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]

Camping With Kids – Secrets for Success!

CampingWIthKids

About a year ago, I embarked on my first camping trip. I went with a few women I work with for one little (adults only) overnight campout… and I fell in love. There is just something about the simplicity of gooey s’mores, talks by the campfire, and sleeping under the stars that makes me feel… [Read More]

25 Road Trip Activities to Keep Young Kids Busy

25 road trip ideas

We all know traveling can be stressful, but road tripping with young children can make it even worse if you’re not prepared. As you’re looking to take a long trip with your kids this summer, consider a few activities (other than the much appreciated portable DVD player) to keep them busy. I’ve rounded up 25 of the best… [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]

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]

Tips for traveling without your kids

Mom Traveling with Starbucks

My husband and I are about to leave town for 8 days. EIGHT DAYS! We will be on our own, seeking out adventure and relaxation without our little minions tagging along. Yes, I’m excited. I am counting down the days, pre-packing my stuff, and loading up my Kindle. I am so incredibly grateful we can do… [Read More]

How to Pack for Great Wolf Lodge

Life vest display at Great Wolf Lodge

This year, we took our 5th trip to Great Wolf Lodge, and I finally feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it. Especially if you’ve never been there, figuring out what to pack can be a nightmare! The good news is, Great Wolf veterans are always there to share some tips. You MIGHT… [Read More]

NYC Dessert Tour: Bright Lights & Broadway Bites

Ben's Deli

This past weekend, my best friend and I took a girl’s trip to New York. No kids. Lots of shopping, Broadway and FOOD.  Friday night, we saw Book of Mormon (so FUNNY!)  which put us into the theater mood. Then on Saturday, we took part in a tour of awesome dessert places in the theater… [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]