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No Nuts

No Nuts

A little Rant… I love living in Charlotte. I love even more living in Uptown and being so close to so many different grocery stores and farmers markets. More so the Farmers markets than the grocery stores (I truly am a Harris Teeter gal.) I…

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Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore

Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore

Most people who never grew up around tornadoes equated them to what they saw in the Wizard of Oz.  Dorothy on the bed, knocked on her noggin, seeing visions of scary things outside the window.  She landed in a fantasy land inhabited with little people,…

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Do you suffer from SC?

Do you suffer from SC?

Ladies- Do you suffer from SC? Does someone you know suffer from SC? I am sure that yourself or someone you know suffers from SC. Do you even know what SC is? Let me paint the picture: You are at the gym. Working out like…

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Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

Twice… Two times we have ventured to Great Wolf lodge. And both times have been AWESOME! Our boys LOVE GWL! and to tell the truth my husband, Jimmy, and I both LOVE GWL. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it a crazy, loud experience? Yes. Is…

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Pomp and Circumstance?

Pomp and Circumstance?

Spring is here, and with it soon will come the inevitable occurrences of graduations.  High school.  College.  Middle School.  Elementary School.  Smiles, hugs, families and parties will mark the transition from one educational and life stage to the next. However, all of this caused me…

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School search: What to look for in the early years

School search: What to look for in the early years

Many parents realize that the decisions they make regarding school choices early on in their child’s academic career can have a long lasting impact on the quality of her overall school experience. Certainly, a great deal has been written about the positive impact of optimal…

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I’m a better mom as a working mom

I’m a better mom as a working mom

There was some hubbub in the news last week about the quantity of hours that moms spend with their kids (ages 3-11) having very little impact on their social/emotional well being or academic achievement. Music to my ears. I love working. I love being a working…

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When you think of robotics what comes to mind?

When you think of robotics what comes to mind?

My 14 year old son started high school this year, and I feared, like many other mothers with children like mine, that he would rot his brain with nothing but video games, Minecraft and talking to his friends via Skype.  I would sit and watch…

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When is a word just a word?

When is a word just a word?

I’ve noticed something more and more lately; and I’m wondering if it’s a sign of the times.  I look on the Facebook sites of my daughter and her peers, and sites like Twitter and Tumblr, and I find that certain words that I grew up…

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#GimmeFive Challenge

#GimmeFive Challenge

In honor of the fifth anniversary of the LET’S MOVE campaign, Michelle Obama has issued a new challenge … #GimmeFive. Not only does she want to see high-fives trending to celebrate people making healthy choices but she is challenging all of us to come up…

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