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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

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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Mystery Virus Affecting Children Across Country

October 1, 2014 10:05 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

There's a lot in the new lately about the Enterovirus as more diagnoses are happening across the U.S., and affecting children. The latest news: a ...Read More
There's a lot in the new lately about the Enterovirus as more diagnoses are happening across the U.S., and affecting children. The latest news: a ...Read More
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Do Kids Have Manners? The Survey Says...

October 1, 2014 10:04 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert & Instructor

Over 100 children between the ages of 10 - 14 answered a 10 question survey about manners. More specifically, about what they know and don't ...Read More
Over 100 children between the ages of 10 - 14 answered a 10 question survey about manners. More specifically, about what they know and don't ...Read More
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Olympic Star Encourages Local Students to Go Fit for Life

September 29, 2014 12:16 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

I'm a believer in the positive benefits of exercise and eating well. Combined, they help improve not just physical well-being, but mental and emotional happiness ...Read More
I'm a believer in the positive benefits of exercise and eating well. Combined, they help improve not just physical well-being, but mental and emotional happiness ...Read More
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Tips for Enhancing the Educational Experience of Your Child

September 28, 2014 12:45 pm
Written by: Connie Grier

Parents play a leading role on when it comes to their children's' educational experience. School is a major part of a child's education, but parents ...Read More
Parents play a leading role on when it comes to their children's' educational experience. School is a major part of a child's education, but parents ...Read More
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Be Intentional In Your Dress

September 25, 2014 4:45 pm
Written by: Whitley Adkins Hamlin

Last week I blogged here about my experience with working with Concord Mills Mall and all the great things I found when shopping there. I ...Read More
Last week I blogged here about my experience with working with Concord Mills Mall and all the great things I found when shopping there. I ...Read More
Listed in: Mother of Style
 

Pallet Projects for Family Homes

September 25, 2014 1:17 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Do you love a home improvement bargain? Are you handy with a power screwdriver? How about a saw? If so, you are going to love ...Read More
Do you love a home improvement bargain? Are you handy with a power screwdriver? How about a saw? If so, you are going to love ...Read More
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Kick off fall With 14 Family Weekend Ideas

September 25, 2014 1:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

Friday17th Annual Moms@Work ConferenceFind a balanced approach to your busy life! Attend breakout sessions on work-life balance, stress management and family finances, plus, enjoy a ...Read More
Friday17th Annual Moms@Work ConferenceFind a balanced approach to your busy life! Attend breakout sessions on work-life balance, stress management and family finances, plus, enjoy a ...Read More
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I Got Schooled by my Husband

September 25, 2014 9:02 am
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

I pride myself on being in the know about great deals. Recently my husband brought home one I knew nothing about. He visited the Good ...Read More
I pride myself on being in the know about great deals. Recently my husband brought home one I knew nothing about. He visited the Good ...Read More
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Test Your Kids' Etiquette IQ With This Quick Survey!

September 24, 2014 8:10 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington, etiquette expert, instructor, and Creator of Blunders Manner game for Kids

Would you like to know if your son or daughter has actually learned all of the manners you have tried to teach them since they ...Read More
Would you like to know if your son or daughter has actually learned all of the manners you have tried to teach them since they ...Read More
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The Work-Life Balancing Act

September 24, 2014 9:39 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Being a mom who works outside the home means a very busy schedule. It’s challenging to say the least. You may clock out from the ...Read More
Being a mom who works outside the home means a very busy schedule. It’s challenging to say the least. You may clock out from the ...Read More
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Shrinky Dink – Suncatcher Mashup!

September 23, 2014 9:14 pm
Written by: Melanie Baron

In my last post, I wrote about our new fascination with an old product: Shrinky Dinks. A month later, Amelia's crafty love fest continues. We ...Read More
In my last post, I wrote about our new fascination with an old product: Shrinky Dinks. A month later, Amelia's crafty love fest continues. We ...Read More
Listed in: A Crafty Mess
 

So Long Summer, Hello Autumn!

September 22, 2014 9:30 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Though I hate to say goodbye to another summer, I welcome crisp, cool mornings like this one. Fall is officially here at 10:29 p.m. Sept. ...Read More
Though I hate to say goodbye to another summer, I welcome crisp, cool mornings like this one. Fall is officially here at 10:29 p.m. Sept. ...Read More
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Fielding Questions From Kids About Athletes Gone Wrong

September 20, 2014 12:10 am
Written by: Nyaka NiiLampti

A quick glance at news headlines or a scroll through the news channels seems to bring up yet another front page story about athletes making ...Read More
A quick glance at news headlines or a scroll through the news channels seems to bring up yet another front page story about athletes making ...Read More
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Tuesday Night Is All About The Lady Parts

September 19, 2014 6:18 am
Written by: Richard ED Jones

I'm certain this might seem a little odd, coming as it does in a column dedicated to dads who stay home and rear the kids, ...Read More
I'm certain this might seem a little odd, coming as it does in a column dedicated to dads who stay home and rear the kids, ...Read More
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Go Forth and Explore! 13 Family Weekend Ideas

September 18, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayAutoFairThere's something for everyone to do for the next three days. Marvel at all of the rare and unique vehicles while the kids enjoy bouncy ...Read More
FridayAutoFairThere's something for everyone to do for the next three days. Marvel at all of the rare and unique vehicles while the kids enjoy bouncy ...Read More
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5 Bedroom Ideas for a Restful Night

September 18, 2014 2:26 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

We're all familiar with the saying "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy," but there should be another equally important quote "If kids don't sleep, ...Read More
We're all familiar with the saying "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy," but there should be another equally important quote "If kids don't sleep, ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

7 Common Car Seat Mistakes

September 18, 2014 9:26 am
Written by: By Sarah Haverstick

Approximately 70 percent of car seats across the country are not used correctly. The following include some of the most common mistakes that parents make.1. ...Read More
Approximately 70 percent of car seats across the country are not used correctly. The following include some of the most common mistakes that parents make.1. ...Read More
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What Kids Can Learn From NFL Players' Bad Choices

September 17, 2014 3:19 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

You can hardly turn on the radio or TV this week without hearing about a few certain NFL players (Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson and Ray ...Read More
You can hardly turn on the radio or TV this week without hearing about a few certain NFL players (Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson and Ray ...Read More
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Your Kids' Awkward Moments Revealed

September 17, 2014 9:52 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert and Children's Etiquette Class Instructor

Thanks for sharing some of the awkward moments your kids have had. While none of these stories are funny to our children, it does show ...Read More
Thanks for sharing some of the awkward moments your kids have had. While none of these stories are funny to our children, it does show ...Read More
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It's So Full I'm Gonna Die - No, Not Really

September 17, 2014 6:18 am
Written by: Richard ED Jones

It's going to get real messy in here.When my head explodes -- and you know it's not going to be that long from now that ...Read More
It's going to get real messy in here.When my head explodes -- and you know it's not going to be that long from now that ...Read More
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Fall Favorites

September 15, 2014 2:10 pm
Written by: Rene Kimray, Children's Specialist at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Autumn is just around the corner, bringing with it colorful leaves, crisp apples, busy squirrels, and a harvest of new books at the library! Here ...Read More
Autumn is just around the corner, bringing with it colorful leaves, crisp apples, busy squirrels, and a harvest of new books at the library! Here ...Read More
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Buckle up for Child Passenger Safety Week

September 15, 2014 9:48 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

It's Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 14-20), which means it's time to bone up on car seat safety. Car crashes are a leading cause of ...Read More
It's Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 14-20), which means it's time to bone up on car seat safety. Car crashes are a leading cause of ...Read More
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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
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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
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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
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