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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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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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N.C. Museum of Art Offers Free Family-Friendly Tours July 3-4

June 30, 2015 2:52 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Looking for ways to entertain your visiting relatives and friends over the July Fourth weekend? The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh announced it ...Read More
Looking for ways to entertain your visiting relatives and friends over the July Fourth weekend? The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh announced it ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Polar Ice House Deal Offers Skaters Relief from Summer Heat

June 26, 2015 6:08 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Too hot to head outside with your children? How about enjoying a deal on ice skating indoors? The Polar Ice House locations in Cary, Garner ...Read More
Too hot to head outside with your children? How about enjoying a deal on ice skating indoors? The Polar Ice House locations in Cary, Garner ...Read More
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Family Movie Night: Free, Cool, Indoor Fun

June 25, 2015 9:39 pm
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

The dog days of summer have settled in so it is time to find some fun indoor activities to enjoy. Sure, spending time in the ...Read More
The dog days of summer have settled in so it is time to find some fun indoor activities to enjoy. Sure, spending time in the ...Read More
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I Wish He Had Told Me

June 25, 2015 6:36 pm
Written by: Amy Kaufman Burk

Greg was the boy I'd been waiting to find—bright, funny, and he didn't think I was weird because I read a ton and took Latin. ...Read More
Greg was the boy I'd been waiting to find—bright, funny, and he didn't think I was weird because I read a ton and took Latin. ...Read More
Listed in: Amy's Parenting Riffs
 

Triangle Weekend: Rainy and Sunny Day Fun for Families

June 25, 2015 1:16 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Will it rain or will the sun come out this weekend? It’s hard to tell, but here are a variety of family fun events and ...Read More
Will it rain or will the sun come out this weekend? It’s hard to tell, but here are a variety of family fun events and ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

40 Good Days

June 24, 2015 1:52 pm
Written by: Maureen Churchill

OK , I'm just going to come out and say it. I recently turned 40. I wasn't overly happy about it, but there really wasn't ...Read More
OK , I'm just going to come out and say it. I recently turned 40. I wasn't overly happy about it, but there really wasn't ...Read More
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Youth 5-18 Invited to Apply for Grants to Help Others

June 24, 2015 12:17 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Does your child have an idea for making the world a better place? He or she could get funding to make that idea become a ...Read More
Does your child have an idea for making the world a better place? He or she could get funding to make that idea become a ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Win a Summer Fun Prize Package

June 24, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

With temperatures soaring into the upper 90s this week, there is never a better time to kick off our annual summer fun prize package. This ...Read More
With temperatures soaring into the upper 90s this week, there is never a better time to kick off our annual summer fun prize package. This ...Read More
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Keeping Driver’s Ed Affordable Keeps N.C. Roads Safer

June 23, 2015 9:40 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

I got lucky. My older son got his driver's education for free in high school, thanks to the state of North Carolina. This year, due ...Read More
I got lucky. My older son got his driver's education for free in high school, thanks to the state of North Carolina. This year, due ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Band Together NC Concert to Raise Funds to Help Triangle Families

June 21, 2015 3:51 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Are you a fan of Michael Franti and Spearhead? Are you interested in giving Triangle families in need a helping hand? Then don’t miss the ...Read More
Are you a fan of Michael Franti and Spearhead? Are you interested in giving Triangle families in need a helping hand? Then don’t miss the ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Father's Day Weekend: 15 Outings for Dad, Fun Festivals

June 18, 2015 1:43 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This Father’s Day weekend, venues from the Triangle to Wilmington are gearing up to celebrate with Dad-themed events. Browse our Father’s Day roundup for details ...Read More
This Father’s Day weekend, venues from the Triangle to Wilmington are gearing up to celebrate with Dad-themed events. Browse our Father’s Day roundup for details ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

15 Triangle Father’s Day Excursions and Dad-Themed Beach Getaways

June 17, 2015 12:14 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Ready to spring a cool Father’s Day gift on Dad? Why not take him out to the ballpark, a festival or an ice cream social ...Read More
Ready to spring a cool Father’s Day gift on Dad? Why not take him out to the ballpark, a festival or an ice cream social ...Read More
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Celebrate Blueberry Day at State Farmers Market June 18

June 16, 2015 2:10 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

If you or your children like blueberries, head to the N.C. State Farmers Market in Raleigh, Thursday, June 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for Blueberry Day. ...Read More
If you or your children like blueberries, head to the N.C. State Farmers Market in Raleigh, Thursday, June 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for Blueberry Day. ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Colleges to Avoid

