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 my kids gave each other haircuts

Check these bangs out!

My youngest two kids were in the front yard playing by their favorite tree. It’s a nice crab apple tree that’s easy for them to climb.  I asked if they would stay out front for a few minutes so I could take care of a large ant mound I found in the backyard. They agreed.  We… [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]

The Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate and Peanut butter chip banana bread

I have the ultimate banana bread recipe. This recipe was passed down to me from my mom but I have tweaked it to make it my own. It’s the best use of brown bananas (besides freezing them for a smoothie) and the chocolate chips make it a perfect treat. This recipe makes 2 loaves. I… [Read More]

Quick and easy holiday party dishes

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It’s that time of the year where holiday parties rule our calendar. Typically it’s customary to bring either a beverage for the hosts or a dish to pass around at these holiday gatherings. I used to freak out and spend hours scouring the internet for the perfect recipe that was simple yet delicious. I didn’t… [Read More]

Top Ten Things I Love About North Carolina

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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]

Transitions: New City; New School

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I read somewhere the other day that 12% of Americans move each year. Last month, we fell into that statistic as we moved 800 miles south from CT to NC. We are almost settled in our new house and are starting to meet our neighbors and catch up with our friends we left behind five… [Read More]

The crushing blow of “I Can’t”

Jumping and Climbing at the Playground

At the park my three kids run, climb, jump and play as most kids do.  I like watching them as they test their own limits and discover new capabilities. My oldest daughter has been practicing the monkey bars and can do them very well now. My son enjoys climbing & jumping off things, which make me nervous at times. He is… [Read More]

Daily obstacles of a SAHM

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Being a stay-at-home mom is a wonderful thing. I love that I am able to be at home with my children. I love watching them grow and figure out things for themselves. But it’s definitely not as easy as I thought it would be. Most days are full of interruptions. There are days I can… [Read More]