Why We Love Carowind’s Gold Passes

I have been going to Carowinds since I was a child myself. In the last couple of years though, we have decided to get Gold Passes for our family. Here's why its worth it to us, even though we drive 1.5 hours to get there. First of all, the passes cover the $20 parking fee... Continue Reading →

FREE books from Dolly Parton??!

Being the mother of an almost 3-year-old and a nearly 5-month-old is crazy, exhausting, wonderful, and often chaotic. My toddler expects me to have some form of entertainment for her AT ALL TIMES. No pressure. When I became pregnant the first time, I would often sit and think about what motherhood would be like. When... Continue Reading →

**Expat Momma** {guest post}

My experience, as an American, having a baby in the Allgäu region of Germany. When I was 20 weeks pregnant my husband was offered a 2.5 year work assignment in Germany. My initial reaction: “No. N-O. No sir! I’m not having this baby in another country where I can’t understand their language.” Our parents’ reactions... Continue Reading →

Finding Your Tribe {guest post}

(or making mom friends in the digital age)     Everyone talks about the joy that comes with having a baby. “It is so exciting!” “Your life will never be the same!” “You won’t believe how much love you feel for your baby!” But an often ignored subject is just how isolating modern motherhood can... Continue Reading →

It Takes Time {guest post}

I remember standing in front of the bathroom mirror after my first baby was born and wondering what the heck had happened to me? Who was this squishy person staring back at me and why did I look more puffy now than I did when I was 40+ weeks pregnant? How is it possible to... Continue Reading →

Meet the Wiggins

I’m the other mom here. I’m Bethany, age 29, and married to Jonathan for almost 5 years. We met in middle school and it’s a story you never hear anymore. We moved to Charlotte, NC, 4 years ago. We have a lab named Ellie, a daughter named Olivia who turns 3 in August and our... Continue Reading →

5 Reasons Labs are the best family dog

Below are five reasons we believe a lab is the best fit for a family dog: Gentleness- Our dogs have been nothing but fantastic with our children. Our children climb all over them, pull their tails and are just generally children with them. They tolerate it all. They are even known for their gentle mouths.... Continue Reading →

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