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Annesophia Richards

Annesophia Richards

Annesophia is an English teacher turned stay-at-home mother. When she’s not spending her time chasing around her two little ones, she can be found freelance writing, running, exploring all that Wilmington has to offer, and drinking lots and lots of coffee.

Ornament

Janie Fielder

A DIY craft that involves the whole family, costs nothing to make, and will be sure to become one of your most prized Christmas decorations. more

Parenting

kids watching

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This year, why not change it up and give the gift of experiences instead of toys? more

Parenting

Kid-Stir

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Kidstir offers monthly cooking kits that include three delicious, nutritious recipes, kid-size cooking tools, and several fun games and activities. more

Family Finds 5 Comments

Thanksgiving

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A list of fun, family-friendly conversation starters that can be passed around or tucked under each guest’s plate at the dinner table. more

Dining

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Smart Start of New Hanover County is excited to announce a new partnership with the Dollywood Foundation and the North Carolina Partnership for Children to administer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for children in NHC more

Parenting

Halloween Candy

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Giving a portion of Halloween candy away will brighten someone else’s day while helping to keep your family healthy, and that’s something that everyone in your household can feel good about! more

Parenting

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Here are a few ways to sneak a little bit of healthy pumpkin into your children’s favorite foods more

Recipes

Aileen

Claudia Meza

The entire month is a dedication and celebration of the gifts that those with Down syndrome bring to the world, and the focus is to promote advocacy and inclusion throughout communities across the country. more

Parenting

Pumpkin Patch

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Here are some local patches currently brimming with pumpkins and Fall activities! more

Local Attractions

State Park

North Carolina State Parks and Recreation

Just in case you need another excuse this week to get outdoors and enjoy the great weather, September 24th through September 30th is officially referred to as Take Your Child Outside Week more

Local Attractions

Noshi Food Paint

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Noshi food paint is edible, brightly colored organic fruit puree that kids can use to paint on top of their food. With no added sugar, salt or preservatives, kids can use the puree to decorate their meals and then eat them! more

Dining 4 Comments

apples

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Here are a few easy, kid-approved recipes that highlight apples at the height of their season! more

Recipes

There are many smart strategies and clever hacks aimed at helping to simplify your morning. Here are seven tips that make lunch box preparation much easier. more

Parenting

Child at Bar

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Many bars are now adding family-friendly spaces & activities to entice millennial parents. From outdoor patios with lawn games to live music in the daytime hours, many bars and breweries are becoming a fun place for a family to spend an afternoon. more

Parenting 1 Comments

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Jenn Fullagar

August 11th, marks the launch of an adorable, interactive new toy, the Fingerlings™ Baby Monkey from WowWee; enter our contest to win a Fingerlings™ Baby Monkey! more

Family Finds 7 Comments

shopping

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Here are some tips to help ensure that the back to school shopping experience is an enjoyable one for you and your children. more

Parenting

Heart-box

Annesophia Richards

To enter to win one of two Heart Keepsake Box Kits for your child, simply comment below with why you would like to win. Deadline to enter is 8/31/17. (2 Winners chosen at random) more

Family Finds 25 Comments

Farmers Market

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Each summer and fall our area is brimming with fresh, delicious, and nutritious locally grown foods. Check out the list below for all the weekly farmers’ markets in and around Wilmington. more

Local Attractions

Taco Salad

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A simple and flavorful dinner that’s definitely not your average salad! more

Recipes

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Arrenda Moore

Foster your child’s determination and creativity with this DIY fidget spinner craft project. more

Parenting