The day I ate a bug

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Yep. You read that correctly. My kids dared me to do it and I ate a BUG! It really wasn’t even that gross. Okay, it was a little gross.  Let me give you some background. We took a family outing to the Discovery Place in Uptown Charlotte.  My husband and I firmly believe that children learn best… [Read More]

Small Business Spotlight: StyleFinder Boutique

StyleFinder

This week, we’re changing things up a little bit. Instead of sharing a direct sales business, I’m sharing the story of Mary Michelle Nidiffer, the founder of StyleFinder Boutique located in Raleigh, NC. With a passion for style, Mary Michele has made it her mission to help women discover what their style truly is, and uses this to… [Read More]

Carowinds Opens for the 2016 Season

Family Trip to Carowinds

Last summer we took the kids to Carowinds for the first time and had a blast! With the arrival of spring, that means that it’s about time for Carowinds to kick off their new season. The theme park opens to the general public on Friday, March 25 and will be open through April 3 for spring… [Read More]

World’s Toughest Rodeo at PNC Arena (Giveaway!)

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Looking for something fun to do with the family this January? How about the World’s Toughest Rodeo at the PNC Arena? This year’s Rodeo is Saturday, January 16 at 7:30PM and will feature bull and bronc riding, barrel racing, and more. And we can’t forget the return of everyone’s favorite, WHIPLASH the Cowboy Monkey! We… [Read More]

Top Ten Things I Love About North Carolina

NC

After living in New England for five years, I can’t help but compare it to my home in NC. Moving back to the South has been a harder transition than I anticipated. The mild summer was so much better than the sweltering heat that local people say isn’t that bad… OMG. It is. It gets… [Read More]

Plan a Trip to Carowinds’ Great Pumpkin Fest!

Great Pumpkin Fest

“Mom, when can we go back to Carowinds?” My son has asked me this pretty much every week since we went in July. We haven’t been able to go as much as we’d like, but he’s in luck because in two weeks, we’re headed for a quick trip to Charlotte to check out the Great Pumpkin… [Read More]

Carowinds with Kids: Tips for Your Visit

Tips for Doing Carowinds with Kids

Last month we took a two-day family trip to the Carowinds Theme Park on the NC/SC border. We had a fabulous time, despite the 100 degree temperatures. Sure, there were some meltdowns, but all in all, it was a really fun trip. Here are our tips to going with young children. 1. Go on a… [Read More]