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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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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

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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How To Pack A Better Lunch In 5 Easy Steps

April 20, 2015 9:29 pm
Written by: Tricia Azra, RD, LDN @ Carolinas HealthCare System, LiveWELL Health Center

Packing your lunch for school or work not only saves you money, but it's also a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. To make ...Read More
Packing your lunch for school or work not only saves you money, but it's also a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. To make ...Read More
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Books and Science are in Bloom!

April 20, 2015 9:17 pm
Written by: Theresa "Tree" Martus, Children's Manager, South County Regional Library

Plants are growing, bees are buzzing, rain is falling... spring is in the air and so is science. What makes a plant grow? What is ...Read More
Plants are growing, bees are buzzing, rain is falling... spring is in the air and so is science. What makes a plant grow? What is ...Read More
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Roadblocks: Dealing With the Unexpected

April 20, 2015 10:30 am
Written by: Tim McMasters

Have you ever heard the expression "when it rains it pours?" Well for us... it was a category 5 hurricane! Last week started off with ...Read More
Have you ever heard the expression "when it rains it pours?" Well for us... it was a category 5 hurricane! Last week started off with ...Read More
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Kids With ADHD Need to Move to Learn, Study Says

April 20, 2015 9:42 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Ever have those days when you just can't sit still? Or your mind has so much going through it, you are constantly multitasking, not necessarily ...Read More
Ever have those days when you just can't sit still? Or your mind has so much going through it, you are constantly multitasking, not necessarily ...Read More
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Is Your Child Singing the Video Game Blues?

April 18, 2015 1:08 pm
Written by: Melanie Hempe

Is your child singing the video game blues?If you are like most parents you may have struggled with some video game overuse during this past ...Read More
Is your child singing the video game blues?If you are like most parents you may have struggled with some video game overuse during this past ...Read More
Listed in: Moms Managing Media
 

Paddle Boarding: Fitness or Fun?!

April 18, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Rob Bennett

Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in popularity for good reason! An overall great way to achieve fitness and fun at ...Read More
Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in popularity for good reason! An overall great way to achieve fitness and fun at ...Read More
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Update - J.Crew Warehouse Sale

April 17, 2015 8:55 am
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

Went to scope out the J. Crew warehouse sale yesterday.My best advice is bring lots of patience and don't try to do it on your ...Read More
Went to scope out the J. Crew warehouse sale yesterday.My best advice is bring lots of patience and don't try to do it on your ...Read More
Listed in: Momsense
 

Family Weekend Fun: April 17-19

April 16, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

Friday Alice in Wonderland The Queen of Hearts requests your presence down the rabbit hole! Follow Alice on a thrilling adventure as she meets all ...Read More
Friday Alice in Wonderland The Queen of Hearts requests your presence down the rabbit hole! Follow Alice on a thrilling adventure as she meets all ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Fit Family Update: Putting Nutrition Plans Into Action

April 15, 2015 5:19 pm
Written by: Tricia Azra, RD, LDN

I am happy to report that both the McMaster's and the Bacon's are making strides towards building a healthier diet. Jessica McMaster admits that this ...Read More
I am happy to report that both the McMaster's and the Bacon's are making strides towards building a healthier diet. Jessica McMaster admits that this ...Read More
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Online Shopping - It's not just for clothes

April 15, 2015 11:09 am
Written by: Tracey Bacon

I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to attend a seminar put on through Harris Teeter and Maureen Carlomagno, my Wellness Coach. The ...Read More
I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to attend a seminar put on through Harris Teeter and Maureen Carlomagno, my Wellness Coach. The ...Read More
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J.Crew Warehouse Sale Starts Thursday

April 15, 2015 9:09 am
Written by: Stephanie Hoffman

One of my go to websites "Warehouse Weekends" is reporting that there will be J.Crew Warehouse Sale this weeend in Charlotte.Thursday-Friday April 16-1710AM - 8PMSaturday, ...Read More
One of my go to websites "Warehouse Weekends" is reporting that there will be J.Crew Warehouse Sale this weeend in Charlotte.Thursday-Friday April 16-1710AM - 8PMSaturday, ...Read More
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Plant Seeds of Greatness at The Young Gentlemen's Institute Conference

April 14, 2015 10:52 am
Written by: James Ford

Today's Daily Post is a guest post by James Ford, Garinger history teacher and the 2014 North Carolina Teacher of the Year.Parenthood is one of ...Read More
Today's Daily Post is a guest post by James Ford, Garinger history teacher and the 2014 North Carolina Teacher of the Year.Parenthood is one of ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Notes On The Care And Feeding Of Teenaged Boys In The Wild

April 14, 2015 8:33 am
Written by: Richard E.D. Jones

In his natural habitat, the teenaged boy is normally a sullen, yet somehow docile creature. He seems bent on quietly sleeping away as much free ...Read More
In his natural habitat, the teenaged boy is normally a sullen, yet somehow docile creature. He seems bent on quietly sleeping away as much free ...Read More
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How to Travel and NOT Be a Jerk!

April 14, 2015 6:59 am
Written by: Aimee Symington - Etiquette Expert, Instructor and Creator of Board Game on Manners called "Blunders"

I just returned home from two weeks in... Vietnam.Everyone who asks me where I went for spring break gets a shocked look in their eyes ...Read More
I just returned home from two weeks in... Vietnam.Everyone who asks me where I went for spring break gets a shocked look in their eyes ...Read More
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Operation 'Fans in the Stands' for Local Special Olympics Games

April 13, 2015 10:57 am
Written by: Vanessa Infanzon

Last year, Operation: Fill the Stands was in full swing. It was a grassroots project to get more people in the stands to cheer on ...Read More
Last year, Operation: Fill the Stands was in full swing. It was a grassroots project to get more people in the stands to cheer on ...Read More
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National Card and Letter Writing Month

April 13, 2015 10:12 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

The art of letter writing seems to be a dying thing, but who doesn't love to get a card, letter or postcard in the mail? ...Read More
The art of letter writing seems to be a dying thing, but who doesn't love to get a card, letter or postcard in the mail? ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Turning Your Wellness Plan Into Action!

April 12, 2015 1:46 pm
Written by: Maureen Carlomagno

This week I've been working with both families on their wellness action plans. These start with a set of questions each family answers, then we ...Read More
This week I've been working with both families on their wellness action plans. These start with a set of questions each family answers, then we ...Read More
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