Have you ever thought about hosting an exchange student? Would you like your family to learn firsthand about another culture? Hosting a student with World Heritage will provide the opportunity to welcome a 16 year old student from another country, another continent, another culture, into your family. Each year we have over 200 students apply to live with an American family because they want to get to know the real America, the one that only you can offer them. They want to become a part of your family and a part of your community. They want to learn to be fluent in English, even though English is often their third language, if not their fourth! My family has hosted, and I now have 4 international daughters in addition to my own two adult daughters. I have worked with World Heritage as an Area Representative for 10 years, and I can help you select a student who will be a good fit with your family. We place students in Wake County Public Schools for the Junior year only, either for the Fall semester or for an entire academic year. We place all over North Carolina; I have helped families in Chapel Hill and Clayton welcome an international daughter to their families, and anticipate working with families in Moore County and Forsyth County as well for 2017-18. If you reside in Wake County, though, you need to know that WCPSS has a brief window of opportunity for submitting completed applications; some schools fill their allocated seats within weeks. Let me help you and your new son or daughter fill one of those seats!
Interested in a testimonial from the World Heritage website?
Being our first time to host, we had no idea what to expect. Although terribly excited about our new venture, we were a little nervous and unsure of how much initial awkwardness or time was needed for everyone to acclimate. From the moment we met Michela at the airport, she removed all hesitation and fears by immediately hugging us all. Having two boys and no daughters in the house was a new experience for us all, yet Michela made it so easy.
Molly Stillman is the founder and creator of Still Being Molly, a life and style blog started in 2007, and the host of the Business with Purpose podcast. With over 600,000 readers in the last year, stillbeingmolly.com has become a trusted community for women, especially moms, who love everything from ethical style and clean beauty, to parenting and real food, to serving in their communities and making the world a better place. Her true passion lies in helping inspire women to know that they were created on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose. Molly has had the honor of collaborating with well-known brands such as Stitch Fix, Target, Elegantees, The Root Collective, Sseko Designs, CAUSEBOX, Sevenly, Noonday Collection, and more. Molly is honored to have been featured in such publications and media as US News & World Report, Scary Mommy, Fashion Revolution’s Zine “Loved Clothes Last”, The 700 Club, North State Journal, Cary Magazine, and was named as one of “the Carolina’s 75 Most Stylish People” by Carolina STYLE Magazine. She is a wife, mama, dog mom, a loud laugher, lover of Jesus, Diet Coke and all of the Chipotle burritos. You can find her on the internets at stillbeingmolly.com.
At Beautiful Noise NC, we specialize in customized gifts, home decor and party decor! Whether you are looking for the perfect personalized gift, a customized birthday or special occasion shirt, a hand painted canvas, or a birthday banner or other party decor, we would love to help to create that special item for you! We have an array of customized wine glasses, flour sack towels, coffee mugs, vinyl decals, Christmas ornaments, and so much more, and we always welcome custom order requests.
Dot Dot Smile offers the cutest dresses for kids sizes 6 months to 8/10. Known for their twirl, the dresses quickly become a favorite of any girl who puts them on! Proudly made in the U.S.A.!
I began sewing in 1997 making quilts for myself and as gifts. My sewing projects have evolved after having children, wanting to make them quality items that I know would last. I have gradually added embroidery to my repertoire, and I love personalizing projects.
- I started by sewing children’s products as I loved the idea of giving a handmade, personal gift. I like to encourage imaginative play for children with my super hero capes for girls or boys. Let your child pretend to be their favorite super hero or have them design their own super hero so they can run around the house or outside while using their imagination.
- My youngest son loved to look out the window but he could never quite see out. I decided to make him a pillow that he could use as stool to look out of the windows. He started to carry it around the house and uses it as a comfortable place to lay his head while reading.
- With the passing of my mother-in-law I added another aspect to my sewing, memory pillows. I wanted something around the house that my boys could remember their grandma by. I can create these pillows using any clothing item that is memorable for you, and I can add your loved ones name or a saying to the pillow as well.
- For Christmas in 2014, my husband gave me an embroidery machine. I can now add embroidery to towels, shirts, baskets, bags, and pillows. I enjoy giving teachers and friends personalized ornaments during the holidays.
