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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Harvest & Halloween Events, Free Festivals, Pumpkin Fun

October 23, 2014 1:33 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Halloween fun gets underway this weekend in the Triangle, while harvest activities continue. Head to pumpkin patches to choose your own perfect—or uniquely imperfect—pumpkin. Make ...Read More
Halloween fun gets underway this weekend in the Triangle, while harvest activities continue. Head to pumpkin patches to choose your own perfect—or uniquely imperfect—pumpkin. Make ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Out, Growing

October 22, 2014 11:24 pm
Written by: Ashley-Ruth M. Bernier

A cheetah, a race car, the speed of light—all legendary for their phenomenal speed, of course, though none of them have anything on the brain ...Read More
A cheetah, a race car, the speed of light—all legendary for their phenomenal speed, of course, though none of them have anything on the brain ...Read More
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College Recommendation Letters: What You Need to Know

October 22, 2014 9:31 pm
Written by: Andrew Belasco

With the first month of the school calendar in the rearview mirror, teachers and students alike are still adjusting to the return of their alarm ...Read More
With the first month of the school calendar in the rearview mirror, teachers and students alike are still adjusting to the return of their alarm ...Read More
Listed in: College Transitions
 

Pumpkin Patch Season

October 22, 2014 3:01 pm
Written by: Nicole Johnson

One look at your Instagram, and you'll see that many of your friends in the area are getting out and enjoying this gorgeous fall weather ...Read More
One look at your Instagram, and you'll see that many of your friends in the area are getting out and enjoying this gorgeous fall weather ...Read More
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Enter to Win Yo Gabba Gabba Live Tickets

October 22, 2014 1:31 pm
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

Yo Gabba Gabba Live is going on the road this fall with a new show: Music Is Awesome! The coolest rock concert for kids (and ...Read More
Yo Gabba Gabba Live is going on the road this fall with a new show: Music Is Awesome! The coolest rock concert for kids (and ...Read More
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Sign Up Now for National Family Volunteer Day Nov. 22

October 22, 2014 11:55 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Trying to raise children who are kind? Giving them opportunities to volunteer to help others in the Triangle is a hands-on way to make them ...Read More
Trying to raise children who are kind? Giving them opportunities to volunteer to help others in the Triangle is a hands-on way to make them ...Read More
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Halloween Tricks for Treats

October 21, 2014 3:43 pm
Written by: Ashleigh Gerock

As if you need something else to add to your Halloween to-do list, right? I mean we're all doing it; prepping for our children's Halloween ...Read More
As if you need something else to add to your Halloween to-do list, right? I mean we're all doing it; prepping for our children's Halloween ...Read More
Listed in: Glitter Cottage
 

Triangle High Schools Recognized for Leading Youth Safety Efforts

October 21, 2014 11:35 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

If your teen is learning to drive or will be behind the wheel soon, you’re probably started worrying about safety, and with good cause. Motor ...Read More
If your teen is learning to drive or will be behind the wheel soon, you’re probably started worrying about safety, and with good cause. Motor ...Read More
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Win a Trip for 2 to Kingsmill and Busch Gardens' Christmas Town in Williamsburg

October 20, 2014 8:47 am
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Kingsmill in Williamsburg, a resort originally created by Anheuser-Busch in 1969 as part of 3,900-acre land purchase along the James River that was purchased by ...Read More
Kingsmill in Williamsburg, a resort originally created by Anheuser-Busch in 1969 as part of 3,900-acre land purchase along the James River that was purchased by ...Read More
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Women@Work Breakfast to Honor 2014 Family-Friendly Companies

October 19, 2014 6:18 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Ready to celebrate family-friendly companies in North Carolina? We are looking forward to seeing you at Carolina Parent’s Women@Work Breakfast and Coffee & Connections networking ...Read More
Ready to celebrate family-friendly companies in North Carolina? We are looking forward to seeing you at Carolina Parent’s Women@Work Breakfast and Coffee & Connections networking ...Read More
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NC Health & Human Services Dept. Provides Information On Ebola

October 17, 2014 2:26 pm
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Looking to find out more about Ebola? The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has created an Ebola web page that provides information ...Read More
Looking to find out more about Ebola? The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has created an Ebola web page that provides information ...Read More
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Spooky Halloween Movie Showings Across North Carolina

October 17, 2014 10:37 am
Written by: Andrea Fisher

Halloween is still weeks away, yet I'm in full Halloween mode—and I'd guess your children might be too!Aside from the multitude of wonderful pumpkin patches, ...Read More
Halloween is still weeks away, yet I'm in full Halloween mode—and I'd guess your children might be too!Aside from the multitude of wonderful pumpkin patches, ...Read More
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A Noisy, Imperfect Beauty

