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Our Couple’s Raleigh Staycation

Thanks to the generosity of the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley, Seasons 52 and Carolina Touring Company, I was able to experience a great weekend staycation in Raleigh. All opinions expressed...

Loving Your Stepchild As Your Own

When I first became a bonus mom, I already had my hands full with three biological children of my own. I had lots of experience in parenting different personalities and...

Back To School: Meet the Stepmom

Back to school picnics, meet the teacher nights and open houses are usually tinged with a bit of awkwardness as we navigate walking along with co-parents and introducing our blended...

Kiawah Island- A South Carolina Paradise for Families

Kiawah Island is a beautiful treasure located 33 miles outside of Charleston, SC with 10 miles of pristine beaches, thousands of acres of preserved maritime forests, marshes and sand dunes....

They Think I Have My Hands Full

Anyone with a large family can attest to the fact that invariably, when you’re all out together in public, you’ll hear “Oh my! You have your hands full” from total...

5th Annual Longleaf Film Festival Now Accepting Entries!

We love a great film festival and especially one close to home! Get your cameras ready because the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is officially accepting entries for the fifth...

Loving Your Child Enough To Not Hate Your Co-Parent

I’m often asked for co-parenting advice from moms who are newly divorced because to the outside world, my kids seem extremely well adjusted. They are happy, emotionally secure and well…normal....

Recommended: Vanity Fair Diaries

My days are normally so hectic that finding time to read seems futile. When I’ve tried to read at bedtime, I have fallen asleep half a page in every. single....

Working Actors Working

When you think of actors, you generally think of actors on television, in film or on stage in a theatre. As “typical” working actors, in our family we do a...

She said She Could, So She Did- Girl versus 5K

I’ve always related with the social media meme: “If my body is ever found dead on a jogging trail, just know I was murdered elsewhere and dumped there.” So, when...

My 2018 New Year’s Short List

The thing to do it seems, every new year is to make a list of resolutions. The thing that seems to happen every year, is that the detailed resolutions list...

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Steven’s aspirations to direct a movie became a reality last weekend when he shot his first scene for a short film this year. The bonus? I got to play his...

Zollie’s Favorite Treats!

Zollie, our beloved Cavachon and the the 7th member of our family was rescued by All Breed Animal Rescue of the Carolinas the day he was going to be put...

Rosemary Avocado Oil Poached Tomatoes

Avocado oil is my new obsession. Local mom Judit Beres, owner of Neomega, introduced me to these healthy, high heat oils and I’ve been hooked ever since. Judit produces the...

Girl’s Trip: Discovering Long Island

This past year has been all about reconnecting in the important relationships of my life; with my children, my husband and this past weekend, with my girlfriends! We all jetted...

Bald Head Island-The Perfect Romantic Getaway

Thanks to the generosity of Wendy Wilmot, Coastal Urge & Roast and Toast on the Coast we were able to enjoy a fall weekend on gorgeous Bald Head Island. All...