parenting

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...

9 turnkey birthday parties to take the stress out of celebrating your toddler

These nine toddler-friendly birthday locations will take care of all the details and execution, while you sit back and relax and (in most cases) just show up...

These two running clubs for kids have gotten so popular you have to win the lottery to get in

Two running groups for children have become the most popular after-school clubs in the city. The two groups — Girls on the Run and its counterpart for boys,...

Why my kid rides the bus

This article was originally published on January 20, 2016. “Mom, dad. What is sex?” Kid #1 is only seven so I didn’t think we’d have to deal with this...

Where to freeze your eggs in Charlotte – and why one woman is documenting her experience on social media

If you’re on Instagram, you likely know Sydney Duarte. She’s the Charlotte-based yogi, travel enthusiast and wellness retreat organizer behind...

Hour-by-hour look into the average lake weekend for a family of 4 in Cornelius

A late summer weekend in Charlotte’s northern neighbor is pretty much like any other weekend around suburban Charlotte. There’s at least one cookout,...

Pregnancy fitness tips from Charlotte instructors who have been there

The next time you hit up a spin class, yoga session or boot camp, don’t be surprised if a pregnant woman is bumping along right beside you — or leading...

Charlotte parents, your kids aren’t a burden to me

As it becomes more common for people to put off or entirely avoid having children, I’ve noticed a growing one-sided animosity directed at those who do. On...