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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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Bike to School Day May 6 Aims to Pedal Safety First

May 4, 2015 3:12 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

How are your kids heading to school on Wednesday, May 6? Several Triangle-area schools are taking part in Bike to School Day designed to promote ...Read More
How are your kids heading to school on Wednesday, May 6? Several Triangle-area schools are taking part in Bike to School Day designed to promote ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Listen to Your Mother Show Returns May 7-8

May 4, 2015 9:53 am
Written by: KeAnne Hoeg

I’ve often wished I had a primer on motherhood. Don't get me wrong - I did the required reading. The problem is that there are ...Read More
I’ve often wished I had a primer on motherhood. Don't get me wrong - I did the required reading. The problem is that there are ...Read More
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The First Failure: Breastfeeding

May 4, 2015 6:26 am
Written by: Amy Kaufman Burk

Spoiler Alert: If vivid descriptions of breast-feeding bother you, then skip this post. From the moment I became pregnant, I looked forward to breastfeeding. I ...Read More
Spoiler Alert: If vivid descriptions of breast-feeding bother you, then skip this post. From the moment I became pregnant, I looked forward to breastfeeding. I ...Read More
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My Story: Dropping Out of High School and Raising Billy

May 3, 2015 5:28 pm
Written by: Nancy Ianniello

Before I got pregnant, I was carefree and hanging around with my friends. After I got pregnant, I had responsibilities, however I was joyful about ...Read More
Before I got pregnant, I was carefree and hanging around with my friends. After I got pregnant, I had responsibilities, however I was joyful about ...Read More
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Visitors Flocking to National Parks in North Carolina

May 3, 2015 5:21 pm
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Have you taken your kids to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, cruised the Blue Ridge Parkway to see colorful fall foliage or headed to Cape ...Read More
Have you taken your kids to the Wright Brothers National Memorial, cruised the Blue Ridge Parkway to see colorful fall foliage or headed to Cape ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Tips for Taking Your Toddler to a Restaurant

May 2, 2015 9:30 pm
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

The sun is out and the weather is perfectly pleasant. It is time to dust off the pollen and head out for a relaxing dinner ...Read More
The sun is out and the weather is perfectly pleasant. It is time to dust off the pollen and head out for a relaxing dinner ...Read More
Listed in: The Clueless Chick
 

11 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Weekend!

April 30, 2015 1:27 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

The first weekend in May brings a range of family fun, from spring festivals to live performances and activities perfect for kids.1. Head to 35th ...Read More
The first weekend in May brings a range of family fun, from spring festivals to live performances and activities perfect for kids.1. Head to 35th ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Simple Movement Screens: A New Tool to Help Prevent Overuse Injuries

April 30, 2015 11:16 am
Written by: Kevin Prue

Annual physicals are a great way to help monitor the health of your children and to make sure they grow up healthy and happy. In ...Read More
Annual physicals are a great way to help monitor the health of your children and to make sure they grow up healthy and happy. In ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

North Carolina Zoo Grants Wish for Sick Child

April 29, 2015 3:41 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

On Tuesday, 6-year-old Parker Gaillard of Winston-Salem saw his wish come true at the North Carolina Zoo.Parker, who loves animals and wants to become a ...Read More
On Tuesday, 6-year-old Parker Gaillard of Winston-Salem saw his wish come true at the North Carolina Zoo.Parker, who loves animals and wants to become a ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Win 4 Tickets to 'Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions'

April 29, 2015 1:20 pm
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Experience Pokémon ilke never before! The North Carolina Symphony has joined forces with the popular video game to create "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions." Hear all new ...Read More
Experience Pokémon ilke never before! The North Carolina Symphony has joined forces with the popular video game to create "Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions." Hear all new ...Read More
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Kids Helping Kids Walk and Festival to Support Visually Impaired Children

April 28, 2015 1:56 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Take your kids for fun outing and help them figuratively step into the shoes of visually impaired children at the “Kids Helping Kids Walk and ...Read More
Take your kids for fun outing and help them figuratively step into the shoes of visually impaired children at the “Kids Helping Kids Walk and ...Read More
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Charlotte’s Closet Lets Teens Borrow Designer Dresses for Proms

April 26, 2015 6:07 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Prom season is upon us, bringing joyful anticipation and a certain amount of stress, both for teens and parents. Of course you want your daughter ...Read More
Prom season is upon us, bringing joyful anticipation and a certain amount of stress, both for teens and parents. Of course you want your daughter ...Read More
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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend In and Around the Triangle

April 23, 2015 1:26 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

1. Celebrate spring at the Songbird Celebration Family Festival, a free festival for bird lovers of all ages at Blue Jay Point County Park in ...Read More
1. Celebrate spring at the Songbird Celebration Family Festival, a free festival for bird lovers of all ages at Blue Jay Point County Park in ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

The Great American Family Vacation

April 23, 2015 12:07 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

I asked six years ago and got, "The kids are too young." Then three years ago, my husband's response was, "Nah, let's go to Florida ...Read More
I asked six years ago and got, "The kids are too young." Then three years ago, my husband's response was, "Nah, let's go to Florida ...Read More
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Toss the Clutter, Gain Time for What Matters

April 23, 2015 9:38 am
Written by: Ryan Fahey

How is your home environment? Is your garage full of stuff? Are you finding it hard to find space for your kids to kick around ...Read More
How is your home environment? Is your garage full of stuff? Are you finding it hard to find space for your kids to kick around ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

The Worst Advice You Ever Heard About Having A Special Needs Child

April 22, 2015 8:55 pm
Written by: C.C. Malloy

Remember the time when you were visiting your in-laws and your kidlet broke that ugly, (I mean treasured), sentimental piece? Or how about the day ...Read More
Remember the time when you were visiting your in-laws and your kidlet broke that ugly, (I mean treasured), sentimental piece? Or how about the day ...Read More
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Wake Forest Hosts Special Needs Resources Fair April 25

April 22, 2015 11:59 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Parents are always looking for ways to make life better for our children, whether it’s finding the perfect park, the right school, pediatrician or therapy. ...Read More
Parents are always looking for ways to make life better for our children, whether it’s finding the perfect park, the right school, pediatrician or therapy. ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Gov. McCrory Declares April 21 Fit Family Challenge Day

April 21, 2015 1:09 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

On a picture perfect sunny morning on Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh, Gov. Pat McCrory declared April 21 Fit Family Challenge Day, launching a statewide ...Read More
On a picture perfect sunny morning on Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh, Gov. Pat McCrory declared April 21 Fit Family Challenge Day, launching a statewide ...Read More
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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
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

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
Listed in: Fit Family
 
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