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Sticky Sleepover Scenarios

Sticky Sleepover Scenarios

By Katie Moosbrugger When did we decide – as parents – that sleepovers were a good idea? Sure, the notion can sound dreamy (especially if mom and dad get the house to themselves one night), but let’s admit it: the next day can be a true nightmare for both parents and...

July 20, 2019: Moon Rocks Party at Kaleideum North

July 20, 2019: Moon Rocks Party at Kaleideum North

--- Moon Rocks Party at Kaleideum North 400 W Hanes Mill Rd, Winston-Salem July 20 at 6 pm Click HERE to purchase advance tickets Kaleideum is celebrating the 50th anniversary NASA’s Apollo 11 mission with an out-of-this-world Moon Rocks party for ALL AGES at 6 pm,...

July 27, 2019: Grand Opening at AR Workshop Winston-Salem

July 27, 2019: Grand Opening at AR Workshop Winston-Salem

--- Grand Opening AR Workshop 11 am - 4 pm 120-A Reynolda Village Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Phone: 336-444-3094 Register here: arworkshop.com Don’t miss the Grand Opening of AR Workshop Winston-Salem on Saturday, July 27 from 11 am to 4 pm in Reynolda Village!...

Fun with Tweens and Teens in (and around) the Triad

Fun with Tweens and Teens in (and around) the Triad

By Kelly Hines I don’t know why my kids wouldn’t want to spend every waking moment with me - but something happened as soon as they hit the tween stage. They started wanting to hang out with their friends all the time! Lucky for me, I have a great list of stuff to do...

Children Should Be HEARD and Not Seen

Children Should Be HEARD and Not Seen

By Guest Blogger Ginny Olson You know the expression: Children should be seen and not heard. It's total bunk. Do not build your parenting around this concept! You will live to regret it. Your kid will draw horses on the wall behind her bed. Or draw all over his head....

Day Trip Idea: All Things Winston-Salem

Day Trip Idea: All Things Winston-Salem

By Guest Blogger Suzy Fielders Being from Winston-Salem and living here most of my life it probably would not come as a shock I absolutely love it here! I’m so excited to share some of mine and my daughter’s favorite spots in Winston. Whether coming for a day trip,...

Healthy Summer Eating for Kids

Healthy Summer Eating for Kids

By Guest Blogger Sarah Kotelnicki Ah, sweet summer vacation! Even though I work full-time, I try to make summer feel like a vacation for the kids. It’s important to me that our kids, 8 & 6, have memories of the summer being relaxed, carefree and fun. That means a...

The Best Things about Being a Dad

The Best Things about Being a Dad

By Guest Blogger Steve Ford Today is Father’s Day. I know that for many dads it is a special day because it marks the end of a grueling 364 day stretch without a new tie, a $20 gift card to Dick’s Sporting Goods or the opportunity to take an afternoon nap. Mind you, I...

99 Ways to Reply to “I’m Bored”

99 Ways to Reply to “I’m Bored”

By Rachel Hoeing How many of you have already heard "I'm bored" come out of your child's mouth since school let out? Although it's irritating to hear, I think one of the best learning lessons is to allow your children to be bored. Boredom sparks creativity and...

Why We Love Little Free Libraries

Why We Love Little Free Libraries

By Guest Blogger Aprille Donaldson As a mom who values education, community involvement, and - ahem -  keeping my kids occupied so I don’t lose my mind, I have fallen in love with the Little Free Library non-profit organization. We have made a habit of visiting our...

Day Trip Idea: A Homeland Creamery Farm Tour

Day Trip Idea: A Homeland Creamery Farm Tour

By Guest Blogger Sandy Harper Did you know that cows do not have upper teeth? How about, that the real meaning of heifer is a cow that has never given birth? This is just the start of the interesting information you and kiddos learn when you take a tour at Homeland...

Handling the Mom Shamers

Handling the Mom Shamers

By Guest Blogger Elisa D Wallace It is hard enough being a mother—either new or experienced—without the onslaught of the infamous “Mom Shamers.” Yes, “mom-shaming,” (making a mother feel ashamed about a decision she has made in relation to motherhood), is happening to...

Extend A Hand

Extend A Hand

By Guest Blogger Lisette Hoschek As we entered the local pizza joint in the small town we were visiting for the weekend, my husband and I felt a tantrum brewing. Our youngest, Charlie, was already in tears in the parking lot. Less than a minute after we walked in, he...

My Favorite Parenting Resources

My Favorite Parenting Resources

By Guest Blogger Anna Keller It takes a village, as they say, when it comes to child rearing. For me, that village has come in the form of amazingly supportive friends and family as well as a collection of books, websites, podcasts, etc. that have helped me gain...

Oh. Hi Summer. You’re Back. (*heavy sarcasm*)

Oh. Hi Summer. You’re Back. (*heavy sarcasm*)

By Guest Blogger Thea DeLoreto Ah, summer vacation. I see you are back, you Minx. I know you are all popular and everyone loves you. I get it. You are all hot and steamy and fun with your sunshine and your maxi dresses. But like every great super star...you have your...

