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Ruffles, Cutoffs, Fashion Belts Make a Nostalgic Return

Ruffles, cutoffs, fashion belts and more — these trends from your childhood are all grown up and ready to wear.
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Consignment Sales and Stores in the Triangle

To help parents save some money on children's clothes and accessories, we have compiled a list of consignment sales and shops in the Triangle area. Find a sale or store in your county and get shopping!

Ruffles, Cutoffs, Fashion Belts Make a Nostalgic Return

Ruffles, cutoffs, fashion belts and more — these trends from your childhood are all grown up and ready to wear.

When Children Hear Horror Stories on the News

How do you nurture a children's confidence in a safe world even when they are exposed to disturbing news.

Pregnant This Summer? Slip Into Style With Comfort

Dress your baby bump with pregnancy-friendly details like organic cotton, slip-on kicks and nontoxic nail polish.

Maillots, Bare Shoulders Return for Summer

No longer dubbed a “Mom suit,” one-piece maillots (and bare shoulders) are having a major moment.

Find a Farmers Market Close to Home

The Triangle offers a large selection of locally grown fresh foods in its farmers markets. Find the closest one to your home.

Free or Inexpensive Ways to Exercise

You can get more physically active for free. See these age-appropriate resources to get moving without breaking your budget.

MomsRising Looks to Future of Moms in US, NC

As national advocacy group MomRising celebrates its 10th anniversary, its leaders discuss goals for improving the lives of mothers and children.

Where to Pick Strawberries in the Triangle

Find a farm close to home where you can pick your own strawberries.

May Styles Go Timeless, Classic

Put some prep in your step with these timeless pieces in a classic color combo.

Helping Kids Dress Well and Feel Great

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Work Out in Style this Spring

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TEDxRaleigh Points Way to Keep Wonder Alive at Every Age

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Step Into Spring With Pantone’s Colors of the Year

Chill out with these casual styles inspired by the soothing shades of Pantone’s colors of the year — rose quartz and serenity.

The Eggshausting Hunt

Easter egg hunts grow more exhausting for this dad as his daughter grows more creative.

Embrace Festive, Chic Valentine’s Day Finds

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The Two Faces of Snow Days

Snow days bring fun but sometimes difficult entertaining.

How to Keep Valentine's Day Simple but Fabulous!

Try these easy DIY ideas to create Valentines for the kids at school and sweet treats for your Valentine's Day dinner at home.

I Resolve to Choose Balance

This mom ditches resolutions in favor of a word. One word each year puts her on the right track.

New Year's Traditions Around the World

Here's a sampling of how people in different countries say goodbye to old Father Time and celebrate Baby New Year.

Winter Style and Beauty Treats Make January Joyful

Survive the winter slump with these cold-weather beauty and style treats.

A Dad Gets Realistic With New Year's Resolutions

A dad gives thanks and makes promises to himself for the coming year.

Health Coaches Help Families Meet Fitness Goals

Need more sleep, exercise or better eating habits? Health coaches offer a step-by-step, supportive process that they say can lead to permanent lifestyle changes.

11 Apps to Help You Feel Better and Relieve Stress

Check out these apps to help parents and kids feel better and release from the pressures of life.

Down for the Count: 5 Ways For Mom To Survive Being Sick

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Pet Project: Choosing the Right Pet for Your Family

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Gifts to Spread Holiday Joy

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Candle Safety During the Holidays

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The Quiet Thanksgiving

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Pros and Cons of Posting about Children on Social Media

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August 2016

The Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary by expanding the one-day festival to two days. Enjoy arts and crafts from vendors from across the Southeast, festival foods,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town of Cary Town Hall Campus
316 N. Academy St.
Cary, NC  27513
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Kids ages 5-11 and their adult companions enjoy a 30-minute tour. Meet at the West Building Information Desk.

Cost: Free

Where:
N.C. Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27607
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Telephone: 919-839-6262
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Families enjoy a free craft, workshop, giveaway, photo download and activities.

Cost: Free

Where:
Bass Pro Shop
801 Bass Pro Lane
Cary, NC  27513
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Participants develop their naturalist skills and understanding of local nature. Ages 5-8 with parent. Registration required.

Cost: $8/resident, $10/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Take a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales by peering through different lenses to explore the beauty, monstrousness and magic of these creatures as Paperhand...

Cost: Suggested donations are $8 for kids, $15 for adults

Where:
Forest Theatre
123 S. Boundary St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Telephone: 919-962-0522
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Take a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales by peering through different lenses to explore the beauty, monstrousness and magic of these creatures as Paperhand...

Cost: Suggested donations are $8 for kids, $15 for adults

Where:
Forest Theatre
123 S. Boundary St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Telephone: 919-962-0522
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In addition to becoming more physically fit and coordinated, children are introduced to concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform music and movement choreography. This...

Cost: Free

Where:
reCharge Pilates and Barre
3515 Witherspoon Blvd.
Durham, NC  27707
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Take time out to spend with your little one as you crawl, explore and bounce in a safe environment exclusively for children ages 12 mos-3 yrs. Parents play free; admission is $5 per child....

Cost: $5/child

Where:
BounceU of Apex
3419 Apex Peakway
Apex, NC  27502
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Kids hike, make projects and engage in nature activities. Ages 5-8. Registration required.

