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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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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

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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Family Weekend Fun: Jan. 30-Feb. 1

January 29, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayRumpelstiltskinLooking for some family entertainment filled with spunky energy? Watch the classic and cautionary fairy tale of a bragging father, a poor king and a ...Read More
FridayRumpelstiltskinLooking for some family entertainment filled with spunky energy? Watch the classic and cautionary fairy tale of a bragging father, a poor king and a ...Read More
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Didn't I Used To Have A Brain?

January 29, 2015 8:37 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Rearing children causes severe dane bramage.I'm almost certain I have the proof positive right. . . right. . . here? Now, where did it go. ...Read More
Rearing children causes severe dane bramage.I'm almost certain I have the proof positive right. . . right. . . here? Now, where did it go. ...Read More
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Measles Outbreak: This Should Not Be Happening

January 28, 2015 9:29 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

An epidemic of children with measles is spreading across the country. That's what numerous headlines are reporting this week. More than 100 children are affected ...Read More
An epidemic of children with measles is spreading across the country. That's what numerous headlines are reporting this week. More than 100 children are affected ...Read More
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Psychic Healing for this Single Mom

January 28, 2015 8:57 am
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I feel like I should explain. My life has been all out chaos since the end of August. It's a really long story so let's ...Read More
I feel like I should explain. My life has been all out chaos since the end of August. It's a really long story so let's ...Read More
Listed in: Solitary Momagement
 

Flamethrower Or Gas Mask: Cleaning Options For Teenager Rooms

January 28, 2015 8:53 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

When it comes to living in the same house as a teenager, you first need to come to a decision about his room.Will you use ...Read More
When it comes to living in the same house as a teenager, you first need to come to a decision about his room.Will you use ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

The Secrets Of Life In A Bowl Of Trail Mix

January 27, 2015 9:13 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

When I eat trail mix, I snarff it down by the handful.Which means I'm not sitting there picking out all the raisins or getting rid ...Read More
When I eat trail mix, I snarff it down by the handful.Which means I'm not sitting there picking out all the raisins or getting rid ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

Put 'Love in Action'

January 26, 2015 9:25 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

The nonprofit, grassroots organization Love in Action, is working to replace the feeling of loneliness in those most forgotten, while empowering children to share a ...Read More
The nonprofit, grassroots organization Love in Action, is working to replace the feeling of loneliness in those most forgotten, while empowering children to share a ...Read More
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New and Trendy Kids' Bedding

January 22, 2015 9:27 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Did you know that the State of Maryland has banned bumper pads? The City of Chicago has, too, while the legislature of Illinois is considering ...Read More
Did you know that the State of Maryland has banned bumper pads? The City of Chicago has, too, while the legislature of Illinois is considering ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: Jan. 23-25

January 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayLATIBAH ALIVE! - "Home(Land) Sweet Home: Mother Africa!"Learn all about Africa and its many resources through singing, dancing and activities. LATIBAH Collard Green Museum, 720 ...Read More
FridayLATIBAH ALIVE! - "Home(Land) Sweet Home: Mother Africa!"Learn all about Africa and its many resources through singing, dancing and activities. LATIBAH Collard Green Museum, 720 ...Read More
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Even Adults Should Say "I'm Sorry"

January 22, 2015 2:57 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, Instructor, and Creator of the Board Game on Manners Called "Blunders"

Why do some adults think that they can say something mean to a spouse, friend, neighbor, parent or a child and not say they're sorry? ...Read More
Why do some adults think that they can say something mean to a spouse, friend, neighbor, parent or a child and not say they're sorry? ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

Family Leave Is an Economic Necessity

January 21, 2015 9:45 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

President Obama made no bones about it in his State of the Union address on Tuesday — paid family leave is an economic necessity. Modern ...Read More
President Obama made no bones about it in his State of the Union address on Tuesday — paid family leave is an economic necessity. Modern ...Read More
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Is Your Child an Entrepreneur?

