Homeschooling Pros and Cons (Part 2)

In last week’s column, I discussed the growing popularity of homeschooling, as well as some benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling from my perspective as...

Homeschooling pros and cons

Mecklenburg County’s homeschool population has more than doubled in the last decade. According to statistics reported by the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education, the...

Becoming a fit family

In our world of video games, tablets, and smart phones, it seems that children and adults are spending less and less time being active...

Red, White and Blue Treats for the Fourth

It’s Independence Day! My family loves celebrating the Fourth of July. We love attending a parade and community celebration, cooking out with family, and...

20 summer boredom busters for kids

Summertime is lots of fun…until the kids get bored. Bored kids whine and fight and drive their parents crazy. At least that’s what my...

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School is out and summer is here! Summertime means pool time for my kids and me. When it’s too hot to do anything else,...

Old School Car Games for Kids

Summer is almost here and my family is looking forward to heading to the beach. Although I love beach vacations, I always dread the...

Spring break educational outings – Part 2

In my last column, I offered a few suggestions for educational (and fun!) day trips that would be great for spring break or summertime...

Spring break educational outings

Spring break is just around the corner! While I’m looking forward to the break from school, I’m also dreading the inevitable boredom blues. I’ve...

Benefits of board games

My family loves to play games.  Most nights before the kids go to bed, we pull out a card game or board game and...

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2019-2020 High School Girls’ Basketball Preview – Independence Patriots

Head Coach - Lauren Lewis 1. How does the team look for the upcoming 2019-2020 season? So far, so good. We have a good core of...

2019-2020 High School Men’s Basketball Preview – Independence Patriots

Head Coach: Preston Davis (2017-2018 4A State Championship Season)  Returning Players:  5'8 PG Tachai Miller - 1.3ppg, 1rpg, 1apg, 1spg 6'2 G Camren Little - 1ppg, 1rpg 6'7 F...

2019-2020 High School Men’s Basketball Preview – Queen’s Grant Stallions

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