Melissa Leapman Comes to Gainesville, Va

I fell in love with Melissa Leapman's designs not long after starting to knit. Her book,Cables Untangled: An Exploration of Cable Knitting was hot off the presses and I fell in love with the designs. Being Irish I love the Celtic knots that are … [Read more...]

My Truth Celiac Disease: Symptoms, Effects & Living

I have a truth that I want to share. The truth starts with something that isn't a secret. I have Celiac disease. The kids both have Celiac disease as well. Its not an easy thing to deal with but we do it. So here's my truth Celiac Disease stinks. … [Read more...]

Office Depot Another Year for National Backpack Program

I've had the pleasure of making sure our readers know about the Office Depot National BackPack Program for the past two years. Last year they sent me such beautiful backpacks but our kids already had ones so we donated them to our teachers. It was … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Stay Safe While Walking

I've been on a kick with a few friends to get more exercise. It's been great to have someone to be with while working out. We change up our routine and do swimming and walking to use different muscles and get some more work outs in. But walking can … [Read more...]

The Queen is Coming to Tea Giveaway

Summer time is the perfect time to enjoy some special time with the kids. I've been spending most of my time with Charlie since Rachael is visiting my parents. But I went down last week to spend some time with her and also spend some time with my … [Read more...]

Traveling with A Tween: The Great Smoky Mountains

Its time for another trip for us! This week Charlie and I are staying around our area but checking out some things he's never seen before. But a few weeks ago we got to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. First of all I highly suggest looking into … [Read more...]

Make a Splash this Summer-Seven Cosmetic Procedures That Will Get You Swimsuit Ready

Swimsuit season can be a reason to show off the body in an itsy bitsy bikini or grab the terrycloth cover-up. Suddenly, those spider veins, bulges and sagging body parts that have been hiding under layers of winter clothes are on full display. The … [Read more...]

Why Summer Camps for Kids Build Self Esteem

Have you ever thought about Why Summer Camps for Kids Build Self Esteem? Summer camps for kids are designed to revolutionize the way children think, talk, believe and ultimately behave. When a child believes in his ability to accomplish new goals and … [Read more...]

Welcome to Our Youth: Toys Are Making a Comeback

We've all seen those silly posts, things a child from the 80s couldn't live without or this is a blast from the past. Well there really is a resurgence especially with toys making a comeback. We recently found that several of our favorite toys are … [Read more...]

Traveling with Tweens-Making It Fun for Them and You

Two years ago, I was lucky enough to be able to take a European vacation with my tween sons. For 19 glorious days we explored the sights, enjoyed our time together and made lasting memories. To this day, we still find ourselves talking about … [Read more...]