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Two destinations for an end of summer camping trip in the NC mountains

My children love to camp! A long-weekend camping trip in the NC mountains is one of the things on our summer bucket list that...

8 water games kids will love

It’s hot outside! To beat the heat, my kids and I often resort to water play for fun. There’s nothing like a sprinkler, water...

5 ways to get your kids to do chores

When it comes time to do chores, my kids often scatter and are too busy to help. Or, they whine and complain about the...

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...

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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department transfers EMS services to Mecklenburg EMS Agency

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is transferring emergency ambulance transport service to Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) in the near future. While final details...

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Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department transfers EMS services to Mecklenburg EMS Agency

The Mint Hill Volunteer Fire Department is transferring emergency ambulance transport service to Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) in the near future. While final details...

Does size matter?

Size does matter when we're talking about image sizes for social media. A picture that works well on Instagram might get cut off on Twitter. Typically...

Korean War Veterans at Memorial Park in Mint Hill

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Kiwanis Club ready for 8th Annual Golf Fundraiser in August

The Mint Hill Kiwanis Club is getting ready to raise funds once again for children in our local surrounding Charlotte area. This year's event...

Mint Hill rolls past Pineville 9-3 in late innings

The Mint Hill American Legion baseball club has now won nine straight games in a streak that has improved their overall record to 12-3...