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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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Join our Fit Family Challenge to move your family toward a healthier lifestyle.

Fit Family

Our Fit Family blog focuses on healthy family lifestyles and highlights the 2015 Fit Family Challenge, which takes place April 21-June 15, and is sponsored by Coca-Cola. The challenge invites N.C. famlies to set goals, track healthy habits online and log weekly minutes of activity to win prizes. Registration is free and opens April 1.

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Amy Kaufman Burk is a novelist, blogger and mother of three grown children.

Amy's Parenting Riffs

Amy Kaufman Burk is a novelist, blogger and mother of three grown children. She was a psychotherapist for 25 years before becoming a writer, which taught her that compassionate parenting has no judgments about maturation, development, identity and change. She has written two novels: "Hollywood High: Achieve The Honorable" and "Tightwire."

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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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C.C. Malloy

A 'Special' World

C.C. Malloy is a special needs advocate and the mother of three fantastic young adults. A freelance journalist, C.C. writes about the challenges parents with special needs children face from the start of elementary school through college. Her blog focuses on helping parents cope with the functions of their child's educational accommodations. She also writes another Special needs blog.

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Jennifer Durbin is a working mother of two and author of the Tips forThe Clueless Chick book series.

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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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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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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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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Celebrate Watermelon Day With Bears and Ring-Tailed Lemurs in Durham

July 31, 2015 11:31 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Got a watermelon you’d like to donate to a black bear, ring-tailed lemur or pig? The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is inviting ...Read More
Got a watermelon you’d like to donate to a black bear, ring-tailed lemur or pig? The Museum of Life and Science in Durham is inviting ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Raising Feminist Sons And Daughters

July 31, 2015 4:01 pm
Written by: Amy Kaufman Burk

When my daughter was in second grade, the girls in her class became fascinated by the television show "America's Next Top Model (ANTM)." Play dates, ...Read More
When my daughter was in second grade, the girls in her class became fascinated by the television show "America's Next Top Model (ANTM)." Play dates, ...Read More
Listed in: Amy's Parenting Riffs
 

Win a Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille Kids Bowling Party

July 31, 2015 9:45 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Child's birthday coming up? Here's your chance to enter to win a fun, state-of-the-art kids bowling party from Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, an entertainment ...Read More
Child's birthday coming up? Here's your chance to enter to win a fun, state-of-the-art kids bowling party from Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, an entertainment ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: 10 Things to Do with Kids in and Around the Triangle

July 30, 2015 1:26 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend offers lots of fun for Triangle families, whether you choose to escape the heat indoors or to explore nature. In the event of ...Read More
This weekend offers lots of fun for Triangle families, whether you choose to escape the heat indoors or to explore nature. In the event of ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Saying Good-Bye to a Carolina Parent Legend

July 29, 2015 4:07 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

On August 7, the Carolina Parent staff will say good-bye to a legend. Cheri Vigna, our art director of 26 years and creator of the ...Read More
On August 7, the Carolina Parent staff will say good-bye to a legend. Cheri Vigna, our art director of 26 years and creator of the ...Read More
Listed in: Books, Bytes and Bits
 

State Farmers Market to Host Watermelon Day July 30

July 29, 2015 12:01 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Take your kids to the State Farmers Market in Raleigh to see the Largest Watermelon Contest 11 a.m-1 p.m, July 30. Watch the weigh-in of ...Read More
Take your kids to the State Farmers Market in Raleigh to see the Largest Watermelon Contest 11 a.m-1 p.m, July 30. Watch the weigh-in of ...Read More
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Visiting Raleigh Parks Could Earn You Prizes

July 29, 2015 10:24 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Looking for something fun to do outdoors this summer? Through Labor Day, check out the City of Raleigh’s “Passport to Raleigh Parks” promotion, a chance ...Read More
Looking for something fun to do outdoors this summer? Through Labor Day, check out the City of Raleigh’s “Passport to Raleigh Parks” promotion, a chance ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

S'more S'mores for National S'mores Day

July 28, 2015 11:42 pm
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

When August rolls around everyone thinks of the end of summer, going back to school and the craziness of normal life. But did you know ...Read More
When August rolls around everyone thinks of the end of summer, going back to school and the craziness of normal life. But did you know ...Read More
Listed in: The Clueless Chick
 

Help Kids and Families When You Shop at Dairy Queen, Great Clips

July 24, 2015 7:31 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Is a haircut on your to-do list? Are you planning to take your kids out for ice cream? While your locks are shorn or your ...Read More
Is a haircut on your to-do list? Are you planning to take your kids out for ice cream? While your locks are shorn or your ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

9 Family Outings for Weekend Fun in the Triangle and Nearby

July 23, 2015 9:17 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Enjoy food truck rodeos? You’ll find several options this weekend from Cary to Raleigh and beyond. Across the Triangle, you can also take your children ...Read More
Enjoy food truck rodeos? You’ll find several options this weekend from Cary to Raleigh and beyond. Across the Triangle, you can also take your children ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Colleges that are Probably Better than Harvard

