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Fit Family Challenge

Get fitness, nutrition and wellness tips from local experts, and follow our 2015 Spotlight Families as they blog about their steps to a healthier lifestyle as part of the the 2015 Fit Family Challenge, which takes place April 21-June 15. Join the challenge to get moving with your family toward a healthier lifestyle and to win fun family prizes. Registration is free and opens April 1.

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Manners Please

Etiquette expert Aimee Symington shares tips and know-how to teach children to mind their manners at home, school and throughout their lives.

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The Daily Post

Keep up to date with the latest parenting news, studies and information from the Daily Post. Our daily blogs cover topics from preschool, to pregnancy to teen pretenses.

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Home With Kids

Make your home beautiful and functional for the family with tips from blogger and design diva Barbara Green.

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Daddy Derek Blog - Derek James

Daddy Derek

WCCB News Rising Host Derek James balances a full-time job in the glamorous world of television news along with managing chaos every afternoon for 5-year-old Tyler and almost 3-year-old Chase. Get inspiring, funny and interesting advice from Daddy Derek's perspective.

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Moms Managing Media

Charlotte mom Melanie Hempe is passionate about helping families balance technology with childhood. She offers busy parents easy-to-follow scientific information and practical solutions for real homes with children of all ages, and is one of the founders of Moms Managing Media.

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Stay-at-Home Dudes

Richard Jones and Barry Robert Ozer, authors of "A Dude's Guide to Babies: The New Dad's Playbook" deliver fast and funny insights on being stay-at-home dads to help new dads cope with being responsible for a smelly and very messy life  ... and their baby.

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Solitary Momagement

Charlotte local Jen Byrum shares her hilarious, trying and heartfelt parenting moments as a single mom of two.

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Books for Kids

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library book specialists share their selections for best books for kids at different ages and stages to grow a love of reading in children.

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A Crafty Mess

Not all crafts with kids are Pinterest perfect. Melanie Baron shares some of her and her 6-year-old daughter's crafting journeys, as well as the detours along the way.

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Guest Bloggers

See what parent bloggers near and afar are talking about.

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MOMSENSE

Get tips and updates on deals around town and ways to save a buck for the family from our MOM$ENSE blogger Stephanie Hoffman.

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Mother of Style

Mother of Style

Feel good and turn heads for your fashion sense with mom-style and beauty tips from Charlotte mom and stylist Whitley Adkins Hamlin.

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Playtime

Get the scoop on playgrounds and other fun play activities from local moms and dads.

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Fitness or Fun?!

April 18, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Rob Bennett

Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in popularity for good reason! An overall great way to achieve fitness and fun ...Read More
Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in popularity for good reason! An overall great way to achieve fitness and fun ...Read More
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Update - J.Crew Warehouse Sale

April 17, 2015 8:55 am
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

Went to scope out the J. Crew warehouse sale yesterday.My best advice is bring lots of patience and don't try to do it on your ...Read More
Went to scope out the J. Crew warehouse sale yesterday.My best advice is bring lots of patience and don't try to do it on your ...Read More
Listed in: Momsense
 

Family Weekend Fun: April 17-19

April 16, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

Friday Alice in Wonderland The Queen of Hearts requests your presence down the rabbit hole! Follow Alice on a thrilling adventure as she meets all ...Read More
Friday Alice in Wonderland The Queen of Hearts requests your presence down the rabbit hole! Follow Alice on a thrilling adventure as she meets all ...Read More
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Fit Family Update: Putting Nutrition Plans Into Action

April 15, 2015 5:19 pm
Written by: Tricia Azra, RD, LDN

I am happy to report that both the McMaster's and the Bacon's are making strides towards building a healthier diet. Jessica McMaster admits that this ...Read More
I am happy to report that both the McMaster's and the Bacon's are making strides towards building a healthier diet. Jessica McMaster admits that this ...Read More
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Online Shopping - It's not just for clothes

