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College Bound: College for Generation Z

College Bound: College for Generation Z

By Wendy Briley, Briley College Consulting Editor‘s note: Wendy Briley, an independent educational consultant and owner of , shares why it‘s critical for teens to find their purpose. You‘ve heard the terms Generation X and Millennials. Now we have Generation Z. What do we as parents, educators and counselors need to know about this group of students to help them […]

Sassafras All Children‘s Playground to close for work

Sassafras All Children‘s Playground to close for work

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Sassafras All Children‘s Playground in north Raleigh will be closed from May 29 to June 8 for “surface repair,” according to the city of Raleigh. The playground opened in November 2016 and – from wide decking for kids with mobility issues or wheelchairs to move through to wheelchair accessible picnic tables to […]

Ask Laura: How do kids hide online?

Ask Laura: How do kids hide online?

By Laura Tierney. The Social Institute Editor‘s note: In this monthly series, social media expert and Durham mom Laura Tierney, founder of , answers your questions about social media and kids. If you have a question for Laura, email her at . Question I’ve heard that kids hide from their parents online, but I don’t really understand how they do […]

Cat Tales summer reading program to cats – and dogs and bunnies! – returns to Wake SPCA

Cat Tales summer reading program to cats – and dogs and bunnies! – returns to Wake SPCA

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Cat Tales, the popular summer reading program at the SPCA of Wake County, will return for summer 2018, providing a really fun hour of reading to cats and, new this year, dogs and rabbits. The program is designed for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Kids and their adults can sign up […]

Summer Swimming: Get the details on public pools, spraygrounds across Raleigh, Triangle

Summer Swimming: Get the details on public pools, spraygrounds across Raleigh, Triangle

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Memorial Day is nearly here, which means it‘s nearly pool season. And we‘ve updated our annual seasonal pool database with details for the 2018 swimming season! Our summer swim database features dozens of indoor and outdoor public pools and spraygrounds across Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville and beyond. Some things to note: […]

Ready for a family vacation? NC mountains town lines up June deals, activities for families

Ready for a family vacation? NC mountains town lines up June deals, activities for families

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Beech Mountain, about four hours from Raleigh in the North Carolina mountains, has lined up special deals and activities for families in June. Family Fun Month includes a 30-day lineup of outdoor adventures, concerts, picnics, movies under the stars and a fireworks finale. And if you‘re hoping to escape the summer heat […]

Inconceivable: Inspiration from a stranger

Inconceivable: Inspiration from a stranger

By Kathy Hanrahan, WRAL Out & About editor I recently read a beautiful and heartbreaking story that I could relate to so much. A friend actually sent me England has written a few songs about her own struggles with conceiving a second child. England suffered through five miscarriages and three rounds of IVF before giving birth to her son. There is […]