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When Childcare Falls Through For A Working Mom

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The Importance of a Family Friendly Corporate Culture A few weeks ago my childcare fell through. Then my back-up care didn’t work out. I was on to back-up number two when I realized it would be easier to take them with me. We dressed, had breakfast and made the way to my office. Once there, the girls set up their mini work space using the DIY activity kit shown above. It’s a laptop sleeve filled with paper, notebooks, markers, etc. They love it and are able to do arts and crafts while I work. When I had a meeting, they…

Girls Night Out at BoneFish Grill

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Review of Bonefish Grill New Menu Last week I had the pleasure of a Girls’ Night Out to try the new menu at Bonefish Grill. Let me start by saying I love their bang bang shrimp! It has been a favorite for many years, so I was happy to see it stayed on the menu. As part of the new dishes, there’s a Bang Bang Shrimp flatbread on the starter menu (top photo). It was VERY. GOOD! However, let me warn you, it is spicy so make sure you have a drink ready. I wasn’t expecting the spicy so I…

My Couple’s Day Out: Asheville, NC

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This weekend Hubby and I decided to spend a day in Asheville. It’s only two hours from Charlotte (perfect for a day trip!) and it’s a great city for arts, good food and/or nature. We had no itinerary, so we parked in the downtown area to see what we could find. We enjoyed walking the area, stopping in galleries that looked interesting and browsing shops filled with fabulous handmade goods. If you are looking for one-of-a-kind artwork, sculpture or jewelry, you will LOVE Asheville. The choices are plentiful and the people are nice. There are also random places to stop…

Our Visit To Sea Life Aquarium in Concord Mills

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As an afternoon outing, I took the girls to Sea Life Aquarium at Concord Mills Mall outside of Charlotte, NC. Sea Life is much more than “oohing and aahing” at various sea animals. It’s a fun lesson in environmental responsibility. The aquarium is a nice size and the experience is very interactive without being overwhelming. For instance, the sharks are in a tank with stingrays and other sea animals, but they are not intimidating. My girls loved that they could get really close to them and compare what they saw on National Geographic with real life. The highlights for my…