From the Editor

A Dickens of a celebration — and giveaway!

The February issue of Carolina Parent magazine features books by local children’s authors. (You’ll find the list of titles and authors we reviewed at the end of this post.) But there’s one not-so-local author we’d also like to spotlight this…

Win Back-to-School Books, Games and Supplies

Greetings, Carolina Parent readers. My name is Beth Shugg and I recently joined Carolina Parent as associate editor. Beginning with this post, I’ll offer “Books, Bytes and Bits” of information each month that expand on what we cover in our…

Win Back-to-School Books, Games and Supplies

Greetings, Carolina Parent readers. My name is Beth Shugg and I recently joined Carolina Parent as associate editor. Beginning with this post, I’ll offer “Books, Bytes and Bits” of information each month that expand on what we cover in our…

Books That Create Balance

Congratulations to our August Books, Bytes and Bits prize winners: Monica Warren of Raleigh (for the age 2-9 group) and Carol Tate of Apex (for the age 10-14 group).Before I get to this month’s book selections and giveaway prizes, I’d…

Spooky tales and futuristic contests

Congratulations to our September Books, Bytes and Bits winners: Tiffany Pridgen of Durham and Heather Huber of Holly Springs. Tiffany won a stack of children’s books that include several new series releases. Heather won a Geomate, Jr., Architect Barbie and…

Celebrate Family Togetherness

Congratulations to Mollie Flatley of Cary, winner of our October Halloween giveaway. She won a stack of spooky — but fun — Halloween books, as well as some other great Halloween prizes.The November issue of Carolina Parent celebrates family togetherness…

Inspire artistic expression and holiday cheer

UPDATE: Congratulations to Emily Delikat, winner of the holiday-themed book collection mentioned in this month's post! We'll announce the winner of the art-themed books, music and Music Together class discount Dec. 30. Congratulations to Paula Gibbs of Durham, winner of…

Help Your Kids Get Fit — Financially and Physically

Carolina Parent’s January issue addresses the importance of family fitness — from financial responsibility to health. My January giveaway includes books that focus on those themes. (And congrats to Jennifer O'Neil of Cary, winner of our December art-inspired giveaway!)Pretty Penny…

Bust back-to-school bedlam

Lots of Triangle kids go back to school this month, but if your family is like mine, they may have already started. Weekday mornings can be hectic! In our house, there are three kids at three schools with three start…