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My Plans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Well, the world just got a bit crazy! It feels like we’re living in some kind of weird, alternate universe. I’m strongly feeling the need to make actionable plans during...

A Snow Day is My Mental Health Day

We don’t get a lot of snow days here in North Carolina. Certainly not as many as we used to get during long and cold New York winters. I guess...

How to Improve Communication with Your Partner in 7 Easy Ways!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Chocolate, flowers, special dinners or gifts are usually the norm to honor this day celebrating romantic love. I thought I’d honor Valentine’s Day...

Holiday Tradition: 5th Annual Chinese Lantern Festival

The 5th annual N.C. Chinese Lantern Festival returns to Cary on November 22, 2019 and runs for seven weeks thru January 12, 2020. The festival has become a holiday tradition...

It’s a 1950 and 60’s Toy Boom in Raleigh

The North Carolina Museum of History will unveil its newest year-long exhibit to the public on October 4th- Toy Boom! Toys from the 1950s & ’60s. I was thrilled to...

Our Escape Room Fun in Cary, NC

I’ve been a fan of escape room adventures for a couple of years. Last week I was invited to have some escape room fun at Game On Escapes and More...

4 Unique Fall Cultural Festivals at Koka Booth

Fall is in the air and besides pumpkin-flavored everything, I always look forward to the great fall festivals around North Carolina. Some of my favorites are the unique local cultural...

Keeping Your Pets Safe During a Disaster

Here in the South, we are in the midst of hurricane season. In certain disaster scenarios, there may be little to no time to evacuate so planning ahead for our...

Back to School: 5 Things My Stepdaughter’s Teachers Should Know

Summer is winding down to a close and it’s almost back-to-school time again. With four kids in our blended family I have to navigate meet the teacher nights, haircuts, doctors’...

Spanglish- Authentic Puerto Rican Fare with a Flare

I’ve just found the perfect place to have breakfast or lunch in Durham when I’m feeling like some comfort, home cooking- Puerto Rican style! Spanglish has just opened up their...

8 Favorite Amazon Prime Day Deals 2019

It’s that time of year! Amazon’s “2 day parade of epic deals”. It’s like having a Black Friday in July, just for Prime members. I confess I have a love...

Summer Spotlight: WakeMed Movies by Moonlight

Ahhh- summer. Barbeques, swimming pools and a favorite summertime tradition, outdoor movie nights. As a family of 6 we are ALWAYS on the lookout for fun things to do around...

Summerfest: The NC Symphony in Our Backyard

Thank you to Booth Amphitheatre for partnering with us on this post. All opinions are genuine and my very own. Summer is in full swing and so is the North...

9 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Dad

Guest Post by #lightscameradad As I sat watching my kids splash around and navigate the endless political intrigues that a day at the pool involves, I caught myself thinking about...

Summer Road Trip: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Thanks to the generosity of Busch Gardens we were able to experience a great day in Williamsburg, VA. As always, all opinions expressed in this sponsored post are genuine and...

Mother’s Day Reflections: My Dreams Came True

Some young women dream of careers, of marriage, of fame and fortune, of travel, of the excitement life can bring. My dream was always, for as long as I can...