Fun Fall Activities for Your Family

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I’m a huge fan of local pumpkin patches, apple orchards and, of course, here in NC, the State Fair. There are so many ways you can enjoy fall with your family. Here are a few of my favorite ideas to get you started. Bring Some Love to the Local Fire Station In addition to being… [Read More]

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

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I lost my first family pet when I was in 7th grade. I cried, my mom cried, and it was one of the times I remember seeing my dad cry. We loved Allie, our family dog, for 13 years. Then, all of a sudden, one day she was gone. Losing a pet sucks. That’s not very… [Read More]

The Mom Who’s NOT Happy Summer Is Over

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My Facebook feed and conversations with friends lately have been filled with “Can’t wait to send the kids back to school!” and “So ready for summer to be over.” I don’t think my awesome mom friends are wrong; I totally understand where they’re coming from. I’m just not coming from that same place. I get being… [Read More]

Tomato Plants for Your Patio and Other Plant Picks

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I LOVE fresh tomatoes. Seriously, there is nothing that tastes like a fresh, off the vine, warm from the sun, red, juicy tomato. Slice that baby onto some white bread with a little mayo, salt and pepper… Mmm…. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off of my face. The one problem I face with… [Read More]

Helpful hints on summer sun safety

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With the unofficial start of summer just days away, it’s time for us to talk about ways to stay safe in the sun when you’re living the busy summer bucket list life. I’ve been paying even more attention than usual to being sun smart since my brush with melanoma earlier this year. I’m here to… [Read More]

Looking for the Pause Button

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I absolutely love this stage of life that we’re in. My boys are on the verge of turning six and three and this is my most favorite, everything feels right with the world, happy heart stage of motherhood yet and I keep looking for the pause button. The problem is, it’s just not there. How… [Read More]