In just a few short weeks, Cirque do Soleil is bringing their newest production, Corteo to our very own Queen City! Taking a new concept to the stage for the first time, Corteo is meant to give the audience a view from the performer’s point of view in addition to seeing the performance as well.  Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical...

I’m sure most of you have heard of the Build-a-Bear “Pay Your Age Day” fiasco going down at mall’s nationwide right now. We went to our mall in Charlotte, NC this morning. I wanted to share our experience based on the things I observed and our experience. I was expecting it to be chaotic. My friend and I planned ahead as soon as we decided to go by letting the kids browse the website and making wish lists and calling our store ahead of time to learn they were opening early. However, I had NO CLUE this would be...

This post is sponsored by Stella® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This summer, I’ve been winging it. Winging each day with the kids. Winging what we’re going to do, what we’ll eat – you name it. This afternoon, I couldn’t wait to get in my kitchen and just create. This summer, I’m all about fresh produce and ingredients and making fun and different recipes to share with my family. I’m not normally one to come up with killer original recipes… I usually leave that to...

Living just outside of Charlotte, NC has it perks. Three hours from both the beach and the mountains. Big city opportunities with small town daily life. Movie theaters, bowling alley’s, parks, & pools galore! Basically, anything we need is right at our fingertips. Including a fun family getaway to Great Wolf Lodge! We were invited to a Media Day of Play last week and we took full advantage of such an amazing opportunity! We arrived at the lodge at 9:00am and stayed almost until they closed the water park for the day! Lucky for...

You’ve seen my posts over the last couple of days, but participating in this Blog Tour has been so fun! We’ve shared an inside look at how the author wrote Charlie & the Frog, a review of A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always By the Ocean, and today we’re chatting about Burning Magic by Joshua Khan, which is the third installment of his Shadow Magic trilogy.   In this sizzling adventure, Lily the sorcerer queen and Thorn the giant-bat-whisperer journey to the Sultanate of Fire to help their friend K’leef...

If there’s one thing we don’t have a shortage of in our house, it’s books. The plus side is, there’s always something for the kids to do. The downside is, my nine year old reads books faster than I can finish my dinner. Seriously. He loves to read and he almost always has his nose in a book from the moment he’s finished with homework until he falls asleep on a daily basis.   One of his most recent favorites is called, A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always By the Ocean by Kir Fox and Shelley Coats. Davy’s...

I had the privilege of checking out some new books from Disney-Hyperion recently and with my son being an avid reader, I couldn’t wait to let him dig right into these stories! I love hearing him tell me all about the books he’s reading. There’s something about the imagination of a nine year old that makes the stories even more exciting.   Charlie & the Frog is about the adventures of Charlie Tickler and Castle the frog. I had the opportunity to ask some questions to the author, Karen Kane to give you guys...

    It’s 10pm. You’re exhausted. Your feet hurt from running around all day. All the kids are sleeping and you’re about to doze off to your favorite reality show or soap opera on the couch. All of a sudden, you realize you still haver to make the kids lunches for tomorrow. Sound familiar? Packing lunches is my least favorite thing to do. My husband hates it too, but he often picks up the task for me, because he’s just the best, right? The least I can do is pick up a few easy goodies to throw in that makes...

It’s our favorite time of year again! Disney on Ice Presents Frozen is coming to Charlotte!! Read on to find out more about the show & how you can snag tickets for you and your family to join them for opening night! They debut in Charlotte on Thursday, October 8th and will complete 8 shows while here! Come get whisked away to Arendelle with Olaf and friends, but don’t worry – there will be special appearances from any other Disney favorites too! Tickets start at just $12 and you can BUY TICKETS HERE.   Enter...

You guys!! The mouse is in the house! I don’t know about you, but mealtime can be chaotic in our house. Prepping, cooking, then feeding, and cleaning up feels like it takes forever sometimes. This mama likes to break that up and make mealtime a little fun!  The First Years Minnie Mouse Helping Hands Feeding & Activity Seat adds a little bit of our favorite place and characters to the dinner table. Not only does it come with practical features us moms can appreciate, but it’s something the kids love, too!   The...

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