By Katie Moosbrugger

Today we feature six fabulous ideas for parents and kids, plus a couple of fantastic giveaways! Keep reading to get all the scoop about…

~Imprints Cares After School Program
~ Youth Sports Programs at the Greensboro YMCA
~ Infant Swimming Resource Program
~ A Chance to Win a Golden Ticket at Black Mountain Chocolate
~ A Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card, compliments of Noble Academy
~ The Winners From Our Last Giveaways!

Why Choose Imprints Cares After School Program?

imprintcaresSays Ruth, mom of Kelly, “I wanted to provide my daughter another avenue to explore her talents and continue her learning from the school day.  I also hoped this would give her a chance to shine outside of the classroom without the school day stress of academic grades and testing.  What we have seen—her confidence is building.   She is developing social skills, dealing with new environments, talking to different adults, and making new friends.  She is excited to learn more.  She is excited about school.  She is now excited about topics like science and technology.  When I pick her up after a full day of school and Imprints Cares, her homework is done.  Enjoying quality time together each evening is priceless.  Thank you Imprints Cares.”

Join The Team!

dBpK-7C_fNABYsF-zEI3ObKbxYmCe3TpN4zs7VSTPXUAt the YMCA, Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids, families and communities.  When kids play sports they build confidence, discover their personal best, and have fun as part of a team.  The YMCA offer sports programs for boys and girls aged 3-18.  So now is the perfect time for your kids to start playing or continue building their skills in Soccer, Flag Football, Fall Baseball or Volleyball.  Teams are forming now with seasons starting in August and September.  Visit the Bryan, Spears, Ragsdale, Reidsville or new Hayes-Taylor YMCA locations or visit online at for more information and to join the team! Early-bird Sign-up deadline is July 17th.  The final deadline is July 30th.  Volleyball sign-ups are later at some locations, so check the websites for more details.

Infant Swimming Resource Program

isrThrough the ISR Self-Rescue™ program, your infant or young child can learn specialized survival skills and build a foundation for lifelong enjoyment of the water. ISR has been featured on The Today Show, Dateline, 20/20 and many other local media across the U.S. and abroad. You will be amazed when you see what your child may be able to do! ISR lessons include one-on-one specialized instruction from local mom, Darlene Haskins. She teaches classes right here in the Triad and is offering a free week of classes with purchase when you mention Triad Moms on Main. Watch this video for more info, as well as this one that explains why local families choose ISR, and contact Darlene at with questions or to sign up your child. Additional Links for ISR info: ISR website, Facebook, Financial Assistance.

black mountain1Win a Golden Ticket for Chocolate Fun

Watch your chocolate being made at Black Mountain Chocolate’s Visible Factory, with its big windows and informative displays.  Enjoy a wide array of confections, pastries, gelato and drinks from our Kitchen.  At BMC, you’ll always be greeted with a warm smile and a delicious treat – fun for the whole family.  So come on down and visit us soon! Enter to win a $150 prize from Black Mountain Chocolate that includes a “behind the scenes” tour of the Chocolate Factory, a chance to mold your own chocolate bar with toppings and personalized packaging, and your choice of a gelato or signature Black Bear float! This prize will be awarded to one family with up to eight members. Black Mountain Chocolate is located at 732 N. Trade Street in Winston-Salem. Click HERE to enter. We’ll announce a winner on July 26!

nobleWin a $100 Gift Card to The Children’s Place

Starting Kindergarten? August is just around the corner and your little sweet one will begin their educational journey. Enter to win a $100 gift card from The Children’s Place at Friendly Shopping Center, courtesy of Noble Academy.  Plan a wonderful shopping trip with your child so that he/she will arrive in style on their first day of school. Noble Academy offers students with learning differences a comprehensive educational experience in a supportive environment where they can achieve their highest potential.  For information on its Kindergarten program or grades 1-12 admission process, please visit their website at or drop by on Thursdays from 9-11 am to tour the school.  Noble Academy is located at 3310 Horse Pen Creek Rd. in Greensboro. Click HERE to enter this giveaway. Winner will be announced July 26!

homepage-giveawaysWinners From Our Last Giveaways!

This week, we have two winners to announce. Margaret Jordan is the lucky winner of the prize pack from the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, which included a summer pass to the museum and tickets to a Peppercorn Theatre production. And Jen Corbin is the lucky winner of 21 units of free botox from Lewisville Laser & Associates. Way to go, ladies! Please check your email to find out how to redeem these prizes! Many thanks to both of these sponsors for their generous prize offerings.

Today’s Sunday Spotlight is sponsored by the Greensboro YMCA, Imprints Cares, Infant Swimming Resource, Black Mountain Chocolate, and Noble Academy.