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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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	Alt Tag: Beth Shugg, editor of Carolina Parent

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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Join our Fit Family Challenge to move your family toward a healthier lifestyle.

Fit Family

Our Fit Family blog focuses on healthy family lifestyles and highlights the 2015 Fit Family Challenge, which takes place April 21-June 15, and is sponsored by Coca-Cola. The challenge invites N.C. famlies to set goals, track healthy habits online and log weekly minutes of activity to win prizes. Registration is free and opens April 1.

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Amy Kaufman Burk is a novelist, blogger and mother of three grown children.

Amy's Parenting Riffs

Amy Kaufman Burk is a novelist, blogger and mother of three grown children. She was a psychotherapist for 25 years before becoming a writer, which taught her that compassionate parenting has no judgments about maturation, development, identity and change. She has written two novels: "Hollywood High: Achieve The Honorable" and "Tightwire."

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Four moms, four perspectives. Read how these Triangle moms explore the joys and challenges of parenting.

Four Moms and a Blog

Four moms, four perspectives. Read how a baseball wife and Southern mom of twins; home-schooling Midwestern mom of an autistic child; Virgin Islands transplant/teacher; and New York transplant/working mom married to a stay-at-home dad view parenting and life in general in the Triangle.

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C.C. Malloy

A 'Special' World

C.C. Malloy is a special needs advocate and the mother of three fantastic young adults. A freelance journalist, C.C. writes about the challenges parents with special needs children face from the start of elementary school through college. Her blog focuses on helping parents cope with the functions of their child's educational accommodations. She also writes another Special needs blog.

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Jennifer Durbin is a working mother of two and author of the Tips forThe Clueless Chick book series.

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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Ashleigh Gerock moved to the Triangle in 2009 as cofounder of a startup and has since become a wife, mother and blogger.

Glitter Cottage

Ashleigh Gerock moved to the Triangle in 2009 as co-founder of a startup and has since become a wife, mother and blogger. Her lifestyle blog, which covers everything from tales of motherhood to DIY projects (and everything in between), can be found at GlitterCottage.com.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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8 Things to Do This Weekend in Raleigh, Durham, Apex and Cary

May 28, 2015 1:15 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend take your pick of fun things to do. Take your children to learn about history at a state historic site event, pick lavender ...Read More
This weekend take your pick of fun things to do. Take your children to learn about history at a state historic site event, pick lavender ...Read More
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Win a Fit Family Grab Bag

May 28, 2015 12:54 pm
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Think it's too late to join our Fit Family Challenge? Think again! The challenge runs through June 15 and as long as you log 150 ...Read More
Think it's too late to join our Fit Family Challenge? Think again! The challenge runs through June 15 and as long as you log 150 ...Read More
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NC Fit Family Challenge Participants Log 2 Million+ Activity Minutes

May 28, 2015 8:55 am
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Almost 8,000 participants from across North Carolina have tracked a record 2 million physical activity minutes in the online healthy lifestyle and fitness tracker as ...Read More
Almost 8,000 participants from across North Carolina have tracked a record 2 million physical activity minutes in the online healthy lifestyle and fitness tracker as ...Read More
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North Carolina's State Butterfly Gets Postal Service Stamp of Approval

May 26, 2015 4:00 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

North Carolina’s Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly is about to flit to fame across the nation offering parents another opportunity to teach children about our state’s ...Read More
North Carolina’s Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly is about to flit to fame across the nation offering parents another opportunity to teach children about our state’s ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Tips for Active Play in the Sun and Heat!

May 26, 2015 2:09 pm
Written by: Evie Houtz

School is out and the "dog days of summer" are here, some people may loathe this time, while others may love it! Whatever side of ...Read More
School is out and the "dog days of summer" are here, some people may loathe this time, while others may love it! Whatever side of ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

My Top 10 Tips for New Moms

May 26, 2015 1:02 pm
Written by: Maureen Churchill

In honor of David Letterman signing off the air for the last time, here is my Top 10 List of tips for new moms. These ...Read More
In honor of David Letterman signing off the air for the last time, here is my Top 10 List of tips for new moms. These ...Read More
Listed in: Four Moms and a Blog
 

Celebrating Milestones

May 26, 2015 12:18 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

I remember it as the summer of museums. My children were 9, 7 and 5, and thanks to a flexible work schedule as a freelance ...Read More
I remember it as the summer of museums. My children were 9, 7 and 5, and thanks to a flexible work schedule as a freelance ...Read More
Listed in: Books, Bytes and Bits
 

Marbles Kids Museum to Build Fort in Sun Sprouts Garden

May 22, 2015 11:48 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Trying to get your kids to eat their veggies? Marbles Kids Museum’s hands-on kids garden in its courtyard in downtown Raleigh might be one way ...Read More
Trying to get your kids to eat their veggies? Marbles Kids Museum’s hands-on kids garden in its courtyard in downtown Raleigh might be one way ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

10 Things to Do With Kids This Memorial Day Weekend

May 21, 2015 1:52 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This Memorial Day weekend, you’ll find a range of fun things to do across the Triangle. Community events offer unique ways to gather to remember ...Read More
This Memorial Day weekend, you’ll find a range of fun things to do across the Triangle. Community events offer unique ways to gather to remember ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Win a City Barbeque Party Pack for 24

May 20, 2015 3:36 pm
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Summer is just around the corner! That means summer barbecues and celebrations will soon be in full swing. Together with City Barbeque, we want to ...Read More
Summer is just around the corner! That means summer barbecues and celebrations will soon be in full swing. Together with City Barbeque, we want to ...Read More
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Northgate Theater Offers Free Summer Movies for Kids