Cost: $12/resident, $16/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Tinkergarten is an early childhood education experience in the best classroom you could ask for: Nature! Tinkergarten offers play-based learning for children ages 18 mos-5 yrs, and is all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Apex Community Park
2200 Laura Duncan Road
Apex, NC  27523
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Sponsor: Tinkergarten
Contact Name: Kelci Mukherjee
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Join other participants on an easy-paced hike around the park. Register online. Choose course #194768.

Cost: Free

Where:
Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Telephone: 919-870-2871
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Johanna leads preschoolers on a storytime adventure.

Cost: Free

Where:
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Sponsor: Flyleaf Books
Telephone: 919-942-7373
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Enjoy an energetic, musical storytime with Amy Godfrey, who was a Durham County librarian for six years. Babka and challah will be served as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Levin JCC
1937 West Cornwallis Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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Enjoy a kid-paced hour featuring music, play and dancing with toddler stars singing on the mic at Cotton's gently amplified and participatory music show. Children delight in active,...

Cost: Free with admission

Where:
"Pump it Up" Briercreek
10700 World Trade Blvd, #112
Raleigh, NC  27617
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Sponsor: Pump it Up
Telephone: 919-828-3344
Contact Name: Owner/manager Kellie Paterson McHugh
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Oak View, a “Charmander”ing park, hosts a special night dedicated to ‪#‎Pokemon‬ Go friends. Enjoy a special capture after dark. Staff will be placing lures through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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Take a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales by peering through different lenses to explore the beauty, monstrousness and magic of these creatures as Paperhand...

Cost: Suggested donations are $8 for kids, $15 for adults

Where:
Forest Theatre
123 S. Boundary St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
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Telephone: 919-962-0522
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Learn about raccoons and opossums through games and crafts. Play a trivia game and test your sense of touch with a mystery box. All ages; adult accompaniment required for children. Registration...

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Crowder District Park
4709 Ten-Ten Rd.
Apex, NC
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Telephone: 919-662-2850
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Experience the magical world of Cirque Italia, a traveling water circus. Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid that lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing...

Cost: $20 and free

Where:
Villa Latina Plaza
3424 Olympia Drive
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Families take part in an unconventional family adventure race on a muddy obstacle course. Registration required bu Sept. 1. Spectators may watch families compete. Parking is $5/car.

Cost: $30-$40/person for race

Where:
Hill Ridge Farms
703 Tarboro Rd.
Youngsville, NC  27596
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Join bird enthusiast Vernon for an easy walk while looking and listening for feathered friends. Discover different types of birds and their habitats.​ Meet at the Waterwise Garden.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Parkway
Morrisville, NC  27560
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Sponsor: Lake Crabtree County Park
Telephone: 919-460-3355
Contact Name: Carol Cunningham
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Take a hike to the Beaver Creek Bridge to observe the natural world. Take binoculars and a water bottle. All ages. Meet at the New Hill Parking Area. Registration required.

Cost: $1/person

Where:
American Tobacco Trail
1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Telephone: 919-387-4342
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Track your way through the woods with the help of the sun's light and the earth's magnetic field. Use a compass to navigate your way through an obstacle course and to find hidden treasure....

Cost: $6/person

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Carolina Kinder hosts a monthly storytime in the German for ages 4-7.  The German language and culture come alive with stories, songs, games and crafts.  

Cost: Free of charge

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4381-105 Lassiter at North Hills Ave
Raleigh, NC  27609
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Sponsor: CarolinaKinder
Contact Name: Stephanie Vogel
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Learn about all things baby wearing. Whether you just need some advice to get the ideal fit for your carrier, to learn a new wrap knot, or to learn more about what type of carrier would work best...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grow, The Family Boutique
2885 Jones Franklin Rd
Raleigh, NC  27606
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Put on a straw hat or sun bonnet and head to the park to try out the types of farm chores the Ingalls family had to tackle and what they did to get ready for winter. Explore how the family tended...

Cost: $6/person

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Experience the magical world of Cirque Italia, a traveling water circus. Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid that lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing...

Cost: $20 and free

Where:
Villa Latina Plaza
3424 Olympia Drive
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 941-704-8572
Website »

More information

Experience the magical world of Cirque Italia, a traveling water circus. Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid that lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing...

Cost: $20 and free

Where:
Villa Latina Plaza
3424 Olympia Drive
Raleigh, NC  27603
View map »


Telephone: 941-704-8572
Website »

More information

Take a look at the monsters and beasts that inhabit our dreams and folktales by peering through different lenses to explore the beauty, monstrousness and magic of these creatures as Paperhand...

Cost: Suggested donations are $8 for kids, $15 for adults

Where:
Forest Theatre
123 S. Boundary St.
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
View map »


Telephone: 919-962-0522
Website »

More information

Experience the magical world of Cirque Italia, a traveling water circus. Our extraordinary stage holds 35,000 gallons of water and features a dynamic lid that lifts 35 feet into the air, allowing...

Cost: $20 and free

Where:
Villa Latina Plaza
3424 Olympia Drive
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Telephone: 941-704-8572
Website »

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Celebrate African-American culture and history with an art gallery walk, vendors, kids' activities, food and more. See website for hours.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Fayetteville St., Downtown Raleigh
, NC  27601


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