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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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	Alt Tag: Beth Shugg, editor of Carolina Parent

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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Raleigh-Based SAVE Offers Holiday Gifts that Spread Message of Peace

December 19, 2014 1:37 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

With violence hitting schools at home and across the globe, some Triangle-area students are quietly working to promote peace and safety during the holidays through ...Read More
With violence hitting schools at home and across the globe, some Triangle-area students are quietly working to promote peace and safety during the holidays through ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: Holiday Performances & Festive Celebrations

December 18, 2014 2:24 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This is the weekend to take your family to a live holiday performance. Triangle venues will feature two versions of “A Christmas Carol,” as well ...Read More
This is the weekend to take your family to a live holiday performance. Triangle venues will feature two versions of “A Christmas Carol,” as well ...Read More
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The Triangle Stay At Home Dads' Gift Guide

December 17, 2014 4:15 pm
Written by: Austin Dowd

Looking for the right gift for Dad? Members of Triangle Stay At Home Dads group have come up with a few suggestions.Todd - Weber Smokey ...Read More
Looking for the right gift for Dad? Members of Triangle Stay At Home Dads group have come up with a few suggestions.Todd - Weber Smokey ...Read More
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Speak Up if You Want to Keep Driver’s Education Funded

December 17, 2014 11:29 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Is your tween or teen is interested in taking driver’s education in school? You’d better be prepared to dig deep into your pockets for cash ...Read More
Is your tween or teen is interested in taking driver’s education in school? You’d better be prepared to dig deep into your pockets for cash ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Get Holiday-Ready Hair From Raleigh's Blow Dry Bars

December 17, 2014 10:07 am
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

Got a holiday party coming up or hosting company coming to town? Save some time during the busiest season of the year with a blowout ...Read More
Got a holiday party coming up or hosting company coming to town? Save some time during the busiest season of the year with a blowout ...Read More
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Protect Your Most Precious Gift from Pertussis this Season

December 16, 2014 3:38 pm
Written by: Felicia Dube

As a parent, there is no greater gift than our children. In fact, my second child, Landon Carter Dube, arrived on Dec. 8, 2009, in ...Read More
As a parent, there is no greater gift than our children. In fact, my second child, Landon Carter Dube, arrived on Dec. 8, 2009, in ...Read More
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When Musical Children Live in Your House

December 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

Each December, Carolina Parent spotlights Triangle youth arts. This year, we focused on the 500-plus young maestros who make up the Triangle Philharmonic Association, also ...Read More
Each December, Carolina Parent spotlights Triangle youth arts. This year, we focused on the 500-plus young maestros who make up the Triangle Philharmonic Association, also ...Read More
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Holiday Ballet/Jazz Show Targets Ages 2 and Up

December 15, 2014 4:19 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Looking for a holiday performance that is entertaining for little ones — and affordable? “A Mini Very Cary Christmas” show at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 ...Read More
Looking for a holiday performance that is entertaining for little ones — and affordable? “A Mini Very Cary Christmas” show at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 ...Read More
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Candles for Two: Double Birthdays

December 15, 2014 3:28 pm
Written by: Ashley-Ruth M. Bernier

See these two little guys below?They share a lot, my two youngest sons, Ethan (left) and Jonah. They share parents and two other siblings, of ...Read More
See these two little guys below?They share a lot, my two youngest sons, Ethan (left) and Jonah. They share parents and two other siblings, of ...Read More
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Applying to College? The Optional Statement is Not Optional

December 15, 2014 2:45 pm
Written by: Andrew Belasco

Too many students fail to complete optional parts of an application and severely hinder their admissions prospects in the process. Optional statements demonstrate interest and ...Read More
Too many students fail to complete optional parts of an application and severely hinder their admissions prospects in the process. Optional statements demonstrate interest and ...Read More
Listed in: College Transitions
 

5 Ways to Sneak Exercise Into Your Busy Day

December 15, 2014 1:28 pm
Written by: Cindy Saleeby Goulding, MS, LPC, NCC, CPT, CWC

As a personal trainer and life coach, I often see clients struggle to fit their workouts into a busy day. Life gets in the way: ...Read More
As a personal trainer and life coach, I often see clients struggle to fit their workouts into a busy day. Life gets in the way: ...Read More
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Win Tickets to Swim With Mermaids in the N.C. Merfest Kids Zone

