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My Picky Eater

My Picky Eater

By Rachel Hoeing Picky Eaters. If you don't have one, you should feel lucky. Before having kids I always smirked when I heard parents say things like, "Oh I wish I could serve casseroles for dinner, but my kids just won't eat that." My thought: "How can kids not eat...

Win a FREE 8-Week Session with FASTer Way Fitness & Nutrition

Win a FREE 8-Week Session with FASTer Way Fitness & Nutrition

--- Win a free round to an 8-week online Fitness and Nutrition Bootcamp with Marybeth Barrett, Certified FASTer Way to Fat Loss Coach. A $199 value. One winner will be announced for the round starting September 30, 2019. Register through the link below… One winner...

Doing Good Things Series: Annie’s Hope

Doing Good Things Series: Annie’s Hope

By Guest Blogger Lu Cook Annie’s Hope Center for Growing & Healing, a 501c Non-Profit, was founded by Reverend Abby Catoe to help domestic violence survivors. Her project is unique to our area. Far from a typical shelter, she is building a safe, long-term home for...

Teenagers and Substance Use

Teenagers and Substance Use

By Guest Blogger Tina Long Spach There is no easy answer for how or why addiction occurs. The reality is, drugs are everywhere. In fact, some of the most dangerous and addictive drugs can be found in our very own medicine and liquor cabinets. I see young people all...

Ellen’s Book Nook ~ August 2019

Ellen’s Book Nook ~ August 2019

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd  Win a book of your choice from today’s blog!  Was it just me, or did the summer fly by? Soon, yellow school buses will be on the roads and we will be making trips to purchase school supplies. As much as we welcomed the lazy days of...

Sept. 11 – 14, 2019: Covenant’s Kids Consignment Sale

Sept. 11 – 14, 2019: Covenant’s Kids Consignment Sale

--- Sale dates: September 11-14th Wednesday 9/11 5-9pm * Volunteer and Consignor Presale Thursday 9/12 5-9pm * Open to Public|Free Admission Friday 9/13 9am-8pm * 1hr FREE childcare for shoppers Saturday 9/14 8am-12pm * Most items half price Location: Covenant Church...

Oct. 4 – 13, 2019: The Dixie Classic Fair

Oct. 4 – 13, 2019: The Dixie Classic Fair

--- The Dixie Classic Fair October 4 – 13th Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Click HERE for Tickets and General Info The Dixie Classic Fair celebrating its 137th year at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds from October 4th-13th. Advance Discounted Tickets (save up to 40%) are on...

September 14, 2019: NC’s Big Pour

September 14, 2019: NC’s Big Pour

--- North Carolina's Big Pour September 14, 2019  9 am - 6 pm Tanglewood Park, Clemmons bigpournc.com Join us on September 14th for NC's BIG POUR. This first annual event is a unique Southeastern annual craft beverage festival located at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons,...

New School Year Transitions

New School Year Transitions

By Guest Blogger Andrea Ropko When it was time to consider whether or not to send my oldest child to preschool I had what I would consider a mild case of Holy Moly, his entire emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual development and self-confidence hinges on...

Finding Balance as Parents: Chores, Marriage, Childcare, and More

Finding Balance as Parents: Chores, Marriage, Childcare, and More

By Guest Blogger Anna Keller Long before I became pregnant with my now-toddler, I worried about what having a child would mean for my relationship with my husband. Kevin and I had always split housework evenly, including tasks like grocery shopping, cooking, laundry,...

Back to School, Shopping, & Resources for Babies

Back to School, Shopping, & Resources for Babies

By Katie Moosbrugger In today's Sunday Spotlight... ~ Back to School with Bibs and Kids ~ Fall 2019 Consignment Sales ~ Getting Back to School ~ Activities and Resources for Babies...

NC Moms Receive Free, Expanded Newborn Screening with Early Check

NC Moms Receive Free, Expanded Newborn Screening with Early Check

By The Early Check Team What’s Early Check? Early Check is a research study that offers health tests for all babies born in North Carolina. The testing is free, no travel is required, and nothing is needed from your baby. All that moms need to do is visit...

September 7, 2019: Bookmarks’ Free Saturday Festival

September 7, 2019: Bookmarks’ Free Saturday Festival

--- Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors Free Saturday Festival Saturday, September 7 Downtown Winston-Salem Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors will feature a Space Themed Kids Area at its Free Saturday Festival on September 7th in downtown Winston-Salem. Look...

Before & After School Programs

Before & After School Programs

Updated by Laura Simon It is not too late to think about before and after school care for your kids! Thankfully the Triad has an abundance of amazing programs from which to choose. Below are programs listed by city in the Triad. Next to each listing name we included...

Kids Eat Free (& Almost Free) Directory

Kids Eat Free (& Almost Free) Directory

Updated by Michelle Barson Find out where you can dine out "on the cheap" in the Triad! Kids Eat Free discounts and deals in Burlington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point are listed below. Remember that this directory can always be found by clicking on our...

Sept. 13, 2019: Innovation & Cinema ~ Remember the Titans

Sept. 13, 2019: Innovation & Cinema ~ Remember the Titans

Bailey Park Downtown Winston-Salem Friday, September 13 Event Kickoff at 6:30pm. Movie starts around 7:30pm innovationquarter.com/community/programs-community/innovation-cinema This family-family movie line-up features something for everyone. Pack a blanket or...