January 20, 2015 9:41 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Teaching children good financial habits is one of those things that comes with time, but can really pay off (pun intended) in the long run. ...Read More
Teaching children good financial habits is one of those things that comes with time, but can really pay off (pun intended) in the long run. ...Read More
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Remembrance and Renewal

January 20, 2015 2:51 am
Written by: Brian D. Hart, Library Manager at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

2015 is nearly a month old, but the excitement, possibilities and hopes for a prosperous new year remain intact and intriguing! As you continue ...Read More
2015 is nearly a month old, but the excitement, possibilities and hopes for a prosperous new year remain intact and intriguing! As you continue ...Read More
Listed in: Books for Kids
 

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2015 9:06 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Events are happening around town today to honor the legacy and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some with activities designed for children.The Dr. ...Read More
Events are happening around town today to honor the legacy and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., some with activities designed for children.The Dr. ...Read More
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Organizing Kids Rooms

January 15, 2015 7:16 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

A lot of people resolve to be more organized when a new year begins. Why not try and get your kids into organizing, too? If ...Read More
A lot of people resolve to be more organized when a new year begins. Why not try and get your kids into organizing, too? If ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

Family Weekend Fun: Jan. 16-18

January 15, 2015 3:04 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayDinosaurs in MotionLast day to see this engaging STEM exhibit with fully interactive dinosaurs that are made out of recycled metal. Discovery Place, 301 N. ...Read More
FridayDinosaurs in MotionLast day to see this engaging STEM exhibit with fully interactive dinosaurs that are made out of recycled metal. Discovery Place, 301 N. ...Read More
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Declaring 2015 to be the Year of the 'No'

January 15, 2015 10:46 am
Written by: Vanessa Infanzon

Last fall, a family counselor, after hearing our stories of stress, declared that we should cancel hosting Thanksgiving at our home. I looked at her ...Read More
Last fall, a family counselor, after hearing our stories of stress, declared that we should cancel hosting Thanksgiving at our home. I looked at her ...Read More
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6 Tips to Positive Parenting

January 15, 2015 9:34 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

I had the pleasure of attending a small-group parenting presentation last night at the Cornwell Center at Myers Park Baptist Church. The topic: A Behavioral ...Read More
I had the pleasure of attending a small-group parenting presentation last night at the Cornwell Center at Myers Park Baptist Church. The topic: A Behavioral ...Read More
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Going Back to the Manners You Learned in Kindergarten

January 15, 2015 8:48 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Instructor and Creator of Game on Manners called "Blunders"

Sometimes throughout our busy day, from the time we first wake up and get the kids up, make breakfast, get them ready for school, go ...Read More
Sometimes throughout our busy day, from the time we first wake up and get the kids up, make breakfast, get them ready for school, go ...Read More
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The Student Teaches The Master

January 15, 2015 8:40 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

I realize this might come as a shock to some of you, but helping in the creation of a Spawn of Your Loins does not ...Read More
I realize this might come as a shock to some of you, but helping in the creation of a Spawn of Your Loins does not ...Read More
Listed in: Stay-at-Home Dudes
 

Let's Hear it for the Panthers!

January 14, 2015 9:25 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

So yes, the Carolina Panthers may have disappointed hometown fans last Saturday in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but they win for recognizing that ...Read More
So yes, the Carolina Panthers may have disappointed hometown fans last Saturday in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but they win for recognizing that ...Read More
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'Boyhood' Takes Golden Globe for Best Picture

January 12, 2015 9:42 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

I'm a sucker for the Golden Globes Awards show, and the soon-to-follow Academy Awards. I'm no movie buff, but feel like these award shows are ...Read More
I'm a sucker for the Golden Globes Awards show, and the soon-to-follow Academy Awards. I'm no movie buff, but feel like these award shows are ...Read More
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Spectacular Space for Kids

January 8, 2015 5:19 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Kids and beautiful interior design don't always go together. But with the right type of space and some good planning you can really make design ...Read More
Kids and beautiful interior design don't always go together. But with the right type of space and some good planning you can really make design ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: Jan. 9-11

January 8, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayDakota and FriendsCalling all little dinosaur lovers. Experience different dinosaurs in action, exploding volcanoes, natural habitats and much more. ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin ...Read More
FridayDakota and FriendsCalling all little dinosaur lovers. Experience different dinosaurs in action, exploding volcanoes, natural habitats and much more. ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin ...Read More
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Riddle Me This: A Dude Review

January 8, 2015 7:33 am
Written by: Richard E. D. Jones

One of the greatest things about being a stay-at-home dude is we get to read with the young spawn of our loins.Many years later, my ...Read More
One of the greatest things about being a stay-at-home dude is we get to read with the young spawn of our loins.Many years later, my ...Read More
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