Tweens & Teens

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...
Creating Memories:  A Mother-Daughter Prom Shopping Experience at Friendly Center

Creating Memories:  A Mother-Daughter Prom Shopping Experience at Friendly Center

By Ellen Bryant Lloyd Friendly Center has been my preferred shopping center for the last thirty-five years. I discovered Friendly the week after I began my freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It was convenient to campus and had everything...
Volunteering & Giving in the Triad

Volunteering & Giving in the Triad

Updated by Katie Moosbrugger We often get emails and messages from our readers asking for ways to get involved in the community. There are so many ways to give your time to others, and now is a great time of year to do so! Over the past couple of years, we’ve...
The First Pancake

The First Pancake

By Kelly Hines I lovingly refer to my oldest child as our ‘first pancake’. Every experience with her is new. I have no frame of reference and rely on instinct, advice from friends, and a good amount of guesswork. Much like the first pancake of the bunch, the result is...
Developing Self Care with Your Teen

Developing Self Care with Your Teen

By Guest Blogger Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPCA If your teen has ever said… “No one understands me” “I’m ugly” “No one gets me” “I feel everyone judges me” “I’m not good enough” Then he/she is likely experiencing emotional difficulties with depression or anxiety. As a...