Author: Courtney McLaughlin

Best Haircuts for Kids

  Cookie Cutters Little clients can enjoy a playful waiting area, TVs, and cool fantasy chairs for a fun (and distracting) experience. Book your baby's first haircut and get a certificate, photo, and lock of hair for $21.95. Regular kid's…

7 Things to Know About 'MoLi'

A mini-library on wheels named MoLi (pronounced "Molly") took to the open road at the start of the year. Here are 7 cool things to know about the library's newest addition. A New Generation Did you know MoLi isn't the…

Valentine's Day Activities

With Valentine's Day on a Monday this year, you have all weekend to celebrate with these love-themed activities for the whole family. CREATE A TERRARIUM AT PLANTHOUSE When: Sunday, February 13 Time: 10 a.m. Where: PlantHouse, 2452 Park Rd. The…

Kid-Friendly Restaurants with Healthy Options

If your 2022 goals include eating healthier, check out these 9 local restaurants with good-for-you options even the littlest family member will love. Many continue to offer curb-side pickup and delivery so you can eat well no matter how hectic…

Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops

Parenting calls for early mornings, late nights, and an endless amount of energy. These 8 local java stops offer zip in a cup and perks to keep kids happy. The Hobbyist Located in Villa Heights, this NoDa hot spot is…

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…

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.…

6 Charlotte Activities to Keep Kids Busy Over Holiday Break

Winter break begins next week. If you're looking for ideas to combat the boredom or relieve some cabin fever, keep reading. We've got six local spots to entertain your kids—and out-of-town guests—over the holiday break. Grinchmas Date: Saturday, December 18…

Decorate, Eat, Repeat: The Best Holiday Cookie Kits for Kids

Skip the all-day cookie baking marathon and get to the fun stuff with these take and decorate cookie kits. Bake My Day Starting Friday, November 26, Bake My Day holiday cookie kits are available via Facebook or Instagram @bakemydayCLT.  Each…

Best Holiday Gifts for Teachers

The holiday season is the perfect time to recognize teachers for everything they do for your kiddos. From foodies to plant lovers, we've a got gift idea for every educator on your list. Check out these 10 local spots. Paper…

5 Halloween Activities To Get Your Spook On

Below are five ways to enjoy this fang-tastic time of year! Goblins and Goodies at the Promenade on Providence Date: Friday, October 22 Location: Promenade on Providence, 10844 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277 Time: Trick or treating is from 4:30-7…

The 2021 Yiasou Greek Festival is a Drive-Thru Only Event

The much-anticipated Yiasou Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral on East Boulevard will not be offering in-person events this year due to the rise of Covid-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution. However, festival goers can…

GUIDE: Upcoming Events at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

Kick summer into high gear and keep the thrills coming at the Charlotte Motor Speedway!  From fast track action at the Memorial Day Coca-Cola 600 to the classic rock tunes from ZZ Top, and lots of car crushing, dirt flying…