Indoor Fun

Sometimes it rains. Sometimes it snows. And, sometimes there are heat advisories. Yep, this is Charlotte. And, sometimes you just need a place to take the kids during these less-than-ideal weather situations.

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...

When To Begin Gymnastics Classes

Parents are often amazed, excited and apprehensive at the idea of their baby or toddler beginning a gymnastics class.

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Halloween Fun for Parents

This time of year isn’t just for kids! There’s plenty of fun to be had if you’re a grown up too. Check out all of these fabulous fall events, perfect for a date night (or two!) Haunted Houses The Haunted Mill (Belmont, NC) – Voted the top...

Savor the Last Few Weeks of Summer in Charlotte

Back-to-school sales, college kids headed out of town.. it’s official: summer is winding down. But there’s still time to get out and savor those last few weeks of summer in the QC. If, in your heat-induced,  exhausted daze, you lost track of your summer...

Beat the Heat

A summer (or rather, spring, in our case) heat wave can be just as unbearable as a winter snow/ice storm.  In fact, after a few days, it feels like cabin fever all over again!  Whether you choose to brave the heat or spend more time inside, here are a few ideas to...

Spring in Charlotte

Spring is 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 know so we can share...

New Year, New Habits, New Schedule

Admittedly, 2014 came and went, and in a lot of ways I just missed the boat. I blinked and here we are in 2015. One of the things that I surely missed the boat on was sufficiently keeping up with my housework.  I know, I know…not the most fun topic, but a...

8 Ways to Beat Winter Boredom

Now that winter has officially made an appearance (it’s only going to be 28 degrees today y’all), staying cozy and warm inside sounds like the perfect way to spend the day. 1. Go Crazy Inside (Somewhere that’s NOT your house) Superior Play Systems...

Fall Sensory Activities

Now that the days are cooling off, we’re finding ourselves playing inside more and more frequently. While I’m thankful that an episode (or two…or three) of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will occupy the boys for a bit, we can’t watch TV all...

Indoor Fun | Sea Life Aquarium

Did you hear the exciting news?  Charlotte got its own aquarium!  Sea Life Charlotte-Concord opened on February 20th and should be on your list of things to do with the kids this year. With over 5,000 sea creatures covering 36,000 square feet of space, an interactive...