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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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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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Weekend: Free Family Festivals, Historic Fun, Community Celebrations

September 11, 2014 2:35 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend, family-friendly festivals fill the Triangle, engaging kids in a variety of fun and learning, and many events are free. Savor Greek culture. Take ...Read More
This weekend, family-friendly festivals fill the Triangle, engaging kids in a variety of fun and learning, and many events are free. Savor Greek culture. Take ...Read More
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Register for Free STEM Careers Event for Students With Disabilities

September 9, 2014 1:38 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

STEM jobs—those that involve science, technology, engineering and math—are well-paid, fascinating and expected to keep growing in demand. But what if your child has a ...Read More
STEM jobs—those that involve science, technology, engineering and math—are well-paid, fascinating and expected to keep growing in demand. But what if your child has a ...Read More
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Honey Buzztival Offers Free Tastings, Live Music, Kids Activities

September 9, 2014 12:13 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Experience a sweet, delicious mid-week escape with your kids at the free Honey Buzztival this Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Raleigh Downtown ...Read More
Experience a sweet, delicious mid-week escape with your kids at the free Honey Buzztival this Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Raleigh Downtown ...Read More
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Treehouse Villages Planned for Museum in Durham

September 7, 2014 3:43 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Treehouse villages are the stuff of childhood dreams, fueled by imagination and seldom destined to become reality. But next summer, Triangle families can expect a ...Read More
Treehouse villages are the stuff of childhood dreams, fueled by imagination and seldom destined to become reality. But next summer, Triangle families can expect a ...Read More
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Weekend Fun: American Tobacco Party, Festival, Grandparents Day Events

September 4, 2014 2:00 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend, you can catch free kids movies, join in celebrations of National Grandparents Day and enjoy an outdoor family festival that features nature art, ...Read More
This weekend, you can catch free kids movies, join in celebrations of National Grandparents Day and enjoy an outdoor family festival that features nature art, ...Read More
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R.L. Stine Spookiness Coming to Theaters Soon

September 4, 2014 1:55 pm
Written by: Andrea Fisher

The spookiness of fall has officially begun, thanks to news from R.L. Stine.For many, Stine's Goosebumps series was a childhood mainstay. His popular—and chilling—books aimed ...Read More
The spookiness of fall has officially begun, thanks to news from R.L. Stine.For many, Stine's Goosebumps series was a childhood mainstay. His popular—and chilling—books aimed ...Read More
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3 Questions to Consider Before Applying for Early Decision Admission

September 3, 2014 4:32 pm
Written by: Andrew Belasco

1. Can I afford to pay the bill?Early decision (ED) admission into a college means that you will be receiving only one financial aid offer, ...Read More
1. Can I afford to pay the bill?Early decision (ED) admission into a college means that you will be receiving only one financial aid offer, ...Read More
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Study: Making Home-Cooked Meals Stresses Out Families

September 3, 2014 11:15 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Is there no end to the guilt that moms experience? Apparently not. A new study from N.C. State reveals our latest stress—providing home cooked meals ...Read More
Is there no end to the guilt that moms experience? Apparently not. A new study from N.C. State reveals our latest stress—providing home cooked meals ...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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Win 4 Tickets to the Mister G Kindie Rock Show

September 2, 2014 1:35 pm
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

You've probably heard of "indie rock," but how about "kindie rock"? This music trend is all about singer-songwriters creating rock music with themes for kids ...Read More
You've probably heard of "indie rock," but how about "kindie rock"? This music trend is all about singer-songwriters creating rock music with themes for kids ...Read More
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Triangle Youth Take to Beach Volleyball and Ice Hockey

September 1, 2014 1:09 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

From beach volleyball to ice hockey, youth leagues and clubs are taking off in the Triangle. Despite our geography—where temperatures seldom dip below freezing and ...Read More
From beach volleyball to ice hockey, youth leagues and clubs are taking off in the Triangle. Despite our geography—where temperatures seldom dip below freezing and ...Read More
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Labor Day Weekend: African American Cultural Festival, Food Truck Rodeo

August 28, 2014 1:34 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Labor Day weekend offers a chance to kick back and relax with family and friends. Fire up the grill for a casual barbecue or throw ...Read More
Labor Day weekend offers a chance to kick back and relax with family and friends. Fire up the grill for a casual barbecue or throw ...Read More
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Four Princess Dresses

August 28, 2014 6:30 am
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Once upon a time a there was a little princess who owned not one, but four beautiful dresses. She wore yellow when she wanted to ...Read More
Once upon a time a there was a little princess who owned not one, but four beautiful dresses. She wore yellow when she wanted to ...Read More
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Morris Media Network Announces Top N.C. Family-Friendly Companies

August 27, 2014 1:15 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

From the moment our newborn’s eyes open, working parents face new challenges and joys. “Who will look after our precious little one when we are ...Read More
From the moment our newborn’s eyes open, working parents face new challenges and joys. “Who will look after our precious little one when we are ...Read More
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