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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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Jennifer Durbin

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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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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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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Weekend Offers Astronomy Days, Food Truck Rodeo, Nature & Art Fun

January 22, 2015 1:51 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend offers lots of family fun across the Triangle, whether you or your kids are astronomy buffs or nature lovers, or enjoy food truck ...Read More
This weekend offers lots of family fun across the Triangle, whether you or your kids are astronomy buffs or nature lovers, or enjoy food truck ...Read More
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BrickUniverse Offers Fun for LEGO Fans March 28-29

January 22, 2015 10:06 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Do your kids love playing with LEGOs? Or do you wish they would take a break from their digital devices to take part in more ...Read More
Do your kids love playing with LEGOs? Or do you wish they would take a break from their digital devices to take part in more ...Read More
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Win a Flywheel Barre or Cycle Five-Class Pack

January 22, 2015 7:00 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Have you kicked off your post-holiday fitness routine? Why not mix things up by adding a Flywheel cycle or barre class to your routine?Flywheel Sports ...Read More
Have you kicked off your post-holiday fitness routine? Why not mix things up by adding a Flywheel cycle or barre class to your routine?Flywheel Sports ...Read More
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Teens and Jobs: Reasons For Disclosing Or Not Disclosing A Disability To Your Employer

January 21, 2015 6:25 pm
Written by: C.C. Malloy

It is hard enough for anyone to get a job, not to mention someone who has never had a job before. Or worse, a teenager ...Read More
It is hard enough for anyone to get a job, not to mention someone who has never had a job before. Or worse, a teenager ...Read More
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Obama Reveals Plan to Help Working Parents

January 21, 2015 11:43 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night held a new vision for the future of America’s middle class and lower-income families. In ...Read More
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night held a new vision for the future of America’s middle class and lower-income families. In ...Read More
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Durham Bulls' Bully Busters Come Calling at Elementary Schools

January 20, 2015 6:26 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Through March 25, Wool E. Bull is leading the charge to root out bullying in elementary schools in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties.The effort comes ...Read More
Through March 25, Wool E. Bull is leading the charge to root out bullying in elementary schools in Wake, Durham and Orange Counties.The effort comes ...Read More
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Wives Of Full-Time Dads

January 20, 2015 4:43 pm
Written by: Austin Dowd

In a life before kids I did marketing for a small creative services firm. Measuring success was difficult since getting honest feedback from our clients ...Read More
In a life before kids I did marketing for a small creative services firm. Measuring success was difficult since getting honest feedback from our clients ...Read More
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Clean Cosmetics

January 20, 2015 3:21 pm
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

The New Year is a great time for cleaning out your home and that shouldn't stop at your beauty bag. I'm not just talking about ...Read More
The New Year is a great time for cleaning out your home and that shouldn't stop at your beauty bag. I'm not just talking about ...Read More
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Stroller Strides Offers Free Week of Workouts Across Triangle

January 18, 2015 7:09 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Looking to get out for exercise but don’t have a babysitter for your baby? From Jan. 19-24, Stroller Strides – a stroller-based fitness program designed ...Read More
Looking to get out for exercise but don’t have a babysitter for your baby? From Jan. 19-24, Stroller Strides – a stroller-based fitness program designed ...Read More
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Life With a Food Allergic Child

January 16, 2015 10:52 am
Written by: Nicole Johnson

Recently, I took my son to a new allergist. We had liked our old allergist OK, but we have been discussing the idea of Oral ...Read More
Recently, I took my son to a new allergist. We had liked our old allergist OK, but we have been discussing the idea of Oral ...Read More
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Weekend Celebrates MLK with Events, Volunteer Opportunities

January 15, 2015 1:40 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

The Triangle celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend and on through Monday with live music and art tributes, public speeches, ...Read More
The Triangle celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend and on through Monday with live music and art tributes, public speeches, ...Read More
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The Busy Family’s Guide to Eating Healthy on a Budget

January 15, 2015 9:47 am
Written by: Cindy Saleeby Goulding, MS, LPC, NCC, CPT, CWC

Even when you have the best intentions to eat at home and make something healthy for your family, life often gets in the way. Whether ...Read More
Even when you have the best intentions to eat at home and make something healthy for your family, life often gets in the way. Whether ...Read More
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Marbles Expands Family Fun Night for Kids with Special Needs

January 14, 2015 2:19 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Children with special needs can look forward to more special play nights designed just for them at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh this year.In ...Read More
Children with special needs can look forward to more special play nights designed just for them at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh this year.In ...Read More
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Win Dinner for 2 From the Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series

