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Providence Day School’s Extended Day Program is more than just child watch.

With private school admission deadlines fast-approaching, there's lots to think about when deciding which school will be the best fit for your family. For working parents and parents with several children, after-school care is an important but possibly overlooked consideration. The school day ends at 3 p.m. but...

Our Favorite Holiday Breakfast Ideas

Weekend breakfasts were always a pretty big deal in my family growing up, and breakfast on Christmas morning?  Well, that was on a whole other level. My parents would refill their coffee mugs for the third or fourth times.  My sister and I would sip...

Laser Tag is here at Sky High Sports

Looking for something to keep the kids busy over holiday break? Or trying to plan an upcoming birthday party? Fort 485 Next Generation Laser Tag is now open for birthday parties and groups at Sky High Sports. This indoor tactical laser tag brings video games to...

22 Holiday Treats to Make with Your Kids

One of my favorite ways to temporarily escape my grown-up responsibilities around the holidays (such as wrapping a million presents and hosting my husband's holiday office party) is to make festive desserts and other treats in the kitchen with my children. It is such a fun...

Best Holiday Lights and Must See Displays in Charlotte

In the rush and stress of the holiday season, sometimes it's difficult to dig deep and find that so-called holiday spirit. Which is why one of my favorite things to do is pile the family in the car and drive around to see local light...

Fun Family Specials at Sky High Sports

In addition to the onslaught of sweets and treats, the holiday season also brings with it a house full of family members. All of those people in one house can get a little maddening when you're trying to cook, shop, wrap gifts and entertain a...

Ghost Tours & Other Spooky Halloween Things in Charlotte

  Get your ghosts and goblins fix in and around Charlotte with these frightening and fun-filled Halloween tours, trails and events: Charlotte Ghost Tours {photo credit: Tour Carolina} You know those Ghost Tours often found in historic cities like Savannah and Charleston? Well as it turns out, the Queen...

Where to pick your own pumpkins near Charlotte

Fall is here, and, in case you haven't heard it already 1,000,000 times, that means it's time for all things pumpkin. Before you go running for the "psl", let us tell you about some places nearby where you can pick a great big pumpkin...

Corny and Amazing. It’s almost time for these Corn Mazes near Charlotte.

Looking for a new way to celebrate fall?  Get lost in a local corn maze.  These aren’t just for the kids, corn mazes are fun for all.  We’ve done the work for you and found several area mazes open throughout the season.  Browse our picks...

Where to go apple picking near Charlotte (and what to do once you get there)

Does the change of seasons have you itching to get out there and enjoy some crisp fall air? Plan a day trip with the kids or a fun date to these nearby orchards. But don't stop there! Put our tips to good use and discover...

Our Humor Columnist explores the best part about a beach vacation.

Tracy Curtis is a humorist, writer and speaker. Her weekly family humor column appears every Sunday in the Charlotte Observer, and she is now contributing a monthly perspective on parenting to scoop. Enjoy! Ah, the beach. You know what I love about the beach? It’s...

What To Do Around LKN : A Guide for Friends & Family in Town or Recent Relocaters

We put together this list of things to do for our sister site scoopCharlotte. I know all of you LKN Alums already know all of this info, however it is a great reference for family & friends in town visiting this summer, or anyone new...

Tis the Season. 5 unusual pumpkin recipes to trick & treat family & friends.

At this time of year you can't escape pumpkin pie, lattes, bread and muffins. While those traditional fall foods are certainly delicious, there's a whole other world of unique and healthy pumpkin flavored foods out there.  For example, how does pumpkin oatmeal sound? Not only does...

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