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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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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
Listed in: Four Moms and a Blog
 

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
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

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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Getting Your Teen Moving

March 30, 2015 11:12 am
Written by: Evie Houtz, Be Active Kids

The teenage years are some of the hardest. You are trying to fit in with everyone else but also trying to be you own individual. ...Read More
The teenage years are some of the hardest. You are trying to fit in with everyone else but also trying to be you own individual. ...Read More
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Go Ape Treetop Adventure Opens at Blue Jay Point County Park

March 29, 2015 11:00 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

A new, exhilarating outdoor experience is being served up high above the treetops in north Raleigh’s Blue Jay Point County Park. With the opening Saturday ...Read More
A new, exhilarating outdoor experience is being served up high above the treetops in north Raleigh’s Blue Jay Point County Park. With the opening Saturday ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: Egg Hunts, Spring Festivals, Performances and More

March 26, 2015 1:57 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Towns across the Triangle are hosting egg hunts, and your kids can find the Easter Bunny in lots of places, from outdoors to inside malls. ...Read More
Towns across the Triangle are hosting egg hunts, and your kids can find the Easter Bunny in lots of places, from outdoors to inside malls. ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

DreamWorks' Only 2015 Film, 'Home,' to Open This Friday

March 26, 2015 10:39 am
Written by: Andrea Fisher

Many are calling DreamWorks' new animated tale, "Home,"—set to open in theaters this Friday—an act of deja vu.Adapted from the children's book "The True Meaning ...Read More
Many are calling DreamWorks' new animated tale, "Home,"—set to open in theaters this Friday—an act of deja vu.Adapted from the children's book "The True Meaning ...Read More
Listed in: Movies for Children
 

Full Scholarship Aims to Attract Boys to Ballet in Raleigh

March 25, 2015 12:56 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Boys interested in ballet dancing are a rare commodity, but Carolina Ballet has a plan to attract them through its new Robert Weiss Boys’ Scholarship ...Read More
Boys interested in ballet dancing are a rare commodity, but Carolina Ballet has a plan to attract them through its new Robert Weiss Boys’ Scholarship ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Win Tickets to Mother-Daughter Day at the Southern Women's Show

March 25, 2015 8:52 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

The 30th annual Southern Women's Show arrives at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh April 24-26 and visitors will be able to shop more than ...Read More
The 30th annual Southern Women's Show arrives at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh April 24-26 and visitors will be able to shop more than ...Read More
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Creating Balance That Works for You and Your Family

March 24, 2015 2:53 pm
Written by: Gaye Esser

I am so excited to be the Balance Expert working with the two Spotlight Families in the Fit Family Challenge. I have read their entry ...Read More
I am so excited to be the Balance Expert working with the two Spotlight Families in the Fit Family Challenge. I have read their entry ...Read More
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Welcome Spring at Fun Fitness Events for Kids

March 24, 2015 11:25 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Would you like your kids to be more active? Why not sign them up for some fun fitness events this spring? Also, be sure to ...Read More
Would you like your kids to be more active? Why not sign them up for some fun fitness events this spring? Also, be sure to ...Read More
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Detour Ahead: Accepting the Fit Family Challenge

March 23, 2015 8:34 pm
Written by: Katherine Gomez

"I'll take two, large number ones with sweet tea, a cheeseburger, and four-count chicken nuggets." This drive-thru scenario is not a special occasion, rather it's ...Read More
"I'll take two, large number ones with sweet tea, a cheeseburger, and four-count chicken nuggets." This drive-thru scenario is not a special occasion, rather it's ...Read More
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Choosing a College Major: What You Need to Know

March 23, 2015 11:53 am
Written by: Dave Bergman

"Buridan's ass" is a well-known (and unfortunately named) philosophical paradox where a famished donkey sits equidistant between two similarly delicious bales of hay and, unable ...Read More
"Buridan's ass" is a well-known (and unfortunately named) philosophical paradox where a famished donkey sits equidistant between two similarly delicious bales of hay and, unable ...Read More
Listed in: College Transitions
 