October 16, 2014 11:31 pm
Written by: Ashley-Ruth M. Bernier

Once, there were four moms who miraculously managed—despite the almost endless diaper changes, piles of laundry and dishes needing to be washed, cryptic homework assignments ...Read More
Once, there were four moms who miraculously managed—despite the almost endless diaper changes, piles of laundry and dishes needing to be washed, cryptic homework assignments ...Read More
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Make Voting a Family Tradition

October 16, 2014 3:24 pm
Written by: Tina Sherman

I fondly remember the first time I was able to cast my vote in an election. It was the 1992 presidential election. I studied the ...Read More
I fondly remember the first time I was able to cast my vote in an election. It was the 1992 presidential election. I studied the ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: Handmade Puppet Parade, State Fair, Community Festivals

October 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend, family fun of all sorts fills the Triangle. Celebrate the harvest season at a local farm by going on a hay ride or ...Read More
This weekend, family fun of all sorts fills the Triangle. Celebrate the harvest season at a local farm by going on a hay ride or ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

The Teal Pumpkin Project

October 16, 2014 9:59 am
Written by: Nicole Johnson

Our family is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this fall. I read about the project for the first time last week, and I loved ...Read More
Our family is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project this fall. I read about the project for the first time last week, and I loved ...Read More
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Plan Now for Top 10 Summer Activities for Your Teen

October 15, 2014 5:52 pm
Written by: Justine Harrington

Parents, it’s never too early to begin brainstorming summer activity suggestions for your teen (especially if you’re worried about them spending three long months lazing ...Read More
Parents, it’s never too early to begin brainstorming summer activity suggestions for your teen (especially if you’re worried about them spending three long months lazing ...Read More
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Welcome To Four Moms and a Blog!

October 15, 2014 5:29 pm
Written by: Ursula Vogt

Can you imagine putting four very strong women at a picnic table and saying, “Come on, dish. Let’s hear the real story?” Wouldn’t you love ...Read More
Can you imagine putting four very strong women at a picnic table and saying, “Come on, dish. Let’s hear the real story?” Wouldn’t you love ...Read More
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Durham Bulls' Free Fan Fest Offers Fun, Helps Fight Hunger

October 15, 2014 11:54 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

The Durham Bulls are inviting everyone to celebrate for free and fight hunger at their annual Fall Fan Fest Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.- 1 ...Read More
The Durham Bulls are inviting everyone to celebrate for free and fight hunger at their annual Fall Fan Fest Saturday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.- 1 ...Read More
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Kids Halloween Treat from IHOP: Free Scary Face Pancake

October 14, 2014 11:42 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Looking for something other than candy as a Halloween treat for your kids? Participating IHOP Restaurants nationwide are offering offering kids ages 12 and under ...Read More
Looking for something other than candy as a Halloween treat for your kids? Participating IHOP Restaurants nationwide are offering offering kids ages 12 and under ...Read More
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Making College Affordable

October 13, 2014 9:22 pm
Written by: Dave Bergman

In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly travels from 1985 to 2015 and is shocked to learn that a bottle of Pepsi costs $50. ...Read More
In Back to the Future II, Marty McFly travels from 1985 to 2015 and is shocked to learn that a bottle of Pepsi costs $50. ...Read More
Listed in: College Transitions
 

Kicking and Yelling: A Father of Five on the Road to Black Belt

October 13, 2014 9:18 pm
Written by: James J. Cappola,III,M.D.

I made taekwondo a part of my life when I needed it most. Five years ago, my family and I were grappling with some serious ...Read More
I made taekwondo a part of my life when I needed it most. Five years ago, my family and I were grappling with some serious ...Read More
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Meet Nicole: One of Four Moms and a Blog

October 13, 2014 12:11 pm
Written by: Nicole Johnson

Hey y'all! I'm one of the moms you're going to be hearing from in our new Four Moms and a Blog posts. Along with Maureen, ...Read More
Hey y'all! I'm one of the moms you're going to be hearing from in our new Four Moms and a Blog posts. Along with Maureen, ...Read More
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Fall Children's Movies Draw on Books, Broadway, Cultural Beliefs

October 13, 2014 9:38 am
Written by: Andrea Fisher

This fall, new releases aimed at children should also delight most adults. There are a couple I've been anticipating (including The Book of Life), and ...Read More
This fall, new releases aimed at children should also delight most adults. There are a couple I've been anticipating (including The Book of Life), and ...Read More
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Children’s Efforts on Behalf of Others Inspirational

October 12, 2014 7:47 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

The power—and vulnerability—of children was made clear to the world on Friday, when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai ...Read More
The power—and vulnerability—of children was made clear to the world on Friday, when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai ...Read More
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