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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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Beth Shugg, is editor of Carolina Parent and mom to two boys and one girl who keep her on the go.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Courtney Haswell is the blogger behind the website, Family Gone Healthy, which follows her family's journey to cutting out processed food and eating clean.

Clean Eating

Courtney Haswell is the blogger behind the website, Family Gone Healthy, which follows her family's journey to cutting out processed food and eating clean. She is a biomedical engineer by day and has two young daughters, ages 1 and 4. She lives in Morrisville and enjoys zumba and bicycling.

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Leah Friedman is a mother of two and a professional organizer, who owns Raleigh Green Gables.

Get Organized

Leah Friedman is a mother of two and a professional organizer, who owns Raleigh Green Gables. She works with clients to help them clear the space to be in deeper relationships with themselves, their loves and their lives. And, yes, she lives what she preaches at home with a clean playroom, a clothes closet organized by color and an empty attic.

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Heba Salama is excited to be sharing her journey from infertility through her first year of motherhood candidly.

Snapshot of a First-time Mom

Heba Salama is a Family Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer in Chapel Hill. She also was one of the winners on Season 6 of NBC's Biggest Loser alongside her husband, Ed Brantley.  She is excited to be sharing her journey from infertility through her first year of motherhood candidly. Heba and Ed reside in Chapel Hill, with their first baby, a  Beagle, Sammy.

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Halloween Costume Memories from the '80s

October 1, 2014 1:11 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

For many reasons, the 1980s might be the most unique decade I will ever experience. Big hair. Shoulder pads. Acid wash denim. Jelly shoes. Jelly ...Read More
For many reasons, the 1980s might be the most unique decade I will ever experience. Big hair. Shoulder pads. Acid wash denim. Jelly shoes. Jelly ...Read More
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Announcing the Carolina Parent Blogger Contest Finalists!

October 1, 2014 10:27 am
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Our first Carolina Parent Blogger Contest is off to a great start! We received 19 wonderful submissions and chose five finalists from those posts. Now ...Read More
Our first Carolina Parent Blogger Contest is off to a great start! We received 19 wonderful submissions and chose five finalists from those posts. Now ...Read More
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First Birthday Party Planning Part III: DIY Tissue Paper Tassel Garland and Pom-Poms

October 1, 2014 9:06 am
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

Cruise through Pinterest or Instagram these days and you're bound to find beautiful tissue-paper garlands for parties. These garlands really resonated with me and after ...Read More
Cruise through Pinterest or Instagram these days and you're bound to find beautiful tissue-paper garlands for parties. These garlands really resonated with me and after ...Read More
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Northgate Mall to Host Durham College Fair Oct. 5

September 30, 2014 2:12 pm
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High school students thinking about attending college can get a jumpstart on finding the right fit this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. That’s when ...Read More
High school students thinking about attending college can get a jumpstart on finding the right fit this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. That’s when ...Read More
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My Body, My Baby, My Choice

September 30, 2014 10:21 am
Written by: Ashleigh Gerock

Breastfeeding—the word that made me cringe the entire 41 weeks of my pregnancy. I did all I could to prepare myself for the arrival of ...Read More
Breastfeeding—the word that made me cringe the entire 41 weeks of my pregnancy. I did all I could to prepare myself for the arrival of ...Read More
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Homeschool 101

September 30, 2014 10:11 am
Written by: Ursula Vogt

Who in their right mind adds "homeschool parent" to their resume? I do! And so do the parents of the 98,000 registered homeschool kids in ...Read More
Who in their right mind adds "homeschool parent" to their resume? I do! And so do the parents of the 98,000 registered homeschool kids in ...Read More
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Tales From the Hat Closet

September 30, 2014 10:01 am
Written by: Ashley Ruth M. Bernier

It wasn't an itchy hat I wore that night, or one of those springtime hats that are better left on the rack—you know, the straw ...Read More
It wasn't an itchy hat I wore that night, or one of those springtime hats that are better left on the rack—you know, the straw ...Read More
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Out of the Darkness

September 30, 2014 9:44 am
Written by: Nicole Johnson

I make it no secret that over the past year, I have struggled with postpartum depression. I've heard that as you near your child's first ...Read More
I make it no secret that over the past year, I have struggled with postpartum depression. I've heard that as you near your child's first ...Read More
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Confessions of an Average Mom

September 30, 2014 9:25 am
Written by: Maureen Churchill

I have a confession. When I got the news that I was chosen to be a finalist for this contest I sort of panicked. Not ...Read More
I have a confession. When I got the news that I was chosen to be a finalist for this contest I sort of panicked. Not ...Read More
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Who’s Caring for the ‘Sandwich Generation?’

