This is a sponsored post written by me for The First Years + Disney Baby. All opinions are 100% my own.   As my kids get older; I can’t help, but wish they could stay small forever. Isn’t that every mom’s wish? I try to savor the time with them we have at the end of each day more and more everyday. Even more now that Lavery is in Kindergarten. Even though I love to give each child their own one-on-one time, our family has had to get really creative and intentional with our family time together to really make the...

Well its official.. school is in session here at the Crowe’s Nest! Our little man started second grade yesterday and our girl heads to Kindergarten tomorrow! Where has the time gone!? Both over the years and this summer.. it flew by! I know we start back earlier than others, so I wanted to share something fun we started this year in prep for heading back to the books so you guys can use the idea in your homes in the upcoming weeks! In an effort to get into routine around here (and get our son reading to us nightly,) I thought we...

We are in full on back-to-school mode over here! We start back earlier than most schools in our area, so we’re gearing up for our last week of freedom. I got a head start on school supplies this year, so we’ve been done with that for a while now at least. I had a few last minute things to pick up today before our lists were complete. Since we’re buying supplies for two kiddos this year (helllloooo Kindergarten for our little lady!!) I wanted to really make sure I was getting the best deals on those long lists we had...

Several weeks ago, you might be remember me giving you a sneak peak of what’s to come for the next installment of Charlotte Parent’s Mom Matters series. Kate from My Mommy Brain & I live tweeted the event while we listened to Court Creeden of Parent Financial and Sandy Wheat of the NC Council on Economic Education talk about we, as parents can do now to help secure our own financial future’s as our kids got old. Things got real. Parents asked real questions, and they discussed some hard topics that aren’t...

A few weeks ago, our girl turned FIVE! Time sure does fly! I wrote about our experience at the American Girl Store a few weeks ago and shared our girl’s excitement into venturing into the wonderful world of AG. BUT… we also had the privilege of having Robin Winningham of It’s an Art Party! in Charlotte join us for some fun too. My daughter invited her favorite girlfriends to join us for a few different art projects that Robin and I discussed and decided on several weeks prior to the party. Robin, being a mom herself...

You may have read about the exciting new Springfree Trampoline store Grand Opening I invited you to and have been chatting up over the past few weeks in Charlotte. Well?? Who went!!?? I know I saw a few families faces there and heard from a few readers they checked it out and had a blast! My family and I were there for a while and got to try out their trampoline’s, take a peek at the toga gaming system, and take advantage of some of the fun activities they were offering like bubbles, balloon animals, & more!   While I...

Summertime is full of longer days, shorter nights, & playing in the sun! Since our family went on our big family vacation this year straight after school got out, our summer’s have been filled with day trips and short weekend getaway’s. I’ve been trying to keep the kiddos busy without my husband having to take several vacation days off he just doesn’t have to use this year. With those short little getaway’s, comes having to learn to pack quickly and efficiently. It’s been my goal to be able to...

  Does this heat have you dreading the outdoors!? I know my family has been staying inside more than usual to try to stay away from the sweating mess we become when we step foot outside. Join me and my family and beat the heat this Saturday for a FREE fun family friendly event in Charlotte!   Springfree Trampoline is opening their new store in the Blakeney Shopping Center in Charlotte, NC.  YOU are invited to join in the fun! My family and I will be there trying out the new tgoma system and we’re inviting you all to...

Our big girl turned five this past week – – FIVE! If you’ve followed along long enough, you may remember reading about my pregnancy journey with her, then sharing in our happiness after her birth, to celebrate her First Birthday, (It was Guess How Much We Love You themed,) & many more amazing and exciting milestones. And, whether you have followed along a while or not, you may have recently checked out our fun Lavery Says announcement, so go take a little funny look at what our girl is like now later! But, all that...

Ever pack your hubby’s lunch for work? It’s not very often I have the time to do it (let’s face it, by the time the evening rolls around, the last thing I’m thinking about is lunch the next day) and the mornings are too chaotic trying to get through breakfast.. am I right moms!? What if I told you, you could send your hubby to work with a meal fit for a pro with Hormel Foods Dinty Moore® Stew? Lumberjacks aren’t the typical lumberjacks you might think of today, but as a nod to their lumberjack mascot, Dinty...

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