parenting

I didn’t want him to be the ‘peanut-allergy kid’: What it’s like to have a child with severe food allergies.

Betsy and her husband, Hansen, have raised two children with severe food allergies, a condition that makes birthday parties, Halloween, going out to eat, and...

The 10 best kid-friendly restaurants in Charlotte that parents will love too

Parents, looking for kid-friendly restaurants that’ll you’ll love too? Here’s a quick look at 10 must-try spots. I’ve got a 2-year-old...

A church near Uptown will launch a daycare option for parents who need financial assistance

Charlotte families pay, on average, about $10,670 per year for childcare – roughly $1,000 more than the national average. Nannies, daycares, childhood...

I should have listened to my pediatrician and signed up for daycare early, but I didn’t

Finding an elusive daycare slot in Charlotte is hard. I always believed that nannies were for the rich who didn’t want their children to rub shoulders with...

The Ballantyne hotel now offering children’s pool parties starting at $30 per child

The Ballantyne, one of Charlotte’s favorite luxury hotels, now allows parents to book a pool party for their children. My son is turning 5 soon, and this...

How I learned to love and take care of my body postpartum

On July 26, 2013, Kate Middleton emerged with her new son, George. As I looked in awe, I also learned something I had never considered before. In the days...

What I wish I’d known about adopting

Justine and Jeremy Hundley found themselves like the one in eight couples in the United States who have trouble getting and staying pregnant. They had a son,...

Baby+Co closing all N.C. locations leaving Charlotte without a local birthing center

After having cared for over 4,000 women and families, Baby+Co will close all three birth centers in North Carolina, including their Charlotte location in...

I’m lucky Duke Energy offers 6 weeks paid paternity leave — it was incredibly rewarding

January 2019 began differently than previous Januarys in my professional career. I did not return to work. This was an unusual feeling because I’m a CPA...

This Charlotte party service sets up an Instagrammable campground in your living room for kids’ slumber parties starting at $150

Lorna Ebert launched Sensational Sleepovers in September with the idea of helping Charlotte parents throw beautiful birthday parties at home where their kids...

How my wife and I completely fumbled our baby’s gender reveal

Watching gender reveal bloopers is uncomfortably satisfying. Like watching people fall. Let our story serve as a lesson of what NOT to do. You know those...

Know a remarkable Charlotte mom or dad? Nominate them for our inaugural Parent of the Year awards

Parenting can often be a thankless job. So we at Charlotte Agenda want to recognize a remarkable mom and an exceptional dad who are setting the bar in our...