Get our Newsletter!
Print Friendly and PDF
logo
divider

Fit Family Challenge

Join us in an 8-week challenge and track your family's healthy journey online for a chance to win weekly prizes, a family vacation and so much more! Everyone is invited to participate in this free and fun family program.

Rss button
Micki Bare assistant editor/web

The Daily Post

Micki Bare, Piedmont Parent's assistant editor/web editor, blogs every day about parenting as well as news and events that are going on either in our area or on a national realm. Bringing together hot topics with local ties and sharing nuggets of wit and wisdom are what makes her posts pair well with your morning coffee.

Rss button

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.

Rss button

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.

Rss button

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.

Rss button

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.

Rss button
karen alley

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.

Rss button

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.

Rss button
flora profile pic

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...

Rss button
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.

Rss button
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."

Rss button
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.

Rss button
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.

Rss button
Showing 1 - 25 of 3197
<< prev - page 1 of 128 - next >>
 

Two-Dimensional Parenting

July 6, 2015 9:02 am
Written by: Micki Bare

For the parent who has to travel, especially those who are away for long stretches at a time, being "present" in his or her child's ...Read More
For the parent who has to travel, especially those who are away for long stretches at a time, being "present" in his or her child's ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

FREE Flicks for Summer

July 6, 2015 8:21 am
Written by: Micki Bare

This week's FREE movie offerings for children and families is listed below. Click on the title for details on location and time.Monday, July 6Movie MondayCarver ...Read More
This week's FREE movie offerings for children and families is listed below. Click on the title for details on location and time.Monday, July 6Movie MondayCarver ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

Coupon Club

July 3, 2015 6:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Every Saturday, from 10-11 a.m., coupon queens and penny pinchers gather at Rural Hall Branch Library for the weekly Coupon Club. Bring coupons to exchange ...Read More
Every Saturday, from 10-11 a.m., coupon queens and penny pinchers gather at Rural Hall Branch Library for the weekly Coupon Club. Bring coupons to exchange ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

Driver's Education Funding Debate Continues

July 2, 2015 10:37 am
Written by: Micki Bare

In a June 30 article in the News & Observer, it was reported that a third of North Carolina's public school systems were suspending driver's ...Read More
In a June 30 article in the News & Observer, it was reported that a third of North Carolina's public school systems were suspending driver's ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

4 Apps for Parents of Toddlers & Preschoolers

July 1, 2015 7:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Parents typically have a love-hate relationship with technology. While parents rely on smartphones, tablets and other devices as they tackle the daily responsibilities of family ...Read More
Parents typically have a love-hate relationship with technology. While parents rely on smartphones, tablets and other devices as they tackle the daily responsibilities of family ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Cheap Summer Fun

July 1, 2015 6:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Looking for inexpensive ways to entertain the kids over the summer break? Fox 8 News has some ideas for cheap summer fun. ...Read More
Looking for inexpensive ways to entertain the kids over the summer break? Fox 8 News has some ideas for cheap summer fun. ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

8 Tips for Preventing Heatstroke Deaths in Parked Cars

June 30, 2015 8:49 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Each year, dozens of children die of heatstroke in hot, parked vehicles tragic. North Carolina is tragically ranked number 6 for this type of death. ...Read More
Each year, dozens of children die of heatstroke in hot, parked vehicles tragic. North Carolina is tragically ranked number 6 for this type of death. ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Fourth of July Clothing: Patriotic or Just Cheap?

June 29, 2015 8:41 am
Written by: Micki Bare

What will you be wearing on Independence Day?My grandmother always wore her famous – within our family, anyway – red, white and blue summer dress ...Read More
What will you be wearing on Independence Day?My grandmother always wore her famous – within our family, anyway – red, white and blue summer dress ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

FREE Movies Around the Triad

June 29, 2015 7:43 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Here is a list of this week's FREE movie offerings for children and families. Click on the title for details on location and time. MONDAY, ...Read More
Here is a list of this week's FREE movie offerings for children and families. Click on the title for details on location and time. MONDAY, ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

Family Fun Day

June 26, 2015 9:23 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Every Thursday is Family Fun Day at Celebration Station. For $15.99 (+tax) per person, get unlimited outdoor rides and enjoy the pizza buffet. 4-9 p.m. ...Read More
Every Thursday is Family Fun Day at Celebration Station. For $15.99 (+tax) per person, get unlimited outdoor rides and enjoy the pizza buffet. 4-9 p.m. ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

12 Ways To Enjoy the Weekend In & Out of the Heat

June 26, 2015 8:24 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Do you want to get out and enjoy the summer heat or duck into someplace cool this weekend? Here's our roundup of a dozen Triad ...Read More
Do you want to get out and enjoy the summer heat or duck into someplace cool this weekend? Here's our roundup of a dozen Triad ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

5 Things I Don’t Owe My Boys

June 25, 2015 9:05 am
Written by: Micki Bare

A friend of mine shared a link on Facebook to an article entitled 10 Things You Don't Owe Your Child (ForEveryMom.com). It was a well ...Read More
A friend of mine shared a link on Facebook to an article entitled 10 Things You Don't Owe Your Child (ForEveryMom.com). It was a well ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

