By Rachel Hoeing

Can you believe January is almost over? That means we are already gearing up for our Choice Awards contest, spring events, and summer camps! Be sure to log onto our site daily to stay in the know. IF you are not already a newsletter subscriber, sign up here.

In today’s spotlight:

  • Spring Sports at The YMCA of Northwest NC
  • Details on the 2017 Choice Awards
  • Our Birthday Party Directory


yGood Sports Play Here

Register now for YMCA Spring Sports! Sports at the Y are about more than whether you win or lose. It’s about building character along with athletic skills. It’s about making friends and developing a lifelong passion for sports – all in a supportive environment with caring adults. The Y now has a new family-friendly registration process! You can now choose your practice day and time. Spring sports include soccer, flag football, t-ball/baseball, lacrosse, and volleyball. Clinic-style academies offered include basketball, volleyball, and field hockey. Register today online or at your local Y! Space is limited and prices increase March 4. Learn more at


The 2017 TMoM Choice Awards

Our 7th Annual TMoM Choice Awards contest kicks off on February 1, 2017! We focus on all things parent-related. Our 30 categories include Best Restaurants, Schools, Sports Programs and many more. There are TWO PHASES of this contest – the nomination period and the final voting period. Any business can be nominated, but only the ones with the most nominations will move to the final voting round. Please take a moment to read our timeline and instructions carefully HERE.

TMOM_Seal_generic_180x1802017 Choice Awards Timeline

Feb 1, 2017 – Nominating begins! (Watch for a survey link posted on our blog and in our newsletter.)
Feb 10, 2017 – Nominations Close at midnight
Feb 15, 2017 – The top 3 finalists for each city in each category are announced in today’s blog and a newsletter will be distributed. Finalist voting begins.
Feb 26, 2017 – Finalist voting ends at midnight
March 1, 2017 – Winners are announced on our site and in our newsletter

Be sure to log on to TMoM on February 1 when the official nominations begin!


Birthday Parties Galore!

birthday-partiesPlanning a birthday party has never been easier because TMoM has already done the “searching” for you! Need a venue to host a party? Got it. Need an entertainer to come to your home? Got it. Need cakes or sweets? Got those, too. Our birthday party directory is a comprehensive list of birthday ideas for all ages in all areas of the Triad. Click here to visit our directory. To view other directories, simply look for the tag “Popular” across the grey bar on our website. You will see the “Directories” page listed there.

*Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by The YMCA of Northwest NC.