Step Out for Spring Break Activities in the Triangle

March 22, 2015 1:27 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Eat, play, sleep, repeat, is the perfect formula for spring break, a time to kick back and unwind from rigors of school. But if you’re ...Read More
Eat, play, sleep, repeat, is the perfect formula for spring break, a time to kick back and unwind from rigors of school. But if you’re ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Green Thumb, Green Garden, Green Food

March 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

The moment I noticed our Bermuda grass turning green a few weeks ago, I heard myself yelling, "LOOK! Finally — the grass is turning green!" ...Read More
The moment I noticed our Bermuda grass turning green a few weeks ago, I heard myself yelling, "LOOK! Finally — the grass is turning green!" ...Read More
Listed in: Books, Bytes and Bits
 

Manage Your Time, Reduce Your Stress at Work

March 20, 2015 10:28 am
Written by: Cindy S. Goulding

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed by your workload? Is your to-do list getting longer? Do you feel paralyzed because you don't even know where ...Read More
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed by your workload? Is your to-do list getting longer? Do you feel paralyzed because you don't even know where ...Read More
Listed in: Work-Life Balance
 

Teaching Life Skills One Day at a Time

March 19, 2015 10:20 pm
Written by: C.C. Malloy

In our hearts, we want to help our child, but our minds are thinking we must help. Is that so bad? Of course not! We're ...Read More
In our hearts, we want to help our child, but our minds are thinking we must help. Is that so bad? Of course not! We're ...Read More
Listed in: A 'Special' World
 

Hello From the Ojala Family

March 19, 2015 7:12 pm
Written by: Ojalas

We're the Ojala family and are so excited that Carolina Parent and Coca-Cola are giving us the opportunity to be a Spotlight Family for this ...Read More
We're the Ojala family and are so excited that Carolina Parent and Coca-Cola are giving us the opportunity to be a Spotlight Family for this ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in the Triangle!

March 19, 2015 1:11 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

From festivals where you can fly a kite, listen to storytellers, savor food truck fare or enjoy art in bloom, to Easter Bunny visits at ...Read More
From festivals where you can fly a kite, listen to storytellers, savor food truck fare or enjoy art in bloom, to Easter Bunny visits at ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Nonprofit Granting Wishes to Cancer Patients Seeks Volunteers

March 18, 2015 5:41 pm
Written by: Lauren Odomirok

The heightened stress and fear that accompany a cancer diagnosis leave little room for enjoying life’s simple pleasures, let alone time for pursuing dreams. The ...Read More
The heightened stress and fear that accompany a cancer diagnosis leave little room for enjoying life’s simple pleasures, let alone time for pursuing dreams. The ...Read More
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Stroller Strides Offers Free Workout April 13-18

March 18, 2015 1:57 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Stroller Strides – a fitness program for moms with babies or stroller-age children — will offer free classes and playgroup activities at locations across the ...Read More
Stroller Strides – a fitness program for moms with babies or stroller-age children — will offer free classes and playgroup activities at locations across the ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Win 4 Tickets to 'Mythbusters: Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!'

March 18, 2015 12:15 pm
Written by: Carolina Parent Staff

For one night only, see the stars of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters" at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, when ...Read More
For one night only, see the stars of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters" at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, when ...Read More
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You Might Be a Homeschooler if ...

March 18, 2015 11:12 am
Written by: Ursula Vogt

Do you want to know the single resource I find most useful after 15 years of homeschool? I promise it isn't what you think. The ...Read More
Do you want to know the single resource I find most useful after 15 years of homeschool? I promise it isn't what you think. The ...Read More
Listed in: Four Moms and a Blog
 

Celebrate Spring With Festival of Art and Flowers, Easter Bunny Book

March 17, 2015 11:34 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Spring is showing her face in early blooms across the Triangle, and Easter will be here before we know it. Celebrate the season with your ...Read More
Spring is showing her face in early blooms across the Triangle, and Easter will be here before we know it. Celebrate the season with your ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Climb With Us June 20 to Support Moms, Mental Health

March 16, 2015 8:55 pm
Written by: Amanda Cadran

If you're a parent, you've been there: You wait anxiously for the moment you can meet your new baby. Every day you plan, you prepare, ...Read More
If you're a parent, you've been there: You wait anxiously for the moment you can meet your new baby. Every day you plan, you prepare, ...Read More
Listed in: Guest Bloggers
 
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