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PARENT TO KNOW: Dan Weiss

Dan Weiss is the owner of Harper & Skyler’s Toys & Sweets, which opens on October 1 in Park Road Shopping Center. The New Jersey native has more than a decade of experience in the toy business after running a…

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…

ROOM WE LOVE: A Dark, Moody Bathroom

Dominique DeLaney, owner of Dominique DeLaney Interior Design, worked on every room of her clients’ new build in The Enclave community in Huntersville. The homeowners, who have two middle school-aged boys, wanted a light, coastal-inspired interior. So DeLaney installed wire-brushed white…

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…

PARENT TO KNOW: Carrie Tucker

Carrie Tucker is a family nurse practitioner and mom of two boys, ages 5 and 2. When the pandemic hit, she and her mom wanted a fun project to do at home, so they started making cosmetic bags in the…

PARENT TO KNOW: Bea Moise

Bea Moise is a board-certified cognitive specialist, national speaker, and creator of A Child Like Mine, a company to educate parents of children with unique behavioral and learning needs. She and her husband are parents to two children: Jake, 10,…

Editor's Note (August 2021): Re-Entry Anxiety

I’ve spent most of my adult life pretending to be an extrovert in public, but at my core I’m a solitude-craving, journal-keeping, book-loving introvert. As a writer I spend so much time inside my head and behind my computer. Yet…

ROOM WE LOVE: A Durable Dining Nook

Brooke Adler had a very specific timeline when she redesigned the breakfast nook in her client’s Myers Park home. The homeowner was expecting her third baby so she needed furniture that was in stock or had a reasonable backorder date,…

In Step With… Cara DeFelice

Meet Cara DeFelice, owner of The White Bounce House of Charlotte, a luxury inflatable that can be customized for birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, wedding receptions, bat mitzvas, and more. We caught up with this busy wife and mom…

LILY BAKES: Marshmallow Pound Cake

Lily Barnes is our 10-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…

FAMILY TO KNOW: The DeBoers

Meet Matt, Tammy, Olivia, and Chandler DeBoer. If they look familiar, you might have seen one of their faces on “Black-ish,” “Shameless,” “You,” or “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” In 2019, this Charlotte-based family moved to Burbank, CA to chase their children’s…

The Pint-Sized Foodie: Orto

Each month, our 8-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 Orto,…

Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte: 2021

  June 30 Charlotte Symphony Concert and Fireworks Don’t wait for the weekend to start celebrating. See the Charlotte Symphony perform at this mid-week concert, and stick around to see the fireworks. Free. 7 p.m. Village Park, 700 West C…

How to Be an Ally Parent

June is LGBTQ Awareness Month, and across the country, picnics, parades, and workshops celebrate gay pride. They also provide an opportunity to support members of the LGBTQ community and educate your children on different family structures and backgrounds. If you…

Ask A Mom: To spank or not to spank?

  Q: Hi, Molly. I am strongly against spanking and my husband is not. He says he got spanked growing up and he turned out fine (ha). I think violence begets violence, and even just a “swat on the tush”…

Lily Bakes: Confetti Surprise Cookies

Meet Lily Barnes, our 10-year-old resident kid baker. The rising 5th grader comes by her love of baking naturally—she’s grown up watching her father Jamie, chef and co-owner of What the Fries, flex his creative muscles in the kitchen. Lily…

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