May 20, 2015 10:44 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Too hot to play outside? How about taking the kids to a free movie? Northgate Mall in Durham will offer a series of free family-friendly ...Read More
Too hot to play outside? How about taking the kids to a free movie? Northgate Mall in Durham will offer a series of free family-friendly ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

The Key to an Easy Cookout

May 19, 2015 8:09 pm
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

Summertime means one thing for sure; it's time for a cookout! Whether you're planning a family cookout for three or a "Summer Kickoff" party for ...Read More
Summertime means one thing for sure; it's time for a cookout! Whether you're planning a family cookout for three or a "Summer Kickoff" party for ...Read More
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10 of the Best Movies for Animal-Loving Children

May 19, 2015 5:05 pm
Written by: Andrea Fisher

It seems like right now action movies and comic book superheroes are everywhere — and that's great! But I wanted to dedicate this week's post ...Read More
It seems like right now action movies and comic book superheroes are everywhere — and that's great! But I wanted to dedicate this week's post ...Read More
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Does Attending an 'Elite' College Mean More Income After Graduation?

May 19, 2015 1:20 pm
Written by: Andrew Belasco

We begin with an analogy. Three racehorses: Cream of the Crop, Above Average, and Run of the Mill are selected by three trainers of varying ...Read More
We begin with an analogy. Three racehorses: Cream of the Crop, Above Average, and Run of the Mill are selected by three trainers of varying ...Read More
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Social Security Reveals Top Baby Names for 2014

May 19, 2015 12:16 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Wondering what you’ll name your newborn? You may opt for one of the most popular baby names or perhaps you want to avoid them and ...Read More
Wondering what you’ll name your newborn? You may opt for one of the most popular baby names or perhaps you want to avoid them and ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Celebrating Bike Month as a Parent

May 19, 2015 9:22 am
Written by: Dennis Markatos-Soriano

I love seeing my three young sons playing outside and building the active habits they need to have a healthy, wonderful life. Whether it's a ...Read More
I love seeing my three young sons playing outside and building the active habits they need to have a healthy, wonderful life. Whether it's a ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

Share Our Fit Family Challenge With Friends for a Chance to Win Great Prizes!

May 19, 2015 8:59 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Our 2015 Fit Family Challenge kicked off April 24 and right now, the Triangle is leading the way in our friendly competition with Charlotte and ...Read More
Our 2015 Fit Family Challenge kicked off April 24 and right now, the Triangle is leading the way in our friendly competition with Charlotte and ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

Step Two to Streamline Dinnertime: Purchase with a Purpose

May 18, 2015 6:21 pm
Written by: Tracy Owens

Have you ever gone into a grocery store and just wandered around, randomly tossing food in your cart and yet have no clue what you ...Read More
Have you ever gone into a grocery store and just wandered around, randomly tossing food in your cart and yet have no clue what you ...Read More
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Step One to Streamline Dinner Time: Planning

May 18, 2015 6:02 pm
Written by: Tracy Owens

The first step to streamline dinnertime is to plan dinner ideas. While this may sound like a daunting task, it really is the first and ...Read More
The first step to streamline dinnertime is to plan dinner ideas. While this may sound like a daunting task, it really is the first and ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

A Carleton Sunset

May 18, 2015 12:44 pm
Written by: Amy Kaufman Burk

Around a year ago, my oldest child graduated from Carleton College, a small liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota. When we left for our long ...Read More
Around a year ago, my oldest child graduated from Carleton College, a small liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota. When we left for our long ...Read More
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If I Can Do This, You Can, Too

May 18, 2015 11:04 am
Written by: Brenda Larson

My husband, Brian, is a "maxer." At Carolina Parent, that's what we call someone who routinely maxes out the daily minute limit in the Fit ...Read More
My husband, Brian, is a "maxer." At Carolina Parent, that's what we call someone who routinely maxes out the daily minute limit in the Fit ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family
 

Catch a Free Movie Under the Stars in Raleigh

May 17, 2015 9:09 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

One of the pleasures of summer is moving indoor pleasures outdoors where you can see the sky instead of your ceiling. Take movies, for instance. ...Read More
One of the pleasures of summer is moving indoor pleasures outdoors where you can see the sky instead of your ceiling. Take movies, for instance. ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Following My Daughter’s Lead

May 15, 2015 10:36 am
Written by: Beth Shugg

The Fit Family Challenge has inspired many Triangle parents to guide their families toward a healthier, fitter and more positive lifestyle. In my family's case, ...Read More
The Fit Family Challenge has inspired many Triangle parents to guide their families toward a healthier, fitter and more positive lifestyle. In my family's case, ...Read More
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10 Triangle-Area Weekend Family Outings and Events

May 14, 2015 2:06 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Wondering what to do this weekend? Check out these 10 ideas:1. Head to Artsplosure, the Raleigh Arts Festival Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17. ...Read More
Wondering what to do this weekend? Check out these 10 ideas:1. Head to Artsplosure, the Raleigh Arts Festival Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17. ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Positive Side Effects from Fit Family Challenge

May 12, 2015 9:55 pm
Written by: Katherine Gomez

Over the past few weeks, we've been experiencing some positive side effects of the Fit Family Challenge. Part of what Gaye Esser has asked of ...Read More
Over the past few weeks, we've been experiencing some positive side effects of the Fit Family Challenge. Part of what Gaye Esser has asked of ...Read More
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