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Adorable DIY Valentines Raleigh Moms Blog

15 Free, Easy & Adorable DIY Valentines

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I don’t know about your kids, but my preschooler can’t wait to celebrate! He’s excited to exchange Valentine’s with his friends. In the past we’ve done boxed Valentine’s from the store, but I can’t resist this FREE printables from the web! If you’re looking to think outside the […]

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Save Money By Christmas Shopping Now Raleigh Moms Blog

5 Ways to Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early (Really Early)

Start shopping for the holidays TODAY (that’s right…the holidays, as in next year). Right now, stores are trying to liquidate their winter merchandise to make room for spring goods. Everything is on sale at amazing prices, some 75-80% off the original pricing. If you start today, you can save a ton of money and when next […]

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Social Media Christmas Raleigh Moms Blog

Social Media Christmas

On December 26th, I took a moment to check my social media accounts and was immediately greeted by picture upon picture of Christmas celebrations ranging from Christmas Eve gatherings with extended family to intimate Christmas mornings spent with loved ones.  The one common theme that seemed to appear over and over was that, yes, we […]

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Holiday Spouse Traditions Raleigh Moms Blog

Spouse Traditions for the Holidays

Even before we were married we tried to start simple traditions like wrapping gifts together to Christmas music, a seafood feast on Christmas Eve and other little traditions. It is pretty amazing to see the traditions morph as you progress through marriage, and really through life! Here are a few ways you can celebrate the holidays […]

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Why We Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas Raleigh Moms Blog

Why We Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas

For years, at about 3pm on Christmas Day my kiddos would hit the wall one by one. After a long Christmas Eve followed by a too-early-rising, their energy stores were depleted and just past midday they’d drop like flies: a snoring pre-schooler on the couch still clutching his new light saber, a drowsy teen sprawled […]

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Christmas Without Santa Raleigh Moms Blog

Christmas Without Santa

I grew up believing in Santa. Every year, I wrote letters to Santa, I left cookies and milk by the tree, and I rushed off to bed knowing Santa couldn’t come until I had fallen asleep.  I remember the day I found out the truth about Santa. I was in 4th or 5th grade and […]

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Dressing For The Holidays Raleigh Moms Blog

4 Tips for Dressing for the Holidays

The holidays bring enough stress of their own, the last thing that needs to be adding stress is dressing for holiday events!  You also don’t have a lot of extra time, so these are just a few short tips to take away the stress of what to wear. The most important thing is to think […]

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Cupcakes Done Right

Cupcakes Done Right + {GIVEAWAY}

What’s in a cupcake? Sugar and spice and everything nice, of course! Cupcakes are delicious. It is no wonder that so many cupcake shops have popped up in recent years. This mama happens to fancy herself a cupcake connoisseur and you know what? All cupcakes are not created equal.  The first time I stepped into […]

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Our Best Worst Holiday Road Trip Raleigh Moms Blog

Our Best Worst Holiday Road Trip

Seven years ago, we were making the long trek from the Triangle to snowy Central New York determined to get there before dark. The previous couple of Christmas road trips up to NY had been a bit hectic because we had infants and we’d had to stop for multiple breastfeedings. Even though I had become […]

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