January 14, 2015 11:46 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state's food, agriculture and culinary talent, will pit 16 ...Read More
The Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series, a single-elimination tournament highlighting the best of the state's food, agriculture and culinary talent, will pit 16 ...Read More
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Estimating College Costs: The Power of Net Price Calculators

January 13, 2015 2:44 pm
Written by: Dave Bergman

A few months ago, I noticed that my cable bill had crept up into uncharted territory. After calling the cable company and enduring 20 straight ...Read More
A few months ago, I noticed that my cable bill had crept up into uncharted territory. After calling the cable company and enduring 20 straight ...Read More
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Wake Forest Offers More Tickets to ‘Elsa & Ana’s Frozen Wonderland’ Program

January 13, 2015 10:17 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Jan 23, 2015 UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming community response, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department has added a third session of ...Read More
Jan 23, 2015 UPDATE: Due to an overwhelming community response, the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department has added a third session of ...Read More
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Banish Winter/Rainy Day Blues With 30 Affordable Ideas for Kids Play

January 11, 2015 7:19 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

It’s cold and wet outside. The holidays are over, and it’s easy to feel trapped indoors when you’re caring for a child or two. Below ...Read More
It’s cold and wet outside. The holidays are over, and it’s easy to feel trapped indoors when you’re caring for a child or two. Below ...Read More
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Win Tea for 2 at Marbles Kids Museum's Princess Tea

January 9, 2015 12:00 pm
Written by: Carolina Parent Staff

England's King Charles II married Catherine of Braganza, who was Portuguese, in 1662. Catherine grew up drinking tea in Portugal, where tea was the preferred ...Read More
England's King Charles II married Catherine of Braganza, who was Portuguese, in 1662. Catherine grew up drinking tea in Portugal, where tea was the preferred ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: Three Kings Day Parade, Ice Skating, Free Concert

January 8, 2015 2:02 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Whether you want to play outdoors or inside, you’ll find plenty of free family fun across the Triangle this weekend. Struck by the holiday blues? ...Read More
Whether you want to play outdoors or inside, you’ll find plenty of free family fun across the Triangle this weekend. Struck by the holiday blues? ...Read More
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A Ray of Sunshine: Lilly Pulitzer for Target

January 7, 2015 1:20 pm
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

My two favorite stores are collaborating and I couldn't be more excited for the launch of Lilly Pulitzer for Target on April 19! Just announced ...Read More
My two favorite stores are collaborating and I couldn't be more excited for the launch of Lilly Pulitzer for Target on April 19! Just announced ...Read More
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Triangle Groups Invite Kids and Families to MLK Birthday Celebration

January 7, 2015 12:37 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Can young children understand a concept as complex as civil rights? Can they be taught the importance of giving to others in need? A group ...Read More
Can young children understand a concept as complex as civil rights? Can they be taught the importance of giving to others in need? A group ...Read More
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Before You Begin Home Schooling

January 7, 2015 9:30 am
Written by: Ursula Vogt

Thinking of making the jump to homeschool? Before you do, check out these five essential tips. Research the laws in your state. Laws for home ...Read More
Thinking of making the jump to homeschool? Before you do, check out these five essential tips. Research the laws in your state. Laws for home ...Read More
Listed in: Four Moms and a Blog
 

The Post-Holiday Blues

January 7, 2015 9:00 am
Written by: Ashleigh Gerock

Bah, humbug!Oh, I can't say that after the holidays have come and gone? Well, you're not the boss of me!Now that we have that settled, ...Read More
Bah, humbug!Oh, I can't say that after the holidays have come and gone? Well, you're not the boss of me!Now that we have that settled, ...Read More
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Holt Brothers Foundation to Host Playoff Party to Benefit Kids

January 6, 2015 6:00 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Former N.C. State University and National Football League players Terrence and Torry Holt know the pain of losing a parent as children. Torry was 10 ...Read More
Former N.C. State University and National Football League players Terrence and Torry Holt know the pain of losing a parent as children. Torry was 10 ...Read More
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Volunteer to Help Book Harvest’s Book Drive on MLK Day

January 2, 2015 3:27 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Interested in putting books into the hands of local children who cannot afford them? Would you like to volunteer with your children to honor Dr. ...Read More
Interested in putting books into the hands of local children who cannot afford them? Would you like to volunteer with your children to honor Dr. ...Read More
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