July 22, 2015 4:29 pm
Written by: Dave Bergman

Now that you understand what research has to say about the contextual and often-limited benefits of attending a highly-selective school, you may have opened your ...Read More
Now that you understand what research has to say about the contextual and often-limited benefits of attending a highly-selective school, you may have opened your ...Read More
Listed in: College Transitions
 

New Wake Public Schools Policy: Parents Must Sign Tech Release Form

July 22, 2015 10:55 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

If your kids attend Wake County Public School system and you want them to have access to technology in the classroom, you’ll have to sign ...Read More
If your kids attend Wake County Public School system and you want them to have access to technology in the classroom, you’ll have to sign ...Read More
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7 Ways Parents are Custom Made for a Fitness Routine

July 21, 2015 8:24 pm
Written by: Russell Koontz

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.” - Leo BurkeYou may not even realize it, but being a parent equips ...Read More
"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.” - Leo BurkeYou may not even realize it, but being a parent equips ...Read More
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Fighting Hunger: Kids and Teens Offered Free Summer Meals Across N.C.

July 21, 2015 5:31 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

It’s heart-breaking fact that at least one in four children in North Carolina face hunger. As parents, we tend to picture hungry children living in ...Read More
It’s heart-breaking fact that at least one in four children in North Carolina face hunger. As parents, we tend to picture hungry children living in ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Why Does Fatherhood Make Men Fat?

July 21, 2015 10:46 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Ever wonder if you would be slim(mer) and trim(mer) had you not had children? A study to be published today in in the American Journal ...Read More
Ever wonder if you would be slim(mer) and trim(mer) had you not had children? A study to be published today in in the American Journal ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Festival Celebrates National Girlfriends Day, Helps Abuse Victims

July 19, 2015 3:22 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Life is unpredictable. One day you’re up; the next you could be down. But no matter what comes your way, having a friend who listens ...Read More
Life is unpredictable. One day you’re up; the next you could be down. But no matter what comes your way, having a friend who listens ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Triangle Weekend: 9 Fun Things to Do With Kids

July 16, 2015 2:27 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Wondering what's on tap for weekend fun in the Triangle? Head out for fireworks and baseball, a nature program, a barbecue contest, art in the ...Read More
Wondering what's on tap for weekend fun in the Triangle? Head out for fireworks and baseball, a nature program, a barbecue contest, art in the ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Share Your Bucket List Idea for a Chance to Win Moe's Bucks

July 16, 2015 1:22 pm
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There are two fantastic reasons to check out this contest: We are giving away $50 in Moe's Bucks to two random winners who will have ...Read More
There are two fantastic reasons to check out this contest: We are giving away $50 in Moe's Bucks to two random winners who will have ...Read More
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College Application Essays And Bridges

July 15, 2015 4:20 pm
Written by: Amy Kaufman Burk

The season of college applications is upon us. I've worked for several years coaching high school seniors as they write college application essays, and I've ...Read More
The season of college applications is upon us. I've worked for several years coaching high school seniors as they write college application essays, and I've ...Read More
Listed in: Amy's Parenting Riffs
 

Want a College Tour? There's Still Time!

July 15, 2015 1:14 pm
Written by: C.C. Malloy

Summertime for teenagers is about movies, swimming, and of course, sleeping late. For rising juniors and seniors, it is also about visiting and touring colleges ...Read More
Summertime for teenagers is about movies, swimming, and of course, sleeping late. For rising juniors and seniors, it is also about visiting and touring colleges ...Read More
Listed in: A 'Special' World
 

Lazy Daze Organizers Invite Students to Volunteer at Festival

July 15, 2015 10:45 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Triangle-area students on summer break looking to volunteer at community events can find fun ways to help others this summer. From now through Aug. 12, ...Read More
Triangle-area students on summer break looking to volunteer at community events can find fun ways to help others this summer. From now through Aug. 12, ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

40 Good Days

July 14, 2015 1:52 pm
Written by: Maureen Churchill

OK , I'm just going to come out and say it. I recently turned 40. I wasn't overly happy about it, but there really wasn't ...Read More
OK , I'm just going to come out and say it. I recently turned 40. I wasn't overly happy about it, but there really wasn't ...Read More
Listed in: Four Moms and a Blog
 

Free Chick-fil-a Food July 14 if You Dress Like a Cow

July 14, 2015 10:51 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Like free food? Chick-fil-A is offering free meals and entrees on Tuesday, July 14, to kids and grown-ups who arrive at their locations "flly dressed ...Read More
Like free food? Chick-fil-A is offering free meals and entrees on Tuesday, July 14, to kids and grown-ups who arrive at their locations "flly dressed ...Read More
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Museum Invites All to Watch First Glimpse of Pluto From Spacecraft

July 14, 2015 9:13 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Remember the excitement of watching Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin reach the moon? After a nearly decade-long journey, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is expected ...Read More
Remember the excitement of watching Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin reach the moon? After a nearly decade-long journey, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is expected ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Hopscotch Making a Colorful Comeback at Community Playgrounds

July 13, 2015 7:07 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Did you enjoy playing Hopscotch when you were young? Still do? You and your little ones can soon find new places to play Hopscotch and ...Read More
Did you enjoy playing Hopscotch when you were young? Still do? You and your little ones can soon find new places to play Hopscotch and ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 
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