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Does it still seem to early to hang tinsel on your tree? Get yourself in the holiday spirit and kick start your celebrations with our list of tree lightings, Santa visits, horse-drawn carriages, holiday performances and more. The fun has already begun....

Get your 'lil chef in the kitchen to make these yummy Thanksgiving treats. This simple, child-friendly recipe is adorable and Susan Caldwell of Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios in Charlotte promises that even the pickiest of eaters will gobble these turkeys up!

From pregnancy to birth to watching them grow, motherhood is an amazing adventure that many women share with the support of the father. But what about the many women who face all the ups and downs of motherhood alone? In this new 8-part series, blogger Tara Ashcraft reflects on shame, confidence, strength, and learning through the lens of a pregnant college student and young, single mother.

When it comes to the family team, can there be a 'most valuable player'? Bess Kercher explains how to identify who really deserves this coveted award. Shall we dust off the trophy shelf for our Team Mom?

Do you know of a family that needs help with holiday gifts? HopeMatch brings together local needs and compassionate givers.

Blogger Dorothy Price believes that as mothers we owe it to ourselves to own our truths and to do and be what we are called to do and be; without condemnation, ridicule, shame or guilt. Price is ready to let go and share The Whole Truth- are you?

A flexible work schedule can be great, but can also interfere with your parenting schedule. One mompreneur Jennie Wong interviewed offers a solution: “Treat your business like a baby and your baby like a business."

With the holiday season quickly approaching, newly separated or divorced parents may find themselves uncertain of how to handle a first holiday without their children in their care. Charlotte attorney Nicole Sodoma offers tips for focusing on healthy post-divorce parenting.

Sure, all the baby gear is cute, but what new moms really need after having a baby is support. Kate Uslan of Parents together reflects on her own first years as a mom and the unexpected people who helped her manage motherhood. Uslan encourages others to think beyond the gear and create intentional communities of support.

An initiative created this school year by CMS and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library promotes student success by encouraging reading proficiency and getting students into the public libraries.

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