Kids & Family

Prep For the New School Year With These Helpful Hints

By Durham Magazine | August 23, 2017

Is it OK to be friends with my child’s teacher or past teachers on Facebook? Social media can bring people together, but when it comes to your kids’ teachers, it has the potential to complicate things. Many schools have policies in place that prevent teachers from being Facebook friends with […]

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Soak Up the Last Days of Summer With This Outdoor Itinerary

By Amanda MacLaren | August 3, 2017

SPRAYGROUNDS An easy way to cool off with the kiddos is at one of Durham Parks and Recreation’s spraygrounds – playgrounds equipped with water features. All are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the exception of Hillside’s sprayground (see below). Find one at your closest park: • East […]

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Locally Made Caramels

By Durham Magazine | June 24, 2017

Treats without the toothache. That’s what Dr. Jenny Citineni of Triangle Kids Pediatric Dentistry was after. While running a rural children’s dental clinic in New York City, “Jenny became frustrated at how hard it is to really instill healthy eating habits,” says husband and co-founder Tom. “In particular, sugar is […]

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Local Beekeeper Helps Kids Experience Their Food Ecosystem Firsthand

By Dana Lange | June 20, 2017

Food insecurity is a reality for more than 50% of the children in Durham Public Schools (DPS). They qualify for the free or reduced price lunch programs and often have little connection to where fresh food comes from. This is one problem Stan Holt works on as a vice president […]

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Empowering Durham Students to Succeed in College and Beyond

By Durham Magazine | May 11, 2017

Seven years ago, Bettina – who grew up in Raleigh and majored in middle grades education at UNC – spent a summer in college as a part-time teacher at Durham-based Student U, a college-access nonprofit that supports students from middle school through college. After graduation, Bettina became the organization’s third […]

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Durham Nativity School Creates a ‘Pipeline for Success’

By Durham Magazine | May 9, 2017

Drivers racing north on Roxboro Street might not notice the boys in French blue dress shirts and striped ties milling about near the sidewalk, or the sign at the intersection with East Trinity Avenue that reads “Durham Nativity School.” But those familiar with the institution say it’s one of the […]

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All Abuzz at Central Park School for Children

By Durham Magazine | May 4, 2017

Most people try to get bugs out of buildings, but Central Park School for Children welcomes them in. A new project taken on by third-grade teacher Chanel Carrell led to the installation of an “observation hive” of bees at the school, which helps students become excited and engaged in learning […]

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Got Kids? Live in South Durham? Join Kat Benson’s Group

By Durham Magazine | April 26, 2017

In Durham, the go-to, judgment-free place for questions about raising kids is the SoDu Parents Posse, a Facebook group composed of more than 5,000 members. Queries range from how to help preschoolers make friends to what to do when a toddler swallows dental floss. The site’s founder is Kat Benson, […]

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Dr. Jeff Nunez with his patient, a golden retriever.Photo courtesy of Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals

5 Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe This Summer

By Julia Baker | April 19, 2017

As summer approaches, we look forward to consistently warmer weather and sunnier days. We pull out our sunglasses and enjoy weekends by the pool and afternoons at the park tossing a Frisbee with our furry friends. Although our memories of summer are idyllic, the season also exposes our beloved pets […]

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Triangle Ultimate Celebrates 20 Years Throwing the Disc

By Amanda MacLaren | April 1, 2017

The sport of Ultimate Frisbee – not to be confused with disc golf or the games you play with your dog – has had an organized presence in our area for two decades thanks to the efforts of Triangle Ultimate, a nonprofit based at The Frontier in RTP that promotes […]

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