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by Natalie Lloyd

Apple picking

Apple picking is one of my family’s favorite fall activities. Every September, we spend a day at Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock, NC....

10 back to school lunch ideas

It’s Back to School time already! Time to get back into the routine of packing school lunches. If your kids are tired of the...

Homeschooling Pros and Cons (Part 2)

In last week’s column, I discussed the growing popularity of homeschooling, as well as some benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling from my perspective as...

Red, White and Blue Treats for the Fourth

It’s Independence Day! My family loves celebrating the Fourth of July. We love attending a parade and community celebration, cooking out with family, and...

20 summer boredom busters for kids

Summertime is lots of fun…until the kids get bored. Bored kids whine and fight and drive their parents crazy. At least that’s what my...

Pool Safety

School is out and summer is here! Summertime means pool time for my kids and me. When it’s too hot to do anything else,...

Old School Car Games for Kids

Summer is almost here and my family is looking forward to heading to the beach. Although I love beach vacations, I always dread the...

Surviving Daylight Saving Time with kids

Whoever invented Daylight Saving Time didn’t have children. I’m sure of it. No one with children would willingly wreak a little one’s natural rhythm...

10 no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas

Pumpkin picking is so much fun! My children love to visit our local pumpkin patch each year in the fall. They scour the field...

School lunch ideas for kids

We’re just five weeks into the back-to-school routine and, already, I’ve noticed my son’s lunch coming home uneaten. The daily PB&J with goldfish seems...

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Sandals Ocho Rios Jamaica – Part 2

Water is everywhere. With 105 pools, including 7 Main Pools, you can find YOUR spot. The Ochi Beach Club is the main place to...

Woman’s night out

Greetings!! Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center is about to celebrate its first year anniversary, and we want to invite our ladies to join...

Is timing really important?

Does it really matter when a post goes out on social media? Yes. However it does matter less than it used to, with the algorithm deciding...

Do essential oils live up to their claims?

Essential oils may have their benefits, but proceed with caution Most of us have a friend or two who swear by essential oils. You may...

Five North Carolina Fairs and Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

The weather may still be in the 90s, but fall festival season is almost here. The summer beach scene is in the rearview mirror...

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Woman’s night out

Greetings!! Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center is about to celebrate its first year anniversary, and we want to invite our ladies to join...

Five North Carolina Fairs and Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

The weather may still be in the 90s, but fall festival season is almost here. The summer beach scene is in the rearview mirror...

Team of Volunteers Bring The Moving Wall to Mint Hill

The Moving Wall will be in Mint Hill at Veterans Park Oct. 10 to 14, thanks to a committed group of Veteran volunteers along...

Have a seat at the table

Charlotte, North Carolina can rightfully be called a food and drink destination.  Boasting many locally owned restaurants, some of which are now national chains,...

ECU dental student from Charlotte will spend a year at the National Institutes of...

Omar Glover, a fourth-year dental student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, has been selected to attend the National Institutes of...