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Answers to Seven Common Questions about the Adoption Tax Credit

When I began my adoption journey, and finally decided on domestic agency adoption over international or other types, I was overwhelmed with how I would pay for it. I believed that adoption was for the privileged. Wealthy people even. Those with connections, perhaps. I was dead wrong. The reality is if I wanted to build […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Bloom – Get Your Tickets Today!

Bloom is back in Raleigh for its 4th year! This event is geared towards moms who are currently expecting a baby, had a baby within the last year, foster moms of infants, or are planning on growing their family soon through birth or adoption. We are extremely thankful to our longtime Bloom sponsors, WakeMed North Family Health […]

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Rootle Instagram Takeover: Get Ready for FREE Family Fun In and Around Raleigh

Rootle Instagram Takeover: Get Ready for FREE Family Fun In and Around Raleigh

Here at Raleigh Moms Blog, we are team of 25+ mamas from a variety of backgrounds who are raising little ones here in the Triangle. The one thing we all have in common is our love for our PBS kids programming. From Word Girl, Arthur, Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, Super Why and more… we’ve all spent time […]

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National Single Parent Day - Honoring the Parenting Journey

National Single Parent Day – Honoring the Parenting Journey

The job of parenting is never an easy one, but for single parents, the parenting journey can be a particularly rough road. Single parents do the job of two—juggling child-rearing, work, maintaining a household—all while shouldering alone the stress (and joy) of parenting. This leaves a single parent with little time for personal pursuits, leisure […]

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Time to Unplug: Tips to Connecting in a Overly Disconnected World

Tweet, Text, DVR, Bluetooth, Insta Story, Snapchat, YouTube video, etc. We live in such a technologically driven world.  I mean I left my phone at home the other day and thought I was going to go crazy not having it near me for a whole 8 hours.  Our society is more connected yet disconnected than […]

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11 Ways to Treat Yourself for Valentine's Day

11 Ways to Treat Yourself for Valentine’s Day

It’s that special time of year.   Red and pink cardboard hearts filled with tempting chocolates are prominently displayed in the grocery store and the inevitable sappy love posts will soon take over Facebook newsfeeds. Valentine’s Day is almost here. Personally, I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day.  I think it’s sweet to have a day dedicated to […]

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2019 Word of the Year: Identity

2019 Word of the Year: Identity

Warning: what lies ahead is a post of honesty and sincere reflection.  (You’ve been warned.) Many years ago, I gave up on making new year’s resolutions.  Instead, I embraced the trend of choosing a word, one word, that would be my focus and intent for the year ahead.  This past year, I focused on “rest” […]

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How to Pick Your 2019 Word of the Year

How to Pick Your 2019 Word of the Year

It’s almost 2019 and you are likely contemplating your New Year’s resolution.   As the ball drops at midnight, most Americans will be declaring a resolution to save more money, lose weight, or eat better (YouGov).  If this sounds like you, it may be time to reconsider. According to US News, approximately 80% of resolutions will […]

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The Simple Guide to Dealing with Toxic Humans During the Holidays

The Simple Guide to Dealing with Toxic Humans During the Holidays

The holidays can be stressful enough with balancing extra needed financial income, time, work, activities, schedules, and let’s just be honest: life. Below, I have put together the start of a roadmap for assistance in addressing or handling toxic humans in your life. They can be anyone from your neighbor, to a parent, family member, […]

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