- Do you have a pile of T- shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts or baby clothes that you like, but don’t know what to do with them? T-Shirt quilts are a great way to keep memories in one place. These quilts can be made from sorority, fraternity, race and favorite shirts or even baby clothes.
Luggage Tags, Bag Tags
- When traveling, I have always had a hard time finding my luggage. All those black bags look the same. I decided to make my own! These bag tags can be embroidered with 1 initial or all 3 initials. They also make a great addition to your child’s book bag so they can find theirs at school!
If you have any other sewing projects, I would love to help you out. I love starting new projects to help you customize a gift for family or friends.
We are a company founded by MOMS for other MOMS.
We get it! Raising kids is hard! Raising well nourished kids is even harder! We are here to help! We all have a picky eater in the home. And feeding them requires patience, knowledge and skill. We cannot help with the patience except wishing you good luck! However we can help you with advice and definitely with recipe ideas. We also got you covered if you have food sensitivities or allergies in the home: many of our recipes use gluten free, dairy free and allergen free ingredients. Many, but not all as we advocate for a varied, whole food diet. However, we understand that is not the reality for many families due to digestive disorders and a restrictive diet. No worries, we got you covered if you or someone in the home is on a gluten free diet. This Spring we will be rolling out a FREE 7 DAY GLUTEN FREE Meal Plan developed by a nationally recognized registered dietitian. More is coming in the pipeline!
Our mission is to offer clean, nutritionally superior food ingredients and to be a resource for recipes and tips to address the challenge of cooking healthy meals and feeding the whole family nourishing healthy foods.
Get an unforgettable glimpse into your baby’s world with Babygram 3D 4D Ultrasound in Raleigh. We offer multiple packages starting at $49 and are conveniently located on Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh. Call us today at (919) 438-0874 or visit our website to schedule your session. We can’t wait to meet you and your baby!
Select Sitters is a local babysitting, pet sitting, and nanny agency. We offer qualified, experienced, reliable, and background checked nannies and babysitters to families all over the Triangle. Select Sitters offers the perfect solution for families who need occasional babysitters, part-time nannies, or full-time permanent nannies. We strive to make finding childcare as simple as possible for busy parents.
Tippi Toes Dance in Raleigh offers kid-friendly, fun, high-energy dance classes for boys and girls ages 18 months – 12 years! Tippi Toes Dance Company® brings a unique program of dance and creative movement to child care centers, schools, play groups and various after school programs.
Tippi Toes cheerfully provides children with a fun, positive and nurturing environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression and movement. Classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’s self-esteem. Our dance classes fuel and develop the imagination, critical thinking, and sharpen both cognitive and creative skills. Our mission is to develop a love of dancing in children by creating a positive experience that promotes healthy living habits, helps build self-confidence, and a love for others. Enrollment is year round. Call today to enroll!
CraZBrain Science Track Out and Summer Camps let kids explore and experience when tracking out of year round schools in the Triangle. Our RTP-based camps provide a unique environment where science concepts are explored through hands-on experiences designing, building, problem solving, and re-creating. Engaging camp themes including 007 Spy Camp, Crazy Contraptions, Outdoor Survival Skills, and Cooking-Carnivals-Chemistry keep the campers motivated and energized all week long
Principal ballerina Lara O’Brien’s Tutu School is a whimsical boutique ballet school providing a creative dance education experience for toddlers and children. A place that urges the exercise of big imaginations as well as little bodies and offers the most magical introduction to the enchanting world of ballet. Hosts packaged Birthday Parties as well.
Melissa DeVoe is a professional newborn photographer based in the Raleigh-Durham-Wake Forest, NC area. Melissa specializes in newborn, baby, and maternity photography and prides herself on creating beautiful, unique portraits for her clients. Melissa holds her newborn sessions in her private 1,000-square foot studio in Wake Forest where both baby and parents are always comfortable. She has a massive collection of unique props, backdrops, and flooring that she uses to create her one of a kind portraits for each client. Her specialty is in the adorable posed newborn photos!
