Elementary Age

Triad Library Storytimes

Triad Library Storytimes

By TMoM Team Member Sandy Harper Some of my fondest childhood memories are the trips to the library with my mom. She was an avid reader and shared that love of books with my sister and me. So when I started having children, I was thrilled to share that same memory...
Ellen’s Book Nook — Friendship Stories

Ellen’s Book Nook — Friendship Stories

By TMoM Team Member Ellen Bryant Lloyd I recently overheard two elementary-age girls at my neighborhood pool discussing the upcoming school year. They had recently learned the name of their teacher and excitedly discussed the friends they hoped would be in their...

Five Back to School Prep Ideas

By TMoM Team Member Sydney D. Richardson, Ph. D. It is back to school time and many households are in prep mode as children get ready to end summer and enter the classroom. While it is common to see families shopping for school supplies, taking first day of school...
Day Trip Idea: Gem Mining

Day Trip Idea: Gem Mining

By Guest Blogger Sandy Harper If you are looking for a day trip that is exciting, rewarding and educational for the whole family, then gem mining is for you! Emerald Hollow Mine, in Hiddenite, NC, is just an hour’s drive west from the Triad, and as it turns out, is a...
Grand Opening! Elizabeth Hepler Speech Therapy is Now Open! 

Grand Opening! Elizabeth Hepler Speech Therapy is Now Open! 

Grand Opening of Elizabeth Hepler Speech Therapy! 8004 Linville Rd, Suite A1, Oak Ridge, NC 27310 (336) 223-4792 ehspeechtherapy.com Grand Opening! Elizabeth Hepler Speech Therapy is now open in Oak Ridge, NC. Bringing you Speech Therapy that’s Fun and...
Summer Fun Ideas for All Ages

Summer Fun Ideas for All Ages

By TMoM Team Member Suzy Fielders Summer is here! For parents, the beginning of summer brings multiple emotions. There is excitement for the opportunity to spend more time with the kids. It also often means anxiety if you need to fill so many days with things to do...

The Nest Schools are Enrolling and Look What TMoM has on Summer!

By TMoM Team Member Sandy Harper In today’s Friday Finds: It’s Time to Enroll at The Nest School! The Year-Round Child Care Directory is Updated It’s Not Too Late to Sign-up! Happy First Week of Summer...
Favorite Local Watering Holes

Favorite Local Watering Holes

By TMoM Team Member Kodia Byers Does your family love exploring the outdoors?  What better way to beat the summer heat than checking out local watering holes. We hope you enjoy this list of places to escape, which include serene flowing creek sides, splash worthy...
Water Safety is a Crucial Factor for Families in Summer

Water Safety is a Crucial Factor for Families in Summer

By TMoM Team Member Suzy Fielders Summer is almost here, and for most families, that means a lot of time in the sun and water. Whether at a pool or at the lake, water play is a great way to cool off. However, any time in the water with kids means parents must be extra...
Coloring Contest for the 2nd Annual Gwyn Services SummerBration!

Coloring Contest for the 2nd Annual Gwyn Services SummerBration!

By Guest Blogger Marissa Joyce, Gwyn Services The school year is drawing to a close, and here at Gwyn Services, we think that is a pretty good reason to celebrate! We are hosting our 2nd Annual Gwyn Services SummerBration Coloring Contest! One lucky entrant will score...
What NOT To Do While Traveling With Kids

What NOT To Do While Traveling With Kids

By TMoM Team Member Anna Keller I’m taking a bit of a different angle with this travel-related post. Instead of tips on what to do while traveling with kids…we’re going to talk today about what NOT to do while traveling with kids. These are things I’ve learned in my...
Keep Your Sluggers Safe from Common Injuries this Baseball Season

Keep Your Sluggers Safe from Common Injuries this Baseball Season

By Guest Blogger Dr. Kevin Corrigan, Medical Director of Novant Health-GoHealth Urgent Care As a healthcare provider working in North Carolina, I see a lot of strained shoulders and sprained ankles this time of year. In fact, youth baseball and softball caused 1.4...