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In Depth on Test Optional College Admissions

Guest post by Katie Garrett of Garrett Educational Consulting We are seeing an increasing trend in competitive colleges and universities announcing a shift to test optional admissions to address COVID-19 related logistics challenges and...

We Found These 15+ Options for New Backyard Fun

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, we could not be more thankful for that. Well, actually, the pollen can get a move on, but all in all, we will take it. Your backyard, front yard or green...

25+ CLT Family Meal Deals Under $50

Raise your hand if your dishwasher is running non-stop and the sounds of snack wrappers being opened almost drowns out your spouse's Zoom conference calls. We need a break from feeding the family and we are rooting...

How to Celebrate Easter While Sheltering in Place

No doubt you probably had a great plan for all the Easter egg hunts you were going to hit up in the next week. It may require a little extra work, but we've found a few ideas...

Orthopedic Pain During Pregnancy: Avoid, Identify and Treat

Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life, but often it's less glowing and more grumbling. As if it weren't enough to deal with morning sickness and swollen feet, many pregnant women suffer from orthopedic problems...

How To Host a Virtual Birthday Party and Celebrate Other Special Occasions Now

Having a birthday or other milestone celebration during the shutdown and isolation of Coronavirus can be frustrating and hard to figure out how to celebrate, whether you are 5 or 50. We’ve done some...

Nice to Do Now:The Front Porch Project

A local photog clued us in to a fun SHELTER IN PLACE effort that's popping up around the country. Local photographers are participating in the Front Porch Project, where, in the spirit...

Michelle [in the Middle] Icard on Favorite Entertainment for Middle Schoolers

You may know Michelle from her website "Michelle in the Middle" and her 2004 launch of Athena’s Path, a curriculum that helps girls navigate the tricky middle school social scene, as well as the Hero’s Pursuit version...

3D Printed Face Shields Created by Charlotte Latin School for Local Medical Staff

The engineering teachers and students at Charlotte Latin School aren't taking this time as a break from learning & creating, in fact, just the opposite. Inspired by the #MillionMaskChallenge,...

Need Some New Family Fun Right About Now? Ideas & Activities Your Kids Can Do at Home

Support local businesses and entertain the kids = Win Social distancing may be hard for us, but it's even harder on our kids who are missing friends, school, sports, sleepovers and playdates. We've found...

Two Great Ways to Support the Isabella Santos Foundation This March

It was Isabella’s dream to Beat Cancer, Grow Hair, and Live Her Dreams. Although research and advanced treatments didn’t come in time for her dreams to come true, her legacy is pushing the foundation named for her to...

Dinosaurs, Lego, Yoga, Lake Cruise, Harry Potter, New Theater and More Fun to Do With Family This Week 3/2

Get bendy with kids yoga – or get your art on with a unique family portrait session. New kids theater show, fingerprint art, Lego club, Harry Potter cookie class, superheros fun, adopt...

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