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Overcoming Barriers To Domestic Adoption After Infertility

November 10, 2014 9:11 am
Written by: Nathaniel H. Goetz

In 2010, after an exhaustive five-year struggle with infertility, my wife, Parul, and I, finally recognized the need to heal and reevaluate our plans for ...Read More
In 2010, after an exhaustive five-year struggle with infertility, my wife, Parul, and I, finally recognized the need to heal and reevaluate our plans for ...Read More
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'Piecing it all Together' During National Runaway Prevention Month

November 3, 2014 1:44 pm
Written by: Maureen Blaha

There are so many things that parents need to protect their children from, and sometimes it comes down to protecting children from themselves and their ...Read More
There are so many things that parents need to protect their children from, and sometimes it comes down to protecting children from themselves and their ...Read More
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Make Voting a Family Tradition

October 16, 2014 3:24 pm
Written by: Tina Sherman

I fondly remember the first time I was able to cast my vote in an election. It was the 1992 presidential election. I studied the ...Read More
I fondly remember the first time I was able to cast my vote in an election. It was the 1992 presidential election. I studied the ...Read More
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Plan Now for Top 10 Summer Activities for Your Teen

October 15, 2014 5:52 pm
Written by: Justine Harrington

Parents, it’s never too early to begin brainstorming summer activity suggestions for your teen (especially if you’re worried about them spending three long months lazing ...Read More
Parents, it’s never too early to begin brainstorming summer activity suggestions for your teen (especially if you’re worried about them spending three long months lazing ...Read More
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Kicking and Yelling: A Father of Five on the Road to Black Belt

October 13, 2014 9:18 pm
Written by: James J. Cappola,III,M.D.

I made taekwondo a part of my life when I needed it most. Five years ago, my family and I were grappling with some serious ...Read More
I made taekwondo a part of my life when I needed it most. Five years ago, my family and I were grappling with some serious ...Read More
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No Kid of Mine Will Fly Alone!

September 22, 2014 12:07 pm
Written by: Madelon Sheff

Child endangerment comes to mind when I see children flying unaccompanied by family or friends. Instead of an adult, they have a cute pilot's pin ...Read More
Child endangerment comes to mind when I see children flying unaccompanied by family or friends. Instead of an adult, they have a cute pilot's pin ...Read More
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New Support Group to Help Parents of Kids with ADD/ADHD

September 2, 2014 1:42 pm
Written by: Suzanne Ballantyne and Noa Ronen

Parenting is a tough job, and children don't arrive with instruction manuals. As much as we love our children, there are times when we'd love ...Read More
Parenting is a tough job, and children don't arrive with instruction manuals. As much as we love our children, there are times when we'd love ...Read More
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How to Make Beach Trips With Toddlers Easy

August 11, 2014 2:22 pm
Written by: Kaylee Schatz-Berg

Family trips to the beach should be memorable for all the right reasons. The work to calm a cranky toddler who misses nap time is ...Read More
Family trips to the beach should be memorable for all the right reasons. The work to calm a cranky toddler who misses nap time is ...Read More
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Who's in Charge?

July 22, 2014 8:04 pm
Written by: Madelon Sheff

As a mother and former teacher, I am interested in how to nurture children. As a result of employing Maddy's Management Methods, my own kids ...Read More
As a mother and former teacher, I am interested in how to nurture children. As a result of employing Maddy's Management Methods, my own kids ...Read More
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Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants Good for NC

July 18, 2014 2:03 pm
Written by: Gayatri Ankem

Health experts, labor and industry leaders and environmental advocates will speak at a “citizen hearing” in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, July 22, 5:30-8 p.m. in ...Read More
Health experts, labor and industry leaders and environmental advocates will speak at a “citizen hearing” in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, July 22, 5:30-8 p.m. in ...Read More
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Tips for Stress-Free Transition to Kindergarten

July 14, 2014 3:39 pm
Written by: Lynn Rasmussen and Neesha Mirchandani

Kindergarten has changed, as has the world around us. Children use smart boards and iPads, and teachers cope with pressures that simply didn't exist 20 ...Read More
Kindergarten has changed, as has the world around us. Children use smart boards and iPads, and teachers cope with pressures that simply didn't exist 20 ...Read More
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NC Teacher: Why We Need to Keep the Common Core

June 27, 2014 10:19 am
Written by: Nancy Gardner

I started teaching in 1974. I am preparing seniors for a very different world now in 2014—some 40 years later.Here are three things my students ...Read More
I started teaching in 1974. I am preparing seniors for a very different world now in 2014—some 40 years later.Here are three things my students ...Read More
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Families Needed to Host International Exchange Students

