Kids & Family

6 Thoughtful Gifts to Give New Parents

By Durham Magazine | December 30, 2017

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON Babies and parents alike need options for entertaining curious minds. Give the little ones two gifts: a colorful book that’s both soft and crinkly (and filled with unicorns – all the rage among the newborn set), and a bright, chewy stroller toy that’s shhhhh…quiet when baby […]

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Local Extracurriculars to Keep Your Kids Engaged

By Durham Magazine | October 29, 2017

SPORTS We are fortunate to have many specialized sports complexes and team leagues to help kids expend some energy and learn leadership and discipline skills along the way. Complexes like Baseball Rebellion (currently based in Hillsborough, but planning to move to Durham soon), Bull City Gymnastics, OC Gymnastics in Hillsborough […]

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Taekwondo is a Shared Passion For This Durham Family

By Durham Magazine | October 29, 2017

About five years ago, Adam Wenzlik accompanied his children to a birthday party where the kids were all invited to learn some martial arts moves. “I was sitting there watching our kids, and it looked like they were having so much fun,” Adam remembers. “The kids looked excited, but it […]

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Our Staff Shares Their Fave Local, Family-Friendly Restaurants

By Durham Magazine | October 15, 2017

Where do you eat with your kids?” We posed this question to our staff whose children range in age from young toddlers to college age. “Taking a kid out is always tough!” says Senior VP of Publishing Rory Gillis. “I think my kid is pretty well behaved for a 1-and-a-half-year-old, […]

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12 Books by Local Authors to Add to Your Kids’ Library

By Durham Magazine | October 13, 2017

WILLIAM’S WINTER NAP By Linda Ashman The author, who lives in Chapel Hill with her family, writes a heartwarming tale of a little boy who goes to sleep one winter night only to hear a knock at the door from a chipmunk who needs a place to sleep – the […]

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Fun Fall Events for the Family

By Durham Magazine | October 12, 2017

Toddlers/Preschoolers TODDLER TIME Looking for a way to allow your toddler to release all that raw energy? Your little one can jump around without any interference from older kids at Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Admission $7 for 30 minutes or $10 for 60 minutes. One parent jumps for free. Time […]

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Check Out These Unique Local Story Hours For Your Little Ones

By Durham Magazine | October 10, 2017

Committed to literacy, these businesses, nonprofits and libraries go above and beyond to provide exciting programming for our children. Story hours can be found among butterflies and honeybees at outdoor spaces like Chapel Hill’s Honeysuckle Tea House or Durham’s Funny Girl Farm and Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Local bookstores, coffee […]

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Club Blvd. Elem. Students Take a Hike on Monthly Walk-to-School Days

By Durham Magazine | October 9, 2017

October is International Walk to School Month. The monthly tradition of Club Boulevard Elementary’s Walk-to-School Day is the product of former Club Boulevard parent Mark Dessauer’s passion for promoting physical activity in young students. Mark and his wife, Betsy’s, sons, Theo, 11, and Oscar, 14, attended the school, and, back […]

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The Hill Center Celebrates 40 Years with The Monti

By Durham Magazine | September 28, 2017

After 40 years, there are bound to be some stories to tell. The Hill Center celebrates its four decades of impact on the community with The Monti, a nonprofit that encourages people to share their unscripted personal stories. Tales for the evening will be centered around the theme of courage, inspired […]

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Durham Mom Offers Simple 6-Day Plan for Prepping Dinners Each Week

By Durham Magazine | September 19, 2017

Central Park School for Children (CPSC) kindergarten teaching assistant Liz Clark requires a course of action to get dinner on her South Durham table for her family: Jordan High School student Aidan, 14; CPSC student Avari, 11; and husband, Cary, who works at medical nonprofit International Society on Thrombosis and […]

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