Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

This Sunday, September 7th is Grandparents Day, and it’s fitting (at least in my case), that September is also National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Eight and a half years ago, my very loved and adored grandmother

Guest Post | “Train Your Brain” at Matthews Alive Festival

Going back to school sometimes means walking to class, and railroad safety tips are as important as ever. A topic occasionally overlooked, rail accidents (either trespassing or at a crossing), account for more than

Dear Little One, I am Sorry

Recently a mother published an apology letter to her second child in The Huffington Post. It got me thinking about how my own parenting has changed since my first son came along. I had a nice

Baby Sign Language

Baby sign language can be very beneficial for you and your baby. Teaching your baby to sign can help reduce tantrums, be used in tandem with talking and is even said to raise IQ

10 Tips for Visiting a New Baby (and Momma, too!)

So, your girlfriend just had a baby – a much anticipated baby that you spent months hearing about. And now, you want nothing more than to visit that itty-bitty little baby and hold her

Eating Healthy on the Go: Tips from a Health Coach

Earlier in 2014, I worked with a health coach who also happens to be a friend, while I was adjusting some things in my diet. Merritt, at Zing Wellness, shared so many great ideas

Guest Post | Family Fun for Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is THIS weekend, and Charlotte is about to come alive with festivals and events. How can you know which ones are best for your family? If you will be celebrating Labor Day with

Sponsored Post: YMCA’s Summer Food Program

Summer in Charlotte is one of the most wonderful times of the year. With outdoor concerts, swimming, boating, or hiking, there’s always something to do in the city or beyond. With summer fun comes

Dish it Out & Shutterfly!

Am I the only one who stresses about giving the perfect sentimental gift? Every few months it is another holiday or birthday where I feel the need to give my kids’ grandparents, aunts, uncles,

Thoughts from a Rising Kindergartner Mom

In just less than one week, I will be sending my first child to kindergarten. I am so ready, yet so not ready. If you have older kids, you can probably remember how I