Kids & Family

Tales of a Trailing Spouse

By Durham Magazine | January 14, 2016

Thirty-six hours after moving to the area, I went to my first job interview. Pretty horribly sleep-deprived from both travel and caring for my daughters – Ellie, who was 4, and Clara Jay, who was 4 months – I sat at the end of the world’s longest table, wearing the […]

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Interior Design for Your Child’s Growing Independence

By Sponsored Content | September 23, 2015

We hosted a live Facebook forum on Interior Design for Your Child’s Growing Independence with the Montessori Children’s House of Durham. We chatted with Director of Outreach Lyn Dickinson about topics ranging from ideal outdoor set-ups for toddlers to storage solutions. Here’s the full transcript from the forum. Montessori Children’s […]

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Go, Green!

By Durham Magazine | July 16, 2015

On July 13, 12-year-old Glenn Green started his first day as an Art Director “Mtern” – the youngest ever – at McKinney, an advertising agency with offices in Durham and New York. After completing his sixth-grade year at Maureen Joy Charter School, Glenn became a Summer Scholar at Durham’s Emily […]

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Class Act: Asher Yeo

By Amanda MacLaren | July 14, 2015

Asher Yeo has been working on his tennis game since he was in diapers, after his grandparents gifted him a plastic toy racket. “All he wanted to do was swing that racket through the air, and he wouldn’t let it go,” says Justin, his dad. “Next thing you know, he […]

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Class Act: Sam Frey and Tad Ghanem

By Amanda MacLaren | June 10, 2015

“All you need to know in life, you can learn by growing a garden.” That was Kip Frey’s belief, and his two young sons, Andrew and Sam, reaped what he sowed. Well, what they sowed. “So, my brother and I grew up growing all these vegetables that we didn’t really […]

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Books on Break

By Durham Magazine | May 18, 2015

Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School recently hosted its second annual Books on Break pop-up event, which allows elementary-aged children on free- and reduced-lunch plans in schools in Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro to take home 10 books of their choosing. The three-day summer reading event is a signature program of Book Harvest, a […]

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Classrooms Without Borders

By Durham Magazine | April 7, 2015

Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School students gathered at Duke Corporate Education’s offices in the Lucky Strike Building at American Tobacco Campus on March 20 to hold the second annual video conference with eight students and teachers from Red Bricks School in Ahmedabad, India, where Duke CE has offices. Both sets of students swapped […]

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Class Act: SarahBelle Selig

By Amanda MacLaren | March 26, 2015

SarahBelle Selig has the world at her fingertips – it’s one that she created when she wrote her first novel, The Dim Between, at age 17. A back and forth of two narratives, the storylines follow the characters William in 1937 Palestine and Levi in Britain in 1978. While their perspectives are […]

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Picking the Right Preschool

By Sponsored Content | March 18, 2015

On Friday, March 13, 2015, we hosted a live Facebook forum with three experts at Montessori Children’s House of Durham about finding the right preschool fit for your family. Below is a full transcript of the conversation: Durham Magazine: Good morning! Welcome to the Chapel Hill Magazine, Durham Magazine and the Montessori Children’s House of […]

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Finding The Right Preschool Fit

By Sponsored Content | March 9, 2015

Got a toddler? Thinking about preschool? Bring all your questions to our Facebook chat – brought to you by Montessori Children’s House of Durham – happening this Friday, March 13 at 11am. We’ll cover picking the right school for your family based on location, culture, philsophy, value, size, enrichment opportunities, structure and a host […]

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