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]

Top Ten Things I Love About North Carolina

NC

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]

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]

Southern Women’s Show Back in Raleigh

Southern Womens Show Fashion Show

What are you doing the weekend of Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26? This spring, the Southern Women’s Show celebrates 30 fun, flirty and fabulous years in Raleigh with its most amped up shopping and lifestyle event yet. Tickets are on sale now where fans can shop and experience more than 400 different clothing, beauty,… [Read More]

Discover NC: Mt. Airy

inside-store-barrels

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]

Summer activities for the kids in Raleigh, NC

Summer activities to do in raleigh, NC with the kids

Whoa! It’s almost half way through June already. Where is the year going? We are in the throes of summer and I’ve got to find some fun things to do with these kids besides a few weeks of camp and lots of neighborhood playground time. I know I’m not alone in looking for fun things… [Read More]

My City Monday: Homeland Creamery

Ok, so technically Homeland Creamery isn’t in Raleigh. However, it’s only an hour or so drive and totally worth the morning extravaganza, so I decided to write about it anyway. Homeland Creamery is a family-owned and operated creamery with around 400 Holstein cows  in Julian, NC. They sell milk, ice cream and butter – all… [Read More]