California to North Carolina: Why We Moved to Raleigh

We moved from Boone, North Carolina to Northern California in search of a fast-paced lifestyle, endless opportunities to immerse ourselves in culture, and the ease of accessibility to the mountains and ocean. We thought the premium cost of living would be worth the amenities and that sacrificing for a few years would ultimately pay off. […]

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National Foster Care Month – Local Programs Serving Children & Families

The month of May is way more than just the final stretch of traditional schools, the beginning of summer, and amazing weather! Why? May is a month dedicated to raising awareness to a larger and increasingly more prevalent topic: foster care. Yes, that’s right, May is National Foster Care Month!  Before we dive into the […]

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Save the Planet! – Earth Day Events in and around Raleigh

On April 22, 1970, U.S. citizens spoke out in protest of what was happening to our planet—pollution, smog, overuse of pesticides—all contributing to a decline in Earth’s biodiversity. The peoples’ voices were heard, and a few months later President Nixon and the US Congress created the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the […]

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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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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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