Deep and Dark Brothers


Oscar and Calvin are 2.5 years apart. I think it’s a great age-gap and as a woman who grew up with only sisters, watching their brotherly relationship bloom has been quite the education. Right now, it’s a love-hate relationship. Oscar is getting older and more independent, so we are giving him more responsibilities. One of… [read more]

10 ways parenting is exactly like being a child

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I’ve been blogging since before I had children, but it wasn’t until I was pregnant with Oscar in 2008 that I really got consistent about it. I’ve written about parenting more than any other topic even though I love writing about many things like faith, food and of course Walt Disney World. So it has felt… [read more]

Disney’s Cinderella is a breath of fresh air


No matter how many years I end up living in North Carolina, I am a Florida girl through and through. This winter, much like the last and the many before it, had me bundled up and out of sorts. I dream of sunshine and this week, it has finally arrived both literally and figuratively. I… [read more]

Harlem Globetrotters return to Raleigh on Sunday, March 1st!

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I am excited to share that the Harlem Globetrotters are returning to the PNC Arena in Raleigh this weekend to entertain and impress families from all over the Triangle. We had the pleasure of seeing them play a couple years ago and it is still such a fun memory for our family. Good clean fun… [read more]

Netflix date night at home with Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings

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True story: my husband and I met in the church band. He played the bass and I sang backup harmony. It was there that we flirted and traded Anchorman quotes for six months while everyone else was waiting for us to go on our first date. We finally did and the rest is history. Ahh… [read more]

I learned more from 5 days without sugar than in 20 years of dieting

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Last month I talked about how I am trying to be more conscious of the way different foods make my body feel. For years, I have been anti-diet yet I have fallen prey to popular fads from time to time. But as I get older I am starting to feel various forms of “food hangovers”… [read more]

Confessions of a pregnancy test junkie {win!}

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FACT: Whether you plan your pregnancy or not, nothing can prepare you for that first positive pregnancy test. This was the moment in 2008 that I found out I was pregnant with our first son, Oscar. It was my very first pregnancy and I had no idea what I was in for. We were very… [read more]

Win a free year of Netflix for you and a friend!

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I don’t know how you are spending your cold winter days, but in my house we are all about the Netflix. My kids argue over what they want to watch, but because there are so many choices for kids it doesn’t take long to find something they both love. Oscar is currently all over Transformers… [read more]