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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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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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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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Guest Bloggers

See what parent bloggers near and afar are talking about.

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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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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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Solitary Momagement

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

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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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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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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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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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Playtime

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

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Fit Family Challenge

Each year during our Fit Family Challenge, two local families blog about their journey towards a healthier lifestyle. This year, the Cram family of Matthews and the Zappley family of Charlotte blogged about their challenges, triumphs, and the advice they got from a panel of experts as they created a healthier lifestyle for themselves.

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Tantrums, Torment and Turkey!

November 26, 2014 2:40 pm
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It's Thanksgiving week and the holiday season is upon us. Birds will be stuffed and browned, potatoes mashed into fluffy perfection and bubbly champagne chilled. ...Read More
It's Thanksgiving week and the holiday season is upon us. Birds will be stuffed and browned, potatoes mashed into fluffy perfection and bubbly champagne chilled. ...Read More
Listed in: Solitary Momagement
 

13 Gobblin' Weekend Ideas

November 26, 2014 1:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

ThursdayCharlotte South Park Turkey TrotBefore you fill your bellies up with your family's favorite cuisines reward yourself with a family fun run, 8K and even ...Read More
ThursdayCharlotte South Park Turkey TrotBefore you fill your bellies up with your family's favorite cuisines reward yourself with a family fun run, 8K and even ...Read More
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The Obligatory Thanksgiving Post

November 26, 2014 9:02 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Here in America, Thanksgiving is tomorrow.Now, normally, when I talk about the things for which I'm most thankful, (which I'm about to do so buckle ...Read More
Here in America, Thanksgiving is tomorrow.Now, normally, when I talk about the things for which I'm most thankful, (which I'm about to do so buckle ...Read More
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Black Friday Etiquette?

November 25, 2014 1:24 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington - Etiquette Expert and Instructor

Shopping is NOT a blood sport! I am not a big shopper, but for the first time ever, I'm going to venture out to South ...Read More
Shopping is NOT a blood sport! I am not a big shopper, but for the first time ever, I'm going to venture out to South ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

Road Tripping With the Family for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014 10:23 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Thanksgiving means family, big meals, reflection on the special things in our life and for many it means a jaunt to the grandparents or some ...Read More
Thanksgiving means family, big meals, reflection on the special things in our life and for many it means a jaunt to the grandparents or some ...Read More
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Carrying on and Creating Christmas Traditions

November 24, 2014 3:09 pm
Written by: Derek James

This post appeared in the December 2014 issue of Charlotte Parent. When I was a kid, many of my Christmas Eve nights were spent at ...Read More
This post appeared in the December 2014 issue of Charlotte Parent. When I was a kid, many of my Christmas Eve nights were spent at ...Read More
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Counting Blessings

November 24, 2014 9:29 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

My mom is dutiful in her reminders to me that we should always count our blessings. When the going gets tough, I remind myself to ...Read More
My mom is dutiful in her reminders to me that we should always count our blessings. When the going gets tough, I remind myself to ...Read More
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Dad Review: Disney's Big Hero 6

November 24, 2014 8:28 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

So, Saturday was my birthday.I turned. . . Well, let's just say it was a milestone birthday and leave it at that. I certainly plan ...Read More
So, Saturday was my birthday.I turned. . . Well, let's just say it was a milestone birthday and leave it at that. I certainly plan ...Read More
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If You're Wondering What You Want To Do

November 21, 2014 8:47 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

I am funny.I am funny. (Yes, this is an affirmation. And now, because I had to explain it, the joke ceases to be funny. But ...Read More
I am funny.I am funny. (Yes, this is an affirmation. And now, because I had to explain it, the joke ceases to be funny. But ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

Kick off the Holidays with 12 Weekend Fun Ideas

November 20, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayBallantyne Village Tree LightingRing in the holiday season while enjoying a live brass band, refreshments and lots of children activities. Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village ...Read More
FridayBallantyne Village Tree LightingRing in the holiday season while enjoying a live brass band, refreshments and lots of children activities. Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village ...Read More
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10 Preschooler-Approved Toys to Give as Gifts This Holiday

November 17, 2014 12:06 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

Toys! Toys! Toys! It's that time of year again when little ones are making their wish lists for Santa (and hopefully being extra good in ...Read More
Toys! Toys! Toys! It's that time of year again when little ones are making their wish lists for Santa (and hopefully being extra good in ...Read More
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Here Come the Holiday TV Specials

November 17, 2014 9:41 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

While I was out and about over the weekend I noticed the Christmas decor popping up. And soon to follow are the Christmas lights, parades, ...Read More
While I was out and about over the weekend I noticed the Christmas decor popping up. And soon to follow are the Christmas lights, parades, ...Read More
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DIY Centerpieces for Thanksgiving

