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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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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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Join Us at Fit Family Challenge Launch April 21 in Raleigh

April 19, 2015 4:35 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Wish you or your kids could lose a few pounds, eat healthier and exercise more often? Would you like to join a free community effort ...Read More
Wish you or your kids could lose a few pounds, eat healthier and exercise more often? Would you like to join a free community effort ...Read More
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Weekend Fun in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Morrisville!

April 16, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

N.C. Science Festival events fill the Triangle this weekend, offering hands-on fun and learning. Explore the science behind magnets or body biology at Marbles Kids ...Read More
N.C. Science Festival events fill the Triangle this weekend, offering hands-on fun and learning. Explore the science behind magnets or body biology at Marbles Kids ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Step by Step into Fit Family Challenge

April 15, 2015 9:58 pm
Written by: David Gomez

The proverb, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” certainly resonates with our family as we embark on this challenge. As ...Read More
The proverb, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” certainly resonates with our family as we embark on this challenge. As ...Read More
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Volunteer Opportunities Grow in Triangle

April 15, 2015 10:14 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

I didn’t grow up with the idea of organized volunteering, but over the years, I’ve come to embrace it. At first, I simply tagged along ...Read More
I didn’t grow up with the idea of organized volunteering, but over the years, I’ve come to embrace it. At first, I simply tagged along ...Read More
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Win Tickets to Moe's Southwest Grill's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Premiere Party

April 15, 2015 8:57 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

All 17 Moe's Southwest Grill Triangle-area locations are offering fans the chance to win tickets to one of the year's most anticipated movie premieres, and ...Read More
All 17 Moe's Southwest Grill Triangle-area locations are offering fans the chance to win tickets to one of the year's most anticipated movie premieres, and ...Read More
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Free Summer Science Camp Seeks Next Generation of Innovators

April 14, 2015 9:53 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Do you know of an aspiring scientist or engineer in middle school? Invite him or her to apply for the Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Summer ...Read More
Do you know of an aspiring scientist or engineer in middle school? Invite him or her to apply for the Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Summer ...Read More
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Don't Throw A Life Raft Into the Kiddie Pool

April 14, 2015 5:23 am
Written by: Mike Schall

For Christmas this past year, one of my "gifts" was signing up to run in the Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Running a marathon is ...Read More
For Christmas this past year, one of my "gifts" was signing up to run in the Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Running a marathon is ...Read More
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Practice Your Piano (Or: Do Parents Even Know What They Want?)

April 12, 2015 7:11 pm
Written by: Phillip A. Lombardi

Drat, I think to myself (well, more or less), piano lessons are tomorrow and I don’t remember a single sound coming from my daughter’s keyboard ...Read More
Drat, I think to myself (well, more or less), piano lessons are tomorrow and I don’t remember a single sound coming from my daughter’s keyboard ...Read More
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Family Fun Ahead: $5 Outdoor Movies and Free Toddler Outings

April 12, 2015 6:40 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Remember the joys of an outdoor movie — that relaxed feeling of stretching out on a blanket, eating a picnic under the stars and watching ...Read More
Remember the joys of an outdoor movie — that relaxed feeling of stretching out on a blanket, eating a picnic under the stars and watching ...Read More
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Fit Family Challenge: Accepted?

April 9, 2015 9:56 pm
Written by: Ben Ojala

This evening, as we realized that we were a little behind on our blog as well as finishing some of the pre-work that the experts ...Read More
This evening, as we realized that we were a little behind on our blog as well as finishing some of the pre-work that the experts ...Read More
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10 Things to Do this Weekend in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill!

April 9, 2015 2:30 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

1. The North Carolina Science Festival opens Friday with events statewide and many in our area. Update: Due to a forecast of dangerous thunderstorms, the ...Read More
1. The North Carolina Science Festival opens Friday with events statewide and many in our area. Update: Due to a forecast of dangerous thunderstorms, the ...Read More
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Vote to Help a Durham Park Win a 20K Grant

April 8, 2015 12:18 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

If you live in Durham, your vote could help secure a $20,000 grant for one of three Durham parks. All you need to do is ...Read More
If you live in Durham, your vote could help secure a $20,000 grant for one of three Durham parks. All you need to do is ...Read More
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Win Tickets to Carolina Ballet's 'Swan Lake'

April 8, 2015 8:38 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Carolina Parent would like to give one lucky reader the chance to experience a Carolina Ballet classic.It's the story of a princess who is turned ...Read More
Carolina Parent would like to give one lucky reader the chance to experience a Carolina Ballet classic.It's the story of a princess who is turned ...Read More
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Go for Free Sand Volleyball in Apex!

