NC Blogger of the Week: Notes from a Mom in Chapel Hill #iheartnc


Todays’ NC Bloggers are Allison and her partner in crime, Sarah from Notes from a Mom in Chapel Hill (A Guide). Allison does a lot of the writing and the managing of content. Sarah is the designer, HTML expert, and Twitter-er (if that’s a word yet). 

Tell readers more about yourself –
I love to get out and go! I am mostly a Stay at Home mom with some projects on the side, but I love exploring life and the Triangle with my son. He is a fantastic playmate. I also eat way too many potato chips, haven’t missed an episode of So You Think You Can Dance, and teach group fitness classes (because of the potato chips).
What are a few of your favorite posts on your blog?
I love the posts that explore the places that are right under your nose, but you might not know about or know that your child could enjoy them, too:
Some of our most popular posts have been:
Where in NC are you located?
Chapel Hill
How long have you lived in NC?
Moved here from DC area 6 years ago now.
Do you blog about NC or local events/places?
Yes, all kinds of local events and places! You have to see it to believe it!
What is your favorite local place to eat?
With my child, I love going to Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. The huge lawn outside, the nice people, the occasional music concert, a hot bar, a salad bar, and all kinds of organic options make for a great place for a family. Casual, cheap, and kid-friendly.
What is your favorite local attraction?
We love to hit outdoor places with our child. We find the parks and playgrounds great. Some specifics: Southern Community Park (combined with time at Southern Village’s market), Duke Gardens, Bolin Creek trails.
What is your favorite local shop or retailer?
I am a little into kid-land right now, so we hit up Ali Cat and Twig a lot lately. And, of course, Target (so not creative to say, but so true!).
What is your favorite NC vacation spot?
We are in Ocean Isle right now, near the beach, and it’s pretty nice here. But North Carolina has so many great places: Yadkin Valley, Boone, Asheville, Topsail. The list goes on.
What advice would you give someone visiting your town?
People assume that because our Triangle area isn’t as densely populated as a Washington, DC or a New York City we don’t have resources or fun things to do. But we have found that not only are their arts and culture in our area, but there are also local community resources and a “hometown” feel in each city that we adore. Each of the Triangle’s towns has it’s own vibe, it’s own feel, and it’s own offerings. Don’t rush through the Triangle. Take time to really see it.
What else should readers know about you, your blog or NC?
I think that parenting is a tough job, but there is a lot in our area to help parents out. Sarah C. and I work hard to provide information to make it even easier. And we always welcome and want feedback and more ideas. We’re new at this parenting thing, too, and love that through our blog parents are becoming a team to help each other.

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