April 15, 2015 11:09 am
Written by: Tracey Bacon

I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to attend a seminar put on through Harris Teeter and Maureen Carlomagno, my Wellness Coach. ...Read More
I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to attend a seminar put on through Harris Teeter and Maureen Carlomagno, my Wellness Coach. ...Read More
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J.Crew Warehouse Sale Starts Thursday

April 15, 2015 9:09 am
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

One of my go to websites "Warehouse Weekends" is reporting that there will be J.Crew Warehouse Sale this weeend in Charlotte.Thursday-Friday April 16-1710AM - 8PMSaturday, ...Read More
One of my go to websites "Warehouse Weekends" is reporting that there will be J.Crew Warehouse Sale this weeend in Charlotte.Thursday-Friday April 16-1710AM - 8PMSaturday, ...Read More
Listed in: Momsense
 

Plant Seeds of Greatness at The Young Gentlemen's Institute Conference

April 14, 2015 10:52 am
Written by: James Ford

Today's Daily Post is a guest post by James Ford, Garinger history teacher and the 2014 North Carolina Teacher of the Year.Parenthood is one of ...Read More
Today's Daily Post is a guest post by James Ford, Garinger history teacher and the 2014 North Carolina Teacher of the Year.Parenthood is one of ...Read More
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Notes On The Care And Feeding Of Teenaged Boys In The Wild

April 14, 2015 8:33 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

In his natural habitat, the teenaged boy is normally a sullen, yet somehow docile creature. He seems bent on quietly sleeping away as much free ...Read More
In his natural habitat, the teenaged boy is normally a sullen, yet somehow docile creature. He seems bent on quietly sleeping away as much free ...Read More
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How to Travel and NOT Be a Jerk!

April 14, 2015 6:59 am
Written by: Aimee Symington - Etiquette Expert, Instructor and Creator of Board Game on Manners called "Blunders"

I just returned home from two weeks in... Vietnam.Everyone who asks me where I went for spring break gets a shocked look in their eyes ...Read More
I just returned home from two weeks in... Vietnam.Everyone who asks me where I went for spring break gets a shocked look in their eyes ...Read More
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Operation 'Fans in the Stands' for Local Special Olympics Games

April 13, 2015 10:57 am
Written by: Vanessa Infanzon

Last year, Operation: Fill the Stands was in full swing. It was a grassroots project to get more people in the stands to cheer on ...Read More
Last year, Operation: Fill the Stands was in full swing. It was a grassroots project to get more people in the stands to cheer on ...Read More
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National Card and Letter Writing Month

April 13, 2015 10:12 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

The art of letter writing seems to be a dying thing, but who doesn't love to get a card, letter or postcard in the mail? ...Read More
The art of letter writing seems to be a dying thing, but who doesn't love to get a card, letter or postcard in the mail? ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Turning Your Wellness Plan Into Action!

April 12, 2015 1:46 pm
Written by: Maureen Carlomagno

This week I've been working with both families on their wellness action plans. These start with a set of questions each family answers, then we ...Read More
This week I've been working with both families on their wellness action plans. These start with a set of questions each family answers, then we ...Read More
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The Advantages of Full Body Workouts

April 11, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Leonard Scriven

For most of us who seek a lean, tone, body and are not trying to compete in physique or bodybuilding contest, a full body workout ...Read More
For most of us who seek a lean, tone, body and are not trying to compete in physique or bodybuilding contest, a full body workout ...Read More
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Healthy, Fast and Tasty On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas

April 8, 2015 4:25 pm
Written by: Tricia Azra, RD, LDN

A little meal planning can make a big difference. In many households, morning times are hectic. You barely have enough time to get ready, let ...Read More
A little meal planning can make a big difference. In many households, morning times are hectic. You barely have enough time to get ready, let ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: April 10-12

