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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. 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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Photo by Austin Dowd - AustinDowd.com

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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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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StrollerThon: Grab the Kids and Walk to Help Moms

August 26, 2014 11:57 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Interested in getting out with your kids for fun and exercise while helping a great cause? The 2014 StrollerThon on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Fred ...Read More
Interested in getting out with your kids for fun and exercise while helping a great cause? The 2014 StrollerThon on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Fred ...Read More
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Battle of the Sexes: What's in My Diaper Bag?

August 25, 2014 4:58 pm
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

I was pretty impressed with Triangle Stay at Home Dad’s diaper bag reveal. I mean, did you see how much Austin packs into his book ...Read More
I was pretty impressed with Triangle Stay at Home Dad’s diaper bag reveal. I mean, did you see how much Austin packs into his book ...Read More
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Finding Balance in Your Life

August 25, 2014 10:39 am
Written by: Cindy Saleeby Goulding, MS, LPC, NCC, CPT, CWC

Have you ever felt consumed by something going on in your life–maybe, a new job, an addition to the family, or even trying to lose ...Read More
Have you ever felt consumed by something going on in your life–maybe, a new job, an addition to the family, or even trying to lose ...Read More
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New School Year Brings Uncertainty About Transportation and Vouchers

August 24, 2014 4:20 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

As students on traditional calendar schedules head back to school in the Triangle, they—and their parents—are facing more uncertainty this new school year. Some children ...Read More
As students on traditional calendar schedules head back to school in the Triangle, they—and their parents—are facing more uncertainty this new school year. Some children ...Read More
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What's in a Stay-at-Home Dad's Diaper Bag?

August 22, 2014 3:31 pm
Written by: Austin Dowd

If you really want to get to know a stay-at-home dad, take a peek in his diaper bag.Despite our titles, we “stay-at-home dads” aren't home ...Read More
If you really want to get to know a stay-at-home dad, take a peek in his diaper bag.Despite our titles, we “stay-at-home dads” aren't home ...Read More
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Planning the Perfect Ice Cream Party

August 22, 2014 11:04 am
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

On my oldest son's last day in preschool (sniff, sniff) his amazing teachers, Ms. Amy and Ms. Jennifer threw a surprise ice cream party for ...Read More
On my oldest son's last day in preschool (sniff, sniff) his amazing teachers, Ms. Amy and Ms. Jennifer threw a surprise ice cream party for ...Read More
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Four Movies to Get Kids in a Good Back-to-School Mood

August 22, 2014 12:08 am
Written by: Andrea Fisher

For many children in North Carolina, next week marks that occasionally-dreaded time of year: back to school.Whether your child is eagerly organizing pencils, pens, and ...Read More
For many children in North Carolina, next week marks that occasionally-dreaded time of year: back to school.Whether your child is eagerly organizing pencils, pens, and ...Read More
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Free Weekend Fun: Lazy Daze Festival, Dog Days & More

August 21, 2014 12:10 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Summer family fun is ripe for the picking this weekend at the Town of Cary’s 38th Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival 9 a.m. to ...Read More
Summer family fun is ripe for the picking this weekend at the Town of Cary’s 38th Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival 9 a.m. to ...Read More
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Save on Dining Out During Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week

August 20, 2014 3:29 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This week might be the perfect time to escape for a date night with your partner in parenting. The 6th Annual Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week ...Read More
This week might be the perfect time to escape for a date night with your partner in parenting. The 6th Annual Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week ...Read More
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Win a Fall Trip for 4 to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg

August 19, 2014 7:00 am
Written by: Carolina Parent Staff

When does your family like to visit amusement parks? According to CNN's "A Theme Park Survival Guide," "most major parks are less crowded in September ...Read More
When does your family like to visit amusement parks? According to CNN's "A Theme Park Survival Guide," "most major parks are less crowded in September ...Read More
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Finding Your Balance

