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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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$6.39 denim at The Children's Place

August 21, 2014 11:53 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Children's Place at Friendly Center is running a $6.39 sale on select denim. In store only now through August 24. ...Read More
The Children's Place at Friendly Center is running a $6.39 sale on select denim. In store only now through August 24. ...Read More
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It's a late summer Triad weekend made to order

August 21, 2014 11:50 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday! A lively weekend full of festivals, music and shopping makes saying goodbye to summer a lot easier. Take a look at our top ...Read More
Happy Friday! A lively weekend full of festivals, music and shopping makes saying goodbye to summer a lot easier. Take a look at our top ...Read More
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Fall consignment sales gear up in the Triad

August 20, 2014 4:13 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Back-to-school time signals the start of fall consignment sales, and our complete list is available by clicking here. The following is just a sampling of ...Read More
Back-to-school time signals the start of fall consignment sales, and our complete list is available by clicking here. The following is just a sampling of ...Read More
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Magician and mentalist/mindreader join forces for one-stop show

August 20, 2014 8:23 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

When’s the last time a show featuring a magician/mentalist team came to town? It’s happening next month here in the Triad. Magical Comedian Chris Collins ...Read More
When’s the last time a show featuring a magician/mentalist team came to town? It’s happening next month here in the Triad. Magical Comedian Chris Collins ...Read More
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HanesBrands Sample Sale

August 20, 2014 7:33 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

The annual HanesBrands Sample Sale is happening this week at the LJVM Coliseum Education Building in Winston-Salem. The sale runs through Saturday. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ...Read More
The annual HanesBrands Sample Sale is happening this week at the LJVM Coliseum Education Building in Winston-Salem. The sale runs through Saturday. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ...Read More
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Iconic Kernersville festival is the place to 'bee' this weekend

August 19, 2014 12:15 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

In 1973, Kernersville citizen Brady Mullinax, a lifelong beekeeper, headed to Raleigh to introduce a bill distinguishing the hard-working honeybee as North Carolina’s state insect. ...Read More
In 1973, Kernersville citizen Brady Mullinax, a lifelong beekeeper, headed to Raleigh to introduce a bill distinguishing the hard-working honeybee as North Carolina’s state insect. ...Read More
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Triad First in Families accepting applications for support

August 17, 2014 10:42 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Triad First in Families (TFIF) is accepting applications for support. The Winston-Salem based chapter of First in Families of North Carolina provides assistance for individuals ...Read More
Triad First in Families (TFIF) is accepting applications for support. The Winston-Salem based chapter of First in Families of North Carolina provides assistance for individuals ...Read More
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Back-to-school deal on kids clothes at Hanes Mall H&M

August 17, 2014 8:02 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

H&M Kids is offering 20 percent off an entire kids purchase of $50 or more. This back-to-school deal is in-store only at Hanes Mall in ...Read More
H&M Kids is offering 20 percent off an entire kids purchase of $50 or more. This back-to-school deal is in-store only at Hanes Mall in ...Read More
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Music is all around us this weekend

August 14, 2014 11:49 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Triad is pulling out all the stops with a weekend full of music and art. See a stage show, sit on the ground and ...Read More
The Triad is pulling out all the stops with a weekend full of music and art. See a stage show, sit on the ground and ...Read More
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SciWorks showcases service dogs at annual event

August 13, 2014 8:36 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

SciWorks hosts its second annual “Dog Day of Summer” Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This special event showcases the contributions of service dogs ...Read More
SciWorks hosts its second annual “Dog Day of Summer” Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This special event showcases the contributions of service dogs ...Read More
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25 percent off L.L. Bean book bags

August 13, 2014 7:51 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

For a limited time, select L.L. Bean book bags are 25 percent off. ...Read More
For a limited time, select L.L. Bean book bags are 25 percent off. ...Read More
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Wake Forest Baptist shares tips to ease back-to-school stress

August 12, 2014 11:52 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

There’s just no getting around it. Back-to-school time is upon us. The transition back to homework, car rider lines and after-school activities is rough for ...Read More
There’s just no getting around it. Back-to-school time is upon us. The transition back to homework, car rider lines and after-school activities is rough for ...Read More
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N.C. Zoo celebrate's iconic elephant's 40th birthday