November 13, 2014 4:31 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I hate that so many stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day and hope that not enough people shop that day ...Read More
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I hate that so many stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day and hope that not enough people shop that day ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

Being Thankful

November 13, 2014 3:44 pm
Written by: Maeve E. Cunningham, Children's Library Specialist at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

As the end of November approaches, now is the time to start thinking about what you are thankful for most in your life. I am ...Read More
As the end of November approaches, now is the time to start thinking about what you are thankful for most in your life. I am ...Read More
Listed in: Books for Kids
 

13 Easy Weekend Fun Ideas

November 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayMarvel Universe Live!This weekend watch as twenty-five superheroes, including Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America and Hulk band together to save the world from its ...Read More
FridayMarvel Universe Live!This weekend watch as twenty-five superheroes, including Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America and Hulk band together to save the world from its ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Santa Claus Is in Town

November 12, 2014 9:48 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Just this morning my son reminded me that we need to make his Christmas wish list/letter to Santa. He's getting ready for Christmas, and though ...Read More
Just this morning my son reminded me that we need to make his Christmas wish list/letter to Santa. He's getting ready for Christmas, and though ...Read More
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6 Ways to Celebrate Veteran's Day With the Kids

November 10, 2014 9:32 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Most schools throughout the area are out of school Tuesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veteran's Day. Spend the day commemorating those that have served ...Read More
Most schools throughout the area are out of school Tuesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veteran's Day. Spend the day commemorating those that have served ...Read More
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5 Decorating Don'ts for Homes with Kids

November 7, 2014 7:42 am
Written by: Barbara Green

We fill our homes with beautiful furniture that looks great, but with kids at home we have to look a little deeper and make sure ...Read More
We fill our homes with beautiful furniture that looks great, but with kids at home we have to look a little deeper and make sure ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

Fall for These 14 Weekend Family-fun Ideas

November 6, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayChildren's Sensory StorytimeFor children with special needs enjoy sensory-filled storytimes, dancing and activities. Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road.GobblefestEnjoy s'mores, inflatables, and carnival activities. Harris YMCA, ...Read More
FridayChildren's Sensory StorytimeFor children with special needs enjoy sensory-filled storytimes, dancing and activities. Scaleybark Library, 101 Scaleybark Road.GobblefestEnjoy s'mores, inflatables, and carnival activities. Harris YMCA, ...Read More
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Stock the Fridge for Healthy Eating Day

November 5, 2014 9:38 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

National Eating Healthy Day is Wednesday, Nov. 5. The day is timed well, just after a long weekend of Halloween candy and before the holiday ...Read More
National Eating Healthy Day is Wednesday, Nov. 5. The day is timed well, just after a long weekend of Halloween candy and before the holiday ...Read More
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So, A Dude Staggers Into A Sandwich Shop. . .

November 5, 2014 8:10 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

I like to think of today as The Day I Didn't Die.Okay, yes, fine, then.I'm pretty sure you could say that every day but one ...Read More
I like to think of today as The Day I Didn't Die.Okay, yes, fine, then.I'm pretty sure you could say that every day but one ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

Holiday Manners Do's and Don'ts

November 4, 2014 2:44 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington, etiquette expert, instructor and creator of Blunders Board Game on Manners

As a mother of two, I'll be honest when I say that I have a love and hate relationship with the holidays. I love them ...Read More
As a mother of two, I'll be honest when I say that I have a love and hate relationship with the holidays. I love them ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison Resigns

November 4, 2014 9:48 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

The news is official now: Heath E. Morrison will resign as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on Thursday, Nov. 6. The news definitely came as a ...Read More
The news is official now: Heath E. Morrison will resign as superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on Thursday, Nov. 6. The news definitely came as a ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

GoPlaySave! Goes Digital

November 3, 2014 3:39 pm
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

Local Charlotte couple Brian and Tammra Granger have grown their local coupon book from their home in South Charlotte. Each year the couple produces the ...Read More
Local Charlotte couple Brian and Tammra Granger have grown their local coupon book from their home in South Charlotte. Each year the couple produces the ...Read More
Listed in: Momsense
 

Crazy Train or Train Crazy?

November 3, 2014 3:03 pm
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

If you are the mom of a boy under the age of 7 you've probably got a boy obsessed with trains. Many of these boys ...Read More
If you are the mom of a boy under the age of 7 you've probably got a boy obsessed with trains. Many of these boys ...Read More
Listed in: Momsense
 
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