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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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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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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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Excited for Lifestyle Changes

March 30, 2015 8:30 pm
Written by: Timothy and Jessica McMasters

Hi we are the McMasters family and so excited to be a part of this years Fit Family Challenge with Charlotte Parent Magazine! We ...Read More
Hi we are the McMasters family and so excited to be a part of this years Fit Family Challenge with Charlotte Parent Magazine! We ...Read More
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Get Your Mojo Back After Baby

March 30, 2015 9:38 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Having a baby is a special time in a parent's life, but it's also one of the most draining times in your life. Sometimes as ...Read More
Having a baby is a special time in a parent's life, but it's also one of the most draining times in your life. Sometimes as ...Read More
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Dance Party Monday

March 30, 2015 8:24 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Sometimes, stay-at-home dudes just gotta dance.Here's the deal, dudes.When it's just you and the spawn at home, it's even more okay to crank the music ...Read More
Sometimes, stay-at-home dudes just gotta dance.Here's the deal, dudes.When it's just you and the spawn at home, it's even more okay to crank the music ...Read More
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Ready, Set, Nutrition!

March 29, 2015 10:37 am
Written by: Tricia Azra, RDN, LDN, Carolinas HealthCare System

Hello fit family friends! I am so excited to be supporting an awesome community of wellness seekers during this year's Fit Family Challenge 2015. I ...Read More
Hello fit family friends! I am so excited to be supporting an awesome community of wellness seekers during this year's Fit Family Challenge 2015. I ...Read More
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Fit Family Challenge Life Balance/Wellness Coach Introduction

March 28, 2015 4:13 pm
Written by: Maureen Carlomagno

Hello! My name is Maureen Carlomagno, founder and owner of Your Wellness Coach. I have been selected to be this year's Fit Family Challenge life ...Read More
Hello! My name is Maureen Carlomagno, founder and owner of Your Wellness Coach. I have been selected to be this year's Fit Family Challenge life ...Read More
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What These Boots Were Made For

March 27, 2015 8:24 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

There's something about staying at home with the young spawn that feels a little like gravity.Only instead of pulling everything closer, this sort of gravity ...Read More
There's something about staying at home with the young spawn that feels a little like gravity.Only instead of pulling everything closer, this sort of gravity ...Read More
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Can You Relate?

March 27, 2015 6:00 am
Written by: Eason Futch

Have you ever felt like something your child was doing or something you were allowing your child to do was not quite right? When my ...Read More
Have you ever felt like something your child was doing or something you were allowing your child to do was not quite right? When my ...Read More
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Bottle It!

March 26, 2015 3:08 pm
Written by: Melanie Baron

I absolutely love this time of year. Everything is blooming, it isn't too hot, and even the weeds look like flowers. Yes, we're sneezing and ...Read More
I absolutely love this time of year. Everything is blooming, it isn't too hot, and even the weeds look like flowers. Yes, we're sneezing and ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: March 27-29

March 26, 2015 3:08 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayBallantyne Village: Art in the VillagePerfect for all lovers of art. Enjoy an evening of local artistry and meet a few of them. Find a ...Read More
FridayBallantyne Village: Art in the VillagePerfect for all lovers of art. Enjoy an evening of local artistry and meet a few of them. Find a ...Read More
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Revving up for the Fit Family Challenge

March 26, 2015 11:00 am
Written by: Tracey Bacon

The Fit Family Challenge is getting ready to start for us...cringe (biting my nails). My family is excited to start on this journey, yet I ...Read More
The Fit Family Challenge is getting ready to start for us...cringe (biting my nails). My family is excited to start on this journey, yet I ...Read More
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12 Ways to Protect your Kids from Allergies at Home

March 26, 2015 10:46 am
Written by: Barbara Green

According to the Center for Disease control, allergies amond children are climbing. Food allergies are up 5%, skin allergies are up 7%, while respiratory allergies ...Read More
According to the Center for Disease control, allergies amond children are climbing. Food allergies are up 5%, skin allergies are up 7%, while respiratory allergies ...Read More
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Who's Ready to Ride the New Fury 325 Coaster at Carowinds?

