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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.

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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.

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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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Five Favorites For Back-To-School

August 3, 2015 9:22 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Are you ready for back-to-school season? By now, most kids are bored and missing daily interaction with their best friends. The school supply lists are ...Read More
Are you ready for back-to-school season? By now, most kids are bored and missing daily interaction with their best friends. The school supply lists are ...Read More
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Now Playing...for FREE

August 3, 2015 8:09 am
Written by: Micki Bare

There are still a few weeks of summer left to enjoy. And there are still some free movies playing around the Piedmont. Here's a list ...Read More
There are still a few weeks of summer left to enjoy. And there are still some free movies playing around the Piedmont. Here's a list ...Read More
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Pizza Deals Around the Triad

July 31, 2015 7:19 am
Written by: Micki Bare

The weekend is upon us, which, for lots of busy families, mean pizza delivery. Here is a round-up of current pizza deals (subject to change ...Read More
The weekend is upon us, which, for lots of busy families, mean pizza delivery. Here is a round-up of current pizza deals (subject to change ...Read More
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Dirty Hands Make for a Great Weekend

July 31, 2015 7:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

There's something about getting your hands dirty that increases the fun quotient for a typical summer weekend. We've rounded up five family-friendly weekend events that ...Read More
There's something about getting your hands dirty that increases the fun quotient for a typical summer weekend. We've rounded up five family-friendly weekend events that ...Read More
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WSYC Plans Auditions for 2015-16 Season

July 30, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

If you've spent hours on the road this summer with a family of crooners, you might have a little talent on your hands. While it ...Read More
If you've spent hours on the road this summer with a family of crooners, you might have a little talent on your hands. While it ...Read More
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Will Batdad Disappear During the Teen Years?

July 29, 2015 9:04 am
Written by: Micki Bare

A recent article published by Inquisitr chronicles a father's unique parenting style in which the dad defies all character licensing laws and online parenting best ...Read More
A recent article published by Inquisitr chronicles a father's unique parenting style in which the dad defies all character licensing laws and online parenting best ...Read More
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Half Price PJs at Carters

July 29, 2015 8:05 am
Written by: Micki Bare

This deal ends today, so if you want PJs for your little ones at 50% off from Carter's (in-store or online) you have to hurry. ...Read More
This deal ends today, so if you want PJs for your little ones at 50% off from Carter's (in-store or online) you have to hurry. ...Read More
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GOTR Affiliates Merge to Better Serve Triad Girls

July 28, 2015 8:37 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Young girls are full of potential — and energy. The experience of accomplishing a physically and emotionally challenging goal, such as running a 5K, can ...Read More
Young girls are full of potential — and energy. The experience of accomplishing a physically and emotionally challenging goal, such as running a 5K, can ...Read More
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Pros and Cons of Today's "Big Brother"

July 27, 2015 9:33 am
Written by: Micki Bare

About a year and a half ago, I did research and purchased a waterproof digital camera that took excellent pictures and pretty good video. Less ...Read More
About a year and a half ago, I did research and purchased a waterproof digital camera that took excellent pictures and pretty good video. Less ...Read More
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FREE Kids' Movies

July 27, 2015 8:07 am
Written by: Micki Bare

FREE movie offerings for children and families in the Triad this week are listed below. Click on the title for details on location and time.Monday, ...Read More
FREE movie offerings for children and families in the Triad this week are listed below. Click on the title for details on location and time.Monday, ...Read More
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BOGO at Kersey Valley

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

Every Thursday from now until Aug 31, buy one First Class Ticket for the Kersey Valley zipline and get one FREE when you fly on ...Read More
Every Thursday from now until Aug 31, buy one First Class Ticket for the Kersey Valley zipline and get one FREE when you fly on ...Read More
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It’s a Disney Musical Weekend in the Triad

July 24, 2015 7:57 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Summer musicals are entertaining for all ages, especially when the stories are classics. This weekend, Disney musicals will be presented on four Triad stages for ...Read More
Summer musicals are entertaining for all ages, especially when the stories are classics. This weekend, Disney musicals will be presented on four Triad stages for ...Read More
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Phones & Cars Don't Mix: Raising Safe Drivers

July 23, 2015 8:45 am
Written by: Micki Bare

They are all over the Internet. PSAs that warn us of the dangers of distracted driving. Yet parents and teens alike continue to text, talk ...Read More
They are all over the Internet. PSAs that warn us of the dangers of distracted driving. Yet parents and teens alike continue to text, talk ...Read More
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What's Gentle About Major Surgery?

