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Project Charlotte

So yes, I teased my new project in my post Project & Life the other day, but couldn’t really reveal exactly what the project was until it launched, which was Feburary 1st!! Hooray!!

I’d like to introduce you to my new website: The Charlotte Moms:

Screenshot The Charlotte Moms

Isn’t she purdy?? Go to the link above or go to http://www.thecharlottemoms.com to get a better look. I am very proud of this site, especially since DaddyB and I spent so many nights staying up late to work on it. Read More

Runway for the Ballet Giveaway {CLOSED}

Runway for the BalletOh how I miss ballet, yes I’ve only seen a “real” ballet once in France when I was in college, but every Monday at 1:15 I get to see Miss A do some plies and grand jetes, that counts right??? Oh, it doesn’t?? Well if you’re into ballet and fashion, you can dream of seeing the two together, or you can attend the 4th Annual Runway for the Ballet this Saturday, February 5th.

The show has a  “Mid-Winter Night’s Dream” theme and showcases spring fashions from sponsor Neiman Marcus. Dancers from Dance Theatre will be performing double duty as they dance but also serve as the models for the fashion show. Read More

Mammogram Awarness in Charlotte

Charlotte Radiology Mammogram Pink tires are “rolling” across Charlotte and surrounding areas! Why??? Charlotte Radiology, in an effort to increase mammogram awareness, are placing pink tires in local spots just waiting for us to find them. Did I mention that the tires are pink?

Here are two simple steps to follow if you’re driving/walking/biking/flying/buzzing around Charlotte, this week and you spot a bright pink tire:

1. Take a photo of the PINK TIRE (there are 30 in the Charlotte area, so you can make it a game to discover all of them, or just try to scope out those in your neck-of-the-woods) with whatever you have handy, cell phone or camera.

2. Post the photo on the Charlotte Radiology Facebook page (be sure you like their page first, and feel free to tell them @MommyBKnowsBest sent you), also tell them where you found the tire, ( give landmarks or street address please.)

The tires will look like this:

Charlotte Radiology Pink Tires

For every picture posted Charlotte Radiology will donate $1 to Ann’s Fund, which raises money to fund mammograms for underprivileged women in the Charlotte area. Isn’t that great? So be sure to get your friends to join in this great cause and their friends too. Let’s raise lots of money for those who are at risk but can’t afford a mammogram! As an added bonus your name will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Laura James Jewelry.

Please don’t forget, if you are 40 years old +, or may be high risk be sure to schedule your mammogram today:  http://www.charlotteradiology.com/appointments-mammogram-screening.cfm.

(Also stay tuned for an even bigger, related announcement on January 21st.)

If you’re in the Charlotte area and would like to go on a “MommyB Knows Best Pink Party” comment on this post. We’ll round everyone up, wear pink, search Charlotte for pink tires, and make money to fund mammograms for the underprivileged women in our “backyard”! Everyone’s invited, men, women, kids, let’s get out there and show our support.

Operation Beautiful Review

Operation Beautiful CoverI first met Caitlin Boyle, from HealthyTippingPoint.com at the Ball Canning Event I blogged about in July. I sat at a table full of food bloggers/”foodies” and was the only one at my table using the wrong fork I’m sure! Although, I personally was a little intimidated to be amongst the bunch each one of the girls I sat with, including Caitlin were very inclusive and personable. Although none of the bloggers at my end of the table were moms I even got a chance to talk about the girls, which, as some of you know I can’t get enough of.

After meeting Caitlin and checking out her website, and social media outlets, I found out that she had written a book. Actually, it’s not just A book, it’s a very special book, Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-it Note at a Time. Operation Beautiful is an amazing, inspirational book that, (in my opinion,) should be on the coffee table in every home.

Why would I be so bold to make such a statement?? Here’s why:

I believe in self. I am a strong believer that every person, no matter what background, what race, gender, economic status, or hardships in life, can change their life for the better and find peace and happiness. Now I may sound like I’m delusional, but I know several people, Caitlin Boyle for one, and the many participants in the Operation Beautiful Movement who agree with me. Read More

Purchase for a Purpose Winner

Santa ShopsJust wanted to remind all you Charlotte area readers that The Santa Shops: Purchase for a Purpose event is going on as I type! Now through tomorrow (Friday, November 10th) at 9:00 pm you’ll be able to find some amazing vendors, yummy food and give to a great charity while buying presents for your favorite people. So be sure to stop by and feel free to tell them MommyB Knows Best sent you.