April 8, 2015 2:28 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

Friday Big Screen, Big Science featuring Big Hero 6 Watch the popular feature film then have fun making your own Marshmallow Baymax and learn how ...Read More
Friday Big Screen, Big Science featuring Big Hero 6 Watch the popular feature film then have fun making your own Marshmallow Baymax and learn how ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Blast-Off Into S.T.E.M Fun at North Carolina Science Festival

April 8, 2015 6:56 am
Written by: Mikala Young

The North Carolina Science Festival kicks off April 10 and runs through April 26. One of the many events around Charlotte is Get S.T.E.M Ed., ...Read More
The North Carolina Science Festival kicks off April 10 and runs through April 26. One of the many events around Charlotte is Get S.T.E.M Ed., ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

2 Weeks In..the good, the bad, the ugly

April 7, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Tracey Bacon

Happy Easter 1 day late!Well, it's been 2 weeks since we started on this fitness journey and it has already seen its ups and downs ...Read More
Happy Easter 1 day late!Well, it's been 2 weeks since we started on this fitness journey and it has already seen its ups and downs ...Read More
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Bird Watching

April 7, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Jo Ayres, Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

"Spring is sprung.The grass is riz.I wonder where the birdie is?The bird is on the wing.Now isn't that absurd?I always thought the wing was on ...Read More
"Spring is sprung.The grass is riz.I wonder where the birdie is?The bird is on the wing.Now isn't that absurd?I always thought the wing was on ...Read More
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‘Stuff’ I Learned by Selling our Home

April 6, 2015 4:07 pm
Written by: Derek James

This column was published in the April issue of Charlotte Parent As I write this, my family is 35 days from moving out of our ...Read More
This column was published in the April issue of Charlotte Parent As I write this, my family is 35 days from moving out of our ...Read More
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Busy, busy, busy and a bit overwhelmed.

April 6, 2015 10:00 am
Written by: Timothy and Jessica McMasters

Hi! I am going to start by saying this past week was a bit overwhelming! I am sure it was the same for a lot ...Read More
Hi! I am going to start by saying this past week was a bit overwhelming! I am sure it was the same for a lot ...Read More
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8 Ways to Enjoy Spring Break With Kids in Charlotte

April 6, 2015 12:27 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

If you're sticking around town for spring break, there's a ton of fun to be had. It's easy to get stuck in a routine, but ...Read More
If you're sticking around town for spring break, there's a ton of fun to be had. It's easy to get stuck in a routine, but ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Carb Buster Breakfast

April 4, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Andria Gaskins

Start the day off strong with this nutritious and delicious breakfast option from local blogger Andria Gaskins. Carb Buster BreakfastAdapted from Ree Drummond1 Tablespoon unsalted ...Read More
Start the day off strong with this nutritious and delicious breakfast option from local blogger Andria Gaskins. Carb Buster BreakfastAdapted from Ree Drummond1 Tablespoon unsalted ...Read More
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How to Get Rock HARD Abs for Summer!

April 3, 2015 10:30 am
Written by: Devan Kline

Summer is coming, so get the jump on swim-suit ready abs with this 7-minute ab workout from Devan Kline, Fit Family Challenge fitness expert and ...Read More
Summer is coming, so get the jump on swim-suit ready abs with this 7-minute ab workout from Devan Kline, Fit Family Challenge fitness expert and ...Read More
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What is your Child’s EQ (Empathy Quotient)?

April 3, 2015 9:15 am
Written by: Melanie Hempe

Have you ever been shocked at how a toddler can be downright rough with a sweet puppy and how he seems to get joy out ...Read More
Have you ever been shocked at how a toddler can be downright rough with a sweet puppy and how he seems to get joy out ...Read More
Listed in: Moms Managing Media
 

Sleepover Options for Grandma's House

April 2, 2015 7:45 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Over and over this week I heard parents talking about sending their children to Grandma and Grandpa's house for spring break. This past weekend I ...Read More
Over and over this week I heard parents talking about sending their children to Grandma and Grandpa's house for spring break. This past weekend I ...Read More
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