Drew Perry

Perry teaches writing at Elon University. His first novel, This Is Just Exactly Like You, was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan prize from the Center for Fiction, a Best-of-the-Year pick from The Atlanta Journal Constitution and a SIBA Okra pick. His second, Kids These Days, was an Amazon Best-of-the-Month pick and was named to Kirkus Reviews 'Winter's Best Bets' and 'Books So Funny You're Guaranteed to Laugh' lists. You can purchase a collection of "Adventures with Toad & Wee" at ourstatestore.com.


Hog Wild in Rockingham County

On this Rockingham County farm — past the barn and beyond the pasture — a herd of pigs roots and runs in the forest. Far from feral, these animals are being raised for restaurants and grills. But until then, they — and the couple who runs the sustainable farm — are living their best lives.


Sit. Stay. Come Back!

When a dog joins the family, it’s like adding another sweet, spunky, speedy child to the pack.


Growing a Tradition

The ingredients for the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast: a big bloom, a little mess, and a lot of love.


Salad Days

Growing young gardeners is a lot like tending seeds: Both need plenty of dirt and sunshine, a little patience, and a lot of love.


Ready to Roll

Young daredevils fly into new adventures with joyful abandon. For their parents, the trick is learning to let them soar.


Carolina Skies

In Chapel Hill, the littlest celestial explorers find answers to their biggest questions in a room full of stars.


Toad & Wee: Return to the Rink

It’s Christmastime in the city: Amid the busy bustle, ice-skaters find moments of peace and joy while circling outdoor rinks. Here they come around again, gliding into another holiday season.


Toad & Wee: Thanksgiving Shake-Up

With a little elbow grease and a lot of laughter, young cooks transform jars of cream into homemade butter — and a new family tradition is born.