parenting

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...

10 stages of emotional decline without my family in town for 7 nights

I have a 1-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son. I’m busy, constantly. So when my wife told me she was going to stay at the beach with our children for...

Start thinking about daycare before your child is born to get in line on year-long wait lists in Charlotte

Talk to local moms and dads in the early years of raising kids here in Charlotte and they’ll be quick to tell you — childcare is hard to find. Both...

Updated: All 2018 kids eat free deals at 48 popular Charlotte restaurants. View complete list, sorted by day

Do you like feeding your children, but not paying money for their food? Me too. Here’s a simple list of all Kids Eat Free restaurant deals in Charlotte,...

10 favorite “kids eat free” deals at restaurants that parents will love too

Love “kids eat free” deals, but also want a restaurant that parents will love too? Good news: I have two toddlers and eat out way too much — so...