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]

National Donut Day is upon us: freebies and recipes

30 donut recipes

Tomorrow is the big day! My children have literally been asking me when National Donut Day is since last year. Mind you, we eat donuts throughout the year, but for some reason, this “holiday” resonates with them. So I’ll pick up our carpool clan and we’ll hit up Dunkin’ before school. Wondering where you can… [Read More]

15 Summer Crafts for Young Kids

Summer crafts for kids

It’s official. Summer is coming. Next week the kids are out of school and I’m going to need ideas to keep them busy during these long summer days. Sure, we’ve got camps, pool dates and even a few trips planned, but we still have a lot of time we’re going to have to fill. That’s where crafts… [Read More]

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]