Homeschooling in the Triad

Homeschooling in the Triad

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon In this blog, I've attempted to compile a list of some popular resources for Triad homeschooling families. However, the homeschool community is somewhat decentralized, and resources are constantly changing. If you know of a resource you...

How Can I Get Through to My Middle School-Age Son?

How Can I Get Through to My Middle School-Age Son?

By Christine Murray, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative Our Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI) team is excited to partner with Triad Moms on Main on this blog series. In this series, we offer general guidance to relationship or family...

Family Vacation Idea: North Myrtle Beach

Family Vacation Idea: North Myrtle Beach

By Rachel Hoeing When planning a beach vacation for my family this year, we had many things to consider. We have children who are 14 and 16, but we were also vacationing with my sister who has a 2-year-old and a baby. We needed a house or condo large enough to muffle...

Plan a Day Trip to Chimney Rock!

Plan a Day Trip to Chimney Rock!

By Laura Simon When I volunteered to take a day trip to Chimney Rock State Park, I only knew that it featured a series of steps to a large rock outcropping that looks – appropriately – like the mountain’s chimney. I planned our trip for a day when I was flying solo...

Feel Your Best and Lose Weight the FASTer Way

Feel Your Best and Lose Weight the FASTer Way

By Guest Blogger Marybeth Barrett, Certified FASTer Way to Fat Loss Coach I feel like there is something good brewing. Yes, in all the madness of the world, I see a silver lining. There seems to be some self-care mindsets trending among moms/women. No matter the...

Ellen’s Book Nook ~ Top Picks for Summer Reading 2019

Ellen’s Book Nook ~ Top Picks for Summer Reading 2019

By Guest Blogger Ellen Lloyd As Gershwin wrote, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy!” Summer is finally here, signaling time for more relaxed schedules, fun times with family and friends and lots of time to enjoy great summer reads! Whether you enjoy lazy days by the...

Summer Camps, a FASTer Way to Good Health, and Kids Evening Out

Summer Camps, a FASTer Way to Good Health, and Kids Evening Out

By Rachel Hoeing In this week's Sunday Spotlight: Summer at Camp Sawtooth Forsyth Family Kids' Evening Out Summer Offerings at UNCSA Community Music School Feel your best the FASTer Way   Spark Imagination this Summer at Camp Sawtooth Camp Sawtooth, for ages 3 – 11,...

June-July 2019: Summer Reading Program and Where’s Waldo

June-July 2019: Summer Reading Program and Where’s Waldo

  Wonderland Bookshop’s Summer Reading Program 409 State Street Greensboro, NC 27405 336-840-7898 wonderlandbookshopnc.com  Wonderland’s Summer Reading Program kicks off June 18 for ages preschool through rising 8th graders. Bingo cards assigned according to age will...

Road Trip Apps for 2019

Road Trip Apps for 2019

By Guest Blogger Abbie Polos My husband is from Knoxville, TN so at least five times a year we pack the kiddos into the car and head over the mountains to see Grammy. We have driven the route so many times we have it down to a science. We know the quick stops and the...

Everything You Need for Summer 2019!

Everything You Need for Summer 2019!

By Katie Moosbrugger The countdown is on, and TMoM has EVERYTHING you would need to make this the best, most fun, most memorable, and most safe summer for you and your family! Today's post features many of our favorite directories that have been updated for the...

June 15 – August 15, 2019: Summer Teacher Pass for FIT4MOM Piedmont

June 15 – August 15, 2019: Summer Teacher Pass for FIT4MOM Piedmont

Attention Teachers: Get UNLIMITED access to all Stroller Strides, Stroller Barre and Strides 360 classes June 15th-August 15th (Dates are adjustable) Click HERE to sign up! FIT4MOM Piedmont wants to give back to teachers all summer long! Join them for UNLIMITED...

Clever Tips for the Pool & Beach

Clever Tips for the Pool & Beach

By Katie Moosbrugger For lots of moms, summertime can be anything but relaxing. From endless sunscreen latherings (one of my biggest pet peeves), to constant monitoring of your little toddler's every last move near water, to your never-ending quest to find comfort for...

20 Places to Take Your Teen This Summer

20 Places to Take Your Teen This Summer

By Rachel Hoeing If your teens are like mine, most of their summer will be spent playing summer sports, hanging at the pool, working/babysitting, and sleeping in. While these are all great ways for them to enjoy their summer, the bad news is that none of those items...

How the Triad Can Support its Military Veterans

How the Triad Can Support its Military Veterans

By Guest Blogger Aprille Donaldson A few years ago, I visited Triad Park in Kernersville on a field trip with my son. While there I noticed the construction of a memorial and parade deck that was being created by the War Memorial Foundation to honor the veterans of...

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