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Celebrate Easter at Home Ideas

Celebrate Easter at Home Ideas
​This is not how I normally celebrate Easter I totally get it! Most families get together for lunch or brunch on Easter Day, and enjoy being together as a family and it's all about the kids egg hunt. This year as a mom I have to think out of the box, and I want my boys to have a great Easter. I am excite...
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Fun 4 Charlotte Kids Summer Camp Guide 2020

Fun 4 Charlotte Kids Summer Camp Guide 2020
​SUMMER CAMPS! The countdown to summer break is on! When "school's out for summer" we know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of every family's to-do list. From Tech to Code, Sports to STEM, Museum to Art, Theatre to Cooking, We hope this Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in around Charlotte helps you plan for a fun a...
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Best Places for Spring Family Photos Closer to #CLT!

Best Places for Spring Family Photos Closer to #CLT!
It's springtime and everywhere you look signs of new life are beginning to pop up. The trees are blooming, grass is turning green again and flowers are beginning to show their colors. This is by far my favorite time of year for many reasons. One of those is because it makes a perfect time for family photos!! There is no shortage of options of wher...
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How to prepare to be at home with the Kids?

How to prepare to be at home with the Kids?
What is happening is crazy and  sad at the same time. As a mom I really don't have the answers to all the questions my boys are asking but one thing I know is that we have to be prepare in case we have to stay at home with them for a long time.  With all the family events canceling, sports activities putting on hold&nb...
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4 Life Lessons Kids Learn From Sports

4 Life Lessons Kids Learn From Sports
​A few years ago when I signed my son up for Flag Football at our local YMCA, I thought I was just providing him with a fun, active way to spend a few afternoons per week. He's an energetic kid, so it was good for him to play with friends and burn off some energy. It turned out that he got so much more than exercise.I didn't realize what a mea...
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FOOD, RIDES & FUN: Charlotte's Spring Fair 2020

FOOD, RIDES & FUN: Charlotte's Spring Fair 2020
Every spring, Charlotte Spring Fair comes to Charlotte you can pack up the kids and take a short drive to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, March 13th -March 19th to check out all the family-friendly fun! This annual spring fair has 11 years in Action! I am going to be honest one of my favorite things about Charlotte Spri...
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Activities for Kids During Severe Weather

Activities for Kids During Severe Weather
This list of ideas was created by a group of moms during Fun 4 Charlotte Kids' Facebook Live in September before Hurricane Florence was about to hit North and South Carolina. During severe weather you can be indoors before, during and after the storm hits. In that case you will need lots of activities and ideas even with the power on...
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My Kids Do This Every Spring to Create a Safer Summer

My Kids Do This Every Spring to Create a Safer Summer
Now that spring is here, I'm already making summer plans for my family. Between sending my kids to camp, taking a beach vacation and going on outdoor adventures around Charlotte, I noticed that all of these activities involved being in or around water.Every summer, I hear terrible news stories about kids who get injured or worse in local pools, lak...
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Birthday Party ideas in The #CLT

Birthday Party ideas in The #CLT
​Planning a birthday party for your kid can be a lot of fun, but sometimes a LOT of work. There are tons of awesome places that will take care of all the party prep and organizing for you! When you prefer to take the party out of your house and into someone else's venue (where you also don't have to worry about weather conditions), there ...
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Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?

Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?
​Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?Overnight camp is a life-changing experience where children make friends, develop healthy independence and self-expression, and learn skills during an adventurous, fun-filled week or longer. But how does a parent know the right time for their child to sign up?Choose a camp with a tradition of exce...
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FREE and Cheap Winter Break Family Fun in Charlotte with FREE Printable

FREE and Cheap Winter Break Family Fun in Charlotte with FREE Printable

​ Winter break and that means two weeks of family fun with no school, no schedules, and no scrambling to find shoes in the mornings! We've been getting private messages asking about winter break ideas, we've been tagged in moms group posts, and we've received texts and phone calls looking for ideas for family fun...that won't break the bank! We've put together a holiday schedule in calendar format to help you find family fun for your kids and for visiting family so you can explore Charlotte over the break and many ideas are free or cheap! From ice skating,  lights at at Daniel Stove Botanical Garden to heading out to the mountain to go snow tubing! Plus, below are quick links so you can find all the fun in one click. Don't forget to scroll down to download and print your calendar for reference over the break! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy your family time!


