Bold Cast III Birth Story, 16 year old Twins, Parenting Teens

Welcome to Bold Cast! Malise Terrell of Carolina Mama shares her Twins Birth Story, all the things she and her husband experience parenting teen sons that are now 16 years old. 

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Bold Cast III 2017 Our Birth Story, Strong Sweet 16 Year Old Twins and More

Welcome to Bold Cast III 2017! Thank you for checking it out! I am so excited to share.

Often we are asked about our Twins, Our Birth Story and more! Well, here is the inside story all about our surprise expectancy of the Twins! I'll take you right up to this 16th Birthday!

Welcome to Bold Cast III 2017!  All things Twins and Twin Boys, Family Parenting Bold. Malise Terrell of shares about her now 16 year old Twins and their birth story and parenting journey with some perfect tips for Parenting Teen Boys!

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Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact a CNN Series

My faith is my foundation and it is based on Jesus and his sacrifice to save me. I love that my faith in Him has made me whole. I had to have the faith to believe! I love the Bible's story of doubting Thomas and how he faced his fears of doubting. 

Now days, we all need faith more than ever. Faith overcomes doubts and fears. I was excited to hear about Lifeway's Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery that captivated audiences as well-known Pastors, theologians, and archaeologists, examined famous religious artifacts, and brought to life the places, pilgrimage sites, and people from the Bible and ancient world.

This season, one of the Finding Jesus episodes focuses on Jesus’ disciple Thomas – or you may have heard of him as “doubting Thomas.”  But there is so much more to his life story.  His journey to overcome his doubts and fears, and to redeem himself by spreading the Gospel and message of love to a faraway place is an inspiration!  It’s also something we can all relate to - as each one of us at one point in our lives have had to struggle and overcome our own doubt and fears in order to fulfill a great challenge in our lives, or even during our faith journey.

Now you can view “Season 2 of Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery premieres Sunday, March 5 at 9 PM ET/PT on CNN.”

The Giveaway will include: (1) Lifeway e-gift card. The gift card is valued at $25.  These are the perfect gift cards for Easter and for anyone wishing for a devotional, books, Bible study or any gift you’d like to help inspire you in your faith journey.

*Enter to Win: Leave a comment have you seen the series! Pretty simple! Someone can go shopping at LifeWay. Winners drawn Monday, March 6th after 6pm! :) 

*Bonus Entry: Leave a comment on Carolina Mama Facebook page/ click here. . Have you seen the Finding Jesus series! :) All the best to everyone! 

Hopefully, you will get to watch the Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery and explore your own faith, doubting and fears through this series! 

Blessings to you all! 



FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LifeWay. All opinions are my own. 

Bold 2017 II

Welcome to the Bold Living and Loving Life podcast by Malise Terrell of I am honored to talk with you and share my Bold 2017. That begins with me being authentic about the first real topic of the year - it's unexpected - and one I will not let fear keep me from embracing. Bold, fearlessness allows me to share about grief and how to walk through it. Also, I'll share about having a Bold voice. Thank you for joining me. 

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My Second Podcast! Bold 2017 II Living and Loving Life Voice with Fearless Influential Power and Expression

Hey Everyone! Hope you are well! Happy February! I cannot believe tomorrow is Valentine's Day! Hope you are ready. I love Valentine's so I can remember my loved ones all the more on this day!

I cannot believe the weeks that have passed since my first Podcast! Thank you all for your support. I am so excited about it. I will share that there is a little bit of a learning curve, for sure. So, admittedly, it was not a week or two. That's okay. We're here again with a whole new podcast! Thought I love learning new things like podcasting, I am embracing all the newness of it. All the new things. After all, that's how I started blogging, teaching myself html! It is hard to believe that has been 11 years ago this year.

Now, I'm all aflutter about Podcasting! Thanks for your patience and for joining me.  I present to you my second podcast!

Bold 2017 II Living and loving life.

Bold 2017 II Living and loving life
Thanks for checking it out! You'll hear the next podcast topic on this one and let me know your thoughts! Let me know how you like it and what you would like to hear! Feel free to share! And Thank you all!

All the best and Thank you all for listening!

