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Odile Fredericks is mom to two and Carolina Parent's web editor. Look in Daily Post for family fun in the Triangle, especially freebies, as well as opinions and news that matters to local parents.

Carolina Parent Daily Post

Odile Fredericks is mom to two and Carolina Parent's web editor. Look in Daily Post for family fun in the Triangle, especially freebies, as well as opinions and news that matters to local parents. She welcomes your comments. Check our home page on Thursdays to see her weekend fun planner.

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Beth Shugg, is editor of Carolina Parent and mom to two boys and one girl who keep her on the go.

Books, Bytes and Bits

Beth Shugg is editor at Carolina Parent magazine and mom to two boys and one girl who keep her on the go. She loves to read and play with iPhone apps in her spare time, and will share "Books, Bytes and Bits" of information with you each month in her blog posts that expand on what we cover in our magazine.

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Lauren Isaacs, digital media specialist for Carolina Parent, writes about everything that's popular in modern motherhood.

Pop Mom

Lauren Isaacs, mom of one and digital media specialist for Carolina Parent and CarolinaParent.com, writes about everything that's popular in modern motherhood. She also writes the Carolina Parent "Your Style" column.

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Four moms, four perspectives. Read how these Triangle moms explore the joys and challenges of parenting.

Four Moms and a Blog

Four moms, four perspectives. Read how a baseball wife and Southern mom of twins; home-schooling Midwestern mom of an autistic child; Virgin Islands transplant/teacher; and New York transplant/working mom married to a stay-at-home dad view parenting and life in general in the Triangle.

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Ashleigh Gerock moved to the Triangle in 2009 as cofounder of a startup and has since become a wife, mother and blogger.

Glitter Cottage

Ashleigh Gerock moved to the Triangle in 2009 as co-founder of a startup and has since become a wife, mother and blogger. Her lifestyle blog, which covers everything from tales of motherhood to DIY projects (and everything in between), can be found at GlitterCottage.com.

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Andrea Fisher is a marketer, movie lover, and content specialist for 4tv.

Movies for Children

Andrea Fisher is a writer, movie lover, and content specialist for 4tv. She has been published in a variety of publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Business Insider. Check out more of her tips @andreafisher007.

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Photo by Austin Dowd - AustinDowd.com

Triangle Stay at Home Dads

The Triangle Stay At Home Dads is a growing group of men in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area who have all taken on the responsibility of primary care giver for their children. They meet several times a week on playgrounds all over the Triangle for play and discussions that range from muscle cars to mastitis. Once a month, this blog will bring you the exploits of dads who have left the board room and headed for the play room.

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The College Transitions Team (from left): Dave Bergman, Andrew Belasco and Michael Trivette.

College Transitions

College Transitions is a team of college planning experts committed to guiding families through the college admissions process. As counselors and published higher education researchers, we aim to bring perspective (and some sanity) to college planning, and we strive to provide students with the support they need to enroll and succeed at a college that is right for them. Please visit our website—www.collegetransitions.com—to learn more.

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Enter to win great prizes through our contests and giveaways.

Contests and Giveaways

Enter our contests and giveaways to win great prizes.

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Jennifer Durbin

The Clueless Chick

Jennifer Durbin is a working mother of two and author of the Tips forThe Clueless Chick book series. Through her books and www.CluelessChick.com Jennifer brings you all of the tips and tricks you need to uncomplicate everything from planning a party to planning for a new baby. Jennifer received her MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School, has a successful career in IT and runs a popular event design business in Raleigh.

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Guest Bloggers

See what parent bloggers near and afar are talking about.

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Publisher's Note

Carolina Parent publisher Brenda Larson is mom to a teenage daughter, which sometimes explains the exasperated sigh. She enjoys her work with the amazing team at Carolina Parent and welcomes your comments and suggestions about the magazine and Web site any time.

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Gain tips to help you achieve balance between your work and home life.

Work-Life Balance

Triangle families stay busy. This blog offers tips and advice that will help you achieve balance between your work and home life so you can focus on what's most important: family.

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Fit Family

Our Fit Family blog focuses on healthy family lifestyles and highlights the 2014 Fit Family Challenge, which took place April 15-June 9, 2014, and was sponsored by Coca-Cola. During the challenge, famlies set goals, tracked healthy habits online and logged weekly minutes of activity to win prizes. Read this blog for healthy tips, recipes and exercises.

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Tony Delmedico, LMFT, is a fully engaged co-parent for 5 (five!) girls ages 10 to 16.

Go Ask Your Dad

Tony Delmedico is a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in North Raleigh. He is a fully engaged co-parent for five girls ages 12 to 17 and can be found at www.TonyDelmedico.com.

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Valerie DeLoach is a mom of two amazing kids who married a dad with two equally amazing kids. She blogs about her experiences in a blended family.

Blended Family Finesse

Valerie DeLoach is a mom of two amazing kids who married a dad with two equally amazing kids. She blogs about her experiences in a blended family while sometimes reminiscing about lessons learned in her former life as a single mom. She is currently working on a book on successful co-parenting. Visit her blog at ournewpartyofsix.com.

