It’s no joke, parenting is hard

A MESSAGE TO PARENTS

Let me first just put this on the table…kids are amazing. Being a parent is fulfilling and wonderful and I’ve never known a love quite like it. But it’s also hard. Really, really hard. All of it. Newborns, babies, preschoolers, tweens, teens…heck, even being a parent to an ADULT can be hard (ask my mom!)…. [Read More]

KEEP Collective launches Disney line

Disney KEEP Collective announcement

I like Disney. I’ve always liked Disney. Once I had kids, I started to LOVE Disney. We love the movies, the theme parks, the merchandise… Now I have friends who are OBSESSED with Disney. They go every year, own ALL. THE. THINGS. and just generally eat, sleep and breathe Disney. So when I heard that KEEP… [Read More]

5 things to think about in advance of a family vacation

Things to do in advance of a family vacation

We have a family vacation coming up in August. (We’re headed down to Universal in Florida – SQUEE!!) Even though we’re a little less than a month out, I’m already trying to think ahead and figure out what needs to happen BEFORE our trip. Here’s my list of things to think about BEFORE you’re walking… [Read More]

13 “Must Do” Summer Stops in the Triangle

Summer Fun

Summer is here, people. We are less than two weeks in and loving it! I’m so excited and my kids are probably even more excited. It’s time for a break! We have a few vacations planned and since I still have to work, the kids have some camps on the agenda. But there is still… [Read More]

Who loves rainbow sprinkles?

15 Rainbow Sprinkle Recipes for the sprinkle lover in your house

Miss. E loves some sprinkles. And now that she’s super into baking, I’m constantly looking for fun recipes that I think will pique her interest. Enter a massive Internet search. Well, there are a lot of really brilliant bakers who’ve come up with some super yummy recipes that feature…you guessed it…rainbow sprinkles. So gather up… [Read More]

CARS 3: a fun, family outing

lightning and storm

When I saw they were coming out with a Cars 3, I must admit I was a little worried. We loved the original. Mr. A spent many, many hours watching and playing with Lightning, Mater, Sally and the gang. But the second one was underwhelming. I was disappointed with the spy theme and thought the… [Read More]

4 steps to a perfect Girl’s Weekend in New York City

How to Girl's Weekend in New York City

This past weekend, my bestie and I hopped on a plane to the Big Apple. It was a much anticipated Girl’s Weekend that all started with an announcement from Playbill.com. Sara Bareilles was going to do a ten week stint in Waitress, the Tony Award nominated musical in which she wrote the music and lyrics!… [Read More]