Author: Taylor Bowler

Parent to Know: Jenna Enoch

Jenna Enoch’s mornings typically begin at 2 a.m., when she heads to her post at Spectrum News to report the day’s headlines from 5 to 9 a.m. After her workday wraps at noon, she goes home for her “second shift”…

Editor's Note (May 2021): 'Mom Strong'

Earlier this year The New York Times published an article called The Primal Scream: America’s Mothers Are In Crisis. If you didn’t read it, there’s a good chance you heard about it from a mom who did. My senior editor…

The Pint-Sized Foodie: Silverlake Ramen

Each month, our 7-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of Silverlake…

RECIPE: Vanilla Cake With “What The Fries” Teal Marble

When the What the Fries team celebrated the grand opening of their first storefront last month, co-owner Jamie Barnes’ 9-year-old daughter Lily wanted to make a cake to surprise her dad. She enlisted the help of expert pastry chef (and…

ROOM WE LOVE: A Little Girl's Dream House

It was a dream job for designer Melissa Lee and her team at New South Home: A single dad had two empty rooms in his Ballantyne Tudor that he wanted to transform into something special for his 7-year-old daughter. “He…

Parent to Know: Roxy Te

If you don’t already follow her furniture brand Society Social on instagram, you need to. Founder and creative director Roxy Te’s collection of sorbet-colored accent chairs, grasscloth dressers, rattan bookcases, and Scalamandre pillows will make you want to add pops…

Editor's Note (April 2021): 'The Real Story'

Last month one of my beloved former professors at the Savannah College of Art and Design invited me to lead a series of virtual discussions with her writing students. As I prepared my talking points, it made me take stock…

The Pint-Sized Foodie: Taco Mama

Each month, our 7-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of Taco…

ROOM WE LOVE: Tickled Pink

Designer Traci Zeller, owner of Traci Zeller Interiors, loves decorating nurseries. "But I’m not into making an investment in things that won’t grow with them," she says. So when a couple of first-time parents hired her to design their baby girl’s…

Parents to Know: Andrew and Alyssa Wilen

Andrew and Alyssa Wilen are the team behind Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, the Lower South End spot where you can take a cooking class, pick up a prepared family meal, or come for Saturday brunch. The Wilens, married for five years,…

RECIPE: Jess Bentley’s Chocolate Bark

In honor of National Chocolate Lover’s Month, recipe developer and food stylist Jess Bentley shared her recipe for chocolate bark. The mom of two loves to make the treat at home, especially during the cold winter months when she needs…

The Pint-Sized Foodie: A Visit to Moosehead Grill

Each month, our 7-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of Moosehead…

Editor's Note: Self-Care in the Age of Coronavirus

I’ve started to write this editor’s note so many times in my head over the last week—in the car, in the shower, as I unload the dishwasher. But I abandon my train of thought to help my kids log in…