines since I was a pre-teen, I have tried my fair share of drugs. You name a prescription and I’ve probably been on it at some point. Over-the-counter? I have Excedrin in every purse and in my car. But sometimes I don’t want to take medicine. Sometimes I prefer to try and see… [Read More]

We’re going places in the 2017 Toyota Sienna Limited

Kids give thumbs up to the Toyota Sienna

To quote my kids “This is the best car EVAH!!!” Last week, I had the opportunity to test drive the 2017 Toyota Sienna Limited. My entire life I have been self-proclaimed “anti-minivan”… well, except that three month period in 2012. Read: I think I want a minivan When we bought our Nissan Pathfinder two years ago, we… [Read More]

A Dog’s Purpose BLU-RAY Release Giveaway

A Dog's purpose

I’m a sucker for a good family film, and throw a cute dog into it, and I’m totally sold. We missed A Dog’s Purpose when it was in theaters, but I’m excited to check it out with the family now that it’s launching on BLU-RAY May 2nd. The gist of the movie is this. A… [Read More]

Discover NC: The Greensboro Science Center

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Now that the kids are getting older, I’ve been wanting to take more day trips and do more around our awesome state. There is so much to do and see in North Carolina and even though I’ve lived here since 1989, there’s so much I haven’t seen. This past weekend, we had the chance to… [Read More]