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

New Momma Musings: Letter to my “parent-self”

As I was recently going through my journal notes from before I had Dylan, I came across my “letter to my parent self.” I wrote this exactly one year ago (one month before my

You are Stronger than you think…

This blog, being the Charlotte Moms Blog, implies that most of our readers are mothers; and if not, the ones who are not mothers,  you certainly have a mother. With that being said, let

Money Saving Tips For Back To School Shopping…Online

Hi Friends! This past Sunday I attended a Popsicle Social for rising Kindergarteners at my son’s new school. The kids played and enjoyed a cold treat while I had the opportunity to meet new

Six Things I Wish I’d Known About Daycare

In the year and a half that I’ve been a mom, I’ve been a full-time working mom, a full-time stay-at-home mom, and now a part-time work-from-home mom. And, this August marks one year from

10 Awesome 1st Day of School Photo Ideas

Hello Friends! The first day of school is right around the corner and this year I have a Kindergartener. When people ask me how I feel about my oldest son, Knox, starting school, I

Sponsored Post: Buds & Scrubs + Giveaway!

These days, you can just never tell exactly what you’re getting. We’re all trying to make sure what we eat isn’t loaded with artificial colors, dyes or preservatives (way easier said than done), and

Sliding Rock: Adventure Close to Home!

Want to get away – but not too far away – for an adventure like nothing you’ve probably ever experienced?!? I highly recommend heading out to Sliding Rock in Pisgah National Forest in Western

Saw it on the Internet – Tried it in Charlotte

If you are anything like me, you scour the Internet (hopefully avoiding all the yucky stuff) looking for gems and secrets that will make your life better, more interesting and if you are lucky,