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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 took place April 21-June 15 and was sponsored by Coca-Cola. The challenge invited N.C. families to set goals, track healthy habits online and log weekly minutes of activity to win prizes. Registration was free.

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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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Chapel Hill Chef Offers Back-to-School Lunchbox Tips and Recipes

August 30, 2015 8:07 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

What’s in your child’s lunchbox? If you’re using recipes from last year and noticing that food is returning home uneaten, check out these tips from ...Read More
What’s in your child’s lunchbox? If you’re using recipes from last year and noticing that food is returning home uneaten, check out these tips from ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

14 Reasons To Attend the At-Home Dad Convention in Raleigh

August 27, 2015 4:16 pm
Written by: Austin Dowd

In a few weeks, at-home dads from across the country will converge on downtown Raleigh for a weekend of enlightenment. The 20th Annual At-Home Dads ...Read More
In a few weeks, at-home dads from across the country will converge on downtown Raleigh for a weekend of enlightenment. The 20th Annual At-Home Dads ...Read More
Listed in: Triangle Stay at Home Dads
 

Cary Youth Theater Seeks Talent, A Capella Slam Coming to Durham

August 26, 2015 10:19 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Is your teen interested in acting or theater design work? Applause! Cary Youth Theatre is look for young talent for its “The Hound of the ...Read More
Is your teen interested in acting or theater design work? Applause! Cary Youth Theatre is look for young talent for its “The Hound of the ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Downtown Raleigh Festival Celebrates Local Cheeses, Farm Fresh Food

August 25, 2015 12:31 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Calling all cheese lovers! The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market’s annual CHEESE PLEASE! Festival is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., showcasing a wide variety of ...Read More
Calling all cheese lovers! The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market’s annual CHEESE PLEASE! Festival is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., showcasing a wide variety of ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Changes Greet Students on First Day of School Year

August 23, 2015 8:04 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Monday is the first day of the new school year for students on the traditional calendar in the Wake, Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school districts. ...Read More
Monday is the first day of the new school year for students on the traditional calendar in the Wake, Durham and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school districts. ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Triangle Weekend Fun: 9 Things to Do With Kids

August 20, 2015 11:27 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

This weekend, the Triangle shows off its eclectic family fun. Head out to festivals that celebrate summer, art and crafts and ... chimney swifts. Attend ...Read More
This weekend, the Triangle shows off its eclectic family fun. Head out to festivals that celebrate summer, art and crafts and ... chimney swifts. Attend ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Cutting Funding for Driver’s Ed Spells Trouble for Safety on the Road

August 19, 2015 9:54 am
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Parents with students taking driver’s education through Wake County Public Schools got some bad news Tuesday when the school board announced that the driver's education ...Read More
Parents with students taking driver’s education through Wake County Public Schools got some bad news Tuesday when the school board announced that the driver's education ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Wake Public Schools Moves to Increase Bus Safety

August 18, 2015 12:09 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

If your child rides a Wake County Public School bus, make sure he or she knows that the start on the new school year means ...Read More
If your child rides a Wake County Public School bus, make sure he or she knows that the start on the new school year means ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Welcome Chapel Hill Boy Scouts Home from Cross-Country Bike Journey

August 16, 2015 8:41 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

On June 15, when a group of Boy Scouts from Chapel Hill set off on a 3,900-mile bike journey from Florence, Ore., to Wrightsville Beach, ...Read More
On June 15, when a group of Boy Scouts from Chapel Hill set off on a 3,900-mile bike journey from Florence, Ore., to Wrightsville Beach, ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

5 Fun Things to Do With Kids This Weekend

August 13, 2015 2:03 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Swim with your pooch. Enjoy tales at a storytelling festival. Celebrate the end of summer outdoors at a museum block party. This weekend offers Triangle ...Read More
Swim with your pooch. Enjoy tales at a storytelling festival. Celebrate the end of summer outdoors at a museum block party. This weekend offers Triangle ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Dining Out? Where You Eat Can Help Local Families

August 13, 2015 12:51 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Heading out for a burger, salad or chicken sandwich with your kids in the Triangle? Want to escape with some friends for an evening of ...Read More
Heading out for a burger, salad or chicken sandwich with your kids in the Triangle? Want to escape with some friends for an evening of ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Have you Called the Department of Disabilities Yet?