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Hot Topics for parents blog

Hot Topics

Stay abreast of changes that affect your tots, tweens and teens in the Triangle. From national trends to local stories, you'll find important updates and opinions here.

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Leah Friedman is a mother of two and a professional organizer, who owns Raleigh Green Gables.

Get Organized

Leah Friedman is a mother of two and a professional organizer, who owns Raleigh Green Gables. She works with clients to help them clear the space to be in deeper relationships with themselves, their loves and their lives. And, yes, she lives what she preaches at home with a clean playroom, a clothes closet organized by color and an empty attic.

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Win Tickets to Raleigh Little Theatre's 'Cinderella'

November 23, 2014 7:00 pm
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Raleigh Little Theatre presents "Cinderella" like you've never seen it before. A musical comedy that runs Dec. 5-20, this production is filled with elegant costumes ...Read More
Raleigh Little Theatre presents "Cinderella" like you've never seen it before. A musical comedy that runs Dec. 5-20, this production is filled with elegant costumes ...Read More
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Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest Ice Skating Rink Features Holiday Fun

November 23, 2014 5:17 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Looking to celebrate the holidays with your family, play together and get some exercise outdoors? The Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest outdoor ice skating rink opened Saturday ...Read More
Looking to celebrate the holidays with your family, play together and get some exercise outdoors? The Ipreo Raleigh Winterfest outdoor ice skating rink opened Saturday ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: American Indian Celebration, Christmas Parade, Santa Arrives!

November 20, 2014 1:46 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Head out to a range of family fun this weekend across the Triangle, from holiday celebrations that herald the arrival of Santa to those that ...Read More
Head out to a range of family fun this weekend across the Triangle, from holiday celebrations that herald the arrival of Santa to those that ...Read More
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The Best Parenting Advice I've Ever Received

November 19, 2014 4:04 pm
Written by: Ursula Vogt

I drove home in a daze. I could hear my breathing over the traffic. For the first time, I knew the other side of parenting. ...Read More
I drove home in a daze. I could hear my breathing over the traffic. For the first time, I knew the other side of parenting. ...Read More
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4 Free Ways to Cut Stress Before Thanksgiving

November 19, 2014 10:43 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Delegate, delegate, delegate! Why take on all of the holiday tasks yourself? Everyone from grandparents to grandkids can chip in and feel good about helping ...Read More
Delegate, delegate, delegate! Why take on all of the holiday tasks yourself? Everyone from grandparents to grandkids can chip in and feel good about helping ...Read More
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Borden’s Go Wild! Safari Truck Offering Free Smoothies in Triangle

November 17, 2014 2:45 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Summer’s ice-cream truck has come and gone, but a smoothie truck is in the Triangle offering freebies! It’s true. The Frusion Go Wild! Mobile Sampling ...Read More
Summer’s ice-cream truck has come and gone, but a smoothie truck is in the Triangle offering freebies! It’s true. The Frusion Go Wild! Mobile Sampling ...Read More
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Mom/Wife Balance

November 17, 2014 2:13 pm
Written by: Ashleigh Gerock

I knew that becoming a parent was going to be the most beautiful yet most difficult thing I would ever do in my 26 years ...Read More
I knew that becoming a parent was going to be the most beautiful yet most difficult thing I would ever do in my 26 years ...Read More
Listed in: Glitter Cottage
 

Children's Holiday Movies to Stream and Rent

November 17, 2014 11:13 am
Written by: Andrea Fisher

Last year, I created a list of some classic and current holiday movies streaming on Netflix to help you celebrate the season—because who doesn't love ...Read More
Last year, I created a list of some classic and current holiday movies streaming on Netflix to help you celebrate the season—because who doesn't love ...Read More
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Win Tickets to 'Cirque Dreams: Holidaze'

November 17, 2014 10:07 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

The Cirque Dreams: Holidaze tour stops at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Dec. 3-7 to dazzle audience members with brilliantly costumed characters performing astonishing feats! Listen to ...Read More
The Cirque Dreams: Holidaze tour stops at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Dec. 3-7 to dazzle audience members with brilliantly costumed characters performing astonishing feats! Listen to ...Read More
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Atlantic Tire’s Ladies Car Care Clinic Offers Tips, Giveaways, Food

November 16, 2014 5:21 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

If you or your daughter never learned the basics of car care, it’s not too late. Atlantic Tire & Service will host a free “Ladies' ...Read More
If you or your daughter never learned the basics of car care, it’s not too late. Atlantic Tire & Service will host a free “Ladies' ...Read More
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A D.I.Y. Thanksgiving!

