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…

Communicate! Say What You Mean

When my husband and I were still newlyweds, he said or did something that really made me angry. I was fuming! Funny how today I can’t seem to remember what it was, but at that time it made me so mad, I had to walk away from the situation before…

Charlotte Birth Options: Difference in Providers

Where you choose to give birth obviously can have an impact on how you labor and deliver, but I think an even bigger factor is who you chose for your prenatal care. Because you are ultimately in their care, its really important you work with someone who is on the…

Charlotte Birth Options: Top 5 Natural Friendly Hospitals

Before I dive into this list, let me say upfront that this post is based on the opinions and personal experiences from fellow mommies and doulas who have given birth or worked with clients in the Charlotte area. I had the pleasure of meeting with Brooke Atkinson from Beautiful Childbirth…