SNOWED IN – reporting live from the trenches

snow day in nc

Today is Day 3 of Raleigh’s Snowmeggedon. We started off on a much better foot than yesterday. Yesterday we had lots of whining and screaming before it was even 9 a.m. Yesterday I understood why some animals eat their young. Today the kids are just enthralled with the 5 inches of snow we have. We are lucky… [Read More]

Harlem Globetrotters return to PNC Arena!

World Tour

A few years ago, Jason and I took Mr A to see the Harlem Globetrotters. He was only 4 but we figured he’d enjoy seeing them do all their amazing tricks. We were right! (Or maybe it was the cotton candy? Either way, he had fun.) Now he’s 6 and OBSESSED with all things sports… [Read More]

World’s Toughest Rodeo, January 17 at PNC Arena

Look out Raleigh. The World’s Toughest Rodeo will be back at PNC Arena next Saturday, January 17. We’ve gone to the rodeo over at Carousel Farms during the summer and we’ve seen a few at the State Fair, but never a full fledged rodeo. So this year, we’re taking Mr. A. Thirty professional cowboys will… [Read More]

Cici’s Pizza Gets a Recipe Makeover

I’m going to be honest here. I’ve been to CiC’s a few times. It’s pizza, cheap pizza at that, so with kids it always seems enticing. But the pizza has always been sort of meh. So we don’t go. Then I was invited to an event at a local CiCi’s to try out some of… [Read More]

zPizza Pop Up City Tour pizza sampling event

zPizza Sampler

Ooooey, goooey, yummy cheesy pizza. If you feel the same way I do about pizza, you’re going to want to pay attention. zPizza is hosting a series of pizza sampling events to get YOUR feedback on potential new menu items. They hope these events will share the brand’s love for premium ingredients, while also providing… [Read More]

Discover NC: Mt. Airy

Discover NC

My house no longer has diapers and my littlest one no longer requires naps. This means that vacations can be much more pleasant. It means that we can take a day trip or a weekend excursion without hauling an extra bag or two of stuff. I, for one, am ready. First on my agenda is… [Read More]

#SummerofGiving SIMPLE service project

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When I think of summer, I think of pool time, the beach, running through the sprinklers and playing on playgrounds.  What I don’t think about is the lack of food that many children experience. According to Raleigh’s Interfaith Food Shuttle, of the 116,000 children on free and reduced lunch during the school year in our… [Read More]

It’s National Doughnut Day!

National Doughnut Day 2014

Um, yum! It’s National Doughnut Day (who came up with that? The Salvation Army of all places) and that means FREE DOUGHNUTS! It won’t do anything good for my diet, but I think the kids and I will roam around this afternoon and find us a tasty afternoon treat. Wondering where to go in Raleigh… [Read More]

Saks Beauty Week starts tomorrow

saks beauty week

Do you revamp your cosmetics during the summer? I try to be pretty basic  – CC Cream WITH SPF, Powder, Mascara and some lip balm. Of course, if it’s date night or we’re going to hit up a concert, I’ll try to get a little fancy, ie throw in some foundation, blush and eyeliner. If… [Read More]

Who wants to run like a mother?


In the past six months, I’ve run one 5 K and a 2 mile fun run. I’m working hard to stay fit and healthy. If you want to do the same, consider joining in on the inaugural Raleigh Run Like a Mother race on Mother’s Day (May 11). This series of events will take place… [Read More]

My City Monday: Elevation Burger

Elevation Burger, Brier Creek

How much do y’all know about grass-fed beef?  I have heard about it now and again, but to be honest, I just never had the time or energy to figure it out. Last week, Elevation Burger at Brier Creek invited me to come in and try their 100% USDA-Certified Organic, Grass-fed, Free-range beef burgers. Um,… [Read More]

Win! Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters

Harlem Globetrotters

Are you looking for something fun to do next Sunday, March 2nd with the whole family?  The Harlem Globetrotters are coming back to Raleigh and I’m giving away a set of 4 tickets. The Globetrotters will be here next Sunday, March 2 at 3PM at the PNC Arena.  Enter to win via Rafflecopter below. Contest ends… [Read More]

Ready, Set, School Exhibit Opens at Marbles Kids Museum

Ready Set School Marbles

Hey Triangle Area Residents! Have a child heading into Kindergarten soon?  Then you’ll want to check out the new Ready, Set, School Exhibit that just opened today in the Around Town area at Marbles in downtown Raleigh. The Ready, Set, School exhibit introduces young children to the exciting experience of kindergarten, inviting them to pretend to be… [Read More]

A little local pampering (Spa Week is Oct 14-20)

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Being pampered is one of my favorite ways to reward myself. Pedicure, massage, facial, I’m really not that picky. So when I was offered the chance to visit Serenity Skin Care in Morrisville as part of a Spa Week review, I gleefully accepted. I arrived for my 60 minute organic facial (complete with lymphatic, scalp… [Read More]