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Michele Huggins is mom to a five year old son and editor at Charlotte Parent. In The Daily Post, Michele covers the latest parenting news, studies and information on topics from preschool, to pregnancy to teens. Editorial assistant Mikala Young fills in on Thursdays with Charlotte's Weekend Family Fun.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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12 Ways to Beat the Heat With Kids

July 27, 2015 2:28 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

It's hot out there! If you're looking for some fresh, midsummer ideas to beat the heat, check out these creative ideas suggested by our readers ...Read More
It's hot out there! If you're looking for some fresh, midsummer ideas to beat the heat, check out these creative ideas suggested by our readers ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: July 24-26

July 23, 2015 11:26 am
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayFrom Farm to TableLeave the questions that need answers to the library today as your tot learns where fruits and vegetables come from. Kids will ...Read More
FridayFrom Farm to TableLeave the questions that need answers to the library today as your tot learns where fruits and vegetables come from. Kids will ...Read More
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Shoppping Event for a Good Cause at JLC WearHouse Sale

July 22, 2015 9:51 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

If you love the thrill of the hunt, treat yourself to a shopping sale that benefits local children. The Junior League of Charlotte WearHouse's Semi-Annual ...Read More
If you love the thrill of the hunt, treat yourself to a shopping sale that benefits local children. The Junior League of Charlotte WearHouse's Semi-Annual ...Read More
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"On the Road Again..."

July 21, 2015 11:04 am
Written by: Laura Fitzsimmons, Children's Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Do you have a fun family vacation happening soon? With school out of session, summer is prime time to hit the road. Don't forget the ...Read More
Do you have a fun family vacation happening soon? With school out of session, summer is prime time to hit the road. Don't forget the ...Read More
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Why You Shouldn't Choose the Sex of Your Baby

July 20, 2015 9:18 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

I do not keep up with the Kardashians, but the headline 'I Don't Think We Should be Allowed to Choose the Sex of Our Baby' ...Read More
I do not keep up with the Kardashians, but the headline 'I Don't Think We Should be Allowed to Choose the Sex of Our Baby' ...Read More
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Privacy Solutions for Glass Doors

July 16, 2015 7:34 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Decorative glass doors create a beautiful focal point to your home but there are privacy issues associated with them. You may not be someone who ...Read More
Decorative glass doors create a beautiful focal point to your home but there are privacy issues associated with them. You may not be someone who ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: July 17-19

July 16, 2015 3:35 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayAnnie"The sun will come out" during this fun and loving performance featuring your favorite songs and loveable characters. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.Create a ...Read More
FridayAnnie"The sun will come out" during this fun and loving performance featuring your favorite songs and loveable characters. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.Create a ...Read More
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N.C. Public School's Latest Testing Strategy

July 15, 2015 2:03 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

I'm going to blame summer activities and summer brain for why I missed this news last week: A new testing schedule has been approved for ...Read More
I'm going to blame summer activities and summer brain for why I missed this news last week: A new testing schedule has been approved for ...Read More
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Top 3 Etiquette Tips to Teach Your Children

July 13, 2015 9:17 am
Written by: Aimee Symington

Today's post is compliments of Manners Please blogger Aimee Symington. I think these etiquette tips are something we as parents can all relate to during ...Read More
Today's post is compliments of Manners Please blogger Aimee Symington. I think these etiquette tips are something we as parents can all relate to during ...Read More
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Myrtle Beach: What ELSE to do?

July 10, 2015 8:08 pm
Written by: Tamela Rich

If you're one of thousands of Charlotteans headed to South Carolina's Grand Strand, here's a couple of places not to miss just south of all ...Read More
If you're one of thousands of Charlotteans headed to South Carolina's Grand Strand, here's a couple of places not to miss just south of all ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: July 10-12

July 10, 2015 3:04 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayMom Matters: How to be a Media-Savvy MomJoin Charlotte Parent, Michelle Icard and Melanie Hempe for a discussion on kids and technology. You can learn ...Read More
FridayMom Matters: How to be a Media-Savvy MomJoin Charlotte Parent, Michelle Icard and Melanie Hempe for a discussion on kids and technology. You can learn ...Read More
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Are You a Helicopter Parent?

