When a Toddler Makes a Big Decision

Over the weekend my 2.5 year old made a decision that will forever change the balance of our household. He made a decision that nearly brought the walls down. He made a decision that I simply don’t agree with, but have little say in. How can a toddler hold this much power?! What was his decision you ask? Brace yourself…and experienced parents of the world, blanket me with your comfort and I promise to do the same for future “new” parents. Here it is. The cold, hard truth: My son decided he no longer needs to take a nap. You…

Honoree Brian Winfield speaking about his years of volunteering for the March of Dimes
Photo from Wayne Pellenberg

Nicole’s Notes: Great food, great event, great cause!

Another great year of food, fun, and an auction to benefit the March of Dimes. The Signature Chefs event was held Sunday, October 12 at the …

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Nicole’s Notes: Move The Monarchs’ Chains… It’s Ladies Night!

  ODU’s first ever Ladies Night scored well with the participants and the staff. About 300 of us got guided tours, trivia sessions, drills a…

Brandy Smith of Virginia Beach, contestant on TLC's "The Next Great Baker"

Nicole’s Notes: VB woman on a mission to become “The Next Great Baker”

A Virginia Beach woman has been serving up treats to folks in Hampton Roads for a few years now and she’s ready to show the world she is “Th…

Staff member with patient

Nicole’s Notes: Free dental care, from the heart

UPDATE : Racheal Judy emailed me today and said they broke a record over the weekend. The patient you see in this picture below is Melissa. …

Nicole’s Notes: “More Than Boobs” raising cancer awareness

UPDATE: The event was a success! What an amazing show of strength and courage by the models- all survivors of various forms of cancer, and s…

The Newsroom’s top 5 at 5: The weather breaks

 Everyone seems a little more excited  since the sun peaked through winter’s grey veil, and temperatures reached 60 plus degrees.   The news…