December 15, 2014 6:00 am
Written by: Carolina Parent Staff

Carolina Parent wants to help you check "Swim with a mermaid!" off your bucket list. (Dads, we realize this may be a higher priority for ...Read More
Carolina Parent wants to help you check "Swim with a mermaid!" off your bucket list. (Dads, we realize this may be a higher priority for ...Read More
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10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Triangle

December 14, 2014 4:23 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year, but it's important to stop and take in the beauty of the season. Sneak ...Read More
The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year, but it's important to stop and take in the beauty of the season. Sneak ...Read More
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Weekend Features Holiday Events, Performances and Santa Visits

December 11, 2014 1:35 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Grab the kids and head out for a weekend (Dec. 12-14) full of holiday performances and events that include Christmas parades, live entertainment, holiday lights, ...Read More
Grab the kids and head out for a weekend (Dec. 12-14) full of holiday performances and events that include Christmas parades, live entertainment, holiday lights, ...Read More
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Dec. 11 Candlelight Vigil to Remember Victims of Gun Violence

December 9, 2014 11:31 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

On Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., on the eve of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, North Carolinians plan to gather ...Read More
On Dec. 11 at 7 p.m., on the eve of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, North Carolinians plan to gather ...Read More
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Play Centers Offer Events for Special Needs Children, Siblings

December 9, 2014 10:13 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Parents of kids with special needs can take advantage of two Triangle offers designed to let their kids have more fun this holiday season.*BounceU Apex, ...Read More
Parents of kids with special needs can take advantage of two Triangle offers designed to let their kids have more fun this holiday season.*BounceU Apex, ...Read More
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Carolina Inn Gets Festive With Gingerbread House Display, Special Holiday Events

December 7, 2014 7:57 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Head to the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill to see the hotel decked out for the Christmas season with decorations inspired by the traditional holiday ...Read More
Head to the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill to see the hotel decked out for the Christmas season with decorations inspired by the traditional holiday ...Read More
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2015 Pantone Color of the Year

December 5, 2014 3:06 pm
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Nope, not for the reason you are thinking, at least for me. Every early December, Pantone, the ...Read More
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Nope, not for the reason you are thinking, at least for me. Every early December, Pantone, the ...Read More
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Holiday Party & Hostess Gift Ideas

December 4, 2014 7:38 pm
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

The holidays are always a crazy time of year. For me, Halloween to New Year's always feels like a bit of a blur, and December ...Read More
The holidays are always a crazy time of year. For me, Halloween to New Year's always feels like a bit of a blur, and December ...Read More
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Children's Holiday Movies to Stream and Rent

December 4, 2014 5:13 pm
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
Listed in: Movies for Children
 

Vote on Your Favorite Stay-at-Home-Dad Column Name

December 4, 2014 12:48 pm
Written by: Carolina Parent Staff

We asked and you answered! Here are the five finalists (in no particular order) from nearly 30 names you suggested for what we should call ...Read More
We asked and you answered! Here are the five finalists (in no particular order) from nearly 30 names you suggested for what we should call ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: Triangle Towns Ring in Holiday Events, Winter Wonderland

December 4, 2014 11:20 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Triangle towns are celebrating the joys of the holiday season this weekend with caroling, sledding, tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, carriage, sleigh and train rides, and visits ...Read More
Triangle towns are celebrating the joys of the holiday season this weekend with caroling, sledding, tree-lighting ceremonies, parades, carriage, sleigh and train rides, and visits ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

How to Successfully Manage Multiple Priorities at Work

December 3, 2014 2:04 pm
Written by: Cindy Saleeby Goulding, MS, LPC,NCC, CPT, CWC

Are you feeling stressed by your workload? Feeling overwhelmed with your to-do list? Have so many top priority tasks you don't even know where to ...Read More
Are you feeling stressed by your workload? Feeling overwhelmed with your to-do list? Have so many top priority tasks you don't even know where to ...Read More
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2014 Schedule of Family Holiday Movies on TV, Cable

December 3, 2014 2:02 pm
Written by: Andrea Fisher

This week, I caught A Charlie Brown Christmas—probably my favorite holiday film—playing on ABC, and it got me thinking about what other holiday movies the ...Read More
This week, I caught A Charlie Brown Christmas—probably my favorite holiday film—playing on ABC, and it got me thinking about what other holiday movies the ...Read More
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2014 Holiday Volunteer Opportunities in the Triangle

December 3, 2014 9:25 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

The holiday is a season of giving and what better way to share with others than to volunteer? This holiday season, we are listing volunteering ...Read More
The holiday is a season of giving and what better way to share with others than to volunteer? This holiday season, we are listing volunteering ...Read More
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