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Podcasts for Busy Moms

I tend to be in the car about 117% of my day. Between work, carpool, running errands, volunteer work, etc., I feel I am in the car more than I am home. Because of that, I started looking for a variance from just listening to the radio. Enter: podcasts. I have explored different topics, genres, […]

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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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Spotlight for Women’s History Month: Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown

Spotlight for Women’s History Month: Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown

I had the pleasure of taking my 10-year-old, Ronni, and a few of her friends, to meet someone that represents not only what Black History Month is about, but Women’s History Month! Since Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women in history and society, there is no one better to feature, then Chief Cassandra […]

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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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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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Where Legos Go to Die, Being a Working Parent, and Keeping the Playroom Door Closed

Where Legos Go to Die, Being a Working Parent, and Keeping the Playroom Door Closed

I need to be honest here. I am notorious for closing the door to the playroom and never looking back. I mean, do you know what’s there? Do you? It’s a pile of Legos, six pieces of a puzzle that have lost their home, a torn superman cape, and other various toys that have been […]

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Raleigh Mom Spotlight: Interview with Breast Cancer Survivor Sharon Delaney McCloud

I would like to introduce you to the inspirational, dynamic and incredibly accomplished Sharon Delaney McCloud. Who is she? Sharon is a breast cancer survivor. Sharon also happens to be an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Olympic Torch Bearer, proud Florida State University alumna, and an incredibly successful local leader and nationally active businesswoman. She is also […]

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Work Hard, Sleep Harder: Facts for Every New Parent Who is Sleep Deprived

Work Hard, Sleep Harder: Facts for Every New Parent Who is Sleep Deprived

This post is sponsored by Mattress Firm. Raleigh Moms Blog only partners with sponsors who bring the most value to our readers. All opinions are 100% our own.It has been almost six years now, but I still vividly remember holding my baby girl for the very first time and feeling like the universe had just […]

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Unhappy with your body? Learn the Truths & Myths about Plastic Surgery for Moms

This post is sponsored by Tannan Plastic Surgery. Raleigh Moms Blog only partners with sponsors who we feel bring the most value to our audience.Have you ever found yourself sitting by the pool, keeping one eye on the kids, and at the same time watching that mom? The one who seemingly has it all together. […]

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Confessions of a Working Mom: Resources for Work and Play

As working moms everywhere execute the delicate balancing act of wife, mother, employee, sister, daughter, volunteer, taxi driver, coach, disciplinarian, encourager, nurse, and so much more, there is an insatiable desire to truly be all things to all people. Here’s the thing: it’s impossible. So what’s a girl to do? How do we balance our […]

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Spring Styling With The Flourish Market + A HUGE Mother’s Day Giveaway!

A few weeks ago I made my way to the doors of The Flourish Market in downtown Raleigh to meet with the owner and superstar Emily Sexton, and stylist Katy, for my very first private styling session. I gladly agreed to receive some tips on prepping my wardrobe for Spring (I love my job!) and more importantly, to […]

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