July 9, 2015 9:36 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

I've seen several headlines lately related to the ill effects of being a helicopter parent. Slate wrote a compelling piece about how "kids of helicopter ...Read More
I've seen several headlines lately related to the ill effects of being a helicopter parent. Slate wrote a compelling piece about how "kids of helicopter ...Read More
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2015 Fit Family Challenge Grand Prize Winner Announcement

July 7, 2015 10:43 am
Written by: Charlotte Parent

And the winner is....We are excited to officially announce the grand prize winner of the 2015 Fit Family Challenge! Jenn Youakim, 38, of Charlotte and ...Read More
And the winner is....We are excited to officially announce the grand prize winner of the 2015 Fit Family Challenge! Jenn Youakim, 38, of Charlotte and ...Read More
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Words Not Included

July 7, 2015 8:03 am
Written by: Rene Kimray, Children's Library Specialist at ImaginOn

Are you surprised that a librarian is suggesting books with no words? Don't be! Sharing wordless books is a wonderful way to develop literacy skills ...Read More
Are you surprised that a librarian is suggesting books with no words? Don't be! Sharing wordless books is a wonderful way to develop literacy skills ...Read More
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Engage Young Minds with Q4KIDZ

July 6, 2015 9:46 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Getting children to tell you about their day isn't easy. Q4KIDZ is hoping to open up the dialogue between parents and children by sending daily ...Read More
Getting children to tell you about their day isn't easy. Q4KIDZ is hoping to open up the dialogue between parents and children by sending daily ...Read More
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30 Minutes Outside

July 3, 2015 11:00 am
Written by: Melanie Hempe

The long awaited summer vacation is finally here! But while kids are so excited to get out of school, many families struggle with all the ...Read More
The long awaited summer vacation is finally here! But while kids are so excited to get out of school, many families struggle with all the ...Read More
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Wine Cork Crafts

July 2, 2015 2:25 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Considering the huge response to last week's post "New Life for Empty Bottles," I decided to continue with the theme and do a post about ...Read More
Considering the huge response to last week's post "New Life for Empty Bottles," I decided to continue with the theme and do a post about ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: July 3-5

July 2, 2015 1:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayCharlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Out to Lunch and a MoviePack a lunch, bring a few blankets and watch a feature film with the kids. Water ...Read More
FridayCharlotte Mecklenburg Library Presents: Out to Lunch and a MoviePack a lunch, bring a few blankets and watch a feature film with the kids. Water ...Read More
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This is Why You Don't Want to Be a Distracted Parent

July 1, 2015 1:24 pm
Written by: Derek James

Photo credit: Twitter @DerekJamesTVIn May, my colleague Terrance Bates and I put together a series of parenting stories for WCCB that covered everything from the ...Read More
Photo credit: Twitter @DerekJamesTVIn May, my colleague Terrance Bates and I put together a series of parenting stories for WCCB that covered everything from the ...Read More
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Why you Should Watch the World Cup with Kids

July 1, 2015 12:35 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

The U.S. Women's Soccer team beat No. 1 Germany 2-0 Tuesday to advance to the World Cup finals. Exciting stuff indeed! Whether you are a ...Read More
The U.S. Women's Soccer team beat No. 1 Germany 2-0 Tuesday to advance to the World Cup finals. Exciting stuff indeed! Whether you are a ...Read More
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Safety 101 for the Fourth of July with Kids

June 30, 2015 8:04 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Fourth of July is this Saturday, and with that comes cookouts, days spent at the pool, lots of outdoor time and fireworks. Fireworks are fun, ...Read More
Fourth of July is this Saturday, and with that comes cookouts, days spent at the pool, lots of outdoor time and fireworks. Fireworks are fun, ...Read More
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Top Dining Etiquette Tips for Adults: Before, During & After A Meal

June 29, 2015 10:20 pm
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, Instructor and Creator of Game on Manners

When someone asks you to pass the bread, do you know which direction to pass it?Have you ever been to a formal dinner and panicked ...Read More
When someone asks you to pass the bread, do you know which direction to pass it?Have you ever been to a formal dinner and panicked ...Read More
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What's up with the Sharky Summer?

June 29, 2015 10:01 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

My family is headed to the Outer Banks later this summer for our annual summer vacation with the extended fam. I, along with the kids, ...Read More
My family is headed to the Outer Banks later this summer for our annual summer vacation with the extended fam. I, along with the kids, ...Read More
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New Life for Empty Wine Bottles

June 25, 2015 8:48 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Rumor has it that some moms find wine to be helpful in dealing with the stresses of parenting. I've even heard some moms confess to ...Read More
Rumor has it that some moms find wine to be helpful in dealing with the stresses of parenting. I've even heard some moms confess to ...Read More
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Family Weekend Fun: June 26-28

June 25, 2015 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayFamily CampfireAfter dinner head on over to the plantation center for a night by the fire. Play field games, sing songs, listen to stories and ...Read More
FridayFamily CampfireAfter dinner head on over to the plantation center for a night by the fire. Play field games, sing songs, listen to stories and ...Read More
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