Now for the winner of the Facebook giveaway! Thanks to everyone who updated their statuses to spread the word about Santa Shops: Purchase for a Purpose. The winner of the tote from Quill Designs is: Lisa W!! I am emailing Lisa to be sure she can pick up her tote today or tomorrow and if not I will redraw.

Purchase for a Purpose – Giveaway {CLOSED}

Santa Shops‘Tis the season, the season to shop apparently. I went to North Lake Mall today and all of the Holiday decorations are up, Miss A is loving them and thankfully for my sanity they have not started playing Christmas music yet. Don’t get me wrong I love the holidays, what I don’t love is hearing the same song 500 times in one day. Another thing I love about Christmas is picking out unique Christmas presents and giving to those less fortunate.

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Discovery Place KIDS Sneak Peek

Discovery Place KIDS LogoI kept a secret from you…shame on me!! But I was actually invited earlier this month to attend the Discovery Place KIDS media event. I was ecstatic to be able to check out this great new children’s museum, (the only children’s museum in the greater Charlotte region.)

Sorry adults you must be accompanied by a child to be admitted, so if you’re not a parent you need to find a pint-sized cutie to borrow for the day (legally please!)

Have you ever considered purchasing a membership to the Discovery museums? Membership is available, but not limited to all three museums including Discovery Place (science center in Uptown), and the Charlotte Nature Museum near Freedom Park and Discovery Place KIDS. I’ve been eying the family membership to at least Discovery Place KIDS because if I take Miss A at least 6 times just the three of us (Baby C is free since she’s under 1) then we get our money’s worth. ****WARNING Insanely long post to follow with some greataction photos, prepare yourself! This is my longest post to date since there is so much to tell you about. (I’m hoping to make a post with just pictures or segments on each exhibit in more detail so be on the lookout in the future.) For photos only go to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mommybknowsbest Read More

Discovery Place KIDS Opening Weekend

Discovery Place KIDS LogoI’m beyond excited about the opening of Discovery Place Kids in Huntersville, North Carolina this weekend. Every Sunday we pass the building on our way to church and both Miss A and I have been waiting to see the “Now Open” sign up. Well, guess what??? This is the weekend!

At 9:00 AM Saturday, October 23rd, Discoverpy Place Kids will open it’s doors to the public for the first time. Discover Place Kids is the only children’s museum in the greater Charlotte region and is the third Discovery museum member in the Charlotte area among it’s older brother and sister Discovery Place (science center in Uptown), and the Charlotte Nature Museum near Freedom Park. Read More

No Fizz Charlotte: An Interview with Kate Kincaid

Kate Kincaid No Fizz CharlotteRecently, I had the opportunity to interview Kate Kincaid from No Fizz Charlotte about her role in the 60 Days of Hydration Challenge, and the importance of the program in her personal life as well. I learned a lot more about the program, the thought processes behind it, and personal goals that Kate has set for herself, and the people she cares about.

So whether you live in Charlotte, North Carolina or not please check out this great interview for more information on the 60 Days of Hydration Challenge, it’s never to late to start hydrating! Read More

Little Gym of Huntersville / Lake Norman

The Little Gym of Lake Norman/HuntersvilleCommunity, health, and teamwork are three important things that I strive to teach my girls on a daily basis. I never knew until recently that I could get this trio of values all rolled into one, until I enrolled Miss A in classes at The Little Gym of Lake Norman/Huntersville.

Here’s a story about  how we started attending The Little Gym, (maybe you can relate): It was a dark and stormy night, wait, that’s not the right story. Let me try again, once upon a time…in a land filled with toys, there was a desperate mother who loved her children, and knew a very big event was upon her. She feared that the toys would over-run her entire house as Princess A’s third birthday was drawing near. So what did this poor mother do, you ask?? She pondered her options, analyzed the Princess’ favorite activities, and then realized that it would be wise to ask the royal grandparents for birthday money towards programs at The Little Gym of Lake Norman/Huntersville instead. What a smart mother!! Read More