August 12, 2015 5:50 pm
Written by: C.C. Malloy

Many times, parents sign their kids up for school, meet with the special education department, then head straight to the supply store and wait for ...Read More
Many times, parents sign their kids up for school, meet with the special education department, then head straight to the supply store and wait for ...Read More
Listed in: A 'Special' World
 

Five Questions to Consider before Applying Early Decision

August 12, 2015 2:36 pm
Written by: Dave Bergman

In the early 1990s, the University of Pennsylvania was struggling to keep up with their fellow Ivy League universities and found themselves frequently relegated to ...Read More
In the early 1990s, the University of Pennsylvania was struggling to keep up with their fellow Ivy League universities and found themselves frequently relegated to ...Read More
Listed in: College Transitions
 

Empty Nest? Share Your Thoughts on Thursday

August 12, 2015 1:03 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Nothing prepared me for the sense of loss I’d feel when my oldest son left for college. The empty feeling in the house when he ...Read More
Nothing prepared me for the sense of loss I’d feel when my oldest son left for college. The empty feeling in the house when he ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Carolina Parent Covers School Supply Trends on Mix 101.5

August 11, 2015 8:10 pm
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Tune into the Gene & Julie Show Wednesday at 7:27 a.m. on Mix 101.5 to hear Carolina Parent Editor Beth Shugg discuss what's new in ...Read More
Tune into the Gene & Julie Show Wednesday at 7:27 a.m. on Mix 101.5 to hear Carolina Parent Editor Beth Shugg discuss what's new in ...Read More
Listed in: Hot Topics
 

A Different Kind of Back-to-School List

August 10, 2015 2:45 pm
Written by: Maureen Churchill

It's that time of year again. The list of required school supplies shows up in the mail from your child's teacher. Most of it you ...Read More
It's that time of year again. The list of required school supplies shows up in the mail from your child's teacher. Most of it you ...Read More
Listed in: Four Moms and a Blog
 

When A Parent Loses A Parent

August 10, 2015 10:11 am
Written by: Amy Kaufman Burk

Dear Moms And Dads, When a parent loses a parent, the grieving process runs its course, with or without our consent. Sometimes, we wish we ...Read More
Dear Moms And Dads, When a parent loses a parent, the grieving process runs its course, with or without our consent. Sometimes, we wish we ...Read More
Listed in: Amy's Parenting Riffs
 

Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Purchase Feltman Brothers Pima Baby Clothing

August 10, 2015 8:04 am
Written by: Carolina Parent staff

Parents of newborns, babies and toddlers: We have a contest for you. Together with Feltman Brothers, Carolina Parent is offering a $100 gift certificate to ...Read More
Parents of newborns, babies and toddlers: We have a contest for you. Together with Feltman Brothers, Carolina Parent is offering a $100 gift certificate to ...Read More
Listed in: Contests and Giveaways
 

N.C. Youth to Perform ‘Crazy for You’ in Downtown Raleigh

August 9, 2015 11:22 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Does your family enjoy live theater and Gershwin tunes? North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s production of “Crazy for You” (Aug. 14-16) offers a revival of the ...Read More
Does your family enjoy live theater and Gershwin tunes? North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s production of “Crazy for You” (Aug. 14-16) offers a revival of the ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Saying Good-Bye to a Carolina Parent Legend

August 6, 2015 4:07 pm
Written by: Beth Shugg

On August 7, the Carolina Parent staff will say good-bye to a legend. Cheri Vigna, our art director of 26 years and creator of the ...Read More
On August 7, the Carolina Parent staff will say good-bye to a legend. Cheri Vigna, our art director of 26 years and creator of the ...Read More
Listed in: Hot Topics
 

Weekend Fun: 7 Things to Do With Kids in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill

August 6, 2015 1:14 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Don't miss out on the many fun events for families this weekend, from a free children's festival to puppet shows and nature programs.1. Duke Homestead ...Read More
Don't miss out on the many fun events for families this weekend, from a free children's festival to puppet shows and nature programs.1. Duke Homestead ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Casting Call for 'Supernanny and Family S.O.S.'

August 5, 2015 3:39 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

If your children are out of control, and your family is not camera shy about airing its dirty laundry on TV, you may want to ...Read More
If your children are out of control, and your family is not camera shy about airing its dirty laundry on TV, you may want to ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

Register Kids for Free Tasty, Engineering Workshop

August 3, 2015 7:40 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Got a budding engineer with a sweet tooth? Triangle Dairy Queen has partnered with Stem for Kids and Falcon Engineering to offer a free fun, ...Read More
Got a budding engineer with a sweet tooth? Triangle Dairy Queen has partnered with Stem for Kids and Falcon Engineering to offer a free fun, ...Read More
Listed in: Hot Topics
 

Preschoolers Gain Financial and Music Education at Wake Libraries

August 3, 2015 4:00 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

No financial savvy? No musical talent? Don’t rule out the possibility that your little ones may be gifted in both areas, and you are never ...Read More
No financial savvy? No musical talent? Don’t rule out the possibility that your little ones may be gifted in both areas, and you are never ...Read More
Listed in: Carolina Parent Daily Post
 

SAT Subject Tests: A Primer

August 3, 2015 2:59 pm
Written by: Dave Bergman

Often an afterthought in the mind of applicants, SAT Subject Tests can greatly benefit some applicants and are a near-necessity for anyone with their eye ...Read More
Often an afterthought in the mind of applicants, SAT Subject Tests can greatly benefit some applicants and are a near-necessity for anyone with their eye ...Read More
Listed in: College Transitions
 
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