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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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Taming Teenage Trouble

December 17, 2014 11:25 am
Written by: Jen Byrum

My sweet son was born on September 22, 2001. My water broke at 11 a.m. and he was born just after 3 p.m. He was ...Read More
My sweet son was born on September 22, 2001. My water broke at 11 a.m. and he was born just after 3 p.m. He was ...Read More
Listed in: Solitary Momagement
 

Setting Parental Control on Digital Devices

December 17, 2014 9:27 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

This time next week Santa will have arrived, delivering many children a new digital device. But with all the inappropriate content out there, bone up ...Read More
This time next week Santa will have arrived, delivering many children a new digital device. But with all the inappropriate content out there, bone up ...Read More
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You're Obviously Using Some New Definition Of Great With Which I Am Unfamiliar

December 17, 2014 1:03 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

We don't want them to be clones.When we thrust our spawn out into the world, we hope they will draw from us what is good ...Read More
We don't want them to be clones.When we thrust our spawn out into the world, we hope they will draw from us what is good ...Read More
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'Tis the Season...To Be Reading!

December 16, 2014 9:45 am
Written by: Laura Fitzsimmons, Children's Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

The tree is decorated, the stockings are hung, and gifts are being wrapped. The holiday season can be a busy time for families, so be ...Read More
The tree is decorated, the stockings are hung, and gifts are being wrapped. The holiday season can be a busy time for families, so be ...Read More
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Discovery Place Makes Museums Accessible to More Families

December 15, 2014 9:28 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Discovery Place, the city's beloved children's science museum, is making access to its hands-on learning exhibits more accessible to families throughout Charlotte beginning today. The ...Read More
Discovery Place, the city's beloved children's science museum, is making access to its hands-on learning exhibits more accessible to families throughout Charlotte beginning today. The ...Read More
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Festive Christmas Trees for Kids

December 11, 2014 9:45 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Christmas is such a fun time for children of all ages. I loved decorating trees so much that when I was married and living in ...Read More
Christmas is such a fun time for children of all ages. I loved decorating trees so much that when I was married and living in ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: Dec. 12-14

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

FridayAn Afternoon with Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"Watch a presentation of the classic Christmas story followed by the film adaptation. Matthews Library, 230 Matthews Station ...Read More
FridayAn Afternoon with Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol"Watch a presentation of the classic Christmas story followed by the film adaptation. Matthews Library, 230 Matthews Station ...Read More
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Holiday Party Etiquette - The Little Things That Matter

December 11, 2014 10:41 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, Instructor and Creator of Board Game on Manners, Blunders

It's the time of year for holiday parties! Work parties, neighborhood parties, family parties, school parties... We all love a good party with fun friends, ...Read More
It's the time of year for holiday parties! Work parties, neighborhood parties, family parties, school parties... We all love a good party with fun friends, ...Read More
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National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

December 11, 2014 10:29 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a novelty in the past few years. I remember when holiday sweaters were worn simply as a fashion statement for ...Read More
Ugly Christmas sweaters have become a novelty in the past few years. I remember when holiday sweaters were worn simply as a fashion statement for ...Read More
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7 Things Families Need to Know About the CMS School Options Lottery

December 9, 2014 7:05 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

It's that time of year again. No, not the holiday hubbub, but time to get your lottery application together if you want your child to ...Read More
It's that time of year again. No, not the holiday hubbub, but time to get your lottery application together if you want your child to ...Read More
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Let's Talk About This Elf on the Shelf and his Merrymaking

December 8, 2014 9:24 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

This year I caved. I gave in to "peer" pressure — that is pressure from my son, his friends and even his kindergarten class. Actually ...Read More
This year I caved. I gave in to "peer" pressure — that is pressure from my son, his friends and even his kindergarten class. Actually ...Read More
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Salty Suncatchers

December 6, 2014 10:26 pm
Written by: Melanie Baron

This week Amelia turned seven. I know, how did that happen? Anyway, we celebrated with a slumber party and needed a project that could make ...Read More
This week Amelia turned seven. I know, how did that happen? Anyway, we celebrated with a slumber party and needed a project that could make ...Read More
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Hooray for 18 Weekend Ideas!

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

FridayA Christmas CarolToday through Sunday, make the holidays a magical one, while watching the classic tale of the hard-hearted Ebeneezer Scrooge who is visited by ...Read More
FridayA Christmas CarolToday through Sunday, make the holidays a magical one, while watching the classic tale of the hard-hearted Ebeneezer Scrooge who is visited by ...Read More
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Holiday Fun with Frames

December 4, 2014 11:52 am
Written by: Barbara Green

Don't you love this time of year? The beautiful decorations bring a festive look to homes and businesses. Making treasured family memories is also another ...Read More
Don't you love this time of year? The beautiful decorations bring a festive look to homes and businesses. Making treasured family memories is also another ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

The Bitter And The Sweet

December 4, 2014 9:10 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Having your days revolve around potential human beings significantly younger than you are can make for some difficult dilemmas.For instance, if it comes down to ...Read More
Having your days revolve around potential human beings significantly younger than you are can make for some difficult dilemmas.For instance, if it comes down to ...Read More
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Wear an Ugly Sweater and 'Make the World Better'

December 4, 2014 6:00 am
Written by: Brent Foreman

The holidays often involve getting dressed up and attending social events. Small children (and even older ones), don't often take kindly to all the fussing ...Read More
The holidays often involve getting dressed up and attending social events. Small children (and even older ones), don't often take kindly to all the fussing ...Read More
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CMS Early Enrollment Open

December 3, 2014 5:28 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

If you're a parent with a child entering Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools next fall or particularly a parent interested in the magnet programs, be sure to keep ...Read More
If you're a parent with a child entering Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools next fall or particularly a parent interested in the magnet programs, be sure to keep ...Read More
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Gift Giving in the Workplace

December 2, 2014 10:42 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, etiquette expert and local etiquette instructor.

Ever wonder what to give your co-workers or boss for the holidays? How about your clients? Here are some tips that will help you navigate ...Read More
Ever wonder what to give your co-workers or boss for the holidays? How about your clients? Here are some tips that will help you navigate ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

Give Back to Local Nonprofits for #GivingTuesdayCLT

December 2, 2014 9:52 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Today, Dec. 2, is #GivingTuesday. Seems to fit with the spirit of the season (and a good counterbalance to Black Friday and Cyber Monday). #GivingTuesday ...Read More
Today, Dec. 2, is #GivingTuesday. Seems to fit with the spirit of the season (and a good counterbalance to Black Friday and Cyber Monday). #GivingTuesday ...Read More
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Nifty Nonfiction

December 1, 2014 11:17 pm
Written by: Larisa Martin, children's library specialist at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Nonfiction books have been enjoying the spotlight recently as schools increase their focus on fact-based texts. As a result, there are more great nonfiction options ...Read More
Nonfiction books have been enjoying the spotlight recently as schools increase their focus on fact-based texts. As a result, there are more great nonfiction options ...Read More
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Holiday Hazards: Real Risks From the O.R.

December 1, 2014 9:02 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Medical emergencies always tend to spike at holiday time. Between food allergies, choking hazards and household accidents, the emergency department and operating rooms stay very ...Read More
Medical emergencies always tend to spike at holiday time. Between food allergies, choking hazards and household accidents, the emergency department and operating rooms stay very ...Read More
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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
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