Melissa earned her MBA in 2005 before returning back to school for photography courses, both of which have helped ensure her success in the field, and have made her the business savvy person she is today. The center of Melissa’s life are her two little boys and her husband of 12 years. You may even recognize Melissa’s family, as they were featured on HGTV’s House Hunters in 2013 as they searched for their new home and photography studio space for Melissa!
Melissa’s portraits have been featured many times on sites such as I Heart Faces, Learn Shoot Inspire, NewbornPhotography.com, Evoking You, Clickin’ Moms and she has also been selected as a nominee in the International Best Newborn Photographer’s monthly competitions.
Melissa prides herself on making her customers happy and ensures a satisfaction guarantee. She is delighted that most of her clients return to her for their second, third and fourth babies! She is also happy to offer a discount to her many returning clients!
If you would like more information on a newborn, baby or maternity session with Melissa, please visit her website or send her an e-mail at email@example.com. She is typically booked several months in advance, so please contact her as early as possible to ensure you can get on her schedule!
Also, be sure to stop by her FB page for updates on her schedule and photo shares from her recent sessions!
**Melissa is currently offering fall mini-sessions to the many people who have requested updated family and child photos for their children. Please e-mail me for more information!**
Unique Raleigh Kids Birthday Parties
Serving Raleigh families with children’s birthday party planning.
HAPPY CAMPER creates a fun and innovative alternative to your next kid’s birthday party. Sleeping under the stars, sprinkled with a dose of whimsy and creative genius. Colorful tents set up on your lawn or play space, complete with lanterns, twinkle lights, and matching bed rolls. Add in the large screen projector with popcorn cart for movie time treats. For your next celebration give your little explorer the experience of the great outdoors even if you have to keep it inside! HAPPY CAMPER, a party adventure for the child in all of us! Call or text today for more info. 606-813-4302, Stephanie lead trail boss.
Want to earn free books for the children in your life? I can help you with that! Host a party with me that closes by Christmas Day and you can earn double free books! We offer board books for babies, wipe-clean books for toddlers and small children, activity and reading books for school-age children, story books, illustrated books, and collections! Home schooling parents use Usborne Books with their children! We offer free books for qualifying parties, which is a great help this time of year! I can do a Facebook Party so you and your guests can sit at home in your pj’s and see what we have to offer. Let us open a world of possibilities one book at a time for the children in your lives! Email me through my website for more information and have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.
Sweetbottoms is a mom owned & mom run business proud to offer a fabulous assortment of Natural Products for Mom, Baby, and Home. We are the experts in cloth diapering and babywearing. We also offer breastfeeding supplies, essential oils and accessories, eco-friendly toys, natural cleaning supplies and more! Shop our website for the best brands, including bumGenius, GroVia, Kawaii, Tula, Kalon Studios and more! We sell only the highest rated products on the market and each product in our store has been carefully selected for you, the natural family!
Sweetbottoms is happy to offer you FAST & FREE shipping, quality products at a great price, and *superior customer service.*
Since 2010, Katiebug Bows, LLC has been specializing in handmade hair accessories and monogrammed gifts for ages 0-100! In addition to helping you find the perfect headband, hair bow, or ponytail streamer for a girl or her doll, we have created a wholesale spirit wear program for schools and teams. This allows schools to earn a profit while selling our custom designed hair accessories to their families for spirit wear or uniforms.
We have two online shops and you will find a different selection of items in each. Our Etsy Shop exclusively offers our hair accessories that are handmade right in Apex, NC. Our independent online store, KatiebugBows.com, offers hair accessories in addition to a selection of gifts that can be personalized. You’ll also find our wholesale items for schools and teams! We would love to add your school to our growing list!
In the 2016-2017 school year we have worked with the following schools:
Apex Elementary (Apex, NC)
- Apex Middle School’s Softball Team (Apex, NC)
Farmington Woods Elementary (Cary, NC)
Highcroft Drive Elementary (Cary, NC)
Mills Park Elementary (Cary, NC)
Olive Chapel Elementary (Apex, NC)
Scott’s Ridge Elementary (Apex, NC)
St Mary Magdalene Catholic School (Apex, NC)
- St Timothy’s Volleyball Team (Raleigh, NC)
Westpark Elementary (Texas)
Woods Charter School (Chapel Hill, NC)