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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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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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Fit Family Challenge

Follow along with two local families as they embark on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. This year, the Cram family of Matthews and the Zappley family of Charlotte will blog about their challenges, triumphs, and the advice they get from a panel of experts as they try to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves.

Participate alongside our Spotlight Families in getting fit and healthier this year by joining the Fit Family Challenge.

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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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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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Solitary Momagement

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

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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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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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Playtime

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

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Mom-Tested

Gadgets, gear, toys and media designed to make parenting a little easier and a lot more fun! All products are mom-tested and approved.

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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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Single Momma

Nicole Pietrantonio shares what she knows and what's she learning as a single mom navigating the Charlotte parenting scene.

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Guest Bloggers

See what parent bloggers near and afar are talking about.

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Culture Kid Reviews

See what local kids have to say about cultural shows, plays, performances and events in and around Charlotte.

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What's the Story with Selfies?

July 31, 2014 4:42 pm
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I have an issue with selfies. They drive me insane. As a single mom, you would think I wouldn't mind the occasional selfie. I am ...Read More
I have an issue with selfies. They drive me insane. As a single mom, you would think I wouldn't mind the occasional selfie. I am ...Read More
Listed in: Solitary Momagement
 

How to Survive with Kids

July 31, 2014 3:15 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Just as DIckens wrote in A tale of Two Cities, living with kids can be described as "It was the best of times, it was ...Read More
Just as DIckens wrote in A tale of Two Cities, living with kids can be described as "It was the best of times, it was ...Read More
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15 Ways to Play the Weekend Away With Kids in Charlotte

July 31, 2014 3:00 am
Written by: Mikala Young

Friday12 Angry Jurors. Watch the youth production from the provocative film, 12 Angry Men. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.Cozy by the Campfire. Make ...Read More
Friday12 Angry Jurors. Watch the youth production from the provocative film, 12 Angry Men. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.Cozy by the Campfire. Make ...Read More
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Mom, We Want a Wii

July 30, 2014 2:08 pm
Written by: Derek James

When I was 4 or 5, we got an Atari 2600 for Christmas. It easily went down in history as my favorite childhood gift because ...Read More
When I was 4 or 5, we got an Atari 2600 for Christmas. It easily went down in history as my favorite childhood gift because ...Read More
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Hand-written thank you notes. Do my kids still need to send them?

July 30, 2014 6:00 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Creator of New Modern Cotillion, Etiquette Expert, and Inventor of Blunders Board game

This summer I've been doing a lot of traveling. I've traveled with my kids, their friends, and their cousins for a total of 65 hours' ...Read More
This summer I've been doing a lot of traveling. I've traveled with my kids, their friends, and their cousins for a total of 65 hours' ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

Go Check Out The Magazine For Realz

July 29, 2014 8:09 am
Written by: Richard ED Jones

Babies suck.No, literally, they suck. A lot. That's how they eat, after all. Come on, people. Did you really think I'd be so unkind as ...Read More
Babies suck.No, literally, they suck. A lot. That's how they eat, after all. Come on, people. Did you really think I'd be so unkind as ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

Summer Reading Just for the Fun of it

July 29, 2014 7:08 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

*Summer is a time when kids play, and they should. Play is important and you're only a kid once. During all that play time, however, ...Read More
*Summer is a time when kids play, and they should. Play is important and you're only a kid once. During all that play time, however, ...Read More
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Most Valuable Kids Wins Big With Ticket Shares

July 28, 2014 5:02 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

For those season-ticket holders out there who can't always make it to the game consider this: Most Valuable Kids of Charlotte Metro. What is it ...Read More
For those season-ticket holders out there who can't always make it to the game consider this: Most Valuable Kids of Charlotte Metro. What is it ...Read More
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Tame the Artwork Overload!

July 24, 2014 11:12 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Are your kids creative masters this summer? Do you love all the artwok but struggle with what to do with it all? Pretty soon they'll ...Read More
Are your kids creative masters this summer? Do you love all the artwok but struggle with what to do with it all? Pretty soon they'll ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

14 Ways to Play This Weekend With the Family in Charlotte

July 24, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayAladdin Jr. Watch as Aladdin takes a ride on a magical carpet, where he meets a whole new world. Fullwood Theatre, 100 McDowell Street East, ...Read More
FridayAladdin Jr. Watch as Aladdin takes a ride on a magical carpet, where he meets a whole new world. Fullwood Theatre, 100 McDowell Street East, ...Read More
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Move Your Body at National Dance Day Event

July 24, 2014 8:04 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

I love to dance. I think the saying "Dance Like Nobody is Watching," is a wonderful mantra. I danced for 10 years as a child, ...Read More
I love to dance. I think the saying "Dance Like Nobody is Watching," is a wonderful mantra. I danced for 10 years as a child, ...Read More
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Restaurant Etiquette for Kids — Don't Be 'That' Family!

