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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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Travel With Purpose

Tamela Rich, who has traveled the U.S. and beyond, shares tips on how to make the most of travel with your family.

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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

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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Family Weekend Fun: May 29-31

May 28, 2015 12:30 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

Friday Movies in the Park: "Annie" Enjoy a warm spring night with music and family activities followed by an outdoor showing of the latest release ...Read More
Friday Movies in the Park: "Annie" Enjoy a warm spring night with music and family activities followed by an outdoor showing of the latest release ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Off the Wagon...but running behind it

May 28, 2015 10:52 am
Written by: Tracey Bacon

Anyone else fall off the wagon this weekend? I know I sure did as well as the kids. 3 days off, lots of pool time ...Read More
Anyone else fall off the wagon this weekend? I know I sure did as well as the kids. 3 days off, lots of pool time ...Read More
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Teach Kids Table Manners - For Our Sake AND Theirs!

May 27, 2015 12:15 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington, Modern Cotillion Etiquette Instructor

Do your children have nice table manners? Always? Even in restaurants and at their grandparents' house? Or... Do they sit on their knees, jump out ...Read More
Do your children have nice table manners? Always? Even in restaurants and at their grandparents' house? Or... Do they sit on their knees, jump out ...Read More
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No? Really? Yes, It's True

May 27, 2015 8:13 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Men and woman are different. Very different.I'll pause here for the sounds of your collective "Duh!" to echo off into the distance. All done? No? ...Read More
Men and woman are different. Very different.I'll pause here for the sounds of your collective "Duh!" to echo off into the distance. All done? No? ...Read More
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Get Your Kid a Mentor

May 26, 2015 4:54 pm
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Every child has gifts in different areas. It may be an intuitive knack for engineering and math, or abilities in music, art or athletics. As ...Read More
Every child has gifts in different areas. It may be an intuitive knack for engineering and math, or abilities in music, art or athletics. As ...Read More
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Student Art Billboards Showcase

May 26, 2015 9:04 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Through a collaboration with Adams Outdoor Advertising and Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Mid Carolina Affiliate, artwork created by local high school students is being ...Read More
Through a collaboration with Adams Outdoor Advertising and Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Mid Carolina Affiliate, artwork created by local high school students is being ...Read More
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It's Time to Be Weightless

May 23, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Kerri Flanigan

Curious what all the hype about this aerial fitness is about? Learn more about AIR Charlotte, an aerial fitness studio, where we're offering FREE ...Read More
Curious what all the hype about this aerial fitness is about? Learn more about AIR Charlotte, an aerial fitness studio, where we're offering FREE ...Read More
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Memorial Day Ideas for Kids

May 21, 2015 3:31 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

So many families look forward to Memorial Day because it gives them a three day weekend to kick back and relax and enjoy the start ...Read More
So many families look forward to Memorial Day because it gives them a three day weekend to kick back and relax and enjoy the start ...Read More
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Memorial Weekend Family Fun: May 22-25

May 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayCoca-Cola Speed StreetHead over to uptown Charlotte for a three-day experience that features live music, celebrities, fun exhibits, a car show, food and a lot ...Read More
FridayCoca-Cola Speed StreetHead over to uptown Charlotte for a three-day experience that features live music, celebrities, fun exhibits, a car show, food and a lot ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Little Library

May 21, 2015 8:30 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Despite crushing budget deficits for local government, the amazing just happened in my neighborhood. A new library opened down the block.Even more amazing, it wasn't ...Read More
Despite crushing budget deficits for local government, the amazing just happened in my neighborhood. A new library opened down the block.Even more amazing, it wasn't ...Read More
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EOGs and the Stress of Tests

May 20, 2015 9:28 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Got the note from school on Monday that there will be a flexible lunch schedule this Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 due to ...Read More
Got the note from school on Monday that there will be a flexible lunch schedule this Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 due to ...Read More
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Good Picks for Summer Reading

May 19, 2015 8:59 am
Written by: Seth Ervin

Summer is coming guys, and now is the time to get prepared. Be sure to pack your sunscreen, your umbrella, your snorkel gear, and your ...Read More
Summer is coming guys, and now is the time to get prepared. Be sure to pack your sunscreen, your umbrella, your snorkel gear, and your ...Read More
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LEGO Store Opening at Southpark Mall

May 18, 2015 9:26 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Parents with kiddos who love LEGOs have a new place to peruse the latest and greatest LEGO sets later this summer. LEGO has announced a ...Read More
Parents with kiddos who love LEGOs have a new place to peruse the latest and greatest LEGO sets later this summer. LEGO has announced a ...Read More
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Healthy Kids Cook