Winter Break Family Fun Quick Links!

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FIVE RARE THINGS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS CAN LEARN TO DO AT CAMP

FIVE RARE THINGS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS CAN LEARN TO DO AT CAMP
​Need help finding the perfect gift for your child? Overnight summer camp provides unique opportunities for kids that will make their summer break one to remember. We've consulted with one of our favorite camp leaders, Lindsey Buffaloe, the Associate Executive Director at Camp Harrison, to help us come up with the list of amazing activities your ch...
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15 Experience Gifts Ideas That Keep On Giving

15 Experience Gifts Ideas That Keep On Giving
​My boys' holiday list is full of toys ideas!  I know yours is not any difference than mine. For me is hard to buy the brand new trending toys or tell my closes family members when they asked me for my ideas on what to get the boys. I am not saying they will not get toys but a balance between toys and experie...
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A Unique Holiday Tradition: Clara’s Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story

A Unique Holiday Tradition: Clara’s Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story
For the past few years, at least as long as I have known it was out there, my girls and I have attended the performance of Clara's Trip, a production put on by Caroline Calouche & Co. We so enjoy their unique interpretation and quirky, entertaining style of the classic Nutcracker story. The show includes circus skills such as: aerial silks, aer...
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Charlotte's Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Events for Families!

Charlotte's Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Events for Families!
We're excited that the holidays are here! From watching holiday movies with the 25 days of Christmas, making sweet goodies with our children, gathering for family fun and football on Thanksgiving, an annual caroling event we always try to attend, and even making new traditions or daring a trip with two kids to find snow, we cherish this time with o...
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3 Reasons Fall is the Perfect Time for Swim Lessons

3 Reasons Fall is the Perfect Time for Swim Lessons
When you think about fall activities for your kids, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and spooky stories might make the list, but have you thought about swim lessons?Parents all across the Charlotte area have discovered a new trend: cold-weather-months are actually the perfect time to sign their kids up for indoor swim lessons at their local YMCA....
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Fun 4 Charlotte Kids’ FALL Bucket List

Fun 4 Charlotte Kids’ FALL Bucket List
​Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! It's a great time to go outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather and colors with your kids. Fun 4 Charlotte Kids has created a CHARLOTTE FALL BUCKET LIST for you to use to plan fun fall things to do with your family around Charlotte and surrounding areas this season. No need to search online for ...
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Trying to Keep Your Child Healthy and Active Out of School? The Y Has You Covered!

Trying to Keep Your Child Healthy and Active Out of School? The Y Has You Covered!
​In the United States, approximately one in five children, under the age of 19, are obese according to research from the CDC. The time that your child spends after school, during weekends and in the summer has an enormous impact on their health.September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is committ...
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Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Charlotte: A Family Guide

Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Charlotte: A Family Guide
It's time for back to school and that means pumpkin spice lattes, fall festivals, corn mazes, and Halloween fun are right around the corner! Oh, and we love the cooler weather, too! Halloween is our FAVORITE time of year and we've got all the scoop on fall family fun in the Queen City! Scroll down for all the events around town and check ...
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Complete Your Back to School To-Do List at the Y

Complete Your Back to School To-Do List at the Y
Fall is fast approaching, and the kiddos are ready to head back to class. From making sure they have the right school supplies to finding enriching ways for your child to spend their time after the bell rings, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has you covered. Sign Up for AfterschoolEducation and growth don't end when school does! Under the guidance of...
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