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Gay Dads, Faith and Parenting

May 11, 2015 9:20 pm
Written by: Henry Amador-Batten

My husband and I have begun to seriously discuss faith or religion in regards to our son. I would simply be happy to know he ...Read More
My husband and I have begun to seriously discuss faith or religion in regards to our son. I would simply be happy to know he ...Read More
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Gun Safety Shenanigans in the NC State House

May 6, 2015 5:19 pm
Written by: Beth Messersmith

There are gun safety shenanigans happening in the N.C. State House. Why? Because North Carolina politicos think moms aren't paying attentionNorth Carolinians agree that not ...Read More
There are gun safety shenanigans happening in the N.C. State House. Why? Because North Carolina politicos think moms aren't paying attentionNorth Carolinians agree that not ...Read More
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Youth-led Conference Empowers Students to Prevent Violence

May 5, 2015 12:07 am
Written by: Carleen Wray

The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, a nonprofit dedicated to decreasing the potential for violence in our schools and communities, helped empower students ...Read More
The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere, a nonprofit dedicated to decreasing the potential for violence in our schools and communities, helped empower students ...Read More
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Listen to Your Mother Show Returns May 7-8

May 4, 2015 9:53 am
Written by: KeAnne Hoeg

I’ve often wished I had a primer on motherhood. Don't get me wrong - I did the required reading. The problem is that there are ...Read More
I’ve often wished I had a primer on motherhood. Don't get me wrong - I did the required reading. The problem is that there are ...Read More
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My Story: Dropping Out of High School and Raising Billy

May 3, 2015 5:28 pm
Written by: Nancy Ianniello

Before I got pregnant, I was carefree and hanging around with my friends. After I got pregnant, I had responsibilities, however I was joyful about ...Read More
Before I got pregnant, I was carefree and hanging around with my friends. After I got pregnant, I had responsibilities, however I was joyful about ...Read More
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Practice Your Piano (Or: Do Parents Even Know What They Want?)

April 12, 2015 7:11 pm
Written by: Phillip A. Lombardi

Drat, I think to myself (well, more or less), piano lessons are tomorrow and I don’t remember a single sound coming from my daughter’s keyboard ...Read More
Drat, I think to myself (well, more or less), piano lessons are tomorrow and I don’t remember a single sound coming from my daughter’s keyboard ...Read More
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Nonprofit Granting Wishes to Cancer Patients Seeks Volunteers

March 18, 2015 5:41 pm
Written by: Lauren Odomirok

The heightened stress and fear that accompany a cancer diagnosis leave little room for enjoying life’s simple pleasures, let alone time for pursuing dreams. The ...Read More
The heightened stress and fear that accompany a cancer diagnosis leave little room for enjoying life’s simple pleasures, let alone time for pursuing dreams. The ...Read More
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Climb With Us June 20 to Support Moms, Mental Health

March 16, 2015 8:55 pm
Written by: Amanda Cadran

If you're a parent, you've been there: You wait anxiously for the moment you can meet your new baby. Every day you plan, you prepare, ...Read More
If you're a parent, you've been there: You wait anxiously for the moment you can meet your new baby. Every day you plan, you prepare, ...Read More
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Are you a 'Bubble' Parent?

February 27, 2015 2:46 pm
Written by: Kate Paquin

When did we become so overprotective we try to place our kids in a bubble? We were a generation of bikes with no helmets. I ...Read More
When did we become so overprotective we try to place our kids in a bubble? We were a generation of bikes with no helmets. I ...Read More
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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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'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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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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Protect Your Most Precious Gift from Pertussis this Season

December 16, 2014 3:38 pm
Written by: Felicia Dube

As a parent, there is no greater gift than our children. In fact, my second child, Landon Carter Dube, arrived on Dec. 8, 2009, in ...Read More
As a parent, there is no greater gift than our children. In fact, my second child, Landon Carter Dube, arrived on Dec. 8, 2009, in ...Read More
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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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