July 22, 2015 8:37 am
Written by: Micki Bare

As a veteran of three C-section deliveries, I was taken aback at the headline for one of the articles in our July issue. Gentle C-sections ...Read More
As a veteran of three C-section deliveries, I was taken aback at the headline for one of the articles in our July issue. Gentle C-sections ...Read More
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FREE Fitness Classes

July 22, 2015 8:24 am
Written by: Micki Bare

There is still time to join in on the fitness fun with FREE classes offered by the Downtown Greenway, in partnership with the Bryan Family ...Read More
There is still time to join in on the fitness fun with FREE classes offered by the Downtown Greenway, in partnership with the Bryan Family ...Read More
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Welcome Baby

July 21, 2015 6:19 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Congratulations Bella and Leon, the parents of this new baby at the Greensboro Science Center. Baby also joins big brother Duke, who was born on ...Read More
Congratulations Bella and Leon, the parents of this new baby at the Greensboro Science Center. Baby also joins big brother Duke, who was born on ...Read More
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The Road Trip is Half the Fun

July 20, 2015 8:46 am
Written by: Micki Bare

We recently returned from our annual reunion vacation. As with many families, we are spread out all over the country. Therefore, unless we are hosting ...Read More
We recently returned from our annual reunion vacation. As with many families, we are spread out all over the country. Therefore, unless we are hosting ...Read More
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This Week's FREE Movies

July 20, 2015 8:27 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Listed below are this week's FREE movie offerings for children and families. Click on the title for details on location and time.MONDAYMovie MondayCarver Branch Library, ...Read More
Listed below are this week's FREE movie offerings for children and families. Click on the title for details on location and time.MONDAYMovie MondayCarver Branch Library, ...Read More
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5 Artistic Ways to Enjoy This Weekend

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

Whether art is hands-on activity or a spectator sport, it is always a relaxing and inspiring way to enjoy family time. Here are our top-five ...Read More
Whether art is hands-on activity or a spectator sport, it is always a relaxing and inspiring way to enjoy family time. Here are our top-five ...Read More
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Protecting Your Children From the Sun

July 15, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Do you automatically reach for sunscreens labled "babies" or "kids" for your children? According to Consumer Reports, there is no difference in adult and child ...Read More
Do you automatically reach for sunscreens labled "babies" or "kids" for your children? According to Consumer Reports, there is no difference in adult and child ...Read More
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Painted Pavement Inspires Physical Activity

July 13, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Children will take part in more physical activity if their play spaces include ground markings, such as PlayPrints, according to a study published in the ...Read More
Children will take part in more physical activity if their play spaces include ground markings, such as PlayPrints, according to a study published in the ...Read More
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Krispy Kreme Celebrating with BOGO

July 10, 2015 8:35 am
Written by: Micki Bare

To kick off its 78th birthday celebration, all Krispy Kreme retail locations will offer "buy any dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts at regular price, get a ...Read More
To kick off its 78th birthday celebration, all Krispy Kreme retail locations will offer "buy any dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts at regular price, get a ...Read More
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5 Weekend Events Sure to Provide a Roaring Good Time

July 9, 2015 5:54 pm
Written by: Micki Bare

Animals can be our best friends. They can provide insights into the world around us. Some even provide us with foods like milk, cheese and ...Read More
Animals can be our best friends. They can provide insights into the world around us. Some even provide us with foods like milk, cheese and ...Read More
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Life Lessons As Taught By Baseball Nachos

July 9, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

There's nothing like a warm afternoon with the family at the ballpark. Especially when your local minor league baseball team starts off their season strong. ...Read More
There's nothing like a warm afternoon with the family at the ballpark. Especially when your local minor league baseball team starts off their season strong. ...Read More
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2015 Fit Family Challenge Grand Prize Winner Announcement

July 8, 2015 8:35 am
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And the 2015 Fit Family Challenge winner is ... THE HELLINGER FAMILY OF WINSTON-SALEM We are excited to announce that the randomly chosen Grand Prize ...Read More
And the 2015 Fit Family Challenge winner is ... THE HELLINGER FAMILY OF WINSTON-SALEM We are excited to announce that the randomly chosen Grand Prize ...Read More
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