Water Beads

Annesophia Richards

Perler beads offer a variety of creative crafting possibilities, and water beads provide young and old alike with a unique sensory experience. more »


Here are a few simple ways to minimize the fighting and maximize the peace in your family. more »


Wrightsville Beach Park and Hugh MacRae Park have transformed their previous children’s play areas into new, inclusive playgrounds. more »

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NC Aquarium Fort Fisher

At Fort Fisher Aquarium you can experience a beautiful beach location, hear the roar of a T-rex, enjoy butterflies landing on your arm and get eye-to-eye with a sea turtle. more »

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Check out the below list of ideas of alternative ways to incorporate these incredibly healthy and delicious fruits into your summertime menus. more »


Child Sleeping

Alessandro Zangrilli

This week the American Academy of Sleep Medicine released new sleep guidelines for babies, school-aged children, and teenagers. more »

Ages & Stages


Anita Peppers

Although most children claim that they cannot wait until the start of summer break, in reality, the end of the school year is a challenging time for many little ones. more »



Annesophia Richards

Here are a few crafty ideas of ways to use those pool noodles outside this summer. more »


Below are a few kid-tested and parent-approved delicious, healthy recipes to help your family celebrate the start of summer. more »


Experts say that it is the quality of praise, rather than the quantity, that has the most lasting and positive effects on children’s sense of self-worth. more »



Annesophia Richards

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and with it comes the time to show your children’s teachers just how grateful your family is for all that they have done this year. more »


If your children’s toys have taken over your house, here are a few tips on ways to clear through the mess and lessen the clutter. more »


strawberry picking

Brandy Metzger

We are fortunate to have several local pick-your-own strawberry farms so close by, and now is the perfect time to take your family for a visit. more »

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Children love the experience of creating something beautiful (and sometimes edible!) in the fresh outdoors, and planting flowers and vegetables together is an exciting activity for any age. more »


If you’re like many parents, you probably try to keep your children’s diets as unprocessed and healthy as possible. more »


Artwork Orgainizer

Annesophia Richards

With a little bit of creativity, some suggestions from fellow mom friends, and a bit of internet searching, I can finally say with certainty that I have found several techniques to help organize my children’s artwork. more »

Preschool 1 Comments

Contrary to what many might expect, researchers from Arizona State University recently discovered that mothers of middle schoolers report feeling more stress than moms with children of other ages. more »

Tweens and Teens 1 Comments

Here are a few simple ideas for sneaking in a workout while spending time at home with your little ones. more »


Giving an allowance is a great teaching tool when it comes to educating children about money management, an ability that will become critical as they reach adulthood. more »


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Bloom Planners

Practical and Stylish Planner

Bloom introduces teacher planners that are practical and stylish. more »

Family FInds


Wilmington International Airport

Wilmington International Airport, also known as ILM, offers a variety of free and unique ways in which children can get an up close look at air travel. more »

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The practice of yoga can be particularly beneficial for children as they navigate through the increasing stresses of school, sports, busy schedules, hectic parents, and peer pressure. more »


Many families with little ones will soon be hitting the roads this summer while traveling on vacation, and one of the key essentials of any lengthy car trip with kids is the right kind of snacks. more »


Ferry Ride

Annesophia Richards

The idea of driving a car right onto a boat, and then of riding that boat across the river, is enough to make almost any small child excited. I know this firsthand, as my 3 year old son experienced his first ferry ride. more »

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A family meal that is easy to prepare and better for you without all of the processed chemicals found in the boxed brand. more »


BBQ chicken


A few simple ingredients makes a delicious meal cooked in the slow cooker. more »


Fold over elastic hair ties are very popular and easy to make. more »


kids eat free


Check out this list of restaurants where your kids can eat for free! more »

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