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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

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

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Landmark Farm Alpacas

Between the bigger cities and towns, there are farmers hard at work in North Carolina bringing tasty treats and educational experiences to local families. A short drive will take you to these real farm experiences. more

Day Trips

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wikicommons

When your child comes to you with an itchy bite, here are a few simple and effective natural remedies you can easily find at home. more

Parenting

Columbus Ships 2

thenina.com

Two replicas of Columbus’s ships, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’ are making a stop in downtown Wilmington. more

Local Attractions

Backyard Camping

www.nps.gov

A backyard campout allows you to experience all the joys of camping while remaining close to home. more

Parenting

Goat - Be Life Farm

belifefarm.com

A free, family-friendly event featuring real baby goats and lots of goat-related activities. more

Local Attractions

Child Sleeping

Alessandro Zangrilli

Experienced parents and pediatricians agree that establishing daily routines in the lives of young children is extremely important. more

Parenting

Earth Day

www.wilmingtonearthday.com

Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free, family-friendly event and enjoy lots of food, beverages, vendors, live entertainment, a children’s zone, and learning center. more

Local Attractions

Rounding out the Spring Break vacation will be a fun Easter weekend filled with Egg Hunts and sugar rushes! Although there is no shortage of eggs to be found all over Wilmington, here are some noteworthy Egg Hunts to check out. more

Local Attractions

Azalea Fest 2

ncazaleafestival.org

Wilmington’s annual community celebration returns this week with the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival. Here’s a roundup of all the exciting festival happenings you and your kids will be sure to enjoy! more

Local Attractions

In honor of April Fools’ Day, here’s a round up of 10 fun, kid-friendly tricks that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. more

Family

By hosting, families give visiting students the opportunity to experience American life in a loving, nurturing environment: mentoring them and taking them in as their own. more

Parenting

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Annesophia Richards

Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to let your little artists have fun and get messy with some paint and homemade stamps. more

Family

Climb Tree

Kristi West

Although some parents may tend to steer their children away from a potentially risky outdoor activity like climbing trees, research has shown that tree climbing is in fact a healthy endeavor for children. more

Family

Bedtime

Annesophia Richards

With a little improvisation and creativity, parents can create their own made-up tales. more

Family

Here are several nearby opportunities where kids and adults alike can enjoy the thrills of sledding and skating. more

Day Trips

play snow

Annesophia Richards

Here is a simple, DIY way to create play snow that is sure to please your little ones this winter! more

Family

Gifts

Annesophia Richards

Children are never too young to learn how to handle disappointment and display gratitude and thankfulness when they receive a gift from a loved one. more

Family

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Annesophia Richards

Here are 3 simple quick and festive cookie recipes that require minimum time and effort, yet provide maximum flavor and smiles all around! more

Recipes