Mary Gross
My name is Mary Gross and I am a copywriter, a craps player and an excellent napper.

14 top doggy daycares in Charlotte

There comes a time in every dog mom’s life when she needs to put her pup in doggy daycare. Esther is spoiled and comes to the office with me most days,...

6 tips for delivering a baby in the middle of a pandemic

Not trying to brag but I’ve recently become a part of an exclusive club. It’s women-only, membership is free, and we have members dating all the way back...

We asked Charlotte kids how they feel about the pandemic. Here’s what they said

There’s a lot of ongoing discussions about kids’ schooling, safety, and mental health right now. But has anyone asked kids how they feel about all...

We asked for your dating app horror stories. Here are your 18 best (worst?) stories

When I first moved to Charlotte in 2013, I relied on dating apps to meet guys. I signed up for Match and went on a few dates. The most noteworthy evening was...

8 things no one tells you about pregnancy

Hey guys, I’m pregnant. This is my first pregnancy and I have to say, I feel very unprepared. I heard about the fatigue, the increased appetite, and the big...

Where’s all the plus-size clothing in Charlotte?

A few weeks ago, Lizzo posted a video (NSFW) promoting some items that Beyoncé sent over from her new Ivy Park collection. The problem? Lizzo wasn’t wearing...

Meet the 8-year-old who has sold almost 4,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies

A few days ago I met the best saleswoman in Charlotte. Her name is Olive, and she’s 8 years old. With several weeks left in cookie season, Olive has...

Confessions of a Charlotte pet sitter

Note: Love confessions? Here’s the entire confessions series collection. If you’d like to participate, please email hi@charlotteagenda.com. We promise to...

I got a new hip and lost myself in the process

I’ve always been the athletic big girl. The big girl who could run half marathons and do crow pose and keep up with some of the “sports bras are a...

14 questions we need to stop asking Charlotte women

When I first developed the Charlotte Agenda Confessions series, I had so much fun asking strangers probing questions that I started to do it all the time. I...

The 8 best hot chocolates in Charlotte

We all have fun facts about ourselves. Mine is that I’ve never had a cup of coffee. So while everyone’s warming up over a hot cup of joe this winter, I...

The 11 best places in Charlotte to cry in public

When’s the last time you had a good cry? Mine was in the parking lot of urgent care when I got yelled at by a parking attendant for using the wrong lot. It...