July 23, 2014 1:11 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington

You've seen them. The kids who act like Tasmanian Devils in a restaurant. They enter like they've come to the circus all reved up and ...Read More
You've seen them. The kids who act like Tasmanian Devils in a restaurant. They enter like they've come to the circus all reved up and ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

Governor McCrory passes the 'Common Core review bill'

July 23, 2014 12:14 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

Much debate has swirled over whether Common Core is good or bad. Yesterday Gov. Pat McCrory turned on his heels and decided it was not ...Read More
Much debate has swirled over whether Common Core is good or bad. Yesterday Gov. Pat McCrory turned on his heels and decided it was not ...Read More
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Say Cheese!

July 22, 2014 11:18 pm
Written by: Melanie Baron

Amelia is no stranger to the kitchen. We've been cooking together since she was a toddler, mostly baking and making simple meals. Last week, while ...Read More
Amelia is no stranger to the kitchen. We've been cooking together since she was a toddler, mostly baking and making simple meals. Last week, while ...Read More
Listed in: A Crafty Mess
 

Girl Scout Barbie Causes Controversy

July 22, 2014 10:19 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Barbie has done it again, and made headlines as the newest Girl Scout. She joined the troop as part of a $2 million deal with ...Read More
Barbie has done it again, and made headlines as the newest Girl Scout. She joined the troop as part of a $2 million deal with ...Read More
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Explanations Are In Order

July 22, 2014 8:23 am
Written by: Richard ED Jones

Sleep isn't as easy as it looks.I mean, look at him there. Lying in bed, mouth slightly open, sprawled across the mattress, the blanket twirled ...Read More
Sleep isn't as easy as it looks.I mean, look at him there. Lying in bed, mouth slightly open, sprawled across the mattress, the blanket twirled ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

Family Vacation at the Beach

July 21, 2014 9:30 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Vacation time. I love summer vacation at the beach relaxing, sleeping late, taking naps, reading books on the beach, swimming in the ocean, having a ...Read More
Vacation time. I love summer vacation at the beach relaxing, sleeping late, taking naps, reading books on the beach, swimming in the ocean, having a ...Read More
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5 Keys to Organizing Kids

July 17, 2014 10:21 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Do you struggle with keeping your home in order? Do your kids have too many things and not enough space to store them? Don't feel ...Read More
Do you struggle with keeping your home in order? Do your kids have too many things and not enough space to store them? Don't feel ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

13 Things to Do With the Family This Weekend

July 17, 2014 4:14 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayBat NightGet the entire family out to learn about bats and why they are important to our environment. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River ...Read More
FridayBat NightGet the entire family out to learn about bats and why they are important to our environment. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River ...Read More
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EEOC Sets New Pregnancy Guidelines to Protect Moms-to-be

July 17, 2014 12:23 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

Discrimination against a pregnant woman has technically been unlawful for years, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated a few rules and regs on pregnancy ...Read More
Discrimination against a pregnant woman has technically been unlawful for years, but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated a few rules and regs on pregnancy ...Read More
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Teaching 4-Year-Olds to Cope With Feelings

July 16, 2014 7:50 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

I don't remember what it was like to be 4, but watching my now almost-5-year-old, I think it must have been kinda tough. Lately he's ...Read More
I don't remember what it was like to be 4, but watching my now almost-5-year-old, I think it must have been kinda tough. Lately he's ...Read More
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Hostess With The "Mostess' - Teaching Your Kids This Lifelong Skill

July 16, 2014 6:00 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Modern Cotillion Instrutor, Etiquette Expert, Creator of "Blunders" Board Game

Last week, I answered a reader's question about how to teach their son how to be a polite guest when on a playdate. It occured ...Read More
Last week, I answered a reader's question about how to teach their son how to be a polite guest when on a playdate. It occured ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

Traveling Through Time

July 15, 2014 8:17 am
Written by: Richard ED Jones

If only I'd known then what I know now.Hindsight is 20/20.Looking back, the answer is plainly obvious.I shoulda taken dat left in Alba-coy-kee.I think you ...Read More
If only I'd known then what I know now.Hindsight is 20/20.Looking back, the answer is plainly obvious.I shoulda taken dat left in Alba-coy-kee.I think you ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

Bye Bye Miss American Pie

July 14, 2014 11:10 am
Written by: Jen Byrum

Today was one of the most strange and bittersweet days I've ever had as a parent. In 13 years of being a mom, I don't ...Read More
Today was one of the most strange and bittersweet days I've ever had as a parent. In 13 years of being a mom, I don't ...Read More
Listed in: Solitary Momagement
 

Peanut-Free Nights at Charlotte Knights Games

July 14, 2014 9:59 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

For parents of kids with allergies, it takes strategic planning to do some of the common family outings many families enjoy without thinking twice. The ...Read More
For parents of kids with allergies, it takes strategic planning to do some of the common family outings many families enjoy without thinking twice. The ...Read More
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