May 16, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Charlotte Parent Editors

Are you familiar with the Healthy Kids Cook You Tube videos? We love how they promote healthy, thoughtful eating and encourage kids to get into ...Read More
Are you familiar with the Healthy Kids Cook You Tube videos? We love how they promote healthy, thoughtful eating and encourage kids to get into ...Read More
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Week Four: Stress Management

May 14, 2015 9:13 pm
Written by: Maureen Carlomagno

Welcome to week four--the halfway point of the Charlotte Parent Fit Family Challenge! This week I worked with each family on stress management practices. We ...Read More
Welcome to week four--the halfway point of the Charlotte Parent Fit Family Challenge! This week I worked with each family on stress management practices. We ...Read More
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Who Knew... Hidden Talents

May 14, 2015 12:54 pm
Written by: Tracey Bacon

Did you ever have one of those moments where you realize that your kid has a talent (natural) that you never knew about because you ...Read More
Did you ever have one of those moments where you realize that your kid has a talent (natural) that you never knew about because you ...Read More
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Green Jeans Sale - Early Half-Price Access for Teachers & Military

May 13, 2015 10:44 am
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

Here's a way to say thanks! Pass this on to your favorite teacher or service person. ...Read More
Here's a way to say thanks! Pass this on to your favorite teacher or service person. ...Read More
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Green Jeans Sale is OPEN & The BIG J. Crew Warehouse Sale - Arden, NC

May 13, 2015 10:01 am
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

Looking for great deals on designer duds? This weekend get over to the always fabulous Green Jeans Consigment Sale. If you've never gone to a ...Read More
Looking for great deals on designer duds? This weekend get over to the always fabulous Green Jeans Consigment Sale. If you've never gone to a ...Read More
Listed in: Momsense
 

Enhanced Screen Time

May 13, 2015 9:00 am
Written by: Cathie Broocks

Summer break is approaching. Parental perspectives of these weeks that lack a static school-centered routine range from anticipation of unhurried family times to dread of ...Read More
Summer break is approaching. Parental perspectives of these weeks that lack a static school-centered routine range from anticipation of unhurried family times to dread of ...Read More
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Fit Family Challenge Week Three Winner: Angelina Harris

May 12, 2015 10:05 pm
Written by: Charlotte Parent Editors

Congratulations to Angelina Glass our Week #3 winner! She won two Flash Misfit Wearables and a $100 gift card to Target!Have you entered your ...Read More
Congratulations to Angelina Glass our Week #3 winner! She won two Flash Misfit Wearables and a $100 gift card to Target!Have you entered your ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: May 15-17

May 12, 2015 4:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

Friday Claws Exhibit at SEA-LIFE Explore the invasion of the Crustaceans! Find different types of crabs, shrimp and even American lobster in an informative exhibit. ...Read More
Friday Claws Exhibit at SEA-LIFE Explore the invasion of the Crustaceans! Find different types of crabs, shrimp and even American lobster in an informative exhibit. ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

What Makes a Good Family Doctor?

May 12, 2015 9:37 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Once upon a time, family doctors diagnosed many things. From sniffles to rashes, one doctor handled it all. But the days of seeing the same ...Read More
Once upon a time, family doctors diagnosed many things. From sniffles to rashes, one doctor handled it all. But the days of seeing the same ...Read More
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Celebrating 1 Million Minutes in the Fit Family Challenge

May 11, 2015 9:46 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

The 2015 Fit Family Challenge is pulsing ahead, and last Friday North Carolina hit 1 million minutes of activity! Whoohoo! That's something to shout about. ...Read More
The 2015 Fit Family Challenge is pulsing ahead, and last Friday North Carolina hit 1 million minutes of activity! Whoohoo! That's something to shout about. ...Read More
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Fit Family Challenge Week Two Winner: Reatta Harris

May 10, 2015 9:50 am
Written by: Charlotte Parent Editors

Congratulations to Reatta Harris our Week #2 winner! She won two Flash Misfit Wearables and a $100 gift card to Athleta!Have you entered your ...Read More
Congratulations to Reatta Harris our Week #2 winner! She won two Flash Misfit Wearables and a $100 gift card to Athleta!Have you entered your ...Read More
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Pilates Power

May 9, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Heather Obleada

In honor of our 10 year anniversary in May, Iron Butterfly Pilates would like to share with readers our top 10 client quotes of ...Read More
In honor of our 10 year anniversary in May, Iron Butterfly Pilates would like to share with readers our top 10 client quotes of ...Read More
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