A Charlottean's Guide to Winter Outings

Whether you want to head outdoors into the crisp temperatures or prefer to stay cozy indoors, there are plenty of winter activities around Charlotte that will make both camps happy. Read on for our favorites. Ice Skate at the U.S.…

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WEEKENDER: Huntsville, Alabama

Nicknamed “The Rocket City,” Huntsville, Alabama is synonymous with U.S. space missions. It’s home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Space & Rocket Center museum, which includes the US Space Camp and Aviation Challenge programs. It’s also…

7 Ways to Keep Kids Busy This Month

With colder weather and multiple teacher workdays on the horizon, having a few go-to plans in your back pocket can make the difference between fond memories and epic meltdowns. These 7 ideas will make time fly, keep kids engaged, and…

RECIPE: Tempeh Turkey Sloppy Joes

Make this plant-forward meat base for Sloppy Joes and freeze half of it for a future meal. Just reheat it with a tablespoon of Italian or Latin seasoning, and you have the makings for spaghetti or taco night. If anyone…

WEEKENDER: Mount Airy

It’s easy to zoom past Mount Airy, North Carolina as you drive up I-77 on your way to hit the ski slopes in West Virginia or view the autumn leaves along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But consider pumping the brakes…

LILY BAKES: Shortbread Christmas Cookies

Lily Barnes is our 10-year-old resident kid baker. Each month she shares an original recipe that kids can make at home with their parents, plus a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to make your treat extra special. Here is Lily’s…

11 Holiday Meal Options in Charlotte

'Tis the season for hectic days and restless nights. Save yourself some added stress and pick up a heat-and-serve holiday meal. Order desserts and sides to accompany your homemade entrees, or go for the whole shebang with a full meal.…

THE MOM'S SPACE: Finding joy during the holidays

Why is finding joy so hard during the holidays? Well, let’s see…there’s the increased pressure and expectations from family. Grief from loss. Pain from past trauma. Anxiety from worrying. Stress from the never-ending to-do list. Exhaustion from all of it.…

Elf On The Shelf Is Back!

Setting creative scenes for your Elf On The Shelf is just one more thing to add to the busy list of holiday to-dos. Find inspiration with these 12 go-to ideas that are as fun as they are easy to set…

HOLIDAY WEEKENDER: Chetola Resort

There’s nothing quite like cozying up in a mountain lodge at the height of the holiday season. At just over two hours from Charlotte, Chetola Resort is a magical weekend getaway in Blowing Rock, a Rockwell-esque town off the Blue…

Are We Raising Good Men?

  The Good Men Project is an online platform that allows men to communicate with each other about their changing roles in society. According to publisher and CEO Lisa Hickey, the website gets about five million page views a month…

15 Unique Gift Experiences for Your Family

If you’re full up on trinkets, toys, and gift cards, consider giving your family an experience instead. View something beautiful together, learn a new skill, or have an outdoor adventure. Here are 15 ways to celebrate the season with kids…

PARENT TO KNOW: Sarah Hayes Harkins

  Professional dancer Sarah Hayes Harkins is currently performing her 14th season in Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker. But this year’s preparation has been a bit tougher than others. She and her husband Payton welcomed daughter Frankie in July. We caught up…

ROOM WE LOVE: In the Pink

Crystal Nagel’s clients had a 2-year-old son and a baby girl on the way when they hired the designer to decorate their new build in Eastover. The homeowners wanted to convert the guest room into a nursery, but with supply…

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