The Ballantyne Hotel: A Luxury Family Resort

Have you ever wondered about staying at a luxury hotel but were apprehensive because you have young children? Us too!   Rated as one of the best hotels in Charlotte, NC, The Ballantyne Hotel is a place where high class, superior service, and family-friendly combine.   With summer break drawing to a close, we felt […]

Squigley’s Ice Cream & Treats Shoppe

Squigley's Ice Cream & Treats Shoppe

It’s national ice cream week and with that, I want to give a shout out to the place that serves the best ice cream I’ve ever had! It’s Squigley’s Ice Cream and Treats Shoppes – ‘Carolina Beach’s oldest continuously operating ice cream parlor and home of the Squigley.’ My family visited Carolina Beach, North Carolina […]

24-hours in Fearrington Village: A Girls Weekend Video

Fearrington Village

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCtTawL9_cQ Three girls. 24-hours. What would we do?? Recently the girls and I visited Fearrington Village, a former dairy farm turned English-inspired community. From storytimes and manicures to afternoon tea and shopping — it was fancy! Looking for a weekend getaway where luxury meets family friendly? If so, ready on: ‘24-Hours Fearrington Village: Girls Weekend’! […]

15 Tips on Traveling with Kids: Your Top Fears Debunked

reunion resort villa

Over the past 5-years we’ve traveled by planes, trains, and automobiles with our three young children. Even once with a 4-week old to Disney! OK, so right now you’re thinking why in the world would we consciously make such crazy life choices? Why not?! We’re learning as we go and for all of the moments […]

Top Free Summer Concerts in the Triangle

summer concerts triangle

Growing up in a small, rural town we had to be creative in how we had fun. I like to give people a perspective: the closest Starbucks was 2 ½ hours away (I know! How did I survive?), and furthermore as an only child, I had to be extra creative. So moving to Chapel Hill […]

Why You Should Visit Pullen Park | Raleigh, NC

child at pullen park

Whether you’re local to The Triangle or visiting for a summer vacay with kids, Pullen Park in Raleigh is a MUST. Since moving to Chapel Hill, I have been asked at least two dozen times, ‘Have you been to Pullen Park?‘ I was told by many of the train, boat rides, and carousel. They also […]

Carolina Beach Family Travel Guide

Traveling to Carolina Beach with your kiddos this summer? If so, you’re in luck! We recently returned home from a truly unforgettable 2-day, 2-night trip in Carolina Beach, NC to celebrate the girl’s 5th birthday! We take birthdays pretty seriously in our family and last year we did the whole unicorn-themed birthday party sha-bang. But […]

Top Travel Tips with a 1-year old

Top Travel Tips with a 1-year old

Under no circumstances let someone plan lunch during nap time. People ask me ALL. THE. TIME. about traveling with kids. And new moms particularly fret about the thought of leaving the house with their newborn baby. Let alone leaving the state or country! If you’re a new mom reading this and your baby is less […]

Myrtle Beach Family Vacation Itinerary | Part 2

Ripley's Myrtle Beach

Tuesday morning After our fun-filled evening, Rory was WIDE awake and ready to party at 530 AM – who could blame him! But luckily (and to his dismay) he was back down for a nap 3-hours later. In a previous post, Top Travel Tips with a 1-year old, I explain how and why naps save […]