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The Daily Post

Judy Caldwell-Midero, Piedmont Parent's web editor/assistant editor, blogs every day about news and events that are going on either in our area or on a national realm. Bringing together hot topics with local ties is what keeps her perspective on the news interesting.

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The Frugal Family

These days, we're all looking for ways to trim the budget and find ways to have fun with the family without spending a lot of money. Now Piedmont Parent's team is sharing our tips and local finds with you. Check out this blog for local bargains, savvy shopping tips and ways to save your family money, without feeling strapped to a budget.
We're also looking to hear from you! Do you have some great money-saving ideas? Are you a pro when it comes to bargain hunting? Email us your tips, and if yours is chosen to be published you'll be entered in a monthly drawing.

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Piedmont Ponderings

Myra Wright, familiar to you as our editor, also blogs in Piedmont Ponderings. It's a great outlet for her creative sense of humor, and she brings some great perspective to life in King as the mother of three kids.

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Movies for Kids

Andrea Fisher is a writer, movie lover, and content specialist for 4tv. She has been published in a variety of publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Business Insider. Check out more of her tips @andreafisher007.

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Recalls and Safety Alerts

Your most important job is to keep your family safe, so we're making it our job to keep you informed about the latest safety issues with the toys, clothing, products and equipment you use every day.

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Blending it Up

Karen Alley is a busy mom of a blended family made up of three kids ages 18, 8 and 5. In addition to running around keeping up with high school, elementary school and preschool needs she also works as a writer and editor at karenalleywriting.com.

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P.O.W.E.R.ful Thoughts

Welcome to my blog, P.O.W.E.R.ful Thoughts! I've been blessed to work at an amazing facility, Proehlific Park, in Greensboro, where the focus is on the P.O.W.E.R. of Play! Follow my adventures as I share with you the latest news on youth sports, activities, nutrition and information on how to be a fit and healthy family. To learn more about me, my family, and my role at Proehlific Park, click here.

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Adventures in Homeschooling

If you're a homeschooling mom or pondering the idea, this is the blog for you. Join Flora, an artist and her crew of two lively young girls in the adventures of homeschooling! It's a blog about conquering your fears, and is full of tools and tips. She'll share successes, mishaps, mentoring from other moms, and her favorite serendipity moments. A creative outlet to help each other find that much needed balance, sense of community, and mommy quiet time in the journey of motherhood! Grab your favorite mug and get comfy...

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Ramblin’ Around

Ramblin’ Around

Stephanie is a mom who believes in learning by doing. She loves to take her boys Andrew, 7, and Benjamin, 5, for interesting experiences around Randolph and Guilford Counties, and surrounding areas. Check in weekly to see where they've visited and what they've been doing.

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Let’s Make a Mess

Let’s Make a Mess

Laura is the mother of three lively girls who share her passion for creating. You will often find these ladies up to their elbows in a beautiful mess, whether it's at the craft table, decorating around the house, or in the kitchen. They like to experiment with new ideas for projects, and look forward to sharing them with you in her blog, "Let's Make a Mess."

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Moonshine Mama

Moonshine Mama

With roots in Mayberry, Kristi Johnson Marion is a lover of writing, Southern literature, art, and enjoying all that the Winston-Salem area has to offer her family. Her blog, Moonshine Mama, was named for her Southern heritage and one of her daughter's favorite poems, "Half Moonshine" by Judith Viorst. Kristi also writes for Forsyth Woman Magazine, Forsyth Family Magazine, MyWinston-Salem.com and her own blog, SouthernAsBiscuits.com.

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Night and Day: Life Changes for a New Dad

Night and Day: Life Changes for a New Dad

Mark Geary is a new dad and an award-winning reporter at WFMY News 2 in Greensboro. His daughter, Lyla, was born in July 2012, and since then, he has enjoyed the challenges that come with juggling a television career and being a new dad.

