Editor’s Note: A New Look for Charlotte Parent

Some insight on the exciting changes ahead

CharlotteAs we phase out our monthly print publication, I’m thrilled to share the changes we’ve made at Charlotte Parent.

We’ve shifted our focus to expanded parenting guides geared toward education, summer camps, wellness, and where to eat across the city. Look for our next Education Guide to hit newsstands this November. The glossy publication will be available at more than 750 locations across the Charlotte area—find us at Harris Teeter, CVS, libraries, and an array of childcare and activity centers.

In place of our annual school fair, we’ll host the event virtually on October 15. Parents can tour the area’s top private and charter schools and video chat live with school representatives. And the best part? You don’t have to leave your couch.

Our website got a refresh this summer, too. At CharlotteParent.com, you’ll find even more kid-focused programs and events around the city. We’ll continue to feature recipes from local chefs, family-friendly (and COVID-accommodating) excursions, and our G.P.S. series with four fun things to experience with your kids in Charlotte each month. You’ll find monthly reviews from our “Pint-Sized Foodie,” and our “Get to Know” series will include fun and revealing Q&As with notable Charlotte parents like Jasmine Jordan and N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson.

We’ll also introduce some new columns from familiar faces that include WBTV’s Molly Grantham. Expect refreshing and honest perspectives on everything from quarantine fatigue and remote learning to meal planning and kid-free date nights in the Queen City.

As a parent of two young children, I know how tough this year has been. This pandemic has changed everything about the way we live, work, parent, and publish. Like so many of you, I’m navigating remote learning as I work from home. Each day challenges me to pivot, adapt, and press on. That’s why it’s so important to keep building this virtual village at Charlotte Parent where we can share the challenges, realities, and hilarities of raising kids.

It’s a privilege to ride this out with you. I hope you’ll follow us to this new platform.