Tomorrow it all changes

August 25, 2014

I can’t believe kindergarten starts tomorrow. It seems like just yesterday we were starting preschool. It seems like just yesterday that he looked like this. I find myself nervous. I don’t exactly know why. I know in my heart of hearts that he’ll be fine. He’s excited and ready to learn, that’s for sure! But kindergarten starts a new phase of life. We can’t turn back from here. Gone is my baby and in his place is a sweet boy with the whole world at his fingertips. I hope he [...]

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Everyone deserves to be King for a day

August 19, 2014
King for a Day A Parenting Production

It’s good to be king. A few weeks ago I got this brilliant awesome potentially idiotic idea. I decided at the end of summer I was going to allow each child the chance to make the decisions for our household for the entire day. They would have the opportunity to pick our meals and activities for 12-14 hours. A would get a day and Miss E. would get a day. There would be a few exceptions, of course. I would still get to the gym and there would still be [...]

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Discover NC: Mt. Airy

August 18, 2014
Squad Car Tours 2004

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 exploring my state. I’ve lived here for 25 years and there are so many places I haven’t seen. Some of them just a stone’s throw away from Raleigh. Like Mt. Airy. Mt. Airy is a [...]

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New beauty option – L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Foundation

August 15, 2014
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If you’re like me, you are constantly on the hunt for the latest and greatest in make-up and beauty products. The older I get, the more my skin changes. I buy a foundation, fall in love with it and a few months later, it doesn’t perform the way it did in the beginning. It’s incredibly frustrating, but it’s a battle I know I’m not the only one to face. You name it, I’ve probably tried it. I’m currently a MAC foundation girl, but since it’s summer I’ve been foregoing the [...]

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Do we ever have enough?

August 13, 2014

With all the negativity in the world this week, I’ve been trying my best to see all that is in front of me and to be grateful for every little wonderful thing in my life. I wrote a post over at BabyCenter where I talk about our quest for more: We live in an age of more. Nothing is ever enough. Simple success is never enough. When we reach a milestone, we set the next goal. We teach our children to strive for greatness, but don’t really tell them what [...]

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LeapPad 3 Kid’s Tablet Review

August 12, 2014
Leappad 2 by LeapFrog

Back in March, I finally bit the bullet and decided we should get the kids a tablet. I had the opportunity to check out the LeapPad Ultra and my son was thrilled. Well over the last few months and several hours of quiet time, my daughter has become a tad jealous. I use Bubba’s Yeep Pad PUH-WEEZ??? So when I got the chance to check out the new LeapPad 3, I was thrilled. Problem solved. See what my daughter thought when we opened the box: We downloaded a few games/apps [...]

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