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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...

6 Ways I’ve Become a Better Stepmom

Over the past 5 years, I’ve strived to become a better stepmom. I’m proud of the growth I’ve made and hope to continue to learn and better myself as I...

Mother’s Day Wish List: 25 Gift Ideas for Every Budget

This post contains affiliate links. Mother’s Day is around the corner and I am already getting requests from the kids, from my mom and from the hubster for a complete...

Date Night in Lafayette Village: Driftwood Southern Kitchen

Last week we happily accepted an invitation to check out Driftwood Southern Kitchen for a date night in North Raleigh. Driftwood Southern is a restaurant featuring one of my favorite...

A Girls’ Trip to the Art of Living Retreat

Two weeks ago I spent the entire weekend at The Art of Living Retreat in the breathtaking mountains of Boone, NC. My girlfriend had invited me on a girls’ trip...

Monday Musings

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” — Author Unknown Today I’m gathering together all of the well loved Lonely Planet travel guide books from my bookcase...

A Monday Night Date Night at The Cowfish Raleigh

We usually save date nights for the weekend but we decided to change it up a bit this week and have dinner and drinks out at a local favorite, The...

10 Ways I Feel Loved- A Stepmom’s Thoughts

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s time to reflect on all things love! As a stepmom (or bonus mom), being a new addition to your stepchild’s life can bring on some...

Academy Award Nominees 2019: An Audiobook Roundup

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Monday Musings

“Co-Parenting is NOT a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together in the best interest of the child at heart.” -unknown...

Mama Kondo: My Take on the “Tidying Up” Craze

It seems Marie Kondo is everywhere these days. Every social media account and online magazine is referencing her Netflix show, “Tidying Up”, in which she enters cluttered families’ homes and...

A New York City Family Vacation

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5 Tips for Happy (Blended Family) Holidays

Holidays can offer a big emotional challenge for blended families. This time of year is tough for every party involved, whether schedules have been decided by a judge or both...

Road Trip: An Asheville Adventure

Thanks to the generosity of Carolina Mornings, The Flying Bike, and Asheville Food Tours, I was able to experience a great few days in Asheville, NC. All opinions expressed are...

Ten Things For Which I am Grateful

It’s that time of year! We are all encouraged to reflect on things for which we are grateful and, of course, what makes the top of my list every year...

Dad’s on TV…again!

Recently the hubby flew down to Atlanta, Georgia for two weeks to film a television series. I had helped him tape his original audition and was his “reader” during the...