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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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Former 'Biggest Loser' Reveals Her Struggles With Infertility

August 11, 2013 3:46 pm
Written by: Heba Salama

Five years ago, I appeared in front of America on NBC's The Biggest Loser, declaring in front of everyone that I wanted to have children ...Read More
Five years ago, I appeared in front of America on NBC's The Biggest Loser, declaring in front of everyone that I wanted to have children ...Read More
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Getting Back Your Fabulousness!

June 30, 2013 4:02 pm
Written by: Renee Tyler

When I first had my son I was 28-years old. I had no idea what I was getting into; however, I did understand that I ...Read More
When I first had my son I was 28-years old. I had no idea what I was getting into; however, I did understand that I ...Read More
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Lawmakers Propose Elimination of Child Fatality Task Force

June 25, 2013 9:39 am
Written by: Rob Thompson

Since its inception in 1991, the Child Fatality Task Force has helped to prevent over 9,000 child deaths in North Carolina by bringing together legislators ...Read More
Since its inception in 1991, the Child Fatality Task Force has helped to prevent over 9,000 child deaths in North Carolina by bringing together legislators ...Read More
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North Carolina Kids Are At Risk

June 11, 2013 9:38 am
Written by: Melea Rose-Waters

My son will be turning one soon. The big O-N-E! The past year has been full of milestones that we celebrate and watch with wonder ...Read More
My son will be turning one soon. The big O-N-E! The past year has been full of milestones that we celebrate and watch with wonder ...Read More
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Healthy Spring Adventures For Families

April 1, 2013 4:50 am
Written by: Caitlin Dunlevy

Spring is the perfect time to start planning outings to get active—and outside—as a family.The key to being a healthy family is being active together. ...Read More
Spring is the perfect time to start planning outings to get active—and outside—as a family.The key to being a healthy family is being active together. ...Read More
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Science Questions from Kids: How Many Stars Are There?

February 1, 2013 10:17 am
Written by: Matt Shipman

Let's start by asking a different question: How many stars can you see from where you live?If you live in or near a city then ...Read More
Let's start by asking a different question: How many stars can you see from where you live?If you live in or near a city then ...Read More
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Science Questions From Kids: How Many Rings Does Saturn Have?

January 1, 2013 1:34 pm
Written by: Matt Shipman

The rings of Saturn are made up of lots and lots of space stuff – chunks of rock that can be as small as a ...Read More
The rings of Saturn are made up of lots and lots of space stuff – chunks of rock that can be as small as a ...Read More
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Science Questions From Kids: Why Do Cut Onions Make People Cry?

November 26, 2012 10:56 am
Written by: Matt Shipman

Do your kids ask you science questions that are difficult to answer? We're tackling one here: Why do cut onions make people cry? See how ...Read More
Do your kids ask you science questions that are difficult to answer? We're tackling one here: Why do cut onions make people cry? See how ...Read More
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Holiday Survival Tips for Parents

November 12, 2012 11:43 am
Written by: Dr. Susan Orenstein

For many parents, along with fun and joy, the holidays bring an extra level of stress. Relatives may not understand, and may even add to ...Read More
For many parents, along with fun and joy, the holidays bring an extra level of stress. Relatives may not understand, and may even add to ...Read More
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Science Questions From Kids (and Parents): Why Do Bug Bites Make Me Itch?

November 8, 2012 10:03 am
Written by: Matt Shipman

Do your kids ask you science questions that are difficult to answer? We're tackling one here: Why do bug bites make me itch? See how ...Read More
Do your kids ask you science questions that are difficult to answer? We're tackling one here: Why do bug bites make me itch? See how ...Read More
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Resenting Your Spouse When Baby Comes Along

November 2, 2012 5:45 am
Written by: Joseph Burgo, Ph.D.

Over the years, I've worked with a number of psychotherapy clients during and after their pregnancies, listening as they moved from idealized hopes following the ...Read More
Over the years, I've worked with a number of psychotherapy clients during and after their pregnancies, listening as they moved from idealized hopes following the ...Read More
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Science Questions From Kids (and Parents): What Makes Wind?

October 31, 2012 12:55 pm
Written by: Matt Shipman

Do your kids ask you science questions that are difficult to answer? We're tackling one here: What is wind? See how you can send in ...Read More
Do your kids ask you science questions that are difficult to answer? We're tackling one here: What is wind? See how you can send in ...Read More
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Preparing Your Baby for Childcare

October 10, 2012 1:49 pm
Written by: Nicole Harris

Every day, an anxious parent takes her baby to childcare for the first time. She signs him in, kisses him softly, whispers "I love you", ...Read More
Every day, an anxious parent takes her baby to childcare for the first time. She signs him in, kisses him softly, whispers "I love you", ...Read More
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Hope for New Moms: Postpartum Depression

October 8, 2012 9:36 pm
Written by: Amy Davis

Every night I quietly make my way into my daughter's room to check on her. I cover her with her blanket and make sure Elmo ...Read More
Every night I quietly make my way into my daughter's room to check on her. I cover her with her blanket and make sure Elmo ...Read More
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Deciding to Make a Difference

September 28, 2012 2:50 pm
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I've always believed that it's important to be involved in the community – to try and make the world a better place. But shortly after ...Read More
I've always believed that it's important to be involved in the community – to try and make the world a better place. But shortly after ...Read More
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Safe Fun in the Sun: Avoid sunburn, skin cancer and toxic chemicals

July 24, 2012 2:28 pm
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On a recent trip the store to buy sunscreens, I was amazed at all the options. What is the difference between all the different “active ...Read More
On a recent trip the store to buy sunscreens, I was amazed at all the options. What is the difference between all the different “active ...Read More
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Don't Be Afraid of Grandma: What We Told Our Children About Alzheimer's

July 24, 2012 1:50 pm
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During the early years of Alzheimer’s, sometimes Mom was herself and things felt somewhat normal. Other times she was angry and would push, or strike ...Read More
During the early years of Alzheimer’s, sometimes Mom was herself and things felt somewhat normal. Other times she was angry and would push, or strike ...Read More
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