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At the Fair: Bubble Wonders wows fairgoers with bubbles of all sizes

At the Fair: Bubble Wonders wows fairgoers with bubbles of all sizes

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Raleigh, N.C. — For nearly a dozen years, Geoff Akins‘ professional life has involved wowing kids and adults with bubbles – big ones, little ones, bubbles inside bubbles, kids inside bubbles and more. With his , now in its second year at the N.C. State Fair, Akins has traveled to 10 countries […]

Inconceivable: Strength in numbers

Inconceivable: Strength in numbers

By Kathy Hanrahan, WRAL Out & About A few weeks ago, I attended the Walk for Hope for Infertility in Raleigh. I was presented with the about my experience with secondary infertility. It was such an honor to be recognized by such an amazing group of people. That was a very emotional morning – for many reasons. There were so […]

See Go Ask Mom, SmartShopper at the NC State Fair Thursday morning

See Go Ask Mom, SmartShopper at the NC State Fair Thursday morning

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor A quick note to share that I‘ll be hanging out at the WRAL tent with Faye Prosser, the , from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, at the NC State Fair. We‘ll be there with some fun giveaways to meet and greet WRAL viewers and fans of our blogs. Faye and I […]

At the Fair: Log rolling, springboard chopping and lots of lumberjacking at the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show

At the Fair: Log rolling, springboard chopping and lots of lumberjacking at the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Raleigh, N.C. — My husband was the one who really wanted to see the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show at the this year. As he scanned the daily schedule, he spotted it and talked it up to our girls, who weren‘t so sure. But we decided it would be a great break from […]

Amanda Lamb: I love you, I love you not – the joys of parenting a 15-year-old

Amanda Lamb: I love you, I love you not – the joys of parenting a 15-year-old

By Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter In my second tour of duty as the mother of a teenager, I’d have to say 15 is one of my favorite ages. It’s also one of my least favorite ages. How can it be both? I love 15 because my daughter cannot drive yet, so I still have a modicum of control over where […]

College application fee waivers extended through Nov. 16 for counties impacted by Hurricane Florence

College application fee waivers extended through Nov. 16 for counties impacted by Hurricane Florence

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor College-bound students in North Carolina counties hit hard by Hurricane Florence will have an entire month to turn in their applications – and still take advantage of an application fee waiver offered by many N.C. colleges and universities. As part of College Foundation of North Carolina‘s NC Countdown to College month-long event, […]

At the NC State Fair: Guess your weight at the agriculture department‘s standards booth

At the NC State Fair: Guess your weight at the agriculture department‘s standards booth

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor Raleigh, N.C. — Personally, my weight isn‘t really something I want to focus on during a trip to the N.C. State Fair what with all of the fried food and ice cream and candy apples and fried food and … you get the picture. But generations of fairgoers have done just that […]