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Seashell crafts for kids

One of my kids’ favorite parts of going to the beach is collecting seashells. They love to walk along the water filling their buckets...

Spending one-on-one time with your kids

My husband and I have four children and life is busy. Just feeding and cleaning up after our brood feels like a full time...

Sun safety

School is out and summer is here! Summer for my family means visits to the park and the pool, beach vacations and lots of...

Growing a themed garden for kids

One of my favorite things about this time of year is planting my garden. I love to plant tiny seedlings and watch them bloom...

Reasons why I love you gift ideas for mom

I have a picture on my refrigerator that my oldest son gave to me for Mother’s Day a few years ago. In the picture,...

The Benefits of Pets for Kids

My oldest son went through a phase a few months ago where he wanted a dog. We already have a senior Miniature Schnauzer, but...

Teaching kids to be honest

Although my husband and I value honesty and have taught our children the importance of being truth tellers, we have struggled lately with two...

10 ideas for spring break fun

Spring break is almost here! My kids are counting the days and looking forward to a whole week of freedom from school. I’m looking...

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

The Cat and the Hat. Green Eggs and Ham. I Can Read with my Eyes Shut. There’s a Wocket in my Pocket! How the Grinch Stole Christmas. My children...

12 little ways to show love to your children

Happy Valentine’s Day! Everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day differently. Some couples go over the top with gifts and fancy dinners out. Others ignore the day entirely....

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Rocky River Football Players visit Clear Creek Nursing and Rehab Center

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Cancer survivor helps others

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Mint Hill celebrates 4th of July with the Queen City Brass Band

On Tuesday, July 3, Mint Hill celebrated Independence Day with its annual Patriotic Concert. The evening was the second in a series of “Family Fun...

Cancer survivor helps others

David Wallace’s experience after being diagnosed with a type of blood cancer led him to want to raise awareness and help others. He created PV...

Pets and pet people come together at Fullwood

Pets and pet people big and small can be found enjoying their time at Fullwood Animal Hospital. The hospital, which has been around for many...

Chamber of Commerce Recognizes hometown heroes

Before Tuesday’s Patriotic Concert, Mint Hill’s Chamber of Commerce took a few moments to honor Mint Hill’s hometown heroes, those individuals who often work...

Support local kid-run business: Shop Slime Planet, NC

If you’re looking for quality slime at a reasonable price, look no further than “kidtrepreneurs” Novi and Myli Lopez. Novi, age 12, and Myli, age...