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Guide to November Family Events: Shopping Spree, Lantern Festival, Tree Lightings, Santa Visits and more!

Guide to November Family Events: Shopping Spree, Lantern Festival, Tree Lightings, Santa Visits and more!

November is bringing lots of Fall and Holiday family fun to Raleigh-area families. Here are a few of our favorite outings we’ve found that we hope you’ll enjoy. Scroll to the bottom to get a jump on planning your Santa Visits and Christmas Tree Lightings! *Due to weather or scheduling please make sure to check […]

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18 Spooky & Not-So-Spooky Weekend Family Events: October 25th – 27th

  Start a celebrating the Halloween season with these family-friendly events happening throughout the Raleigh area. Don’t forget this is the last weekend to visit the annual N.C. State Fair. Check out our article on the “Top 5 Reasons to Visit the N.C. State Fair” – from the largest Ferris Wheel to live entertainment to […]

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Nothing Could Be Finer than the N.C. State Fair! : Top 5 Reasons to Get to the Fair

Nothing could be finer than the North Carolina State Fair! Mouth-watering sweet and savory fair foods, live entertainment, carnival rides, vendors, exhibitors, and all the things celebrating the best of North Carolina have been specially curated for families. Get ready to start making fall memories because it’s State Fair season beginning October 17th – 27th, […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Tour the Triangle Parade of Homes: October 11th – 13th

It’s time to celebrate all things HOME this month at the Triangle Parade of Homes event. The largest Open House showcase in North Carolina featuring over 250 luxurious new homes in the Triangle has been rolling out their welcome mats to families this October. There are three days left, October 11th – 13th, so start […]

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Hiking with Kids: So much more than a walk in the woods

Hiking with kids might invoke thoughts of peacefulness, simplicity, family time, and oneness with nature. Or, for veteran hiking parents, it might prompt thoughts of bickering between children over who leads the way, complaining of tiredness, and endless questions of “how much longer do we have to go?” For my husband and me, most days […]

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Labor Day Weekend Family Fun: August 30th - September 2nd

Labor Day Weekend Family Fun: August 30th – September 2nd

Staying around town this Labor Day Weekend? Grab the kiddos and enjoy a long fun family weekend with a cultural festival, movie events, food trucks, a baseball game, beach-themed games and much more. Check out a few of our favorite events below. ** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event […]

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Weekend Fun in and around Raleigh: August 23rd-25th

Weekend Fun in and Around Raleigh: August 23rd-25th

If you’re finishing up your Back-to-School shopping this weekend or just in need of some family fun check out a few of our favorite activities happening in and around Raleigh. ** Events are subject to change. Be sure to click on the event link to verify date and time ** Play Late for Less at […]

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Outdoor Summer Bucket List with 20+ Activities for Raleigh-Area Families

Outdoor Summer Bucket List with 20+ Activities for Raleigh-Area Families

Summer break is upon us and it is officially time to spend your days enjoying the beautiful outdoors here in the Triangle area.  Living in North Carolina provides us with so much opportunity for variety when it comes to outdoor activities. I love making bucket lists for my son and me, filled with activities for […]

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Preserving the Past for the Future–National Historic Preservation Month

Earlier this month, Raleigh’s Mayor declared May to be National Historic Preservation Month. In her proclamation, Mayor McFarlane stated, …it is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped us as a people […]

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California to North Carolina: Why We Moved to Raleigh

We moved from Boone, North Carolina to Northern California in search of a fast-paced lifestyle, endless opportunities to immerse ourselves in culture, and the ease of accessibility to the mountains and ocean. We thought the premium cost of living would be worth the amenities and that sacrificing for a few years would ultimately pay off. […]

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National Foster Care Month – Local Programs Serving Children & Families

The month of May is way more than just the final stretch of traditional schools, the beginning of summer, and amazing weather! Why? May is a month dedicated to raising awareness to a larger and increasingly more prevalent topic: foster care. Yes, that’s right, May is National Foster Care Month!  Before we dive into the […]

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