March 26, 2015 9:52 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Fury 325, Carowinds' newest coaster, is ready to fly! Carowinds opens this Saturday, March 28; and for the first time in Carowinds history, the park ...Read More
Fury 325, Carowinds' newest coaster, is ready to fly! Carowinds opens this Saturday, March 28; and for the first time in Carowinds history, the park ...Read More
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Charlotte Ranked as a Top 5 Up-and-Coming Fitness City

March 25, 2015 9:39 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Charlotte has earned another accolade as one of the top five up-and-coming fitness citiies across America per "Women's Health" magazine and Yelp. I'm really not ...Read More
Charlotte has earned another accolade as one of the top five up-and-coming fitness citiies across America per "Women's Health" magazine and Yelp. I'm really not ...Read More
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STEM to Fork Competition Gets Kids Cooking

March 23, 2015 9:29 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds and the Green Teacher Network are working to bring the garden into the classroom. As part of this ...Read More
Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds and the Green Teacher Network are working to bring the garden into the classroom. As part of this ...Read More
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As If There's Only One

March 20, 2015 8:16 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

The problem with the Spawn of Our Loins* is that they manage to survive with randomly selective hearing.Seriously, I sometimes wondered if any of the ...Read More
The problem with the Spawn of Our Loins* is that they manage to survive with randomly selective hearing.Seriously, I sometimes wondered if any of the ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: March 20-22

March 19, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayFourth and Fifth Grade Fun NightPlan a date night and drop the kids and their friends off for a fun night for everyone. The kids ...Read More
FridayFourth and Fifth Grade Fun NightPlan a date night and drop the kids and their friends off for a fun night for everyone. The kids ...Read More
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Playhouse Inspiration

March 19, 2015 10:04 am
Written by: Barbara Green

Every parent wants their child to be an original thinker and a success in school. New research suggests that one of the keys to developing ...Read More
Every parent wants their child to be an original thinker and a success in school. New research suggests that one of the keys to developing ...Read More
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March Madness With Kids

March 18, 2015 9:35 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

For college basketball fans, this time in March is particularly exciting — it's March Madness, the NCAA playoffs. I'm a Tar Heel, which means I'm ...Read More
For college basketball fans, this time in March is particularly exciting — it's March Madness, the NCAA playoffs. I'm a Tar Heel, which means I'm ...Read More
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Soccer Carpool and a Volleyball Game Equals no Family Dinner Again Tonight

March 17, 2015 1:40 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington

Tonight, I have to take my son to soccer, drive an hour to my daughter's volleyball game, and my husband just informed me he's working ...Read More
Tonight, I have to take my son to soccer, drive an hour to my daughter's volleyball game, and my husband just informed me he's working ...Read More
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5 Ideas for Fun With the Kids on St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2015 9:57 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

This morning a sneaky leprechaun — or perhaps several — stopped by our house and sprung the rainbow trap that my kindergartener had set. Along ...Read More
This morning a sneaky leprechaun — or perhaps several — stopped by our house and sprung the rainbow trap that my kindergartener had set. Along ...Read More
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Resources for Raising a Bilingual Child

March 17, 2015 7:00 am
Written by: Shaunda Bailey, Children's Specialist at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

If you are a parent interested in bilingual education, Charlotte is an excellent place to teach your child Spanish. Our city is home to a ...Read More
If you are a parent interested in bilingual education, Charlotte is an excellent place to teach your child Spanish. Our city is home to a ...Read More
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More Important Than Genetics?

March 16, 2015 8:03 pm
Written by: Melanie Hempe

Did you know that your child's experiences in his life are thought to be more important to his early brain development than his genes? The ...Read More
Did you know that your child's experiences in his life are thought to be more important to his early brain development than his genes? The ...Read More
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Boys in the Girls' Bathroom

March 15, 2015 7:50 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

So the other day at Freedom Park I had to go to the bathroom. It was a gorgeous spring-like Sunday, and the park was busy. ...Read More
So the other day at Freedom Park I had to go to the bathroom. It was a gorgeous spring-like Sunday, and the park was busy. ...Read More
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In Memoriam: Sir Terry Pratchett

March 13, 2015 8:21 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

The sun is a little less brighter today. The sky a little less blue. The spring blooms a little more drab. Sir Terry Pratchett is ...Read More
The sun is a little less brighter today. The sky a little less blue. The spring blooms a little more drab. Sir Terry Pratchett is ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: March 13-15

March 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayNature Game NightBring the whole gang out for a night of creative and educational games. Each game will have a nature-centered theme. Reedy Creek Nature ...Read More
FridayNature Game NightBring the whole gang out for a night of creative and educational games. Each game will have a nature-centered theme. Reedy Creek Nature ...Read More
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