Chances are if you’re a mom, you schedule daily “field trips” to Target. You also probably stalk Cartwheel for offers so you can go home and brag to your husband about how much money you saved… while leaving out all the money you spent. Right! During one of our many Target trips last week, I spotted these and promptly whipped out my trust little smartphone to scan for an offer – voila! There it was. 5% off on Gerber’s Lil’ BeaniesTM snacks. Stack that on top of my Target card 5% off and the Target...

TOUCHDOWN! A few weeks ago, we threw a football tailgate party for our friends. Anyone who knows our family, knows football season is taken quite seriously around here, so I took this task seriously. Having three kids though, makes my party planning technique a little more difficult these days, so I turned to my friends at BJ’s Wholesale Club for the best options. BJ’s recently completed a survey to find out favorite tailgating snacks in the NC region. I took these stats and created my spread based on what I knew our guests...

As a mom, I know one thing all of us can relate to one another on is always wanting to do what is safest for our babies. Sometimes when it comes to safety, views will differ on different topic and that’s okay.. everyone parents in whatever way fits for them and their lifestyle, but one thing is certain.. we all want what is best for our precious bundles. Every year, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA,) sponsors National Baby Safety Month in September. The month-long event is meant to increase consumer awareness...

Having two big kids in school full time this year has its perks. It’s nice to have both kids in the same schedule and in the same school district. It’s definitely fun to have some one on one time with the littlest, and our girl is loving being at the big school with her big brother. But… along with all those perks comes the crazy school schedules, juggling a kindergarten day versus a second grade day, and remembering who has what classes and tests each day. We like to keep things simple when it comes to wearing the right...

        This is one of my absolute all time favorite times of the year! Fall is closer than we think regardless of the still hot temperatures, but it’s about to get a lot colder around here as Disney On Ice Presents : Follow Your Heart hits the Time Warner Cable Arena in a few weeks!!   Follow your heart straight to adventure at Disney On Ice! Just keep swimming with Dory and new pal, Hank from Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory” as they set out to find her parents. Cheer with the Emotions from Disney/Pixar’s “Inside...

  A week from today, if you live in the Charlotte area you can join me again for the next installment of the Mom Matters series sponsored by Charlotte Parent. I cannot stress these amazing luncheons enough! Each topic has been so useful and has shared valuable information all of us parents can stand to here. On Friday, September 16th you’ll hear Stacey Brown Randall, Creator of Take Control of Your Days and founder of the Brown Randall Group &  Sarah Olin, Creator of Luscious Mother talk about Balancing Work, Family...

We’ve been back to school for several weeks now and the never-ending chore of packing your kids lunches has begun. Since my husband and I both despise packing lunches, we’re trying a new approach this year and getting the kids involved! I let them come with me to pick out their favorite back-t0-school lunchbox items at BJ’s Wholesale Club. This way, they’re getting what they like. The assortment of allergy friendly and healthy items is endless and when we shop in bulk, I only have to go once every 3-4 weeks. With...

    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 most of the little hours we have as a family each day. Dinnertime is one of the only times we have...

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...

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