parenting

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...

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...