August 18, 2014 10:20 pm
Written by: Jennifer Durbin

I was so honored when Beth Shugg, editor of Carolina Parent, asked if I would contribute to the new Carolina Parent Work-Life Balance blog. After ...Read More
I was so honored when Beth Shugg, editor of Carolina Parent, asked if I would contribute to the new Carolina Parent Work-Life Balance blog. After ...Read More
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A Tribute to Robin Williams: His Most Endearing Children's films

August 18, 2014 10:57 am
Written by: Andrea Fisher

The recent news of Robin Williams's death has affected many of us, moviegoers and strangers, on a deep level. For those of us who grew ...Read More
The recent news of Robin Williams's death has affected many of us, moviegoers and strangers, on a deep level. For those of us who grew ...Read More
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Sign Up Now to Volunteer With Your Family on 9/11

August 17, 2014 11:16 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

9/11 is seared on our memories. We remember those who lost loved ones and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice trying to save others on ...Read More
9/11 is seared on our memories. We remember those who lost loved ones and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice trying to save others on ...Read More
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10 Steps For Holding A Play Daze

August 17, 2014 10:41 am
Written by: Ryan Fahey

We all know that active play is a buzz word. But what are we doing as parents, caregivers and educators to advocate and model this ...Read More
We all know that active play is a buzz word. But what are we doing as parents, caregivers and educators to advocate and model this ...Read More
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Is it Possible to Secure In-state Tuition as an Out-of-state Student?

August 15, 2014 2:12 pm
Written by: Dave Bergman and Andrew Belasco

To most of us, the concept of in-state tuition is a straightforward proposition—government-subsidized public institutions offer a lower tuition price to residents of their state. ...Read More
To most of us, the concept of in-state tuition is a straightforward proposition—government-subsidized public institutions offer a lower tuition price to residents of their state. ...Read More
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In Defense of Formula

August 15, 2014 9:28 am
Written by: Lauren Bell Isaacs

I just read an amazing account from a parent who could not provide breast milk for his child because he is a father — and ...Read More
I just read an amazing account from a parent who could not provide breast milk for his child because he is a father — and ...Read More
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Weekend: Classic Cars Shows, Circus, Back-to-School & Birthday Fun

August 14, 2014 1:28 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Get ready to savor a beautiful weekend with loads of family fun across the Triangle. Events focus on classic cars, circus artistry, honeybees and beekeeping, ...Read More
Get ready to savor a beautiful weekend with loads of family fun across the Triangle. Events focus on classic cars, circus artistry, honeybees and beekeeping, ...Read More
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Share Back-to-School Advice for a Chance to Win School Supplies and Books

August 13, 2014 1:09 pm
Written by: Carolina Parent Staff

Are your kids ready to go back to school? Maybe they already have!We want to hear the sage back-to-school advice you plan to give your ...Read More
Are your kids ready to go back to school? Maybe they already have!We want to hear the sage back-to-school advice you plan to give your ...Read More
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Super Cooper Keeps Giving Back to Parents With Sick Kids

August 13, 2014 12:48 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Life has dealt Elise and Justin Herman of Southern Village in Chapel Hill terrible blows. In January, they lost their 6-year-old son, Cooper, to brain ...Read More
Life has dealt Elise and Justin Herman of Southern Village in Chapel Hill terrible blows. In January, they lost their 6-year-old son, Cooper, to brain ...Read More
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State Farmers Market Debuts Honey Bee Day Aug. 16

August 12, 2014 11:58 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Searching for sweet family fun? Buzz on over to Honey Bee Day at the State Farmers Market Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ...Read More
Searching for sweet family fun? Buzz on over to Honey Bee Day at the State Farmers Market Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ...Read More
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Simple Truths about the College Essay

August 11, 2014 4:02 pm
Written by: Dave Bergman

The basic rules for writing a stellar college essay vary little from the general guidelines for producing any strong piece of written work: be authentic, ...Read More
The basic rules for writing a stellar college essay vary little from the general guidelines for producing any strong piece of written work: be authentic, ...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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