April 7, 2015 3:15 pm
Written by: Jerry Lux

Driving by Hope Chapel in Apex you'll pass the church … with 10 sand volleyball courts out front!So what’s the deal? Last spring, Southern Sand ...Read More
Driving by Hope Chapel in Apex you'll pass the church … with 10 sand volleyball courts out front!So what’s the deal? Last spring, Southern Sand ...Read More
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Indoor Fun Reigns on Rainy Days With Dad

April 6, 2015 10:15 pm
Written by: Austin Dowd

"April showers bring May flowers."The Cat In The Hat has never visited my house. When it rains I don't have Thing 1 and Thing 2 ...Read More
"April showers bring May flowers."The Cat In The Hat has never visited my house. When it rains I don't have Thing 1 and Thing 2 ...Read More
Listed in: Triangle Stay at Home Dads
 

Preschoolers Options Grow at Wake County Public Libraries

April 6, 2015 4:20 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Preschoolers can put on their dancing shoes and head to a ball, learn about music from professional musicians or get financial education, all through programming ...Read More
Preschoolers can put on their dancing shoes and head to a ball, learn about music from professional musicians or get financial education, all through programming ...Read More
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Beginning Balance: Fit Family Challenge

April 6, 2015 2:19 pm
Written by: Gaye Esser

It was great to be able to meet the Ojala and Gomez families, who seem so willing and eager to begin the Fit Family Challenge! ...Read More
It was great to be able to meet the Ojala and Gomez families, who seem so willing and eager to begin the Fit Family Challenge! ...Read More
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Win "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" Blu-Ray/DVD

April 6, 2015 10:32 am
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We've scored two copies of the "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" Blu-ray/DVD and want to give them to two of you! Post ...Read More
We've scored two copies of the "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" Blu-ray/DVD and want to give them to two of you! Post ...Read More
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Donate Airline Miles to Help Sick Kids’ Wishes Come True

April 5, 2015 10:36 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Do you have unused airline miles? This month, you can donate those miles to bring joy to sick kids battling life-threatening illnesses locally. You can ...Read More
Do you have unused airline miles? This month, you can donate those miles to bring joy to sick kids battling life-threatening illnesses locally. You can ...Read More
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Easter Weekend: Egg Hunts, Sleeping Beauty, ‘Canes Fan Fun

April 2, 2015 1:50 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

The Easter Bunny is in full swing this weekend, dropping thousands of delicious eggs across the Triangle. Towns from Clayton to Morrisville and Raleigh will ...Read More
The Easter Bunny is in full swing this weekend, dropping thousands of delicious eggs across the Triangle. Towns from Clayton to Morrisville and Raleigh will ...Read More
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5 Steps to Streamline Dinnertime

April 2, 2015 10:06 am
Written by: Tracy Owens

Does the question, "What's for dinner?" send shivers up your spine? In an ideal world, dinnertime is that magical, wonderful moment when your entire family ...Read More
Does the question, "What's for dinner?" send shivers up your spine? In an ideal world, dinnertime is that magical, wonderful moment when your entire family ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

Get Physical! 10 Tips to a Better Family Spring

April 2, 2015 7:50 am
Written by: Ryan Fahey

April is such a beautiful time of year. The winter weather is an afterthought, the birds are out, and the greenway is beginning to look ...Read More
April is such a beautiful time of year. The winter weather is an afterthought, the birds are out, and the greenway is beginning to look ...Read More
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Stay-At-Home Dads: The New Normal

April 1, 2015 3:09 pm
Written by: Maureen Churchill

My husband is a stay-at-home dad. I think it really hit me just how out of the ordinary that was when my son was 4 ...Read More
My husband is a stay-at-home dad. I think it really hit me just how out of the ordinary that was when my son was 4 ...Read More
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Registration Opens for Fit Family Challenge Healthy Lifestyles Program

April 1, 2015 1:07 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Is your family getting enough exercise? Are you eating healthy food? Do you get outdoors to relax and unwind at community events where your kids ...Read More
Is your family getting enough exercise? Are you eating healthy food? Do you get outdoors to relax and unwind at community events where your kids ...Read More
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Personal Financial Knowledge Can Earn Students a College Scholarship

March 31, 2015 1:54 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Worried about affording a college education for your children? Being on the lookout for potential scholarships and applying early could help you offset those escalating ...Read More
Worried about affording a college education for your children? Being on the lookout for potential scholarships and applying early could help you offset those escalating ...Read More
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