A Day at Darby Acres Farm

The winter is flying by and Spring Break will be here before you know it. Are you “activitied out” or sick of playing at the same areas around town? If you need a change of pace, slow life down by heading to Darby Acres Farm. Lisa and I took our…

Bedtime Battles No More

We’re having a tough time at bedtime with our girls sharing a room. We have started a 3 part behavior modification program that consists of us giving warnings three times. If they make it through without three warnings they get a reward in the morning. If they receive all three…

Sustainable Foods With Your Family

As the New Year is in full swing, we become aware of many things regarding our health.  But do you ever take the time to think about your children’s health in the process?  As a mother of two, I do watch what my children eat, but never do I take…

5 ways to save on Fruits and Vegetables

OK I might be odd here, but I love my vegetables. Maybe it was my experience in college of eating so much fast food or junk food- somehow having the ability to eat whatever and whenever gives you an appreciation for the good stuff. Maybe it is just that I…

The Importance of Vitamin D

Hello, Charlotte! It’s raining today. It was all cloudy yesterday. And there is a chance it may rain tomorrow. I’m not here to be your weather man, but between the dreary weather and the sun setting earlier and earlier as we head into winter, it got me thinking about vitamin…

100 Things to do in the Summer – Charlotte

Summer is definitely a time for fun and with the big kids out of school and the weather at it’s nicest we’re always looking for fun things to do in the area. Charlotte has a lot of great places to offer as does your very own home. Here are some…

Mother’s Day: History of “The Brunch”

It’s that beautiful time of year when we get to honor our Mothers (and also to be honored as a Mother!)  I don’t know about you, but my family loves to wish me a Happy Mother’s day by providing me breakfast in bed.  That’s a PERFECT start to my morning!…

My Children Keep Interrupting

All 3 of my children ages 5-8 have been told that when I am in a conversation with another adult that they should wait politely and NOT interrupt. They all have their moments when they interrupt, and I have a signal that I give them to let them know I…

How to Organize Memories Using Shadow Boxes

I am an advocate of displaying what you love. You want to keep everything from your children’s … well childhood. I encourage you to do something with the items you keep. If you throw it in a box along with everything else that you feel is “special”, then I hate…

The Princess Parables (ZonderKidz) – Book Review!!

I have been searching for faith-based books for my 5 year old daughter that are age-appropriate and fun to read. Thanks to DJC Communications, my daughter and I enjoyed reading 2 wonderful books from the series entitled — The Princess Parables.  The books we read from this series were, Princess…