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...

I don’t know about you, but my kids are hungry ALL.THE.TIME. If I gave my kids a quarter for overtime they asked for a snack throughout the day, I would have enough money for a beach vacation by the end of Day 1. Seriously. And getting them to eat something green or healthy? Ya.. good luck with that. I’ve had to get really creative in getting them to eat something with even an ounce of nutrition on it… until recently.   We’ve been filling up our summer with pool days, visits to the splash pad, and playing...

  Summer is in full swing and if your house is like me (please tell me it is?!) You hear every five seconds those dreaded six words… “Mommy, can I have a snack?” Like, literally my kids don’t want to eat meals. Ever. They just want to snack.. ALL.DAY.LONG. So.. in an effort to keep our summer a little more interesting, I came up with a few Summertime Snack Hack’s for Mom’s to switch things up a bit featuring a few of our favorite’s from BJ’s Wholesale Club!   Want to give your...

If you’re like me and you loving bringing a little bit of Hollywood into your life, you might try to find a little bit of glitz and glam in everything you do… am I right? Living in Charlotte definitely has its perks. We get to see filming for exciting TV shows and movies every once in a while, spot a Carolina Panthers player or two while out on date night, and have the occasional run in with a 6ft+ tall basketball player for the Hornets. But, last week the Jonas Brother’s now officially have ties to good ole’ NC...

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