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Fit Family Challenge

Get fitness, nutrition and wellness tips from local experts, and follow our 2015 Spotlight Families as they blog about their steps to a healthier lifestyle as part of the the 2015 Fit Family Challenge, which takes place April 21-June 15. Join the challenge to get moving with your family toward a healthier lifestyle and to win fun family prizes. Registration is free and opens April 1.

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Travel With Purpose

Tamela Rich, who has traveled the U.S. and beyond, shares tips on how to make the most of travel with your family ... coming in May.

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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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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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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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Moms Managing Media

Charlotte mom Melanie Hempe is passionate about helping families balance technology with childhood. She offers busy parents easy-to-follow scientific information and practical solutions for real homes with children of all ages, and is one of the founders of Moms Managing Media.

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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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Solitary Momagement

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

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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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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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Guest Bloggers

See what parent bloggers near and afar are talking about.

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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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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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Playtime

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

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Graduation Etiquette

May 5, 2015 11:39 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, Instructor, and Creator of Game on Manners called Blunders

It's that time again! Graduations from college, high school, middle school, and yes, even from pre-school! I admit that when my son graduated from his ...Read More
It's that time again! Graduations from college, high school, middle school, and yes, even from pre-school! I admit that when my son graduated from his ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

Best Bedtime Books

May 4, 2015 5:43 pm
Written by: Laura McShane

Bedtime is one of the best times to begin a book ritual with your child. No matter how young the child, the bedtime book is ...Read More
Bedtime is one of the best times to begin a book ritual with your child. No matter how young the child, the bedtime book is ...Read More
Listed in: Books for Kids
 

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4, 2015 10:00 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

The school year's end is closing in, and though many parents wait until the end of the year to give teacher appreciation gifts, May 4-8 ...Read More
The school year's end is closing in, and though many parents wait until the end of the year to give teacher appreciation gifts, May 4-8 ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

The Hurricane Called Life

May 4, 2015 7:52 am
Written by: Timothy McMasters

The last few weeks for our family have been very interesting. The Fit Family Challenge has brought a lot of new challenges that have not ...Read More
The last few weeks for our family have been very interesting. The Fit Family Challenge has brought a lot of new challenges that have not ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family Challenge
 

Week Two: Time Management

May 3, 2015 9:01 pm
Written by: Maureen Carlomagno

Hello Everyone! During the second week of the challenge, I have set both families up with a time management assignment. In their initial discussions with ...Read More
Hello Everyone! During the second week of the challenge, I have set both families up with a time management assignment. In their initial discussions with ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family Challenge
 

Keep Your Eye on the Ball Mom!

May 2, 2015 8:35 pm
Written by: Melanie Hempe

Spring ball is in full swing and we are having a blast! Another season, another team and a fresh new uniform! I find myself sitting ...Read More
Spring ball is in full swing and we are having a blast! Another season, another team and a fresh new uniform! I find myself sitting ...Read More
Listed in: Moms Managing Media
 

The Truth About Stretching

May 2, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Jordon Simmons

The fitness industry has changed tremendously over the past couple of decades. This evolution has done a lot of good, but it has also ...Read More
The fitness industry has changed tremendously over the past couple of decades. This evolution has done a lot of good, but it has also ...Read More
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Weeknight Meal Planning, Simplified!

April 30, 2015 2:31 pm
Written by: Tricia Azra, RD, LDN @ Carolinas HealthCare System, LiveWELL Health Center

You know the drill; after a long day of work, picking up the kids, and planning to get them to their activities, finding the ...Read More
You know the drill; after a long day of work, picking up the kids, and planning to get them to their activities, finding the ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family Challenge
 

Sports Themed Kids Rooms

April 30, 2015 1:33 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Sports themed kids rooms are one of the most popular styles of decorating for both boys' and girls' rooms. It has never been easier for ...Read More
Sports themed kids rooms are one of the most popular styles of decorating for both boys' and girls' rooms. It has never been easier for ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

Family Weekend Fun: May 2-4

April 29, 2015 10:55 am
Written by: Mikala Young

FridaySouth Carolina Strawberry FestivalFort Mill's signature salute to spring brings lots of kid-friendly activities including strawberry picking, pig races, a magician and lots of live ...Read More
FridaySouth Carolina Strawberry FestivalFort Mill's signature salute to spring brings lots of kid-friendly activities including strawberry picking, pig races, a magician and lots of live ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Staring Into The Soul Of The Universe

April 29, 2015 8:23 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Sometimes, the greatest moments between a father and his child begin with a single word."Look."The word opens up an infinite world of possibilities as we ...Read More
Sometimes, the greatest moments between a father and his child begin with a single word."Look."The word opens up an infinite world of possibilities as we ...Read More
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Meal Planning Anyone, Anyone, Bueller…

