Things to Do In Charlotte

No, you don’t have to hang out at the Chik-fil-A playland again. And, there’s no rule saying that you have to make it to story time at the bookstore again this week.

Why?Because there’s like 3,409,348 things happening in Charlotte for parents and kids alike. Check out what our writers have been recommending for years.

And, if you know of some thing we’ve missed, let us know at info [at] charlottemomsblog [dot] com.

Spring Sensory Activities

We’ve been playing outside a lot lately, but have also been taking a few breaks and welcoming spring with some indoor fun too.  Some of our activities recently include: {{ Dissolving Easter Eggs }} Both boys have been having a lot of fun with our...

Enjoying Spring in Charlotte

Spring is officially here, and that means Carolina blue skies, sunshine and lots of things to do in our great city! Before the weather gets too hot, be sure to get out and enjoy what the Queen City has to offer.

Fostering Fit Families in the Queen City

Happy New Year!! We are one week in – it’s still cool for me to yell that and throw confetti, right? This is the time of the year when many people, myself included, make personal goals and resolutions to be more fit, lose weight or just be a healthier person...

Charlotte Fall Bucket List

I made a deal with myself that, when I had a family, I’d have bucket lists for every season. This way we could try to enjoy a piece of each one and I’d just remain a little partial to this season as it’s since become my favorite.

Visit to a Local Farm

One of the things that we truly get to benefit from being parents in the Charlotte Metropolitan area is the ability to be in a bustling urban environment at any moment and in less than thirty minutes be in the quiet secluded country. Any time we drive on a highway and...

6 Tips for Waterparks With Tots

Three year olds and waterparks. Not exactly a match made in heaven, amirite? Au contraire, mes amours. Three-year-old daughter, meet Carolina Harbor. Carolina Harbor, meet three-year-old daughter. What’s that? You love each other? One hot, hot, hot summer day, my...

Carolina Harbor With Toddler In Tow

Little known fact: The first five years of my career were spent working in amusement parks and waterparks. And, that’s not even including the two years prior that I spent hustling as a games attendant and intern at a popular amusement park in Cleveland. So, when I was...

Guide to Summer in Charlotte

Can you believe it’s already July?! In case the novelty of summer vacation has worn off in your house – or if you’re simply looking for new ways to play with your kids this summer – we’ve got you covered! To me, summer means… 1....

3 ways to Enjoy a Spring Day in Charlotte for $15 or Less

Sprinter (Spring + Winter) should be just about over (seriously) here in the lovely Queen City – hopefully. Nonetheless, there will be days where the sun will be shining too bright, the sky will be too blue and the grass too green to ignore. On those days you will be...

Spring Bucket List

Spring is officially here, and that means Carolina blue skies, sunshine and lots of things to do in our great city! Before the weather gets too hot (you know what I’m talking about, hello humidity and 90 degrees), be sure to get out and enjoy what the Queen City has...

Spring in Charlotte

Spring (and Spring Break!) are officially here and there is so much to see and do to make the most of these beautiful days! Be sure to check out our Parks & Playground series, which highlights our favorite local playgrounds. Got one we need to check out? Let us...

Grab Your Baskets!

As the Easter holiday approaches, little ones are eager to grab their special baskets to hunt for colorful plastic eggs full of goodies! I have gathered some great spots for eggs hunts happening that are free to participate in, and loads of fun! Easter EGGstravangza...

Finding the Perfect Summer Camp Just Got Easier

We all know the drill. You come back from Christmas vacation and settle into your routine. School starts up again, homework and after school activities are back in swing, and suddenly – it’s spring break. Then, it hits you: Summer break is just weeks away....

Celebrate the Coming of Spring – Plant a Flower

March 12 is National Plant-A-Flower Day! While it isn’t quite spring yet, you can feel it in the air. What better way to get a head start on all the delicate beauty of spring than to plant flowers? I grew up in a home that was always full of plants and flowers. My...

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Charlotte

Green River Revival at U.S. National Whitewater Center – Saturday, March 12th. Kick off the festivities at the Color Me Green 5K, where participants will need the luck of the Irish to avoid the green dye as they run through the trails. The fun continues when the...

Easter/Spring Events Around Charlotte

Can you believe Easter is less than three weeks away? There’s a lot of fun, family-friendly activities happening in and around Charlotte in the days and weeks leading up to it – so get out and enjoy this beautiful spring(ish) weather with your family and...

4 ways to Take Black History Beyond 28 days

As we quickly approach the end of February, the month we also know as Black History Month, I want to pose a challenge to Charlotte Moms and mothers everywhere to take the stories, culture and contributions celebrated this month beyond 28 or 29 days. Our children spend...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Charlotte

Valentine’s Day is only four days away – have you figured out how you’re going to celebrate? If not – don’t worry! There is still plenty of time to plan, and loads of options here in Charlotte if you’re looking to head out for the evening. You can: Go out to dinner. ...

LEGO Love

Charlotte has fallen in love! The whole metropolitan area is under some sort of LEGO love spell and for good reason. LEGO are fun, educational and everywhere.

Celebrating a Hero

As the country sets aside a day to celebrate a national hero, a Civil Rights Movement revolutionary, and a great man, Martin Luther King, Jr., there are many events around Charlotte that you can participate in. Our Friend, Martin. A movie that I remember watching as a...

Four Things this Charlotte Mom is Looking Forward to in 2016…

HAPPY NEW YEAR Charlotte moms! The beginning of the New Year always means a month of planning. A month of looking forward to all the possibilities that lie ahead. From the look of things, it definitely seems as though the Queen City does not plan to disappoint. There...

10 Ways to Beat Winter Blues

Now that winter has officially made an appearance (has anyone else been absolutely freezing lately?), finding the motivation to get up and get out is harder and harder to find. But, there’s plenty of fun to be had in and around the city, so get out before the...

8 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do At The Library

If you thought the library was just a place to check out books and take your kids for story time once a week – you are so wrong! I’m about to blow your mind with my list of Top 8 Things You Had No Idea You Could Do at the Library.  I have been a huge library fan for a...

Let’s Go To the Circus…but Which One?

Hey Charlotte Moms! Are you considering taking your kiddos to experience the magic of the circus? The UniverSoul Circus started its Big Top WonderFUN holiday show yesterday November 18th, and it runs until November 29th. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...

14 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Charlotte

1. Christmas Tree Lightings and Parades Kick off the holiday season with fun Christmas parades and tree lighting ceremonies! All are free and many include plenty of family-friendly events, food, drinks, music and more. Saturday, November 14th: Santa’s Arrival...