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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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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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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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Triangle Winter Wonderland Inspires Indoor and Outdoor Play

February 26, 2015 11:44 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Since the Triangle has transformed into a winter wonderland, many families are enjoying old-fashioned fun. Joy is in the air as kids take to their ...Read More
Since the Triangle has transformed into a winter wonderland, many families are enjoying old-fashioned fun. Joy is in the air as kids take to their ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Let the Good Times Roll: Stress Less With Back to Basics Games

February 25, 2015 8:27 pm
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

Over the past year, I have been on a mission to slow down and enjoy each moment, really taking to heart Gretchen Rubin's saying, "The ...Read More
Over the past year, I have been on a mission to slow down and enjoy each moment, really taking to heart Gretchen Rubin's saying, "The ...Read More
Listed in: The Clueless Chick
 

Boy or Girl? Lemur Scents Reveal Gender

February 25, 2015 1:33 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Pregnant? Just about everyone has a way to divine whether you’re having a girl or boy. Are you “carrying low?” Suffering from morning sickness? Craving ...Read More
Pregnant? Just about everyone has a way to divine whether you’re having a girl or boy. Are you “carrying low?” Suffering from morning sickness? Craving ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Ready for Spring Sports?

February 25, 2015 12:14 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

You may have received the robo-call from your child's school announcing spring sports tryout dates. Or maybe you noticed flyers posted around town advertising youth ...Read More
You may have received the robo-call from your child's school announcing spring sports tryout dates. Or maybe you noticed flyers posted around town advertising youth ...Read More
Listed in: Books, Bytes and Bits
 

Enter to Win Tickets to the BrickUniverse LEGO Extravaganza

February 25, 2015 11:03 am
Written by: Carolina Parent Staff

Attention LEGO builders of all ages: BrickUniverse — a LEGO extravaganza fan event full of building, interactive activities, play areas for all ages and more ...Read More
Attention LEGO builders of all ages: BrickUniverse — a LEGO extravaganza fan event full of building, interactive activities, play areas for all ages and more ...Read More
Listed in: Contests and Giveaways
 

Snowed In(sane)

February 24, 2015 4:22 pm
Written by: Ashley-Ruth M. Bernier

Are you bordering on madness? Do you feel a bit crazed?You've been snowed in with children for several long days?Is your house a grand mess? ...Read More
Are you bordering on madness? Do you feel a bit crazed?You've been snowed in with children for several long days?Is your house a grand mess? ...Read More
Listed in: Four Moms and a Blog
 

Kidcycle Consignment Sale Lets Families Declutter, Save and Help Others

February 23, 2015 11:53 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Since your kids are probably growing like weeds, you may have discovered you have a bunch of clothes that don’t fit them and that they ...Read More
Since your kids are probably growing like weeds, you may have discovered you have a bunch of clothes that don’t fit them and that they ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Jane Seymour Raleigh Exhibition Reveals Inner Life of Artist

February 22, 2015 9:34 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Award-winning actress Jane Seymour has slipped into many roles in her career in movies, on TV and on Broadway. She garnered an Emmy for her ...Read More
Award-winning actress Jane Seymour has slipped into many roles in her career in movies, on TV and on Broadway. She garnered an Emmy for her ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Weekend Fun: Camp and Education Fair, History and Cultural Events

February 19, 2015 1:46 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Got cabin fever but want to stay warm? Escape the winter’s cold at several family-friendly events across the Triangle this weekend:If you’re in the market ...Read More
Got cabin fever but want to stay warm? Escape the winter’s cold at several family-friendly events across the Triangle this weekend:If you’re in the market ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Mom's Idea to Honor Veterans, Inspire Kids

February 18, 2015 8:14 pm
Written by: Stacy McDade

Do you have some free time and want to do something very special for veterans in our community? As a way to honor and remember ...Read More
Do you have some free time and want to do something very special for veterans in our community? As a way to honor and remember ...Read More
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Calling Kids With Special Needs for Dream League Baseball

February 18, 2015 12:01 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Is your child with special needs interested in playing baseball? The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is accepting Dream League Baseball applications ...Read More
Is your child with special needs interested in playing baseball? The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is accepting Dream League Baseball applications ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Baby and Toddler Meal Ideas

February 17, 2015 10:50 pm
Written by: Ashleigh Gerock

I've been noticing a ton of questions throughout online mommy groups and amongst my friends and family regarding food ideas for babies and toddlers. I ...Read More
I've been noticing a ton of questions throughout online mommy groups and amongst my friends and family regarding food ideas for babies and toddlers. I ...Read More
Listed in: Glitter Cottage
 

