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]

Bon Jovi is coming to Raleigh! Presale TODAY!


Hello children of the 80’s.  Dust off your Slippery When Wet album and get ready. The Bon Jovi “Because We Can” tour hits PNC Arena on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7:30p.m. Tickets go on presale * today, with tickets to the general population going live on Friday. Guess what?  Because you’re a loyal A… [Read More]

Mind over matter, baby!

team electric youth

I ran a 5K. Ok, so I didn’t run the ENTIRE 5K, but I ran way more than I thought I would.  I am SO proud of myself. But let’s step back a bit. A few months ago, my friend Heather sent out an email telling a bunch of my friends about this new run… [Read More]

My City Monday: Marbles Kids Museum

I think most parents can identify with the need to get out of the house every now and again. Raleigh is incredibly lucky to have a fabulous children’s museum downtown that has lots of activities for toddlers to elementary school age children. Plus, the IMAX theater on location offers great films for a family of… [Read More]

My City Monday: Strickland Road Neighborhood Park

Strickland Road Park Raleigh

At two and four, my children love a good playground.  One we frequent quite often is the Strickland Road Neighborhood Park between Ray Road and Leesville on Strickland. What I love most about the playground is that there is plenty for both older children and younger children to do, but it’s never too crowded (at… [Read More]

My City Monday: RDU Airport Observation Park

airport park observation

If you have young children, the RDU Airport Observation Park is definitely a place you want to check out. Located near the General Aviation Terminal and the Air Traffic Control Tower, the park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. My children are fascinated by airplanes and I’m not sure there’s anything better than a… [Read More]

My City Monday: Gonza’s Tacos Y Tequila

Shrek bobble

Looking for a new place for a date or a Girl’s Night Out?  I have just the place.  Gonza’s Taco Y Tequila is a wonderful Latin American place at the corner of Lead Mine and Sawmill Road in North Raleigh.  The owner told me he hoped to create a fun cool Latino place where people could… [Read More]

My City Monday: A Corner of My World

Raleigh, North Carolina, A Parenting Production

Welcome to my new series, My City Monday, where every week I’m going to give you a little glimpse of life in the Raleigh-Durham area. I’ve lived here since 5th grade with the exception of four years for college. I attended Douglas Elementary, Carroll Middle and Sanderson High. I’ve worked for several companies here and… [Read More]

Bookmarked! May 4 at the Commons at North Hills

Hey RDU peeps, mark your calendars for Saturday May 4. The BOOKMARKED! 2013: CELEBRITY-HERO READERS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES event, benefiting the Lucy Daniels Center, will take place from 9am to Noon at the Commons at North Hills. This one-day event is a celebration of books, music, and the wonders of childhood, featuring local celebrity-hero readers, top acts in family entertainment,… [Read More]

The Croods: Win tickets to advanced screening


Hey Raleigh-Durham! Looking for something fun to do with your family on Saturday morning? I am thrilled to be giving away 15 family passes (that’s FOUR tickets each) to an early screening of the new movie, The Croods. The screening is Saturday, March 16th at 11:00am at Regal North Hills To enter, simply visit this link by Wednesday,… [Read More]