Category: Books, Supplies & Gear

Tips for Starting a Book Club

By Rachel Hoeing Moms need “friend time.” It is a proven fact! Time with other women makes us better mothers. A few hours with your girlfriends can send you...

Boys vs. The Villain Organization

By Guest Blogger Kori Mackall, Director of Communications, The Piedmont School If you ask most boys, regardless of school grade, to look in their backpack for a school...

Take a Walk on the IDEApath

By Guest Blogger Matt Zigler, Noble Academy Creative Director Creativity is second nature to us when we are young and ideas come at a fast and furious pace. In fact,...

Ellen’s Book Nook — September 2016

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd Win a book of your choice from today’s blog! Details below! September marks the the beginning of fall, at least on the...

Importance of Back-to-School Routines

By Guest Blogger Donna Siegle Sure, we’ve all got them, but do we really need them? “Routines are hard to put in place.” “My kids don’t like them.” We’ve...

Ellen’s Book Nook — July 2016

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd I recently heard someone refer to this time of year as the dog days of summer, and I wondered what this phrase really meant....

Making the First Day of School Special for All

By Chelsea Cullen, Marketing and Communications Director for the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Do you remember your first day of school? Maybe you laid out a new...

June 13 – August 13, 2016: Monkey Shines at Edward McKay

For kids aged 5-12 June 13 – August 13 At all Edward McKay locations Website: http://www.edmckay.com/blog/its-almost-time-for-monkey-shines The idea behind Monkey...

Ellen’s Book Nook — June 2016

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd Grilling out, making s’mores by the fire pit, spending time with family and friends, catching fireflies, making homemade ice cream,...

Ellen’s Book Nook — May 2016

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd North Carolina authors and books with thought-provoking storylines make up my selections this month. I appreciate books that make me...