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Our Picks: Top Things to Do with Kids in October

KidsFest, Charlotte Parent's School Fair, and more

Put the Brakes on Back Pain

A guide to surviving sitting in the carpool line.

October 2019: Our Picks for Fun Family Outings

Angelina Ballerina, North Carolina State Fair, and more

Family-Friendly Festivals: October 2019

Dozens of festivals in the Triangle for family fun

Enter to Win 4 Tickets to 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'

See Raleigh Little Theatre's on-stage presentation of this classic story Oct. 25-Nov. 3.

Travel Guide: Ashe County, North Carolina

Small-town charm and low-key adventures make this North Carolina border town a perfect family getaway

Fall Fun: Book Recommendations for Kids

'Hedgehugs Autumn Hide-and-Squeak,' 'Hello, Fall!' and more

Should Students Declare a Major on College Applications?

From our ongoing 'College Transitions' series

Protecting Your Family’s Online Privacy

A guide from our 'Tech Talk' columnist

Fall Favorites Around the Triangle

The latest 'Father Figuring' column

Do Babies Roll Over—And Which Way Will They Roll?

The latest 'Oh, Baby!' column

Metabolic Syndrome: Know the Symptoms and How to Prevent It

Syndrome comes with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes

Free, Fall Outdoor Concerts in the Triangle

Discover these three venues where you can sit back and enjoy free outdoor concerts and the cooler temperatures of fall.

Travel Guide: Ashe County, North Carolina

Low-key adventure, small-town charm combine for a perfect family getaway

Picking Age-Appropriate Halloween Costumes

A guide for different stages

MVP Math Part 1: Amidst Controversy, WCPSS Bets STEM Futures on MVP Math

Is Wake County Public School System’s new discovery-style curriculum friend or foe to students?

North Carolina By Train: A Guide for the Fall

Plus: The special seasonal events from each service

Hiking as a Family Benefits All Ages

Connect with nature to help kids feel more grounded in the "real" world.

Parasomnias: When Sleep is Scary

Night terrors, confusional arousals, sleepwalking and sleep talking - what are they and why do they happen?

Local Teens Spread Lessons of Fishing Through Creation of My First Cast

A student-led program designed to build character and encourage lessons in conservation.

Get to Know: Jen Schwartz of Motherhood Understood

She talks about her organization, the best advice she's received, and much more

Celebrating STEAM Month with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents 4 electric STEAM month reads.

'Toy Boom! Toys from the 1950s & ’60s' Exhibit Coming to NC Museum of History

Experience this impressive collection of vintage toys in an exhibit that will be open Oct. 4, 2019-Jan. 3, 2021.

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes Near Charlotte

Visit a local pumpkin patch to enjoy hayrides, wind through a corn maze and see friendly barn animals.

8 Scenic Drives in North Carolina for Families

North Carolina is home to many scenic routes for families who enjoy road-tripping.

7 Great Places to Take a Fall Family Photo in the Triangle

From North Raleigh to Apex, try one of these scenic spots for a fall family portrait.

A Date Day Up North

The latest in our date night series takes us to Davidson, Cornelius, and other locales north of the city

The Art of Balancing Extracurricular Activities

A mindful approach to extracurricular planning to avoid tipping the scale

Explore the Museum of Life and Science's Newest Exhibit: 'Earth Moves'

Experiment with the natural and human forces that shape and reshape the Earth's surface at this one-of-a-kind outdoor exhibit.

Do We Still Need Libraries to Learn?

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers so much more than books — but the books are good too!
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Annual Guides

GPS [Go. Play. See]

It's your complete family guide to Triad living. Parents are busy and on the go. Use this guide to help you explore all this great area offers for families in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point and surrounding communities.

Exceptional Child

For parents of kids with special needs, finding help and support can be challenging. We've compiled valuable resources for Triad parents in our latest annual publication, Exceptional Child, which is also available as a digital guide.