Parks & Playgrounds

“Go. Out. Side.” It’s a command we all remember receiving from our moms when we were kids. Oddly enough, every time we open our mouths these days our moms coming pouring out. Right? Check out these Charlotte-area recommendations on parks and playgrounds. Because, as it turns out, our moms did actually know a thing or two after all.

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...

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...

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...

Indian Trail’s Newest Park: Crooked Creek

Indian Trail’s newest park opened May 30th, and is getting a ton of buzz! Crooked Creek is one of several new parks being put in the areas of Indian Trail, Stallings, and Waxhaw, but is one of the largest, and includes four large baseball fields, a shaded...

Freedom Park

Freedom Park is to Charlotte as Central Park is to New York. If you grew up in New York, you know what an amazing park looks like. When we moved to Charlotte, I just assumed that there wouldn’t be a park quite like Central Park. I was wrong. My husband and I...

Free Places to Cool off this Summer

It’s hard to believe summer isn’t even here yet with temperatures already in the 90s, but no worries – Charlotte has you covered if you are looking for a place to cool off.  Below are some of my favorite spots and even if they weren’t free, I...

Playing in the creek

My oldest son is full of life. He’s energetic, friendly, and smart but also very active and intense. He’s never met a stranger (and if he does, he asks their names so they’re not strangers anymore). He’s been this way for as long as I can...

From the Archives | Fun in the Springtime Sun

I know I’m not the only one who is loving this beautiful weather we’ve been having lately! Looking for ways to enjoy the great outdoors with your family? Be sure to check out our Parks & Playgrounds Series! We shared what we loved about our favorite...

Take a Nature Walk

This time of year, I get homesick for the Northeast. The leaves change, temperatures start to drop, and my heart longs for my hometown. So, this Fall, I’ve decided to discover my new hometown through my children’s eyes and start creating wonderful memories for them....

Beat the Heat! Indoor Play, Vol. 3 | FREE Play

If you’re just tuning into our Beat the Heat, Indoor Play Series, we’ve been talking about great places in the Charlotte area for kids to get moving, burn some energy, and have fun inside. I know many kids are headed back to school but, living in North Carolina...

Park and Playgrounds, Vol 2

On Friday, Shannon shared some her family’s favorite parks in South Charlotte; today, I will share some of our favorite parks in central Charlotte. There’s nothing better than spending a morning or afternoon at a fun park, especially when we plan to meet up with...

Parks and Playgrounds, Vol. 1

South Charlotte is home to some really great parks and playgrounds.  Some of our favorites – in no particular order – include: William R. Davie Park 4635 Pineville – Matthews Road Charlotte, NC 28226 At 107 acres, Davie boasts not one but FOUR...