April 28, 2015 1:27 pm
Written by: Tracey Bacon

This past week I was challenged to meal plan and prep. Sounds easy enough; throw some meals on a calendar and voila...meal planning done! Yeah, ...Read More
This past week I was challenged to meal plan and prep. Sounds easy enough; throw some meals on a calendar and voila...meal planning done! Yeah, ...Read More
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Registration Open for Heart of a Champion Screenings

April 28, 2015 12:13 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

If you have a student-athlete in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, now's the time to sign up to receive a free sports screenings during Heart of a Champion ...Read More
If you have a student-athlete in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, now's the time to sign up to receive a free sports screenings during Heart of a Champion ...Read More
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Don't Lift Your Pinkie When Drinking Tea and Other Useful Etiquette Tips for Tea Parties

April 28, 2015 7:34 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, CEO of Finesse Worldwide, Inc., and Creator of Board Game on Manners for Kids Called, Blunders

You don't have to be from England, or live somewhere in Europe, to enjoy a "Wee cup of of tea", as my Scotish grandmother used ...Read More
You don't have to be from England, or live somewhere in Europe, to enjoy a "Wee cup of of tea", as my Scotish grandmother used ...Read More
Listed in: Manners Please
 

May is for Moms

April 27, 2015 4:00 pm
Written by: Derek James

It’s May, which means the end of the school year is right around the corner. It also means it’s time for one of the most ...Read More
It’s May, which means the end of the school year is right around the corner. It also means it’s time for one of the most ...Read More
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Up for the Challenge

April 27, 2015 11:09 am
Written by: Jessica McMasters

WHEW! Well, as my husband wrote in our last blog, things have been CRAZY!!! We are always up for a challenge, but life has definitely ...Read More
WHEW! Well, as my husband wrote in our last blog, things have been CRAZY!!! We are always up for a challenge, but life has definitely ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family Challenge
 

World Immunization Week Hopes to Accelerate Action

April 27, 2015 9:30 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

World Immunization Week is April 24-30. This year's theme is Closing the Immunization Gap. Vaccinations, for all the scrutiny it gets in the U.S., save ...Read More
World Immunization Week is April 24-30. This year's theme is Closing the Immunization Gap. Vaccinations, for all the scrutiny it gets in the U.S., save ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Why Your Workout Isn't Working

April 25, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Emmett Ballard

We all know how fantastic working out is for your health. But what happens when your workouts aren't delivering the results you want? Or you're ...Read More
We all know how fantastic working out is for your health. But what happens when your workouts aren't delivering the results you want? Or you're ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family Challenge
 

Dadiversary

April 24, 2015 2:49 pm
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

Congratulate me!No, seriously. Congratulate me.Well? I'm waiting.Fine. If you're going to be like that. . . Yes, today is a very special day and one ...Read More
Congratulate me!No, seriously. Congratulate me.Well? I'm waiting.Fine. If you're going to be like that. . . Yes, today is a very special day and one ...Read More
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Week One: Goal Setting And Moving Forward

April 24, 2015 10:21 am
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This was the official kick off week for the Fit Family Challenge and both families have done a great job.We worked together to clarify each ...Read More
This was the official kick off week for the Fit Family Challenge and both families have done a great job.We worked together to clarify each ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family Challenge
 

Kids Report from High Point Market

April 23, 2015 2:28 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Every April and October interior designers and furniture store buyers from all over the world trek to the International Home Funishings Market in High Point, ...Read More
Every April and October interior designers and furniture store buyers from all over the world trek to the International Home Funishings Market in High Point, ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

Family Weekend Fun: April 24-26

April 23, 2015 10:06 am
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayDr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat The "Cat" shows Sally and her brother that "its fun to have fun, but you have to know ...Read More
FridayDr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat The "Cat" shows Sally and her brother that "its fun to have fun, but you have to know ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

8 Fun Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Mikala Young

Like any other holiday, Earth day is a day to remind you of the precious gifts you already have. Not only should this day remind ...Read More
Like any other holiday, Earth day is a day to remind you of the precious gifts you already have. Not only should this day remind ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

We have kickoff….

April 21, 2015 12:31 pm
Written by: Tracey Bacon

Today is the official start of the 2015 Fit Family Challenge and I started my day off in a big way, spin class at Flywheel ...Read More
Today is the official start of the 2015 Fit Family Challenge and I started my day off in a big way, spin class at Flywheel ...Read More
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No Excuses: Fit Family Challenge Day Across N.C.

April 21, 2015 4:45 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Today is the day! As proclaimed by Governor Pat McCrory, April 21 is Fit Family Challenge day across the state. It's also the official kick-off ...Read More
Today is the day! As proclaimed by Governor Pat McCrory, April 21 is Fit Family Challenge day across the state. It's also the official kick-off ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 
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