parenting

Samantha Busch’s new book gives an unfiltered look at infertility

Follow Samantha Busch on Instagram, and you’ll see cheery photos of her, her NASCAR driver husband Kyle, and their son Brexton. But the Busches endured years...

Charlotte mom of two earns $52,000 as a surrogate

After two easy, back-to-back pregnancies, 34-year-old Bri Buck felt compelled to help others who didn’t experience the same luck expanding their families...

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...

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...

I decided to stop ‘sharenting’

I started the Agenda when my son was six months old. He’s now five. My daughter is two. The Agenda turns five this spring. The experience of becoming a...

I go hiking with my 15-month-old son — here’s what I’ve learned

The smell hit me as we drove into Morrow Mountain State Park. My 15-month-old son, Jacob, was in the back seat, where he’d been fussing off and on for the...

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...