June 18, 2014 8:02 pm
Written by: Kandace Wright

Would you like to give your children a unique cultural experience? Have you often wondered how a student exchange program works but weren't sure whom ...Read More
Would you like to give your children a unique cultural experience? Have you often wondered how a student exchange program works but weren't sure whom ...Read More
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Take Part in Child and Family Day for N.C. Kids

May 29, 2014 11:02 am
Written by: Melea Rose-Waters

Recently I spoke at a press conference at the North Carolina General Assembly on the elimination of the N.c. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and ...Read More
Recently I spoke at a press conference at the North Carolina General Assembly on the elimination of the N.c. Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and ...Read More
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10 Inexpensive Family Activities In Raleigh

May 26, 2014 1:02 pm
Written by: Theresa Sutton

As the long anticipated summer season rapidly approaches, parents in the Triangle are taking to the Internet in search of some inexpensive ways to keep ...Read More
As the long anticipated summer season rapidly approaches, parents in the Triangle are taking to the Internet in search of some inexpensive ways to keep ...Read More
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The World's Longest Book Tour

April 23, 2014 12:30 pm
Written by: Jenny Milchman

When it takes 13 years to get published, the time after your debut novel comes out can feel a little surreal. That was when I ...Read More
When it takes 13 years to get published, the time after your debut novel comes out can feel a little surreal. That was when I ...Read More
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Seeking Stories about Fatherhood and Fathers

April 21, 2014 1:56 pm
Written by: Liisa Ogburn

Do you have a story to tell about fatherhood? Now's the time!Recently, while helping get the word out about a live storytelling event called Listen ...Read More
Do you have a story to tell about fatherhood? Now's the time!Recently, while helping get the word out about a live storytelling event called Listen ...Read More
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When Your Daughter or Son Comes Out

March 10, 2014 8:45 pm
Written by: Amy Kaufman Burk

"My son is gay."Over the years, friends have spoken those words."My daughter is gay."Some spoke so low I could barely hear. Some cried.Can this reaction ...Read More
"My son is gay."Over the years, friends have spoken those words."My daughter is gay."Some spoke so low I could barely hear. Some cried.Can this reaction ...Read More
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Our Family Move from NY to NC

February 24, 2014 4:34 pm
Written by: Noa Ronen

“So how is it down there?” “Are you all packed up and ready to go?” The questions were everywhere. They came while I was walking ...Read More
“So how is it down there?” “Are you all packed up and ready to go?” The questions were everywhere. They came while I was walking ...Read More
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Explaining the Importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to a Child

January 12, 2014 10:25 am
Written by: Stephanie Lormand

"Mom, what made white people think it was OK to own black people? Why did they even DO that?"This question came out of my then-6-year-old's ...Read More
"Mom, what made white people think it was OK to own black people? Why did they even DO that?"This question came out of my then-6-year-old's ...Read More
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Growing Up In The Theater

December 4, 2013 12:56 pm
Written by: English Bernhardt

Wow! Just about two months and counting until North Carolina Theatre begins rehearsals for its February show, Les Miserables! I am counting the days, since ...Read More
Wow! Just about two months and counting until North Carolina Theatre begins rehearsals for its February show, Les Miserables! I am counting the days, since ...Read More
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Autism Goes Social

November 21, 2013 10:03 am
Written by: Denise DeCandia

“Your child has autism.”Those are the dreaded words no parent wants to hear, yet they are being uttered more and more.If you’re like most parents ...Read More
“Your child has autism.”Those are the dreaded words no parent wants to hear, yet they are being uttered more and more.If you’re like most parents ...Read More
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The Best Fright-Free Halloween Movies For Young Children

October 27, 2013 8:24 pm
Written by: Andrea Fisher

We tend to associate Halloween with blood, guts, and gore, and for many October means countless bone-chilling, nightmare-inducing movie nights. Looking for less frightening, more ...Read More
We tend to associate Halloween with blood, guts, and gore, and for many October means countless bone-chilling, nightmare-inducing movie nights. Looking for less frightening, more ...Read More
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Head to Family Early Voting Parade in Durham

October 23, 2013 11:23 am
Written by: Melea Rose-Waters

When I think back to going to vote with my parents as a child, I remember feeling like something very important was taking place. There ...Read More
When I think back to going to vote with my parents as a child, I remember feeling like something very important was taking place. There ...Read More
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Take the Kids and Celebrate with MomsRising!

September 17, 2013 6:19 pm
Written by: Beth Messersmith

Take a short trip with me back to 1993. Beanie Babies are all the rage, Mrs. Doubtfire and Jurassic Park are hits at the box ...Read More
Take a short trip with me back to 1993. Beanie Babies are all the rage, Mrs. Doubtfire and Jurassic Park are hits at the box ...Read More
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