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Fall is one of the best times of year in Charlotte! The leaves are turning colors, the air is a little crisper, and there is so much fun to be had. From pumpkin patches to corn mazes to apple picking and nights of fright......our list of fall festivals has a little something for everyone. All treats, no tricks!

Now that school's back and things are settling in, it just might be time to cuddle up with a good book and read. No worries if you have no time for a book club - that's where comes in. The online book club, started by a Charlotte mom, has title selections, lively discussion, author commentary & more. Check out the books they've picked out for the season.

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game, right? That's what local mom and writer Bess Kercher keeps telling herself as she navigates the world of team sports with her two sons leading the charge. Find out how a non-athletic mom fares in a world dominated by competition and sports.

Balancing family and career can be particularly tough for those in the medical field, like Statesville dentist Amanda Kotis. Faced with the need to decide between her new dental practice and her desire to have a second child, Kotis made a bold decision that helped her do both.

If you or your children are intrigued with the story of the Titanic, then don’t miss the Titanic Museum in Tennessee. The museum tells the entire story of the Titanic from the days of construction in Belfast, Ireland to the tragic voyage, to its discovery on the ocean floor to recovery efforts that are still underway. is excited to share our newest creation - KidsEatFreeCLT! This easy-to use app puts free and cheap meals for kids in the palm of your hands. Just add it to your smartphone and you'll instantly know which local restaurants offer "Kids Eat Free" deals each night of the week!

In the aftermath of her 2-year old son's illness and death, blogger Meg McElwain discusses the grieving process her family is experiencing as they continue their lives without Mitchell. Meg shares his story and continues the fight against childhood cancer in his memory.

Separation anxiety is a common issue with babies, and there are many approaches to this tricky parenting situation. Attachment Parenting International encourages moms to consistently respond to children's needs, and offers strategies and encouragement for parents who have their doubts.

Looking for an action-packed weekend getaway? Blogger Sara Kendall headed to the Great Smoky Mountains to find a spot that includes the beauty of the natural mountain setting with the excitement of attractions and shows. Pigeon Forge is a short 3 1/2 hour drive from Charlotte, and is the perfect fall destination.

Last month Coach Mike Duralia shared thoughts a strategies on how to create a sense of balance by 'juggling' things in our lives. Now, he's back with pointers on how to balance life in a frenzied world.

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