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I Like Your Real House

I Like Your Real House

I like clean houses, organized and beautiful. Like a library, or a museum, I appreciate the order, the quiet, the beauty. I appreciate the strategically placed candle on the coffee table. I like cool houses. I like the funky pattern combos and the flea market…

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Only 1% Of Kids Eat A Healthy Diet

Only 1% Of Kids Eat A Healthy Diet

So What Does A “Healthy Diet” For Kids Look Like? A recent study out of Northwestern University found that only 1% of kids over the age of 5 consumed a healthy diet regularly. Yikes. Looking around at my fellow parents, I am pretty sure that…

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Pure Barre Ballantyne Helps March of Dimes

Pure Barre Ballantyne Helps March of Dimes

I hope you will join me next Wednesday and invite ALL your friends to support a cause SO near and dear to my heart. As you know, Josh was a premie (born at 31 weeks) and so the March of Dimes is so important to…

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I Found My New Nanny

I Found My New Nanny

I bet you can’t wait this for 30 seconds without laughing.

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I Don’t Have Time to Volunteer

I Don’t Have Time to Volunteer

I have been a parent for the past 12 years. My oldest son is in 6th grade and I have a son in third grade. Like your kids, mine are in plenty of extra curricular activities like karate, swim, piano lessons and golf. Like you,…

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Meet Modern Mom- Morgan Fogarty

Meet Modern Mom- Morgan Fogarty

Morgan Fogarty balances being a mother while pursuing her career as an anchor and reporter on WCCB Charlotte with grace and style. Pregnant with her second child (a daughter due in the summer) and mama to Sawyer, Morgan and her husband, Jeremy, make the most…

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On Eviction

On Eviction

Each week, I have a tutoring date with a sweet 8 year old girl. As soon as I enter the classroom, her eyes light up. She’s so anxious to learn. We tackle all things word related—vocabulary, spelling, writing, reading, comprehension, whatever is presenting a challenge…

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You don’t have kids, and I won’t ask why

You don’t have kids, and I won’t ask why

Oh, you don’t have kids? Let me shut up right now. It’s really easy for the topic of children to come up in any conversation I have with anyone. Typically, my kids inject themselves into the dialogue by taking the phone, jumping on my shoulders…

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Sometimes, money isn’t the best form of payment

Sometimes, money isn’t the best form of payment

When I first thought about going to college, I had big plans.  I had grandiose plans to be rich, successful, have the perfect life and the perfect family.  I was going to graduate, get an amazing job, have a beautiful home; and pretty much have…

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Look, squirrel!  Living with Adult ADD

Look, squirrel! Living with Adult ADD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, has been a hotly debated condition in children for decades.  Recently, ADHD has been reclassified to separate it into 3 specific types. Combined ADHD (the most common subtype), which involves symptoms of of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsivity Inattentive ADHD…

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