Carolina Mama

Scotties Facial Tissues Welcomes The Homeless Into Permanent Housing

January was a great month for 100 homeless people in Boston who are now living in permanent supportive housing thanks to the generosity of The Pine Street Inn. The Pine Street Inn is the largest resource for the homeless in the state of Massachusetts. They provide emergency shelters for the homeless, have street teams, they offer job placement programs as well as many other resources.

Lyndia Downie, President & Executive Director, Pine Street Inn

Maria Suarez, Tenant

John Robertson, Director of Marketing, Scotties Facial Tissues

Pamela Ricci, Brand Manager, Scotties


In a partnership with Scotties Facial Tissues, the new residents were welcomed into their new homes with comfort care packs. In an effort to kick off 2017 with a worthy cause, Scotties provided each of the 100 residents with a queen-sized fleece blanket, warm slipper socks, a mug with hot cocoa and marshmallows, and of course boxes of  soft Scotties tissues! These small gifts of comfort can be just what may be needed to turn a house into a home. For so many homeless people, who have not had a room of their own for a long time, this acted as one small step in their journey to a better life for themselves.


Maria, who has lived in her beautiful home for the last three months was previously homeless.  She has made her home her own by beautifully decorating it in the style of her native home, Columbia.  She is eager to put the Scotties blanket to use this winter!

We love the good that Scotties is doing! 



FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own. 


Blaze Pizza Fast-Fired Custom Build Your Own Pizza #HollySpringsNC


On a cold winter night, we loved the opportunity to experience the new Blaze Pizza Holly Springs by the new movie theatre! 

Perfect timing, after one of our boys' basketball practices, we visited Blaze for a great dinner!

The "fast fired" pizza is incredible and all done in 180 seconds! Here's what Blaze has to say:

"Exceptional quality at lightning fast speed is what we're all about. Blaze Pizza. Head food guy, Executive Chef Bradford Kent (aka "The Pizza Whisperer"). Fresh, made-from-scratch dough. Healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. Inventive to classic. You decide. Blazing hot oven + dedicated pizzasmith + 180 seconds = fast-fire’d, perfectly crisp perfection. Sound good? Enjoy the rest of your day."

You will love all of the options at Blaze Pizza! The signature pizzas are classic basics! The healthy toppings make your pizza guilt free!

We had visited Blaze in Morrisville once before with our friends. That was a fabulous experience! My husband had the incredible BBQ Chicken Pizza.

grilled chicken, mozzarella, red onion, banana peppers, gorgonzola, bbq sauce drizzle
pesto drizzle over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, mozzarella, arugula

Build Your Own: Of course, if you would like to 'blaze your own trail,' Build Your Own Pizza! You've got all the options with this Ingredients list!  

applewood bacon • crumbled meatballs • grilled chicken • italian sausage • pepperoni • salame • smoked ham 
artichokes • arugula • banana peppers • basil • bell peppers • cherry tomatoes • chopped garlic • jalapeños • mushrooms • olives • pineapple • red onions • red peppers • roasted garlic • sautéed onion • spinach • zucchini 
goat • gorgonzola • mozzarella • ovalini mozzarella • parmesan • ricotta • vegan cheese 
classic red sauce • spicy red sauce • white cream sauce • garlic pesto sauce • pesto drizzle • bbq drizzle • olive oil drizzle • ranch • balsamic glaze • buffalo sauce 
We hope you get a chance to discover Blaze Pizzas soon! :) 

You'll want to remember the old favorites on the dessert menu at Blaze. The Double Chocolate Chip Brownies were our favorites! The S'mores were delightful and fun to enjoy indoors right before the snow storm started! The boys said the Chocolate Chip Cookie was excellent! 

Blaze Pizza Desserts - S'mores, Double Chocolate Brownie and Chocolate Chip Cookies 

The homemade lemonade was fabulous! I tried the Original Lemonade and the Blood Orange Lemonade. Of course, I made my favorite Arnold Palmer and it took it up a notch with homemade Blood Orange Lemonade! This may be my own signature Carolina Mama drink! :) 

Blaze Pizza Homemade Lemonades 
Hope you get a chance to check out Blaze Pizza and Build Your Own pizzas soon! You'll be back again and again! Remember, you'll likely have take home left over for another great meal at home! Blaze Pizza reheats really well in the oven!

Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blaze Pizza. All opinions are our own. 

Handmade Blaze Pizza Gluten Free Crust