School Choice, Special Event, Family Memories & A New Giveaway!

By Katie Moosbrugger

Don’t miss what we’re featuring today….

~ Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School
~ 3rd Annual American Girl Sweetheart Skate at the Greensboro Ice House!
~ Beautiful Family Photos with Heather McGinnis Photography
~Triad Community Groups for Parents and Kids
~Win a $125 Gift Card to Target, compliments of Alamance Regional Medical Center
~ Winner of Our Last Giveaway


Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School (OLM) has been educating students of all faiths from K through 8th Grade since 1957. The 5-star Preschool opened its doors in 2006. From its humble beginnings to its current home in Winston Salem, OLM is proud to be celebrating 60 years of rich tradition coupled with academic excellence based on strong faith and core values.

Today, OLM continues to focus on small class sizes, developing and honoring each student spiritually and intellectually. Each child, in its diverse student body, is invited to live and serve as a respectful and responsible citizen.

Even though OLM has grown to be a formidable educational facility, nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, it is still somewhat of a “hidden gem.” Having moved into the former Bishop McGuinness High School building in 2002, OLM boasts high school level amenities and an excellent environment for elementary and middle school students.  Come visit this hidden gem and see firsthand the Mercy difference. Be sure to ask them about financial assistance options.


3rd Annual American Girl Sweetheart Skate at the Greensboro Ice House!

Join them for an afternoon of skating fun on Saturday, March 3rd. Dress your American Girl doll in their winter or skating outfit and enjoy a skating lesson while learning a choreographed routine with your AG doll followed by hot cocoa and cookies! This event is open to ages 4-12. For ages 4-7, check in time is 4 pm. For ages 8-12, check in time is 5 pm.

The $30 participation fee includes admission to the event, skate rental, lesson, hot cocoa and cookies. Skaters must pre-register at by clicking on the on-line enrollment tab followed by a click on the BLUE Learn to Skate “Enroll Now” box and then choose the American Girl event at the RED Special Events location. Registrations accepted through February 28th. Late registration accepted (space permitting) with a $20 late fee.

The Greensboro Ice House is your family-friendly, neighborhood ice skating rink!


Beautiful Family Photos with Heather McGinnis Photography

Are you expecting a new baby love in 2018? Or maybe you’ve been wanting some updated family photos? Greensboro’s Favorite Newborn & Family Photographer, Heather McGinnis Photography, is now booking 2018 Sessions! Voted best by Triad Moms on Main Readers for 5 years running, Heather’s work is described as genuine, joyful & tender. Sessions typically fill up several months in advance, so now is the time to secure your 2018 booking!

For more information or to book your session, contact Heather directly at You can view her portfolio here!


Triad Community Groups for Parents and Kids

If you’re looking to find groups where it is easy for you to meet other women (and usually children) with whom you can build friendships and support, we have your list! Click HERE to view our directory that listed play groups that include both the mom and child (music, activities, library story times, etc), and also groups that focus on the mom, but may still include children at the meetings (MOPS, church groups, exercise groups, etc). And don’t worry DADS, we’ve got some choices for you too!


Win a $125 Gift Card to Target!

Alamance Regional Medical Center is giving one lucky TMoM reader a $125 gift card to Target. All you have to do is answer a short survey and you’ll be registered to win. To enter this contest click HERE.


And the Winners from Our Last Giveaway Are…

Congrats to Rachel Wilson, Sona Hepfinger, and Beth Hankins! They each won a copy of ” Audrey’s Awesomesauce 1st Competition,” along with a semester of Learn to Skate classes from the Greensboro Ice House. Ladies, be sure to check your email for a message from TMoM on how to claim this prize!

Many thanks to the Greensboro Ice House and author Lance Travis, an ice skating instructor at The Greensboro Ice House, as well as a US National Junior Pair Champion and US National Senior Pair Bronze medalist and international medalist, for contributing to this prize!


*Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, the Greensboro Ice House, and Heather McGinnis Photography


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