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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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Girls' Bedroom Report from High Point Market

October 30, 2014 6:55 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

As I reported last week, I made my semi-annual trip to the International Home Furnishings Market and came back with some interesting new looks in ...Read More
As I reported last week, I made my semi-annual trip to the International Home Furnishings Market and came back with some interesting new looks in ...Read More
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14 Spook-tacular Weekend Ideas

October 30, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayHappy Halloween!Charlotte Checkers Hockey Game DayTake advantage of having no school and wear your costume while watching the Checkers vs. Hamilton Bulldogs game. Time Warner ...Read More
FridayHappy Halloween!Charlotte Checkers Hockey Game DayTake advantage of having no school and wear your costume while watching the Checkers vs. Hamilton Bulldogs game. Time Warner ...Read More
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4 Early-Bird Halloween Special Events

October 30, 2014 7:57 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Halloween is a pretty big deal for all ages. And just so happens, school is also out this Halloween which also happens to fall on ...Read More
Halloween is a pretty big deal for all ages. And just so happens, school is also out this Halloween which also happens to fall on ...Read More
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Halloween Safety Check

October 29, 2014 3:48 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

Halloween is almost here and the kids are ready to go knock on doors for the annual trick-or-treating. All that fun and excitement can cause ...Read More
Halloween is almost here and the kids are ready to go knock on doors for the annual trick-or-treating. All that fun and excitement can cause ...Read More
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Bowl of Leaves

October 28, 2014 9:46 pm
Written by: Melanie Baron

Fall is in the air, and leaves are in the grass. Amelia and I have been saving this leaf bowl project for what seems like ...Read More
Fall is in the air, and leaves are in the grass. Amelia and I have been saving this leaf bowl project for what seems like ...Read More
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Get Ahead of Daylight Savings Time Now

October 28, 2014 9:54 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

This Sunday, Nov. 2, is the end of daylight saving time, as we fall back one hour. That means a bit more sunlight in the ...Read More
This Sunday, Nov. 2, is the end of daylight saving time, as we fall back one hour. That means a bit more sunlight in the ...Read More
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Born to be Picky

October 27, 2014 3:07 pm
Written by: Derek James

My wife and I were both notoriously picky eaters, and still are today. What we don't eat typically leaves people giving us looks of both ...Read More
My wife and I were both notoriously picky eaters, and still are today. What we don't eat typically leaves people giving us looks of both ...Read More
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Early Voting for Kids

October 27, 2014 9:24 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

With the abundance of political ads on TV peppered between football games and the nightly news, children are getting an earful about politics right now. ...Read More
With the abundance of political ads on TV peppered between football games and the nightly news, children are getting an earful about politics right now. ...Read More
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Boy's Bedroom Report from High Point Market

October 23, 2014 6:17 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Twice a year, designers from all over the world make a pilgrimmage to High Point, North Carolina to visit the International Home Furnishing's Market. We ...Read More
Twice a year, designers from all over the world make a pilgrimmage to High Point, North Carolina to visit the International Home Furnishing's Market. We ...Read More
Listed in: Home With Kids
 

17 Spooky Weekend Ideas

October 23, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayBoo BashMake crafts related to Halloween, participate in a costume parade and enjoy fun games. Noah's Art and My Gym, 5110 Park Road Suite 2 ...Read More
FridayBoo BashMake crafts related to Halloween, participate in a costume parade and enjoy fun games. Noah's Art and My Gym, 5110 Park Road Suite 2 ...Read More
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On Fools And Suffering

October 23, 2014 8:45 am
Written by: Richard ED Jones

I do not suffer fools gladly.*By which, I mean that anyone who does something I don't like is, therefore, a fool and I want that ...Read More
I do not suffer fools gladly.*By which, I mean that anyone who does something I don't like is, therefore, a fool and I want that ...Read More
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Are You Setting the Table Correctly?