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Free online shopping at Harris Teeter

October 1, 2014 7:32 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Purchase one 42-86 count Huggies Big Box Diapers or one 24 count Cottonelle bath tissue at Harris Teeter and the $4.95 online shopping pickup fee ...Read More
Purchase one 42-86 count Huggies Big Box Diapers or one 24 count Cottonelle bath tissue at Harris Teeter and the $4.95 online shopping pickup fee ...Read More
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Take a stand against bullying in October

September 30, 2014 10:17 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, when students, schools and communities raise awareness and show support for those who have been bullied. The month-long event ...Read More
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, when students, schools and communities raise awareness and show support for those who have been bullied. The month-long event ...Read More
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Fall festival on tap for Downtown Greensboro's First Friday

September 29, 2014 9:51 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

In conjunction with First Friday events, Downtown Greensboro will roll out its Fall Festival this Friday, October 3 from 5-9 p.m. at Center City Park. ...Read More
In conjunction with First Friday events, Downtown Greensboro will roll out its Fall Festival this Friday, October 3 from 5-9 p.m. at Center City Park. ...Read More
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Local rescue organizations team up for pet-friendly festival

September 28, 2014 10:36 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

If you have a four-legged family member who loves a good festival, then you’ll want to save the date.Two Triad-based animal rescue groups are teaming ...Read More
If you have a four-legged family member who loves a good festival, then you’ll want to save the date.Two Triad-based animal rescue groups are teaming ...Read More
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Get a free hot cup on National Coffee Day

September 28, 2014 10:10 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Today, Monday, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day. Check out the list of Triad locations offering free coffee today:Dunkin’ Donuts:On September 29, guests can walk ...Read More
Today, Monday, Sept. 29, is National Coffee Day. Check out the list of Triad locations offering free coffee today:Dunkin’ Donuts:On September 29, guests can walk ...Read More
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Layer Up Sale event at Baby Gap

September 25, 2014 11:07 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Everything you need to layer up for fall is on sale at Hanes Mall Baby Gap. Outerwear, dresses, cords and tees $9-$29 while supplies last. ...Read More
Everything you need to layer up for fall is on sale at Hanes Mall Baby Gap. Outerwear, dresses, cords and tees $9-$29 while supplies last. ...Read More
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First fall weekend sets the bar high with fun

September 25, 2014 10:46 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday. The first official weekend of fall has a lot to offer, from a theatrical adaptation of a classic children’s story to navigating a ...Read More
Happy Friday. The first official weekend of fall has a lot to offer, from a theatrical adaptation of a classic children’s story to navigating a ...Read More
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Science comes alive in new program at Old Salem

September 24, 2014 9:04 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is implementing an educational program geared toward school-age children and their parents. “Science Alive in Old Salem” is aimed at ...Read More
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is implementing an educational program geared toward school-age children and their parents. “Science Alive in Old Salem” is aimed at ...Read More
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Safety Month at Diapers.com

September 24, 2014 8:14 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Diapers.com is now hosting a sale on safety gear. Save $10 when you spend $50, $20 when you spend $100, save $40 when you spend ...Read More
Diapers.com is now hosting a sale on safety gear. Save $10 when you spend $50, $20 when you spend $100, save $40 when you spend ...Read More
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High Point Museum gears up for rockin' annual event

September 23, 2014 9:55 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The High Point Historical Society presents its fourth annual History Rocks! Saturday, October 4 from noon to 4 pm at the High Point Museum. The ...Read More
The High Point Historical Society presents its fourth annual History Rocks! Saturday, October 4 from noon to 4 pm at the High Point Museum. The ...Read More
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$5 Take Out Tuesday at Earth Fare

September 22, 2014 9:37 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Every Tuesday at Earth Fare get BBQ chicken and two sides for $5. Earth Fare is located at 2965 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro. ...Read More
Every Tuesday at Earth Fare get BBQ chicken and two sides for $5. Earth Fare is located at 2965 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro. ...Read More
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Zoo needs help naming new lion cubs

September 22, 2014 9:22 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

You know those cute new lion cubs at the North Carolina Zoo? They don't have names yet. This is where you come in. The zoo ...Read More
You know those cute new lion cubs at the North Carolina Zoo? They don't have names yet. This is where you come in. The zoo ...Read More
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Countdown to fall: hello pumpkins and comfy pants

