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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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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

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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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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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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Moms On The Go Fashion

September 12, 2014 10:25 am
Written by: Whitley Adkins Hamlin

Hello fellow fashion lovin' mamas! I've recently been charged with a very exciting project for Concord Mills. Next Tuesday and Thursday, along with other local ...Read More
Hello fellow fashion lovin' mamas! I've recently been charged with a very exciting project for Concord Mills. Next Tuesday and Thursday, along with other local ...Read More
Listed in: Mother of Style
 

The Three R's: Reading, Reading and Reading

September 12, 2014 8:09 am
Written by: Richard ED Jones

Here's some good news for you.No, I'll not be passing out coupons for free beer, comfy recliners and larg-screen televisions (can you tell I'm getting ...Read More
Here's some good news for you.No, I'll not be passing out coupons for free beer, comfy recliners and larg-screen televisions (can you tell I'm getting ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

14 Ideas to Have a Festive Family Weekend

September 11, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayAdventure Seekers Kids Night OutPlay games, eat s'mores, build a fire and enjoy pizza with friends. Anne Springs Close Greenway, 841 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, ...Read More
FridayAdventure Seekers Kids Night OutPlay games, eat s'mores, build a fire and enjoy pizza with friends. Anne Springs Close Greenway, 841 Springfield Parkway, Fort Mill, ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Local Students Help Beat World Record for Reading

September 11, 2014 9:32 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

If your child participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, they are winners — world-record winners! Students across the U.S. and in 29 countries set ...Read More
If your child participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, they are winners — world-record winners! Students across the U.S. and in 29 countries set ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

You're Not the Only One! Awkard Moments for Adults

September 10, 2014 6:00 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert and Instructor

I had an awkward moment last night when greeting an aquaintance. I went in for a hug at the same time he went to kiss ...Read More
I had an awkward moment last night when greeting an aquaintance. I went in for a hug at the same time he went to kiss ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

6 Ways to Celebrate the Start of the Fall Season With Kids

September 9, 2014 11:44 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Fall is in the air. Temps are down, skies are not as bright and the leaves are turning, and there's a lot to do to ...Read More
Fall is in the air. Temps are down, skies are not as bright and the leaves are turning, and there's a lot to do to ...Read More
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Family Time Tip

September 8, 2014 12:31 pm
Written by: CP

Set up bowls of snacks with holes (Cheerios, pretzels, etc.) and some string that kids can use to make edible, wearable movie snack necklaces on ...Read More
Set up bowls of snacks with holes (Cheerios, pretzels, etc.) and some string that kids can use to make edible, wearable movie snack necklaces on ...Read More
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Stride Rite's 'Big Hearts, Little Shoes' Campaign Puts Shoes on Kids' Feet

September 8, 2014 9:35 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

As the new fall season rolls in, many of us are cleaning out the summer clothes and shoes that the kids have outgrown. Before you ...Read More
As the new fall season rolls in, many of us are cleaning out the summer clothes and shoes that the kids have outgrown. Before you ...Read More
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Fall into September: 13 Weekend Ideas

September 4, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayAlien Worlds and AndroidsLearn about the technologies used to explore extreme environments found on earth. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.Cabarrus County FairToday through Sunday, ...Read More
FridayAlien Worlds and AndroidsLearn about the technologies used to explore extreme environments found on earth. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.Cabarrus County FairToday through Sunday, ...Read More
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"Look Up" Video and Electronic Etiquette Tips Essential for all

September 4, 2014 2:21 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert & Instructor

Facts: 77% of kids own a cell phone. Kids ages 12 to 17 text an average of 60 times per day. Only 35% of kids ...Read More
Facts: 77% of kids own a cell phone. Kids ages 12 to 17 text an average of 60 times per day. Only 35% of kids ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

CMS Students 2013-14 Scores Show Growth, Proficiency

September 4, 2014 1:27 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

The scores are in, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School students beat the odds with proficiency gains on End-of-Course (EOC) and End-of-Grade (EOG) tests for the 2013-14 school ...Read More
The scores are in, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School students beat the odds with proficiency gains on End-of-Course (EOC) and End-of-Grade (EOG) tests for the 2013-14 school ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Create a Command Center at Home

September 4, 2014 12:56 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

One thing every parent complains about is the amount of papers that float around after the kids go back to school. It can be hard ...Read More
One thing every parent complains about is the amount of papers that float around after the kids go back to school. It can be hard ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

