Kids & Family

Ways for Kids to Volunteer and Spread Cheer in the New Year

By Durham Magazine | December 30, 2020

There are plenty of ways for kids to volunteer this year, whether you’re looking for an adventure in the outdoors or a cozy afternoon inside.

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Organizing laptops at the start of the school year to be distributed to students at Riverside High School

How You Can Help Durham Public Schools Students in Need

By Durham Magazine Intern | November 17, 2020

Local organizations are raising funds to improve digital equity for students and mitigate the restrictions caused by COVID-19

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healing childhood neglect

‘Songs for the Forgotten’: A Memoir of Three Decades Healing Childhood Trauma

By Dan Shannon | October 28, 2020

Durham-based Dr. Julia W. Burns has worked as an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist healing child neglect for more than 30 years

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School year tips

Tips for a Successful School Year from 20-plus Durham Educators

By Durham Magazine | October 21, 2020

Local teachers share their advice for parents and students on how to succeed during virtual learning

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Take the Walk-A-Bull Downtown Quiz!

By Durham Magazine | October 20, 2020
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Programs to Keep Kids Active and Engaged This Fall and Beyond

By Amber Watson | October 12, 2020

With camps and sports canceled and school shifting online, here are some fun alternative programs to keep children active, engaged and social

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What’s in Your (Virtual) Back-to-School Toolbox?

By Perri Kersh | August 8, 2020

I was in Target the other day for the first time since February. As I rounded the corner at the back of the store, the bright yellow back-to-school section took me by surprise. There were the standard vats of glue sticks and highlighters and an entire aisle of backpacks. But […]

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10 Reasons to Attend WellFest 2020

Push the Reset Button: 10 Reasons to Attend WellFest 2020

By Durham Magazine | August 4, 2020

Register today for WellFest 2020 – a virtual weekend focused on mental and physical wellness. In the early days of the coronavirus shutdown, we witnessed a spike in wellness motivation. But what happened to those people who were sharing their Sunday meal preps or latest yoga pose achievement on social […]

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Tracey Hawkins Founder Thriving on the Spectrum Advocate for Autistic Children

Thriving on the Spectrum Founder Advocates for Autistic Children

By Marie Muir | July 22, 2020

By Marie Muir Illustration by Jillian Ohl Born and raised in Morehead City, North Carolina, Tracey found a home in Durham in 2004. She and her husband, Zack Hawkins, NC House Representative for District 31, their three sons – Zachari, 17, James Preston, 5, and Adam, 3 – and their 11-year-old golden retriever, Sophie, […]

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‘Working Hard to Stay Connected at Immaculata’

By Amanda MacLaren | May 4, 2020

Cara Ragusa is the director of communications for Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, which has 535 students from pre-K to eighth grade.

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