August 11, 2014 11:14 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating its 40th year in operation during 2014, and this weekend one of the park’s most recognizable animals will be ...Read More
The North Carolina Zoo is celebrating its 40th year in operation during 2014, and this weekend one of the park’s most recognizable animals will be ...Read More
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Back from the beach and back to reality

August 10, 2014 4:41 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Blogging from the beach was a pretty good gig. Last week I found myself happily tucked away at an oceanfront beach house somewhere on the ...Read More
Blogging from the beach was a pretty good gig. Last week I found myself happily tucked away at an oceanfront beach house somewhere on the ...Read More
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Teacher discount all month at Edward McKay

August 10, 2014 12:02 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Teachers will get a 10 percent discount at both Triad Edward McKay locations through the end of August. Bring your pay stub or teacher ID ...Read More
Teachers will get a 10 percent discount at both Triad Edward McKay locations through the end of August. Bring your pay stub or teacher ID ...Read More
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35 percent off sale through Friday at Little A's

August 7, 2014 8:52 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

If you shop at Little A's Children's Resale Shop through Friday you can save 35 percent off all summer clothes (shorts, short sleeve shirts & ...Read More
If you shop at Little A's Children's Resale Shop through Friday you can save 35 percent off all summer clothes (shorts, short sleeve shirts & ...Read More
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Perky and historical weekend coming right up

August 7, 2014 8:35 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Where can you compete in a water bucket relay, get ready for Kindergarten and celebrate the 272nd birthday of a Revolutionary War hero all in ...Read More
Where can you compete in a water bucket relay, get ready for Kindergarten and celebrate the 272nd birthday of a Revolutionary War hero all in ...Read More
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Bookmarks announces Festival lineup

August 6, 2014 5:27 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Bookmarks has announced a diverse lineup of authors for tthe 2014 Festival of Books and Authors. The Keynote Opening Night Speaker for the Festival will ...Read More
Bookmarks has announced a diverse lineup of authors for tthe 2014 Festival of Books and Authors. The Keynote Opening Night Speaker for the Festival will ...Read More
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20 percent off Zutano at Rolly's

August 6, 2014 7:51 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Zutano clothing is now 20 percent off at Rolly's in WInston-Salem's Thruway Center. Sale ends Saturday. ...Read More
Zutano clothing is now 20 percent off at Rolly's in WInston-Salem's Thruway Center. Sale ends Saturday. ...Read More
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Habitat ReStore art events turns trash to treasure

August 5, 2014 8:26 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Burlington ReStore will host a recycling art event for families this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10-11 a.m. in its parking lot at 1176. N. ...Read More
The Burlington ReStore will host a recycling art event for families this Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10-11 a.m. in its parking lot at 1176. N. ...Read More
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Free coal ash info session at SciWorks tonight

August 4, 2014 6:19 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The topic of coal ash has recently become a mainstay among troubling local headlines. What exactly is it and what do we need to know? ...Read More
The topic of coal ash has recently become a mainstay among troubling local headlines. What exactly is it and what do we need to know? ...Read More
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Student and Teacher discount at Forever 21

August 3, 2014 3:16 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Forever 21 is offering a Student and Teacher Discount Fridays Aug. 8 and Aug.15 at Four Seasons Town Centre. Bring in your student or teacher ...Read More
Forever 21 is offering a Student and Teacher Discount Fridays Aug. 8 and Aug.15 at Four Seasons Town Centre. Bring in your student or teacher ...Read More
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Centerstage holds auditions for serious young actors

August 3, 2014 3:05 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

If you have a budding actor at home you’ll want to save the date for the Community Theatre of Greensboro’s (CTG) upcoming round of ...Read More
If you have a budding actor at home you’ll want to save the date for the Community Theatre of Greensboro’s (CTG) upcoming round of ...Read More
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Planet Wise sale at All About Baby

July 31, 2014 8:02 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

For a limited time all Planet Wise Wet Bags are 15 percent off at All About Baby in Greensboro. ...Read More
For a limited time all Planet Wise Wet Bags are 15 percent off at All About Baby in Greensboro. ...Read More
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Watermelon, Bluegrass and Rudyard Kipling? Makes sense to us

July 31, 2014 7:51 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday. The Triad welcomes August with typical Southern hospitality this weekend with a quintet of fun family events. You want theatre? No problem. How ...Read More
Happy Friday. The Triad welcomes August with typical Southern hospitality this weekend with a quintet of fun family events. You want theatre? No problem. How ...Read More
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