June 16, 2015 10:18 am
Written by: Dave Bergman

A quick glance at the "around the web" links housed underneath legitimate news articles on several sites tell us two things: 1) people like lists ...Read More
A quick glance at the "around the web" links housed underneath legitimate news articles on several sites tell us two things: 1) people like lists ...Read More
Listed in: College Transitions
 

6 Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens And Tweens

June 15, 2015 7:04 pm
Written by: Heather Leah

An incredible thing happens when teens and tweens learn they can help solve social problems: They become empowered. Then, they start to ask questions: Can ...Read More
An incredible thing happens when teens and tweens learn they can help solve social problems: They become empowered. Then, they start to ask questions: Can ...Read More
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Final Steps to Streamline Dinnertime

June 15, 2015 1:30 pm
Written by: Tracy Owens

At the end of the day, do your family activities take off like fireworks at the end of a fireworks show? As the day winds ...Read More
At the end of the day, do your family activities take off like fireworks at the end of a fireworks show? As the day winds ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

6 Ways to Stay Cool with Kids in Raleigh/Durham

June 14, 2015 10:16 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

With temperatures predicted to soar to 100 degrees this week, keeping your family cool is critical. If you have kids at home, try these free ...Read More
With temperatures predicted to soar to 100 degrees this week, keeping your family cool is critical. If you have kids at home, try these free ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

10 Fun Weekend Events: Free Concerts, Ice Skating and Celebrations

June 11, 2015 2:16 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

1. Celebrate the 175th anniversary of the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh with a free family-friendly festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 13. Enjoy performances ...Read More
1. Celebrate the 175th anniversary of the State Capitol in downtown Raleigh with a free family-friendly festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, June 13. Enjoy performances ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Preparing for Pregnancy and Baby

June 11, 2015 1:39 pm
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Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. It's also riddled with annoying aches and pains. While I was overjoyed not to encounter morning sickness in any of ...Read More
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. It's also riddled with annoying aches and pains. While I was overjoyed not to encounter morning sickness in any of ...Read More
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Carolina Renaissance Festival Calls Talent to Audition

June 10, 2015 3:11 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Are you a Renaissance man, woman, boy or teen? Would you like to be one? The Carolina Renaissance Festival — a combination of outdoor theater, ...Read More
Are you a Renaissance man, woman, boy or teen? Would you like to be one? The Carolina Renaissance Festival — a combination of outdoor theater, ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

If My Child Came Out As Transgender

June 10, 2015 1:28 pm
Written by: Amy Kaufman Burk

On the LGBT spectrum, the T is often misunderstood: Transgender. A transgender person was born with the body of one gender, but inside feels like ...Read More
On the LGBT spectrum, the T is often misunderstood: Transgender. A transgender person was born with the body of one gender, but inside feels like ...Read More
Listed in: Amy's Parenting Riffs
 

Win 4 Tickets to June 14 KIDZ BOP Show

June 10, 2015 9:36 am
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KIDZ BOP is bringing the "Make Some Noise" tour to Durham's Carolina Theatre June 14 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Watch the KIDZ BOP Kids ...Read More
KIDZ BOP is bringing the "Make Some Noise" tour to Durham's Carolina Theatre June 14 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Watch the KIDZ BOP Kids ...Read More
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When Special Is Not Really Special

June 9, 2015 10:11 pm
Written by: C.C. Malloy

There I've said it; our kids are not "special." I mean that in a good way. Of course our children are special, but once they ...Read More
There I've said it; our kids are not "special." I mean that in a good way. Of course our children are special, but once they ...Read More
Listed in: A 'Special' World
 

Create a Fit Family Challenge Account for a Chance to Win Beats Headphones

June 9, 2015 1:58 pm
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Our Fit Family Challenge wraps up Monday, June 15, but it's not too late to join! Remember, you only need to log 150 minutes of ...Read More
Our Fit Family Challenge wraps up Monday, June 15, but it's not too late to join! Remember, you only need to log 150 minutes of ...Read More
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Fit Family Challenge Offers Chance to Win Beats Headphones

June 9, 2015 11:06 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Have you joined our Fit Family Challenge yet? Our free challenge to promote healthy, active lifestyles wraps up June 15, but it’s not too late ...Read More
Have you joined our Fit Family Challenge yet? Our free challenge to promote healthy, active lifestyles wraps up June 15, but it’s not too late ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 
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