Health & Development

THE MOM’S SPACE: The grieving mom’s island

Please be gentle with me. It’s a phrase that encompasses what many of us grieving moms want from others and need from ourselves. Yet too much gets in the way, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, paralyzed, and alone. Perhaps this is…

Is Now the Right Time for a Baby?

When deciding the right time to have a baby, considerations like maternal age, finances, and ages of other children come into play. For more than a year, the pandemic has given couples even more reason to wonder, “Is now the…

THE MOM’S SPACE: Putting Your Cape Back On

Here we are. Back to school. As we transition from the ease of the summer to the stress of the school year, many moms feel motivated. Their Consistency Capes are tied tight. Others feel overwhelmed, exhausted, or panicked their Consistency…

Mollie Gee Debuts New Series For Charlotte Parent

Charlotte Parent is thrilled to welcome Mollie Gee to our tribe. Some of you will recognize her from her instagram handle @thechubbydebutante, where she posts motivational quotes, book recommendations, and openly shares some of her own struggles on her motherhood…

RECIPE: Spinach Cheddar Scones

  Renee Ratcliffe and her husband John founded Cakeable Charlotte in 2019 to offer baking classes and job skills training for students who have different abilities. They fund their classes with donations and proceeds from bake sales, pop-up sales, and…

ADVICE: ADHD or Sensory Processing Issues?

Constantly on the go. Difficulty focusing. Touches everything. Impulsive. Difficulty following directions. Most of us know a child (or have a child) with some of these tendencies.   These children are often believed to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or…

When Mother’s Day is a Hard Day

We can all agree that motherhood is hard work and moms are more than deserving of a day that celebrates them and all they do. But for some people, Mother's Day can be difficult. "There is an assumption that it's…

ADVICE: Why Does My Kid Struggle with Anxiety?

Our children’s fear and anxiety can often lead to behaviors that leave us scratching our heads and asking ourselves, “Why is my kid doing that?” Anxiety is easier to spot and diagnose, but sensory issues can get overlooked. That’s why…

Allergy-Friendly Dessert Spots in Charlotte

One in 13 American children have food allergies, which, according to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), equates to roughly two children per classroom. If you’re a parent to one of these children, you know what a challenge it can…

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