Too Cool For School: Tips for Every Age

Too Cool For School: Tips for Every Age

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines I say the same thing every August - this year, I’m going to get organized for school. Then, a week after school starts, I say - NEXT year, I’m going to get organized for school. For many of us, the school year is starting this month, which...

End of Summer Day Trip:  Downtown Mocksville

End of Summer Day Trip:  Downtown Mocksville

By Katie Moosbrugger If you’re looking for a quick day trip out of town to try something new and unique, a visit to Downtown Mocksville (just 30 minutes west of Winston-Salem) might be just what your family needs! I stumbled upon this little gem last year when our...

My Spouse is Driving Me Crazy!

My Spouse is Driving Me Crazy!

By Guest Blogger Gray Moulton, LMFT, PLLC My clients come to me often sharing that their spouses are driving them insane. It never fails. A couple will come to me and tell me about the things that attracted them to one another and inevitably, one will share stories...

Sept. 20 , 2019: Movie in the Park ~ The Sandlot

Sept. 20 , 2019: Movie in the Park ~ The Sandlot

Wrenn Miller Park 101 Guilford Rd Jamestown, NC 27282 Sept. 20, 2019 6:00 PM-10:15 PM jamestown-nc.gov/event/view/movie-in-the-park-sandlot The Jamestown Business Association will be hosting Movies in the Park on the third Friday of each month. The movie for September...

Preschool, Afterschool, KMO, Kids Eat Free, & Favorite Restaurants

Preschool, Afterschool, KMO, Kids Eat Free, & Favorite Restaurants

By Rachel Hoeing In this week's Sunday Spotlight: Visit Mt. Pisgah Weekday School Clemmons Moravian Afterschool Program Forsyth Family's Kids Afternoon Out Kids Eat Free Directory Favorite Triad Restaurants Directory   Visit Mt. Pisgah Weekday School Mt. Pisgah...

Sept. 14, 2019: Family Cooking ~ So Long Summer

Sept. 14, 2019: Family Cooking ~ So Long Summer

Saturday, September 14, 2019 10am – 11:30am Greensboro Children’s Museum 220 N Church St., Greensboro Registration Link: http://bit.ly/30sHVhW Summer is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner! Your family is invited to join us for this hands-on cooking...

Your Stress-free Guide to Preparing for Middle School

Your Stress-free Guide to Preparing for Middle School

By Guest Blogger Megan Taylor with Forsyth Family Magazine There are many educational milestones in a child’s life. These moments can include starting and graduating from preschool, elementary, middle, and high schools. All of the transitions from one to another can...

August 24, 2019: PowerKidz Back to School Pool Party

August 24, 2019: PowerKidz Back to School Pool Party

PowerKidz Back to School Pool Party August 24 3 - 5 pm Maynard Aquatics Center, 1402 Overbrook Rd, Burlington, North Carolina 27215 Kids, bring your towels, sunscreen and friends and join us for some fun at the pool before school starts at Maynard Aquatic Center on...

August 24, 2019: Community Back to School Bash

August 24, 2019: Community Back to School Bash

--- Community Back-to-School Bash August 24 6-9 pm  Rural Hall Christian Church 280 Bethania Rural Hall Rd, Rural Hall, North Carolina 27045 The Rural Hall Christian Church will host a Back-to-School Bash on August 24 from 6:00-8:00 PM. There will be bounce houses and...

August 31, 2019: End of the Summer Ice Cream Social

August 31, 2019: End of the Summer Ice Cream Social

--- End of the Summer Ice Cream Social Saturday, August 31 2-3 pm Kathleen Clay Library 1420 Price Park Drive, Greensboro Celebrate the end of summer and summer reading with ice cream and literary bingo. Visit library web site HERE....

August 24, 2019: Pre-K Parade at Bailey Park

August 24, 2019: Pre-K Parade at Bailey Park

--- Pre-K Parade Saturday, August 24 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Bailey Park, 445 N Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem The Pre-K Priority in partnership with the Family Services Wake Up Walk and 5K presents the first annual PRE-K PARADE -- a downtown parade of amazing 4-year-olds...

The Baby Blues: A Postpartum Realization

The Baby Blues: A Postpartum Realization

By Guest Blogger Jessie Ballard, author of mombunsandmoscato.com The pediatrician asked me how I was feeling at my kids’ first appointment. My OB asked me to fill out a questionnaire at my six week postpartum appointment. Was I feeling the “baby blues?" No, I wasn’t....

Unhealthy Teen Behaviors: Causes and Guidance

Unhealthy Teen Behaviors: Causes and Guidance

By Guest Blogger Regina Alexander, MSW, LCSW Someone recently said to me, “It’s scary to be the parent of a teenager these days.” I agreed – there are so many problems that teens face and so much pressure to fit in that sometimes it seems we don’t even know our own...

Back to School: Everything I Wish I Had Known About Kindergarten

Back to School: Everything I Wish I Had Known About Kindergarten

By Guest Blogger Tracy Huneycutt I remember the weeks leading up to my son's Kindergarten year last summer. We had all of his school supplies purchased and ready, he had a new book bag and lunch bag picked out. He had completed two wonderful years of preschool, so as...

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