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Raleigh Attracts At-Home Dads Convention

Men who take on the lion's share of care for their children will meet to learn, share and grow by day, and eat, drink and be merry by night.

Labor of Love

A Labor Day shopping excursion takes this dad by surprise with ventures into new departments and sizes.

Tackling Nanny Envy

Feeling a little jealous of your caregiver's relationship with your child? Follow these tips to steer clear of nanny envy.

Zero-Prep Family Fun

Follow these easy tips to start your own family time tradition.

7 Ways to be Cautious When Sharing Photos Online

Tips for balancing the benefits and risks of photo-sharing on social networks.

Are You a Helicopter or Free-Range Parent?

How to determine the parenting style that works best for you.

School Supply Shopping Sound-Off

Parents sound off about the amount of school supplies they are being asked to purchase at the beginning of each school year.

Teaching Children about the Value of Money

Spending savvy: Help kids understand the difference between "wants" and "needs."

Empty Nester? Forge a New Path to Happiness

Now that you've given them wings, it's time to explore your new parenting role and lifestyle.

Preparing Children for a New Baby

A new addition is often an adjustment for children who are already in the family,but parents can help ease concerns with these tips.

Themed Experiences Make Learning Fun

Enjoy leisurely mornings while engaging your kids with educational enrichment that ranges from dinosaurs, geography and physics to art and service.

Make Pool Safety a Priority

Prevent downings by following these basic safety tips for safeguarding your children.

Father's Day Ideas: Cards, Crafts, Gifts, Poems, Movies, Outings

Plan a great Father's Day with these crafty ideas, for homemade gifts, food, movies and poems!

Triangle Offers Low-Cost or Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Keep the kids entertained this summer with free or low-cost live outdoor concerts throughout the Triangle area.

Triangle Summer Movie Deals for Families

Enjoy free or discounted films this summer that both you and your kids can have fun watching.

Thank You … at 70 Words Per Minute

Roles reverse: A son takes care of his mom, and a chance encounter brings joy along with an opportunity to say "thank you."

Mother's Day Craft Gift: Paper Flowers for Mom

hese paper flowers are fun to make and can be used as a standalone gift or added to something else as a decoration.

Helping Siblings Get Along at Every Age

Sibling rivalry is a daily struggle for millions of American parents, but these age-by-age strategies help smooth those squabbles.

A Wagon Filled With Memories

Memories pop out of boxes when a dad, mom and daughter tackle cleaning out the garage.

Attitude Adjustment: Raising Respectful Kids

Here's how to ditch your kid's problem 'tude and enjoy a happier family, starting now.

6 Reasons to Keep Reading Aloud to Older Children

Reading to older children benefits both parents and kids beyond literacy.

The Best Budget-Friendly Baby Gear Buys

From a car seat and crib to diapers and daycare, little ones come with big expenses. These money-saving strategies can help you buy the best for your baby and gear up for less.

Tips for Creating a Family Will

Get the facts on when you should create a will and how to go about getting it accomplished.

A Nativity Set, Disco Ball and Christmas Tree Named Sally

This dad tosses his "Bah Humbug" hat and embraces joy with the help of little Jessie and a tree named Sally.

Triangle Residents Volunteer, Help Those in Need - Near and Far

But people who care are everywhere. Here are six stories of Triangle residents making life better for people — and animals — near and far.

Tales of Thanksgivings Past Bring Families Closer

What stories will you share or hear around the Thanksgiving table? Triangle grandparents share some of their own memories.

Kids Craft a Mini Gratitude Journal

Celebrate thankfulness with your kids. Create a mini gratitude journal.

Think You Could be a Mompreneur?

Gain tips from moms who have been there and done that — successfully.

A Dad’s Wall of Joy

A parent of a soon-to-be tween, smiles when he sees how his "Wall of Fame" has changed over time.

Flexible, Lucrative Jobs, Allowance Apps & More

Learn about lucrative flexible jobs, statistics on worried working parents and get tips on allowance apps.

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Enjoy storytime in the recycled reading corner, while being pampered by Avon.

Cost: Free

Where:
The New Green McDonald's
1830 Walnut St.
Cary
NC, NC  27518
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Telephone: 919-434-8203
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Learn about crows. Ages 3-5 with parent. Registration required.

Cost: $4

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Telephone: 919-870-4330
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Children discover the shapes, textures, sounds and smells of nature. Ages 1 and older with parent. Registration required.

Cost: $8/resident, $10/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Enjoy songs, stories and fun in Spanish. Infants-preschoolers.

Cost: Free

Where:
Spanish for Fun!
222 Capcom Ave.
Wake Forest,, NC  27587
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Shop for local products and produce. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/archerlodgefarmersmarket. Market takes place Thursday evenings, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday mornings, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Where:
Town green of Archer Lodge
5715 Covered Bridge Rd.
Clatyon, NC  27527
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Telephone: 919-538-5158
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Various activities each week with sponsors from Avon, Mary Kay, Clowning Around, A.C. Moore, Bricks For Kidz and Kidokinetics. Visit facebook.com/McDonaldsAdvantage for details.  

Cost: Free

Where:
McDonald's
3494 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Various activities each week with sponsors from Avon, Mary Kay, Clowning Around, A.C. Moore, Bricks For Kidz and Kidokinetics. Visit facebook.com/McDonaldsAdvantage for details.  

Cost: Free

Where:
McDonald's Cary
1830 Walnut St.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-434-8203
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Enjoy stories, songs, and games in Spanish. No Spanish-speaking experience is required. All kids and their families are welcome, with content designed for pre-K-grade 5.

Where:
Johnny's Gone Fishing
901 W. Main St.
Carrboro, NC
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Telephone: 919-932-5070

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Take the family for a bluegrass band, food, door prizes and an instrument petting zoo. Register online or by emailing info@northraleighschoolofmusic.com.

Cost: Free

Where:
North Raleigh School of Music
8360 Six Forks Rd.
Ste. 203
Raleigh, NC  27615
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Read the story and learn where wheat, milk and eggs come from. Visit the old mill and make a craft to take home. Ages 5-7. Registration required.

Cost: $4/child

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, AL
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Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Children hike, make projects and engage in nature activities. Ages 5-8. Registration required.

Cost: $12/resident, $16/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Learn about geocaching and search for some geocaches in the park. Ages 6 and older. Meet at the Cypress Shelter. Registration required.

Cost: $5/family

Where:
Harris Lake County Park
2112 County Park Dr.
New Hill, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-4342
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Meet Bubbles the Elephant and enjoy live music, balloon animals, face painting, snow cones, a magic show and more.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Learning Experience
8213 Quoin Way
Raleigh, NC  27613
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Learn about crows. Ages 3-5 with parent.

Cost: $4

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Telephone: 919-870-4330
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Learn about crows, ravens, blue jays and more. Ages 5 and older. Registration required.

Cost: $5/family

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Telephone: 919-870-4330
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Celebrate African-American culture and history with an art gallery walk, vendors, kids' activities, food and more. See website for hours.  

Cost: Free

Where:
Fayetteville St., Downtown Raleigh
, NC  27601


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