NC Parks: Pettigrew State Park

Pettigrew State Park was a interesting one. A little over an hour from us, it made the perfect morning trip with plenty of time left for relaxing in the afternoon. But as I searched the park’s address (to make sure we were going the right way), I stumbled upon people commenting how the park was haunted by WEREWOLVES. Yes. Werewolves. Apparently something came out on one of the travel channel’s last year about the park. We didn’t see any werewolves (though I could definitely picture it) during our visit but we saw lots of other neat things. Pettigrew in Creswell,…

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NC Parks: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

Plans change. Like Daniel Tiger says, “Things may change and that’s okay, today we can do things a different way.” Originally when we planned to go up to see family in Moore County for Memorial Day, we wanted to hit 3 state parks as part of the NC Passport Program. But our trip ended up getting cut a bit, so we settled for the closest – Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve. Weymouth Woods is covered with hundreds of longleaf pine trees and contains a myriad of rare creatures – the red-cockaded woodpecker, pine barrens tree frog, fox squirrel, mud sunfish and the sandhills…

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Probiotics During Pregnancy

Maybe you already know this, or maybe you don’t, but I am a certified doula (through Childbirth International) as well as a certified health coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute with a focus on pregnancy and families. I love birth. While I’m not pregnant at the moment, I love surrounding myself with anything related to pregnancy, birth, postpartum recovery, etc. So today, I’m going to talk about the need of probiotics during pregnancy and why you should incorporate more probiotic-rich foods into your diet. I want to start out by saying that you should always consult with your doctor…

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Garden Update for 5/12/2019

I used to do updates on my garden for the blog on a regular basis. But of course, life happens. Our garden struggled the past few years due to the weather, me being pregnant (then having a young one), and Robb being out of town for most of the growing season. But since things have “settled” down, I wanted to bring back my garden updates with a goal of posting every two weeks. These posts are going to be relatively photo-heavy and I’m not planning on editing the photos so that I will be more motivated to actually post it!…

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Celebrating May Day with a Toddler

It’s the first day of May. Also known as Beltane in the Celtic calendar, this marks the halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Beltane celebrates the beauty of the life that is blossoming around us. This day is about sexuality and sensuality, passion, joy and conception. This is a day for lovemaking and for unions. This is a day ripe for making a commitment to your partner. Not sounding quite so family-friendly, does it? But wait! There are things that you can do with your little one to celebrate this day. Prepare a May basket. Fill a…

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