Preparing Your Finances for a Recession

Definition of Recession: A period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters. From Oxford Languages. The problem with recessions is that we’ll probably be in the middle of one or exiting one before a committee of eight economists at […]

Child Safety Series: Holiday “Stranger Danger”

Each month this series will provide important facts and tips surrounding child safety in an effort to support parents and caregivers as they navigate reducing risks and creating the safest environment possible for the children in their lives.  Understanding Elevated Risks During the Holidays Winter holidays are best known for the memories we make with […]


Chef Cherisha (Cookie) Williams fills her days with food. She caters formal dinners for couples, hosts events for small groups, teaches monthly cooking classes at North Carolina A&T State University, and teaches family and consumer science and apparel classes at North Forsyth High School. Her busy, food-focused life is a far cry from her 20-year […]

Involving Kids in Giving Back this Season

By Triad Moms on Main Blogger Anna Keller This time of year, giving back is especially top of mind for many. For those of us who are parents, looking for ways to share some of our resources or time with others is an activity we also want involve our children in. After all, there’s no […]

Cheers! Fundraiser for Brenner Children’s Hospital

No parent ever wants to hear their child is facing a possible life threatening medical diagnosis. Suddenly the milestones of childhood become even more important for the child and while the focus is on the child’s treatment, families can face the dilemma of choosing between affording medications or other daily needs. For those families of […]

What-If Presents: Buying Ideal Land

“What-if”—the worrisome words arrive in the conscious spinning topics in our mind, from safety and financial security to loved ones and pet health.  Asking, “What can I do?” leads to a proactive decision to invest time in the ultimate insurance policy—valuable life skills comprising security, shelter, food, water, and medical care! In any emergency, from […]

Technological Gifts to Wow Grandparents

Today’s elders are living a stereotype.  Millions of sophisticated Internet users over the age of 75 effectively use social media platforms and e-commerce sites.  Thankfully, some technological gadgets are designed to make life even easier.  Whether the phone, tablet, watch, or other accessory promotes independence, safety, connection to loved ones, or improves physical health, there […]

Child Care Health Consultation Services @ Smart Start of Forsyth County

Did you know that:  North Carolina is the 32nd ranked state in terms of childhood health. Poor health can come from stress, poor nutrition, abuse, lack of health care, and inadequate housing. In 2019, almost 11% of babies born in Forsyth County were considered below a healthy birth weight (5.5 pounds). Low birth weights are […]

The Winston-Salem Symphony at 75 “Bringing Music to Life” for Everyone

Throughout 2022, the Winston-Salem Symphony has been celebrating its 75th anniversary of bringing music to life in our community. Since the orchestra gave its very first concert in 1947, the Symphony has been an artistic and educational leader in Forsyth County. The Symphony’s formal education programs began in 1956 with a Youth Orchestra workshop. Today, […]

Tanglewood Festival of Lights A Triad Holiday Tradition

During the holiday season, we all have our traditions that we either grew up with or started ourselves. From the day after Thanksgiving when you take advantage of the sales, to when you go to the NC mountains and cut your tree, to stringing those bright lights on your house, to the holy time of […]