I thought I was a good mom until my adopted son began displaying uncontrollable behavior. God used a brutal 4 year journey with my son to transform me as a mom.
Special Connect CLT
There is an old Yiddish saying; “Man plans, God laughs”. Life can be unpredictable, and set you on a path for a greater purpose; this is my journey.
GiGi's Playhouse Charlotte offers free programming for adults with Down syndrome, and is a fantastic resource for families.
Best Bets CLT
I remember the day my husband and I, in all our naivete, went to create our baby registry. Four hours later, we emerged from the store anxious, bewildered, and in need of a very long nap. Attempting to stock yourself…
Warm up this winter on a family skiing, snowboarding or snowtubing trip just a short drive away.
The new Museum of Illusions opens Friday, December 9th. Adults and kids will enjoy the mind-bending hijinks created by mirrors, lights, and depth perception challenges.
Books for Kids
Written by: Holly Summers-Gil Can you believe it’s already time to head back to school? Don’t panic though, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is here to make sure your teens are ready to hit the books! Now that Summer Break is wrapping…
It’s the time of the year when we start talking about what we’re thankful for and teaching children what gratitude means. This year has been hard for everyone and we all may need an extra reminder about all the good…
Celebrating Independence Day looks different for everyone! You might go to parades, have a cookout, go to the beach or set off fireworks. But, celebrating may look extra different this year with social distancing. Being patriotic is more than just…
These profiles detail everything from student-to-faculty ratios to acceptance rates and the percentage of students who successfully graduate in four years.
Naturally, the public is wondering: Is this what independent college counselors do?
Browse profiles on everything from from student-to-faculty ratios to acceptance rates and the percentage of students who successfully graduate in four years.
Movie Reviews for Parents
The tragic yet redemptive story of Christian musician Jeremy Camp, whose wife is dying of ovarian cancer.
Sonic the Hedgehog arrives on Earth through a portal, but a dastardly villain tries to steal his superspeed powers.
Eccentric doctor who talks to animals travels to a faraway island in search of a mysterious plant-based cure for Queen Victoria in 19th-century England.
How to practice healthy thinking patterns when talking to your child.
5 ways to encourage your child to read and enjoy it.
A mindful approach to extracurricular planning to avoid tipping the scale
The latest 'Daddy Derek' column
The latest 'Daddy Derek' column
The latest "Daddy Derek" column
The Doctor Is In
When it's much more than your average stomach virus, your child might have inflammatory bowel disease.
Your baby's flattened head shape could be more than a cosmetic concern.
What is pink eye? Is it a virus? Is it contagious? Get your questions answered.
Moms Managing Media
Moms Managing Media
Teens will appreciate the time you spent with them crafting making projects and building memories.
Tips for parents to understand and help their iGeneration kids.
Find out what kids say they need, and don't need, from their parents during the college application process.
When a baby is born the new parents would love some help. Read these quick tips on what to do, and not do, to really help out.
Teaching our children, and reminding ourselves, how to show gratitude this Thanksgiving and all year long.
Four easy tips for boosting your child's self-confidence and reducing their social anxiety to help them make and keep friends and feel more confident in different social situations.
Travel With Purpose
Here's the low-down on two family-friendly events: Gallabrae and The White Squirrel Festival
Choose the right things to pack, the best luggage for a crowded car, and learn when rubber bands come in handy!
It's easy to get swept away in the consumerism of the holiday season. Instead, make lasting holiday memories in the North Carolina mountains or South Carolina coast at these attractions
The Effortless Girl
Craft easy paper roses that are an inexpensive and creative Mother's Day gift!
Craft unique yarn eggs that make beautiful and inexpensive Easter decor!
Create simple and colorful DIY Crayon Eggs that are fun to play with and perfect for the Easter season!
The Daily Post
The Broward County High School Shooting — and all the others — should not be happening.
#GivingTuesdayCLT supports 235 nonprofits and rallies Charlotteans to give back to the community, families and children.
Add a little light reading to your family’s stroll with new program coming to three Charlotte parks.
Fit Family Challenge
Your guide for locally grown produce and meat for your family.
We have a winner! We are excited to officially announce the grand prize winner of the 2016 Fit Family Challenge is the Shaffer family of Charlotte! Congratulations to James, Karie, Alex and Nicholas on winning the grand prize family vacation to Universal Orlando® Resort from Charlotte…
How the Fit Family Challenge reinvigorated the Howe Family.