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ROOM WE LOVE: A Durable Dining Nook

Photo by Amanda Anderson Brooke Adler had a very specific timeline when she redesigned the breakfast nook in her client’s Myers Park home. The homeowner was expecting her third baby so she needed furniture that was in stock or had a reasonable backorder date, and everything had to withstand the daily wear-and-tear of three small children. “What’s cool is that…

ADVICE: Why Does My Kid Seem Uncoordinated?

Body awareness is an important part of the developmental process, but it’s not a milestone we pay much attention to. For many of us, body awareness is not something we have to think about as we go about our day.   Body awareness is having a sense of where our body’s parts are in space and how those parts move….

How to Be an Ally Parent

June is LGBTQ Awareness Month, and across the country, picnics, parades, and workshops celebrate gay pride. They also provide an opportunity to support members of the LGBTQ community and educate your children on different family structures and backgrounds. If you or your child want to be an ally but aren’t sure how, here are some tips from experts:    Embrace…

ADVICE: Why Does My Kid Struggle with Noise?

A few hours at a local pizza restaurant with singing animals on stage, screaming kids, and the incessant pings of arcade games is enough to put me over the edge. I can usually hold it together, but as soon as my kids start screaming or fighting in the car, I lose it. The reason for this, like some of our…

ROOM WE LOVE: Above and Beyond

John Soprano, owner of Sopranos Building and Restoration, has done custom carpentry in and around the Fort Mill area for more than 20 years. From master closets to staircases to pool house gazebos, there’s almost nothing he can’t do. When his wife Tammy, a realtor, sold the oldest of the couple’s three grown daughters a home in Waxhaw, Tammy suggested…

When Mother’s Day is a Hard Day

We can all agree that motherhood is hard work and moms are more than deserving of a day that celebrates them and all they do. But for some people, Mother’s Day can be difficult. “There is an assumption that it’s a happy day for everyone, but motherhood is an inherently complex,” says Dr. Alexis Conason, a psychologist in New York…

MOM WE LOVE: Shannon Spake

Shannon Spake with her two boys, Brady and Liam.Between hosting NASCAR race coverage for Fox Sports, anchoring the daily NASCAR show RACE HUB for FSI, and interviewing NFL players for FOX on Sunday afternoons, Shannon Spake knows how to juggle. She and her husband Jerry McSorley are parents of 11-year-old twin boys, Liam and Brady, and oh yeah, she’s also…

5 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day This Year

In Partnership with Wake County Government Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, 2021, and the spring holiday feels different this year... again. Environmental educators across the Triangle say they miss the chance to apply temporary tattoos to tiny arms and…

Backyard Flex Spaces to the Rescue

  So many of us are working and doing schoolwork from home because of COVID-19. And now a year later, it’s getting harder and harder to do all of these things in the same space. All of us can probably…

COVID-19 Vaccine Special Alert

People with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are now explicitly included in prioritized populations for the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina, according to an announcement this week by Governor Roy Cooper. Any individuals with I/DD receiving 30 days or…

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