November 13, 2014 4:03 pm
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

I'm sure you have already noticed all of the holiday decorations that have taken over the stores which means it is time to start planning ...Read More
I'm sure you have already noticed all of the holiday decorations that have taken over the stores which means it is time to start planning ...Read More
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Weekend: Craft and Fossil Fairs, Wizard of Oz Event, Truck Day

November 13, 2014 2:17 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Are you a fan of fossils? Do your kids have a thing about trucks? What about bugs? Do your little ones like to dig in ...Read More
Are you a fan of fossils? Do your kids have a thing about trucks? What about bugs? Do your little ones like to dig in ...Read More
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Enter to Win a Pair of C. Wonder Southern Belle Slippers

November 13, 2014 11:20 am
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

Smoking slippers have been on trend for the past two years, and they are still holding strong. Don't let the name fool you. These slippers ...Read More
Smoking slippers have been on trend for the past two years, and they are still holding strong. Don't let the name fool you. These slippers ...Read More
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5 College Application Mistakes to Avoid

November 12, 2014 7:09 pm
Written by: Dave Bergman

With the majority of college application deadlines looming, it's important to perform a thorough review of your applications to make sure an easily identifiable mistake ...Read More
With the majority of college application deadlines looming, it's important to perform a thorough review of your applications to make sure an easily identifiable mistake ...Read More
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Triangle Truck Day Nov. 15 to Benefit Children in Need

November 12, 2014 8:12 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Are your kids fascinated by trucks and other vehicles? Mark your calendar for Triangle Truck Day Nov. 15, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at 800 Weston ...Read More
Are your kids fascinated by trucks and other vehicles? Mark your calendar for Triangle Truck Day Nov. 15, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at 800 Weston ...Read More
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Triangle Volunteer & Service Opportunities Beyond Veterans Day

November 11, 2014 10:29 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This Veterans Day may have crept up on you as you work, care for kids and do the million little things we parents do to ...Read More
This Veterans Day may have crept up on you as you work, care for kids and do the million little things we parents do to ...Read More
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Overcoming Barriers To Domestic Adoption After Infertility

November 10, 2014 9:11 am
Written by: Nathaniel H. Goetz

In 2010, after an exhaustive five-year struggle with infertility, my wife, Parul, and I, finally recognized the need to heal and reevaluate our plans for ...Read More
In 2010, after an exhaustive five-year struggle with infertility, my wife, Parul, and I, finally recognized the need to heal and reevaluate our plans for ...Read More
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Surprise Your Kids With Santa Train Rides, Holiday Craft Fun

November 9, 2014 6:09 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Perhaps your children would like to surprise you with a little gift of their own.The Wake Forest Renaissance ...Read More
Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Perhaps your children would like to surprise you with a little gift of their own.The Wake Forest Renaissance ...Read More
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A Sweet Dilemma

November 8, 2014 10:15 pm
Written by: Ashley-Ruth M. Bernier

On Sunday night, my husband and I sat our three oldest children down at the dining table for a talk. It wasn't going to be ...Read More
On Sunday night, my husband and I sat our three oldest children down at the dining table for a talk. It wasn't going to be ...Read More
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Grateful for People Who Care About Animals

November 7, 2014 1:22 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

A couple of days ago, I stopped by my vet on the way home from work to pick up medicine for my sweet, itchy dog, ...Read More
A couple of days ago, I stopped by my vet on the way home from work to pick up medicine for my sweet, itchy dog, ...Read More
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Superhero Fans Rejoice: Marvel Announces 11-film Lineup Through 2019

November 7, 2014 9:00 am
Written by: Andrea Fisher

Last week, on the heels of DC Comics' announcement of 10 forthcoming comic book films, Marvel unveiled its own plan—called "Phase 3"—that will stretch into ...Read More
Last week, on the heels of DC Comics' announcement of 10 forthcoming comic book films, Marvel unveiled its own plan—called "Phase 3"—that will stretch into ...Read More
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Weekend: Wolfpack Fun, Festivals, Crafts Fairs, Shows

November 6, 2014 1:39 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend offers nature activities for children at area parks (see our Daily Calendar for details), festivals, live family performances and a horse show.Are you ...Read More
This weekend offers nature activities for children at area parks (see our Daily Calendar for details), festivals, live family performances and a horse show.Are you ...Read More
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Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Food?

November 5, 2014 12:27 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

When should you start feeding your baby solid food? What should you feed him or her first? Those seemingly innocent questions can bring in a ...Read More
When should you start feeding your baby solid food? What should you feed him or her first? Those seemingly innocent questions can bring in a ...Read More
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Let's Get Down to Baby Food Basics

November 5, 2014 9:57 am
Written by: Ashleigh Gerock

My sweet baby girl will be 6 months old this week. 6. MONTHS. OLD. I still can't believe it. As cliche as it may sound, ...Read More
My sweet baby girl will be 6 months old this week. 6. MONTHS. OLD. I still can't believe it. As cliche as it may sound, ...Read More
Listed in: Glitter Cottage
 

Finding Your Moment

November 4, 2014 12:45 pm
Written by: Maureen Churchill

Back when I was in elementary school I took a gymnastics class at the YMCA. I was very excited about it and couldn't wait to ...Read More
Back when I was in elementary school I took a gymnastics class at the YMCA. I was very excited about it and couldn't wait to ...Read More
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