Style Night Out

September 3, 2014 4:23 pm
Written by: Whitley Adkins Hamlin

Alright mama's... YES, that means you! It's time to get stylin'! Charlotte's most stylish night is almost here. Tomorrow night, Thursday, September 4th, hosts the ...Read More
Alright mama's... YES, that means you! It's time to get stylin'! Charlotte's most stylish night is almost here. Tomorrow night, Thursday, September 4th, hosts the ...Read More
Listed in: Mother of Style
 

Music Can Boost Brainpower

September 3, 2014 10:18 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

A recent study shows that music may boost brainpower for children from economically disadvantaged homes and neighborhoods. The study out of Northwestern University found that ...Read More
A recent study shows that music may boost brainpower for children from economically disadvantaged homes and neighborhoods. The study out of Northwestern University found that ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

New Dental Health Guidelines for Babies

September 2, 2014 9:40 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

When I was swimming in the new-mom waters, thinking about how to keep baby teeth clean wasn't top of mind for me. How to get ...Read More
When I was swimming in the new-mom waters, thinking about how to keep baby teeth clean wasn't top of mind for me. How to get ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Color Class 101

August 28, 2014 6:30 pm
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Now that the kids are back to school I thought you might like to learn something new, too. So many people are puzzled by colors, ...Read More
Now that the kids are back to school I thought you might like to learn something new, too. So many people are puzzled by colors, ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

Laugh and Play this Labor Day Weekend

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayBearden Birthday BashFor the next three days, celebrate with lots of live entertainment, music, and plenty to eat. Enjoy Family-friendly activities throughout the day. Romare ...Read More
FridayBearden Birthday BashFor the next three days, celebrate with lots of live entertainment, music, and plenty to eat. Enjoy Family-friendly activities throughout the day. Romare ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Teens Drive Smart Tour in Charlotte

August 28, 2014 11:03 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Parents of teens who are soon to have their driver's license listen up: The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart tour is coming to Charlotte next weekend, ...Read More
Parents of teens who are soon to have their driver's license listen up: The Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart tour is coming to Charlotte next weekend, ...Read More
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School Start Times

August 27, 2014 12:23 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

So the doctors have confirmed something parents of teens have known for awhile: Early school start times aren't good for middle schoolers and high schoolers. ...Read More
So the doctors have confirmed something parents of teens have known for awhile: Early school start times aren't good for middle schoolers and high schoolers. ...Read More
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Do YOU Make These Manner Mistakes?

August 27, 2014 6:00 am
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Please tell me you don't! I am really beginning to wonder if some people just don't know better, or if they just don't care. In ...Read More
Please tell me you don't! I am really beginning to wonder if some people just don't know better, or if they just don't care. In ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

The Importance Of Being Open To Help (Or Earnest. Whichever.)

August 26, 2014 5:44 pm
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

There's a reason it's a cliché that men don't ask for help.Mostly because men would rather die (following a three-week session of torture and abuse ...Read More
There's a reason it's a cliché that men don't ask for help.Mostly because men would rather die (following a three-week session of torture and abuse ...Read More
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Helping Your Kids Make Good Cents

August 25, 2014 12:14 pm
Written by: Derek James

In last month’s column I talked about how my oldest son Tyler wanted a Wii U for his sixth birthday and how I refurbished my ...Read More
In last month’s column I talked about how my oldest son Tyler wanted a Wii U for his sixth birthday and how I refurbished my ...Read More
Listed in: Daddy Derek
 

My Child Is Going to Kindergarten

August 25, 2014 9:32 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

I'm nervous. This is the year — now the week — that I walk my son down the hall for his first day of kindergarten. ...Read More
I'm nervous. This is the year — now the week — that I walk my son down the hall for his first day of kindergarten. ...Read More
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Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk

August 21, 2014 10:05 pm
Written by: Melanie Baron

After a summer of travel, day camp, road trips and assorted other hectic activity, it seems fitting to finish the season with a little something ...Read More
After a summer of travel, day camp, road trips and assorted other hectic activity, it seems fitting to finish the season with a little something ...Read More
Listed in: A Crafty Mess
 

5 Tips for Back to School Success

August 21, 2014 3:45 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Back to school is such a bittersweet time. On the one hand, your nerves are probably shot and you can't wait for the kids to ...Read More
Back to school is such a bittersweet time. On the one hand, your nerves are probably shot and you can't wait for the kids to ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 
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