Author: Amanda Pagliarini Howard

Last Minute Charlotte Summer Camps: 2022

Many summer camps open for registration as early as January. But if you struggle to make summer plans while still in a winter coat, don’t panic. These camps still have some availability.   Arts+ Arts+ has half-day and full-day music…

CHARLOTTE MOMS WE LOVE

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CHARLOTTE MOM WE LOVE: Dr. Ana Maria Temple

Tell us about your family. How many children do you have and what are their ages? I have three children, Allie (21), Jake (19), and Evan (15). What are you most grateful for this Mother’s Day? I am most grateful…

CHARLOTTE MOM WE LOVE: Kimsioux Montgomery

Tell us about your family. How many children do you have and what are their ages? My family consists of my global son, Brock Montgomery (16) (he has friends all over the world); my intelligent beyond-her-years daughter, Charli Ana (14)…

CHARLOTTE MOM WE LOVE: Natalie Stewart

Tell us about your family. How many children do you have and what are their ages? I have two girls, Kaia Grey (5) and Nora Cole (16 months). What are you most grateful for this Mother’s Day? Our health and the…

Where to go for Mother’s Day Brunch in Charlotte: 2022

  The Ballantyne 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway Gallery Reservations Buffet Reservations Enjoy an a la carte brunch in the Gallery Restaurant from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or a buffet brunch in the Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.…

PARENT TO KNOW: Jessica Russell

  The pandemic’s consequences on young people’s mental health has been significant. But Jessica Russell, a licensed clinical mental health counselor with Thriveworks, is encouraged to see more kids and teens discussing their mental health as a result. For the…

Where to go for Easter Brunch in Charlotte: 2022

  Angeline’s  303 S Church St. Enjoy a family-friendly Easter brunch that combines Southern brunch staples with a "Northern Italian twist." Look for a special kids’ menu with Honey Waffles, French Toast, and a Lil’ Angie’s Breakfast. Brunch is served…

Creative Easter Basket Ideas

Deluxe Easter Surprise Balls. Unwind layers of colorful crepe paper ribbons to reveal 12 mini prizes inside. Available at Paper Skyscraper, 330 East Blvd. PLUS PLUS. This STEM construction toy has kept…

Easter Egg Hunts in Charlotte: 2022

  April 2nd Where My Peeps At? Rea Farms 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Check out the Peep Hunt and get a picture with the Easter Bunny from 10:00 to 11:45, and stay for a complimentary outdoor viewing of Peter…

Indoor Swim Lessons Around Charlotte

Aqua-Tots Founded in Arizona in 1991, this swim franchise offers group lessons for babies as young as 4 months old (with a parent) up to age 12. Instruction is available for children with special needs, and classes are 30 minutes each.…

LET’S MOVE! The Best Streaming Fitness for Kids

  Whether you are struggling with a couch potato or simply want to incorporate a healthy and active mindset, these free streaming video options have something for every kid. Cosmic Kids Yoga Age groups: preschool, elementary Master storyteller Jamie weaves…

PARENTS TO KNOW: Kim and Muggsy Bogues

Known as the “Godfather of Small Ball,” Muggsy Bogues is famous for being the shortest player ever to play in the NBA. At just five-foot-three, he dominated as the starting point guard during his 10 seasons with the Charlotte Hornets.…

Charlotte’s Best Indoor Playgrounds

MULTI-ACTIVITY FREE PLAY Sports Connection 11611 Ardrey Kell Rd. 704-583-1444 Pricing: Varies by activity Enjoy bounce houses, laser tag, bowling, arcade games, bumper cars, a ropes course, virtual reality, and more at this Ballantyne mega center. The littlest ones won’t…

Rainy Day Activities for Kids in Charlotte

We all want our kids to get out and play in the great outdoors. But when Mother Nature interferes, there are plenty of indoor play options all over town. Sky Zone Trampoline Park Charlotte 7325 Smith Corners Blvd. 704-709-9050 Pineville…

6 Toddler-Friendly Charlotte Restaurants

These six Charlotte restaurants have the menu options, ambiance, and entertainment to keep wiggly kids occupied while parents enjoy a satisfying meal. Big View Diner An upscale diner with a huge menu, Big View serves all-day breakfast, house-made desserts, craft…