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LILY BAKES: Blueberry Pancakes

Lily Barnes is our 11-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…

Where to Skate in Charlotte: 2023

Whether you want to glide across the ice or race across the boards, visit these spots for roller and ice skating in the Queen City. Roller Skating Frye's Roller Rink Open for matinee and evening skating, this rink offers a…

WEEKENDER: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee is often called the "gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains," and it sees more than 11 million visitors each year. It’s home to Tennessee’s only ski resort and puts you just a few miles from Dollywood and the…

THE PINT-SIZED FOODIE: An introduction to Los Chamos

Each month, our 9-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 Los…

LILY BAKES: Pomegranate Pound Cakes

Lily Barnes is our 11-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…

HOLIDAY WEEKENDER: Durham

Your kids may be too young to watch the R-rated 1987 movie “Bull Durham” before a visit to Bull City, but they’ll still appreciate the sights and sounds of Durham. Restaurants, markets, and shops are within walking distance of the…

GUIDE: Christmas Light Displays in Charlotte

Free Light Displays by Families Harbin Family Christmas Lights 10223 Summer House Ct.2 Dec. 1-31 Donations go to Make-A-Wish Central & Western Carolina Queen Family Christmas 3943 Black Sycamore Dr. Nov. 23-Dec. 25 Benefits Charlotte Rescue Mission and Bethany’s Butterflies.…

THE PINT-SIZED FOODIE: An introduction to Stagioni

Each month, our 9-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 Stagioni. …

LILY BAKES: Cinnamon Biscuit Clusters

Lily Barnes is our 11-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…

Holiday Gifts That Last All Year

Last November, when I asked my sister-in-law for gift ideas for my nieces and nephew, she was stumped. My 9-year-old nephew had a few items on his list for me to choose from, but my twin 6-year-old nieces weren't asking…

WEEKENDER: Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama earned the nickname “The Magic City” thanks to its vast supply of iron ore, coal, and limestone, the three elements needed to produce steel. It experienced rapid growth following the Civil War and into the 20th century, when…