5 Ways to Protect Your Family From Mosquitos

June 24, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Mosquito season is well underway and will continue well into October. That's why this week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. To help you win ...Read More
Mosquito season is well underway and will continue well into October. That's why this week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week. To help you win ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

FREE Make & Take Crafts Classes

June 24, 2015 6:32 am
Written by: Micki Bare

A.C Moore arts & crafts stores' annual Summer Fun Wednesdays program, a FREE "Make & Take" arts and crafts activities for children ages 4–12, is ...Read More
A.C Moore arts & crafts stores' annual Summer Fun Wednesdays program, a FREE "Make & Take" arts and crafts activities for children ages 4–12, is ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

Parenting: Turning In Your Own Child

June 23, 2015 8:58 am
Written by: By Micki Bare

A 19-year-old North Carolinian was recently arrested for planning a terrorist-type attack. Reports note that the young man talked to federal agents about using chemical ...Read More
A 19-year-old North Carolinian was recently arrested for planning a terrorist-type attack. Reports note that the young man talked to federal agents about using chemical ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

This Week's FREE Movies

June 22, 2015 8:41 am
Written by: Micki Bare

There are lots of free movies playing throughout the Triad all summer long. Here are this week's titles. Click on the title for details on ...Read More
There are lots of free movies playing throughout the Triad all summer long. Here are this week's titles. Click on the title for details on ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

Drive Out Hunger in Greensboro #1Mile1Meal

June 22, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Today, from 2-4 p.m., the Midas located at 3720 High Point Road will host the 1Mile1Meal Food Truck. Over a 40-day stretch, the truck will ...Read More
Today, from 2-4 p.m., the Midas located at 3720 High Point Road will host the 1Mile1Meal Food Truck. Over a 40-day stretch, the truck will ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

SKYWILD Special Offer for High School and College Grads

June 22, 2015 7:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Greensboro Science Center's SKYWILD treetop adventure park is celebrating academic excellence with a special offer for all 2015 high school and college graduates. Through August ...Read More
Greensboro Science Center's SKYWILD treetop adventure park is celebrating academic excellence with a special offer for all 2015 high school and college graduates. Through August ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

8 Great Dad-Friendly Events

June 19, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Whether Dad loves sports, movies, art, music or food, there is plenty to do around the Triad to celebrate Father's Day weekend. Here's our list ...Read More
Whether Dad loves sports, movies, art, music or food, there is plenty to do around the Triad to celebrate Father's Day weekend. Here's our list ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Dads Play (mini) Golf for FREE

June 19, 2015 7:30 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Dads Play FREE Mini Golf with each regular-price paying player on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, at Adventure Landing, 1600 South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem.Visit adventurelanding.com ...Read More
Dads Play FREE Mini Golf with each regular-price paying player on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, at Adventure Landing, 1600 South Stratford Road, Winston-Salem.Visit adventurelanding.com ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

Anana's Paw of Approval

June 18, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Thousands of NC Zoo's visitors enjoy the opportunity to be inspired and educated by Anana, the zoo's charismatic polar bear. Anana needs zoo guests and ...Read More
Thousands of NC Zoo's visitors enjoy the opportunity to be inspired and educated by Anana, the zoo's charismatic polar bear. Anana needs zoo guests and ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

3 ways to save at Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe

June 17, 2015 8:42 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Need to cool off? Here are three ways you can save at the gate at Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe: Present your FOOD LION MVP ...Read More
Need to cool off? Here are three ways you can save at the gate at Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe: Present your FOOD LION MVP ...Read More
Listed in: The Frugal Family
 

Dad's Deserve Breakfast In Bed, Too

June 17, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

When we think of breakfast being served in bed, we typically think either someone is sick — a child, perhaps — or it's Mother's Day. ...Read More
When we think of breakfast being served in bed, we typically think either someone is sick — a child, perhaps — or it's Mother's Day. ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Summer Shield Motivates Kids Eat Well and Stay Active

June 16, 2015 8:14 am
Written by: Micki Bare

A few decades ago, the start of summer vacation meant freedom to play all day, building forts, swimming, climbing trees and rocks, riding bikes and ...Read More
A few decades ago, the start of summer vacation meant freedom to play all day, building forts, swimming, climbing trees and rocks, riding bikes and ...Read More
Listed in: The Daily Post
 

Sports and Exercise: More Different Than Alike

June 15, 2015 9:20 am
Written by: Bren Shropshire M.Ed., Fitness/Health Coach

In my last blog, I talked about the importance of focusing on fun as it relates to exercise if your goal is to support an ...Read More
In my last blog, I talked about the importance of focusing on fun as it relates to exercise if your goal is to support an ...Read More
Listed in: Fit Family Challenge
 
<< prev - page 1 of 128 - next >>

Blog Search






 

Day Trip Directory



Check out the 2014 Day Trip directory... offering a ton of fun for your entire family... within the Triad or just a short drive away!

TIP OF THE WEEK

Experts say there is some truth to a pregnant woman craving what her body needs and feeling repulsed by what is not good for her. Look for food substitutes that are appealing to you and that offer the nutrients you need. 
 

Coping With the Aches and Pains of Pregnancy

Get our Newsletter!

Sign-up to receive news, event updates and more from Piedmont Parent