October 22, 2014 6:00 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert & Charlotte Children's Etiquette Instructor

It seems like a simple thing... setting the table... but it's interesting how many people really don't know how to set the table properly. And, ...Read More
It seems like a simple thing... setting the table... but it's interesting how many people really don't know how to set the table properly. And, ...Read More
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Time to be Bully-Free

October 21, 2014 9:52 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. If you have a child in school, he's probably participated in bullying prevention events at school. My child and ...Read More
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. If you have a child in school, he's probably participated in bullying prevention events at school. My child and ...Read More
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4 Extraordinary Halloween Events

October 20, 2014 9:43 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Halloween is more than a week away, but the fun has begun with pumpkins, yard decorations and costume prep. In addition to the Friday trick-or-treat ...Read More
Halloween is more than a week away, but the fun has begun with pumpkins, yard decorations and costume prep. In addition to the Friday trick-or-treat ...Read More
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Give Your Child the Gift of Reading

October 17, 2014 4:51 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

The greatest gift you can give your child is the love of reading. Start early by reading to them, and then encourage them to continue ...Read More
The greatest gift you can give your child is the love of reading. Start early by reading to them, and then encourage them to continue ...Read More
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Not So Scary Stories

October 17, 2014 8:33 am
Written by: Martha Link Yesowitch, Children's Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

As the nights grow chilly and the leaves start to swirl in the streets, pumpkins appear on porches and children plan costumes and fun for ...Read More
As the nights grow chilly and the leaves start to swirl in the streets, pumpkins appear on porches and children plan costumes and fun for ...Read More
Listed in: Books for Kids
 

12 Fall-tastic Weekend Fun Ideas

October 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayCarolina Balloon FestToday through Sunday, explore 50 plus hot air balloons, enjoy a Kids Zone and even participate in a 5K. Statesville Regional Airport, 260 ...Read More
FridayCarolina Balloon FestToday through Sunday, explore 50 plus hot air balloons, enjoy a Kids Zone and even participate in a 5K. Statesville Regional Airport, 260 ...Read More
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Inspire Kids to Make A Difference

October 16, 2014 7:20 am
Written by: Aimee Symington, Etiquette Expert, Game Inventor and Instructor

My kids are so lucky! They are healthy. They live in a nice house, have plenty to eat, clothes to wear, and (according to me) ...Read More
My kids are so lucky! They are healthy. They live in a nice house, have plenty to eat, clothes to wear, and (according to me) ...Read More
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The Best Part Of Waking Up Is . . . Not This

October 15, 2014 8:48 pm
Written by: Richard ED Jones

There are few things in life that will get your blood revving quite like having your bedroom door kicked open at zero five hundred, and ...Read More
There are few things in life that will get your blood revving quite like having your bedroom door kicked open at zero five hundred, and ...Read More
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Get Lost in a Corn Maze

October 15, 2014 3:58 pm
Written by: Michele Huggins

I went on my first corn maze excursion last year. We went on a whim one Sunday morning. I had no idea what to expect, ...Read More
I went on my first corn maze excursion last year. We went on a whim one Sunday morning. I had no idea what to expect, ...Read More
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Breast Health Questions to Ask Your Doctor

October 15, 2014 11:44 am
Written by: Charlotte Radiology

In addition to available mainstream information regarding breast health, there are still certain questions that women can discuss with their own OB/GYN or primary care ...Read More
In addition to available mainstream information regarding breast health, there are still certain questions that women can discuss with their own OB/GYN or primary care ...Read More
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Four Schools in CMS to Open, Relieve Overcrowding in 2015-16

October 15, 2014 9:30 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has announced a reassignment plan to be put in place in the 2015-16 school year to help relieve overcrowded classrooms at other schools ...Read More
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has announced a reassignment plan to be put in place in the 2015-16 school year to help relieve overcrowded classrooms at other schools ...Read More
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Fine Dining Out With Babies

October 13, 2014 9:41 am
Written by: Michele Huggins

Eating out with kids. Some people do it from the start, others never do, but it's a topic that ranks up there with crying babies ...Read More
Eating out with kids. Some people do it from the start, others never do, but it's a topic that ranks up there with crying babies ...Read More
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14 Cool Weekend Ideas

October 9, 2014 3:00 pm
Written by: Mikala Young

FridayDakota and FriendsInteract and play with dinosaurs. ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St.Race to End Bullying Music FestivalHave fun at ...Read More
FridayDakota and FriendsInteract and play with dinosaurs. ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St.Race to End Bullying Music FestivalHave fun at ...Read More
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Don't Waste Your Space!

October 9, 2014 1:57 pm
Written by: Barbara Green

Do you have rooms at home that you walk by and think "What a waste!"? Perhaps you have a living room that never gets lived ...Read More
Do you have rooms at home that you walk by and think "What a waste!"? Perhaps you have a living room that never gets lived ...Read More
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