Why Completing Homework is Like Decorating a House

February 17, 2015 1:50 pm
Written by: C.C. Malloy

Have you ever moved into a new house or apartment and were overwhelmed with furniture placement, bedroom colors or bathroom accessories? Me too. It's easy ...Read More
Have you ever moved into a new house or apartment and were overwhelmed with furniture placement, bedroom colors or bathroom accessories? Me too. It's easy ...Read More
Listed in: A 'Special' World
 

Avoid Driving in Snow & Ice, Unless You Must

February 17, 2015 10:42 am
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Wake County's Communications office is warning that road conditions are treacherous in Wake County. The snow and ice have made driving dangerous. People should stay ...Read More
Wake County's Communications office is warning that road conditions are treacherous in Wake County. The snow and ice have made driving dangerous. People should stay ...Read More
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Emotional Family Wellness

February 17, 2015 6:16 am
Written by: Ryan Fahey

February is a tough time of year for a lot of families. Winter doldrums are in full swing, kids are starting their second term at ...Read More
February is a tough time of year for a lot of families. Winter doldrums are in full swing, kids are starting their second term at ...Read More
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Explore Camps and Schools, Win Prizes at Camp and Education Fair Feb. 21

February 16, 2015 5:03 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

It’s icy and snowy outside, but before you know it, summer will be here. If you know you''ll need a summer or track-out camp, educational ...Read More
It’s icy and snowy outside, but before you know it, summer will be here. If you know you''ll need a summer or track-out camp, educational ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Red Cross Shelters in Eastern NC Now Closed

February 16, 2015 4:03 pm
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Update: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 11 a.m. All Red Cross Shelters in Eastern North Carolina are now closed. These include: Wake CountyBenson Memorial United Methodist ...Read More
Update: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 11 a.m. All Red Cross Shelters in Eastern North Carolina are now closed. These include: Wake CountyBenson Memorial United Methodist ...Read More
Listed in: Hot Topics
 

Dig In! at Marbles Kids Museum Aims to Sprout Community Gardens

February 15, 2015 7:41 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

As frigid air descends on the Triangle and we hunker down in our homes, spring seems like a far-off dream. But if you live in ...Read More
As frigid air descends on the Triangle and we hunker down in our homes, spring seems like a far-off dream. But if you live in ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Share the Love: 5 Children's Movies for Valentine's Day

February 13, 2015 10:25 am
Written by: Andrea Fisher

Love comes in many forms, and when children know this, holidays like Valentine's Day can be sweet no matter what.I've always thought sharing a movie, ...Read More
Love comes in many forms, and when children know this, holidays like Valentine's Day can be sweet no matter what.I've always thought sharing a movie, ...Read More
Listed in: Movies for Children
 

Weekend Offers Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and Nature Fun

February 12, 2015 3:02 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and you’ll find lots of celebrations in the Triangle, including arts and crafts and nature programs at local parks that let ...Read More
It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and you’ll find lots of celebrations in the Triangle, including arts and crafts and nature programs at local parks that let ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Museum to Host Teen Volunteer Fair Feb. 12

February 11, 2015 1:02 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Is your teen interested in the natural world and looking for volunteer work? The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting a Teen Volunteer ...Read More
Is your teen interested in the natural world and looking for volunteer work? The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is hosting a Teen Volunteer ...Read More
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Making Time for Self-care

February 10, 2015 3:53 pm
Written by: Cindy Saleeby Goulding

As busy parents, we often tend to put our children's needs first. We are often spending time driving kids to their activities, making sure they ...Read More
As busy parents, we often tend to put our children's needs first. We are often spending time driving kids to their activities, making sure they ...Read More
Listed in: Work-Life Balance
 

'Midlife Matters' Raleigh Event To Offer Candid Talk on Menopause, Sexuality, Women’s Health

February 10, 2015 10:02 am
Written by: Kathy Kastan, Director, Duke Medicine's Women's Health Initiative

As women, we have to empower ourselves. And each other. My life's work is helping women get and stay healthy. Once every two years, I ...Read More
As women, we have to empower ourselves. And each other. My life's work is helping women get and stay healthy. Once every two years, I ...Read More
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Triangle Gets Head Start on Random Acts Of Kindness Week

February 8, 2015 1:24 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Has a stranger ever helped you out although he or she had nothing to gain? If so, you know that, no matter how many years ...Read More
Has a stranger ever helped you out although he or she had nothing to gain? If so, you know that, no matter how many years ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Weekend: Circus, Black History Parade, Free Kids Events

February 5, 2015 1:52 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend’s family fun offers opportunities to celebrate love ahead of Valentine’s day as well as Black History Month. Kids can also catch a free ...Read More
This weekend’s family fun offers opportunities to celebrate love ahead of Valentine’s day as well as Black History Month. Kids can also catch a free ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 
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