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]

Discover NC: The Greensboro Science Center

shark reef

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]

Make Summer Camp “Shopping” Easy

camp

Spring is in the air… even though it’s only February, it’s been 70 degrees on and off and most parents I know are already thinking about summer camp – especially with Raleigh Parks & Recreation’s registration going live last week. Well, if that process weren’t challenging enough, wading through all the many, many summer and… [Read More]

The Durham Hotel: Worth a Night Away

Counter Culture Coffee

A few weeks ago, in the midst of the holiday chaos, I needed a night away. I needed a night away quite desperately. Between holiday shopping, work and making it through the Thanksgiving week, I needed something just for me. And I got it in the form of a girl’s night in Durham. Lucky for me,… [Read More]

The activity that keeps our family strong

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Last November we found ourselves looking for after school activities for the children. Soccer had been fun, but did not really grab the interest of our kids.  Ideally we wanted something that all three kids could do together to make it easier on our schedule. Our main goal was to have them involved in a class that would… [Read More]

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]