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...

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...

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...

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...

The “Middle of the Nest” – Lavery has been begging to have her own YouTube Channel¬†FOREVER. This mom finally gave in! – – With my management of course, she’ll be sharing all sorts of fun things for kids. She’ll be showing off her favorite gymnastics moves, showcasing her favorite hot new games for families and kids & so much more. Let Lavery introduce herself! And she would love it if you’d head to YouTube & give her a thumbs up! OH! – And Lavery says “you should subscribe...

Our Disney vacation planning is in full swing! We’re headed to the most magical place on earth in just over a month and to say we’re excited would be an understatement! With all the excitement though has come A LOT of planning for this mom! Traveling with three kiddos ages 7, 4, and 1 means being prepared for anything and EVERYTHING. A few weeks ago, we had some friends over to celebrate our vacation planning for a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate with games, treats, & goodies for the kids while us moms took to Pinterest...

When our sweet girl started losing weight around four months old after a glowing first few months of weight gain and breastfeeding bliss; this mommy went through a messy season of guilt. When our pediatrician told me I had to supplement to help her weight loss issues, I obliged.. reluctantly, but ¬†I went with it. After several weeks of exclusive pumping while nursing before naps and bedtime and formula, I knew I couldn’t keep up. We saw a huge change in not only her weight, but her behavior and sleeping too, so I knew after everything...

I don’t know about you, but once I pick up the kids from school, it seems like the rest of the day is a complete whirlwind until I tuck them into bed. Preschool pickup at 1, with not much time before 1st grade car pool, then it’s homework, activities, cleaning up and prepping for lunch then next day, and dinner – – all while attempting to get the littlest to nap so I have some free hands to get it all done! Sound familiar? I thought I’d share with you a few of my secrets for surviving those few hours between...

It’s that time of year! You know, when you go outside and you can’t feel your face. Even here in the Carolina’s, it gets down below freezing and I wonder why we don’t just move to Hawaii or some tropical beach somewhere. Unfortunately though for this mom, even when it’s 20 degrees outside, I still have to take my kids out and go to school, dance class, and the grocery store. Now that my bigger two are old enough to take their coats on and off themselves though, that part is a little easier, but having an eight...

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