September 21, 2014 11:10 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

This evening at around 10:29 p.m. the autumnal equinox arrives. Starting tomorrow, the days will get shorter, vegetable gardens will wither away, and a chill ...Read More
This evening at around 10:29 p.m. the autumnal equinox arrives. Starting tomorrow, the days will get shorter, vegetable gardens will wither away, and a chill ...Read More
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Krispy Kreme's Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19, 2014 7:15 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Today, September 19, is Krispy Kreme's Talk Like a Pirate Day.Talk like a pirate at your local Krispy Kreme and you'll score some treasure in ...Read More
Today, September 19, is Krispy Kreme's Talk Like a Pirate Day.Talk like a pirate at your local Krispy Kreme and you'll score some treasure in ...Read More
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Fall festivals season begins now

September 18, 2014 11:09 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday! Fall has swept into the Triad with a slew of festivals and community celebrations. Have a look at our top event picks and ...Read More
Happy Friday! Fall has swept into the Triad with a slew of festivals and community celebrations. Have a look at our top event picks and ...Read More
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Heartstrings begins new speaker series

September 17, 2014 9:14 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

In collaboration with Novant Health, Heartstrings is hosting Living With Hope, a four-part speaker series featuring an upcoming presentation on "Parenting After Loss" by Katie ...Read More
In collaboration with Novant Health, Heartstrings is hosting Living With Hope, a four-part speaker series featuring an upcoming presentation on "Parenting After Loss" by Katie ...Read More
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Moe's Free Queso Day on Thursday, September 18

September 17, 2014 7:37 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

The annual Free Queso Day at Moe's Southwest Grill is back again for a fifth year. On Thursday, September 18, score a free 6 oz. ...Read More
The annual Free Queso Day at Moe's Southwest Grill is back again for a fifth year. On Thursday, September 18, score a free 6 oz. ...Read More
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GCM offers free workshops for young digital artists

September 16, 2014 9:54 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Greensboro Children's Museum (GCM) invites kids ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-16 to participate in free animation workshops with digital artists and educators from ...Read More
The Greensboro Children's Museum (GCM) invites kids ages 8-12 and teens ages 13-16 to participate in free animation workshops with digital artists and educators from ...Read More
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Nature Center to host bird-themed family activity at Carousel Festival

September 15, 2014 9:58 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Nature Center at Glencoe (TNC) will make its first public appearance at the Carousel Festival in Burlington City Park on September 20 and 21.The ...Read More
The Nature Center at Glencoe (TNC) will make its first public appearance at the Carousel Festival in Burlington City Park on September 20 and 21.The ...Read More
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Lexington to host screening of groundbreaking education documentary

September 14, 2014 10:38 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

On Monday, September 29, the Advisory Board of Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy will host a fundraiser screening of the 2013 documentary “If You Build ...Read More
On Monday, September 29, the Advisory Board of Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy will host a fundraiser screening of the 2013 documentary “If You Build ...Read More
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Donate old shoes, get 20 percent off a new pair at StrideRite

September 14, 2014 10:19 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Now through September 30, donate an old pair of shoes at Triad StrideRite stores and get 20 percent off a new pair. This offer is ...Read More
Now through September 30, donate an old pair of shoes at Triad StrideRite stores and get 20 percent off a new pair. This offer is ...Read More
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High-flying shows, festivals and art. What more could you want in a weekend?

September 12, 2014 7:57 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday. This weekend is a veritable grab-bag of exciting and educational events. From high-flying aviation displays to arts festivals, the Triad is anything but ...Read More
Happy Friday. This weekend is a veritable grab-bag of exciting and educational events. From high-flying aviation displays to arts festivals, the Triad is anything but ...Read More
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New grant helps GCM launch K-2 financial literacy program

September 10, 2014 10:21 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Greensboro Children’s Museum will launch a new financial literacy program with funds made possible from a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.“Smart Money” ...Read More
The Greensboro Children’s Museum will launch a new financial literacy program with funds made possible from a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation.“Smart Money” ...Read More
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40 percent off towels at Pottery Barn Kids

September 10, 2014 9:08 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Pottery Barn kids is now offering beach towels and wraps at 40 percent off. ...Read More
Pottery Barn kids is now offering beach towels and wraps at 40 percent off. ...Read More
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N.C. Zoo announces second field research camp for young scientists

September 9, 2014 10:14 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The North Carolina Zoo this summer held a Field Research Camp for budding and based on the positive response from campers, the zoo has announced ...Read More
The North Carolina Zoo this summer held a Field Research Camp for budding and based on the positive response from campers, the zoo has announced ...Read More
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