September 28, 2014 4:36 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

It seems that just about every friend or relative that I encounter these days is carrying a double parenting load—caring for aging parents as well ...Read More
It seems that just about every friend or relative that I encounter these days is carrying a double parenting load—caring for aging parents as well ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: Storytelling, Fall, Dragon Boat, Latino Festivals, Nature Play

September 25, 2014 2:10 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Enjoy the outdoors and nature with your kids this weekend at a slew of “Take a Child Outside Week” events. You’ll also find a range ...Read More
Enjoy the outdoors and nature with your kids this weekend at a slew of “Take a Child Outside Week” events. You’ll also find a range ...Read More
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Hooked on Phonics Sale: iOS and Android Classroom Apps for 99 Cents

September 25, 2014 9:09 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Looking for a deal on a product designed to help boost your child’s reading skills? In honor of Back to School, Hooked on Phonics is ...Read More
Looking for a deal on a product designed to help boost your child’s reading skills? In honor of Back to School, Hooked on Phonics is ...Read More
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Worried about Suicide? Know the Warning Signs

September 24, 2014 12:03 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Robin Williams’ suicide last month was shocking and sad. Why would someone who seemed so full of joy take his life? His death has brought ...Read More
Robin Williams’ suicide last month was shocking and sad. Why would someone who seemed so full of joy take his life? His death has brought ...Read More
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Talent Competition Aims to Help Aspiring Musicians and Schools

September 23, 2014 12:04 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Is your teen or college-aged student an aspiring musician? Are you? A new talent competition could shine a national spotlight on him, her or you ...Read More
Is your teen or college-aged student an aspiring musician? Are you? A new talent competition could shine a national spotlight on him, her or you ...Read More
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Win a Fall Family Getaway to Myrtle Beach, SC

September 23, 2014 6:16 am
Written by: Carolina Parent Staff

Did you skip your beach vacation this summer and now wish you hadn't, or just love the beach so much you want to go back? ...Read More
Did you skip your beach vacation this summer and now wish you hadn't, or just love the beach so much you want to go back? ...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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Free Workouts for Moms, Free Friday Family Fun

September 21, 2014 3:35 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Through a free Stroller Strides of Raleigh offer that runs Sept. 22-27, moms are getting free workouts with their babies and tots in tow. Stroller ...Read More
Through a free Stroller Strides of Raleigh offer that runs Sept. 22-27, moms are getting free workouts with their babies and tots in tow. Stroller ...Read More
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First Birthday Party Planning Part II: Cat Crafts

September 19, 2014 5:04 pm
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

As I mentioned in my earlier post, we're celebrating my daughter's first birthday with a vintage kitten theme. Yes, I know "vintage kitten" is rather ...Read More
As I mentioned in my earlier post, we're celebrating my daughter's first birthday with a vintage kitten theme. Yes, I know "vintage kitten" is rather ...Read More
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Five Things that Waste Time and Drain Energy

September 19, 2014 9:27 am
Written by: Cindy Saleeby Goulding, LPC, NCC, CPT, CWC

We know that we all have 24 hours in a day. That can't change. But what can change is how we spend that time. The ...Read More
We know that we all have 24 hours in a day. That can't change. But what can change is how we spend that time. The ...Read More
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Weekend: Art, Harvest, Culture & Bug Festivals, Farm & Nature Tours

September 18, 2014 2:06 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Ready to play in the Triangle this weekend? Kids and families will find lots of fun things to do no matter what your interest, and ...Read More
Ready to play in the Triangle this weekend? Kids and families will find lots of fun things to do no matter what your interest, and ...Read More
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Is Your Child Safe in Your Car?

September 17, 2014 11:30 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

It’s something we do every day. Take our little ones out to the car and buckle them up. But their safety really depends on how ...Read More
It’s something we do every day. Take our little ones out to the car and buckle them up. But their safety really depends on how ...Read More
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You Could be a Carolina Parent Blogger!

September 16, 2014 1:15 pm
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Do you have something profound to say to our audience? If so, please share it below so we can consider you for a very cool ...Read More
Do you have something profound to say to our audience? If so, please share it below so we can consider you for a very cool ...Read More
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Hillsborough Teen Raises Funds to Bring Chilean Street Dog to US

September 15, 2014 4:14 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

It’s a story of love that conquers myriad obstacles, traveling across continents, past language and cultural barriers, and even species. But when 16-year-old Andie McKinnon ...Read More
It’s a story of love that conquers myriad obstacles, traveling across continents, past language and cultural barriers, and even species. But when 16-year-old Andie McKinnon ...Read More
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Ellerbe Creek Nature Tour Reveals Preserves to Kids

September 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Interested in a free, fun nature tour with your kids? This Saturday, the Ellerbe Creek Nature Tour welcomes families to visit four public preserves not ...Read More
Interested in a free, fun nature tour with your kids? This Saturday, the Ellerbe Creek Nature Tour welcomes families to visit four public preserves not ...Read More
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First Birthday Party Planning Part I: Theme, Supplies and Invites

September 11, 2014 9:20 pm
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

I can hardly believe that my baby is about to turn one. I know every Mom says it but, where has the time gone? It's ...Read More
I can hardly believe that my baby is about to turn one. I know every Mom says it but, where has the time gone? It's ...Read More
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