Mom Matters – Building Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem

Mom Matters – Building Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent to attend and promote the luncheon Mom Matters – Building Your Child’s Character and Self-Esteem with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products and events that I believe in. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Charlotte Parent Mom Matters luncheon to hear Katie Overcash and Jen Band speak on Building Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem. As a mom with five daughters I was very much interested in these topics and I was not disappointed. Katie Overcash, LCSW, is recognized in the community for years of experience in facilitating self-esteem groups and camps for adolescents and working with adolescents who engage in self-injurious behavior. Katie’s …

Charlotte Parent's Mom Matters Luncheon: Building Your Child's Character and Self Esteem

Mom Matters – Building Your Child’s Character and Self-Esteem

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent to attend and promote the luncheon Mom Matters – Building Your Child’s Character and Self-Esteem with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products and events that I believe in. I am thrilled to announce I have been asked to return as a live blogger at the next Charlotte Parent Mom Matters luncheon: Building Your Child’s Character and Self-Esteem. Check out my personal discount code below to save $5 off registration! Hope to see you there! Details Mom Matters: Building Your Child’s Character and Self-Esteem When: March 4, 2016 Where: Asbury Park Grove, 9300 Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte What: The event includes lunch, a goody bag, and a …

BJ’s Membership Club to Open New Location in Charlotte, NC [giveaway]

Disclosure: This post has been compensated by BJ’s Membership Club. If you have been following me for a while, you know I’m a BJ’s Blogger Ambassador, but even if I didn’t get incentives to talk about BJ’s Membership Club I would, because I’m a huge fan! Shopping at BJ’s helps keep the household costs down for my family of seven–you can’t imagine how much my kids eat, and don’t get me started on the amount of toilet paper we go through, lol! Not only does BJ’s have great prices, but they offer monthly coupons AND accept manufacturers coupons that you can stack to save even more money. No other wholesale club does that! This is just one of the many reasons I’m so excited that BJ’s is opening a 2nd location in the Charlotte …

Dream Dinners – Helping Bring Families Back to the Dinner Table

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dream Dinners of Fort Mill, SC. What’s for dinner? Probably one of my least favorite questions ever. I’m not much of a meal planner. Unless I’m prepping for a blog post, I don’t usually know what we will be eating until a few minutes before dinner time and then I end up throwing together something simple, like pasta. Or my favorite, breakfast for dinner, because I don’t always have staples like chicken or beef in the freezer! Dream Dinners to the rescue! This chain of meal dinner assembly stores, Dream Dinners, was started by working mothers Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna. The Snohomish, Washington-based company was the first to roll out this time-saving concept on a national scale. Read more about how …

Charlotte’s Got a Lot – Festival of India

Charlotte’s Got a Lot – Festival of India

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in partnership with the NC Blogger Network. My family and I moved to the Charlotte area about 18 months ago. Aside from a few school events, and some lunches Uptown, we haven’t really ventured out much in the area. And what a shame that is because Charlotte’s Got a Lot to offer, whether you are a singleton or a family of 7! I was thrilled when I was approached by NC Blogger Network to cover the 21st Annual Festival of India on September 12th and 13th! Especially when I saw the lineup of activities: Yoga, Mehndi (henna tattoos), saris, dancing, music, and so much food! Something for everyone to enjoy. The tickets cost only $6 (under 10 were free) and I will say they were worth every penny. Festival of …

Mom Matters: Balancing Work, Family, Life

Mom Matters: Balancing Work, Family, Life

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  I am thrilled to announce I have been asked to return as a live blogger at the next Charlotte Parent Mom Matters event on Friday, October 16th. And the topic of the event is one that I struggle with every. single. day. Mom Matters: Balancing Work, Family, Life Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Frazzled? Life today is busy! We tell ourselves that if only we could make better use of our downtime or multitask more cleverly, we’d get ahead of the busyness. As we work harder and harder, we invest more hours and energy fighting a losing battle. Something …

Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off

Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Food Lion with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Over the years I’ve developed a love for cooking that has branched out from mac & cheese and chicken casserole made with frozen veggies and cream of whatever soup, into new and interesting items that I never would have eaten when I was little… spicy Indian, sushi, Chinese, Latin, Spanish, just to name a few. And my kids LOVE it (usually)! The past week or so it’s been very quiet on my blog because I’ve been frantically practicing for my appearance at the 2015 Food Lion Frugal Cook-off at the Southern Women’s Show in Charlotte (Charlotte Convention Center Hall A – …

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Last Friday Charlotte Parent presented “Mom Matters: How to be a Media-Savvy Mom” featuring two local experts who introduced practical strategies and approaches for parents to make wise choices in the digital age. This informative discussion on kids and technology couldn’t have come at a better time! Melanie Hempe, Founder of Moms Managing Media, discussed “12 Tips for Balancing Technology and Childhood”. Melanie opened her talk with the story of her son’s gaming overuse, the degree it affected her family, and how that experience influenced the way she approached media with her other children. Melanie has a simple three-question assessment that helps parents gain perspective …

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Friday, July 10, 2015  Asbury Park Grove, 9300 Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte, 11:30am-1:30pm If you are a mom in 2015, you are not going to want to miss this event! Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  It is challenging to be a parent in the digital age! Gone are the days of Facebook as the be-all and end-all for social-networking needs. Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat, Yik Yak. Everyday there’s some new program or app parents need to figure out. Understanding the programs’ capabilities and giving kids guidance and limits can be difficult. This Charlotte Parent Mom Matters* event will discuss strategies and approaches to help guide parents through this technology maze. At …