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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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3 Steps to Take Before Buying Your Child a Horse

May 27, 2015 8:29 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Children seem inherently attracted to horses. Pony rides are popular at fairs and festivals. And what child has not gone through the "I want my ...Read More
Children seem inherently attracted to horses. Pony rides are popular at fairs and festivals. And what child has not gone through the "I want my ...Read More
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$10 off at Lowes Foods

May 27, 2015 7:54 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Get $10 off your purchase of $50 or more with you Fresh Rewards card at Lowes Foods. Offer valid May 27-June 2. ...Read More
Get $10 off your purchase of $50 or more with you Fresh Rewards card at Lowes Foods. Offer valid May 27-June 2. ...Read More
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8 Ways to Increase Pit Stop Efficiency During Family Road Trips

May 26, 2015 9:30 am
Written by: Micki Bare

As schools wrap up their academic years, families are thrown into transition. We must adjust from spending too much time cooped up with each other ...Read More
As schools wrap up their academic years, families are thrown into transition. We must adjust from spending too much time cooped up with each other ...Read More
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Blue Star Museums Supports Active Military Families

May 25, 2015 7:45 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Today marks the launch of the Blue Star Museums program for 2015. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, ...Read More
Today marks the launch of the Blue Star Museums program for 2015. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, ...Read More
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Monthly Triad Veterans' Coffee Events

May 25, 2015 7:30 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Are you a veteran or do you know one? Veterans are invited to attend Thursdays at any or all of these FREE monthly Veterans' Coffee ...Read More
Are you a veteran or do you know one? Veterans are invited to attend Thursdays at any or all of these FREE monthly Veterans' Coffee ...Read More
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Memorial Day Observances in the Triad

May 22, 2015 7:51 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Memorial Day provides us with an opportunity to remember and honor fallen soldiers. As we plan to gather during the long holiday weekend to celebrate ...Read More
Memorial Day provides us with an opportunity to remember and honor fallen soldiers. As we plan to gather during the long holiday weekend to celebrate ...Read More
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50 Percent Off Everything at Carter's

May 22, 2015 6:25 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

For Memorial Day, Carter's is offering 50 percent off everything in-store and online. Sale end Monday. ...Read More
For Memorial Day, Carter's is offering 50 percent off everything in-store and online. Sale end Monday. ...Read More
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Wheels on the Greenway

May 21, 2015 12:38 pm
Written by: Micki Bare

At the end of May, the Greensboro Downtown Greenway will host its inaugural cycling event, Wheels on the Greenway, designed especially for kids. Piedmont Parent ...Read More
At the end of May, the Greensboro Downtown Greenway will host its inaugural cycling event, Wheels on the Greenway, designed especially for kids. Piedmont Parent ...Read More
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Prepare Your Child for a Bully-Free Summer Camp Experience

May 21, 2015 8:34 am
Written by: Guest Blogger: Anita Telle, award winning author

As parents, we want organized summer programs to help our child: Gain more confidence and self-esteem Build independence Develop friendships and enhance social skills Be ...Read More
As parents, we want organized summer programs to help our child: Gain more confidence and self-esteem Build independence Develop friendships and enhance social skills Be ...Read More
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Triad Schools Weigh In on Driver's Education Funding

May 20, 2015 8:59 am
Written by: Micki Bare

While the NC House's budget currently includes funding for driver's education, changes could still occur prior to a final budget being passed by both houses ...Read More
While the NC House's budget currently includes funding for driver's education, changes could still occur prior to a final budget being passed by both houses ...Read More
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Memorial Day Sale at Smocked Auctions

May 20, 2015 8:20 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Smocked Auctions is offering 20 percent off your purchase, now through Monday at midnight. Use code FLAG20. ...Read More
Smocked Auctions is offering 20 percent off your purchase, now through Monday at midnight. Use code FLAG20. ...Read More
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KY Blessed Little Homestead Faces Child Custody Battle

May 19, 2015 7:15 am
Written by: Micki Bare

A family in Kentucky has been split up by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). According to various news reports, CHFS cited ...Read More
A family in Kentucky has been split up by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS). According to various news reports, CHFS cited ...Read More
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Greensboro and Winston-Salem Venues Receive Generous Arts Support

May 18, 2015 9:27 am
Written by: Micki Bare

In 1993, Dee Dickinson, former CEO and founder of New Horizons for Learning out of Johns Hopkins School of Education, listed 15 reasons why the ...Read More
In 1993, Dee Dickinson, former CEO and founder of New Horizons for Learning out of Johns Hopkins School of Education, listed 15 reasons why the ...Read More
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FREE Teacher Night at SECCA

May 18, 2015 7:30 am
Written by: Micki Bare

On Tuesday, May 19, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will host a free open house and film screening for educators. Included in the ...Read More
On Tuesday, May 19, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will host a free open house and film screening for educators. Included in the ...Read More
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Bray Family Update

May 16, 2015 11:42 am
Written by: Brittney Bray

It has been a few weeks since I posted anything. it is a busy time of year. The Fit Family Challenge has been an amazing ...Read More
It has been a few weeks since I posted anything. it is a busy time of year. The Fit Family Challenge has been an amazing ...Read More
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5 Triad-Area Cures for Spring Fever

May 15, 2015 7:53 am
Written by: Micki Bare

The warm weather is begging us to spend more time outside. But don't limit yourself to yard work and gardening. Take a break and head ...Read More
The warm weather is begging us to spend more time outside. But don't limit yourself to yard work and gardening. Take a break and head ...Read More
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Kids Summer Bowling Pass

May 15, 2015 7:12 am
Written by: Micki Bare

AMF All-Star Lanes is offiering a one-time pass for $21.95 for kids this summer. The pass is good for up to three games every day ...Read More
AMF All-Star Lanes is offiering a one-time pass for $21.95 for kids this summer. The pass is good for up to three games every day ...Read More
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Triad Schools Earn National Recognition

May 14, 2015 8:46 am
Written by: Micki Bare

On May 12, U.S. News and World Report published its 2015 Best High School Rankings. Three schools in the Guilford County Schools (GCS) system ranked ...Read More
On May 12, U.S. News and World Report published its 2015 Best High School Rankings. Three schools in the Guilford County Schools (GCS) system ranked ...Read More
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4 Summer Job Startups for Teens

May 13, 2015 8:57 am
Written by: Micki Bare

As schools prepare to wrap up another academic year, teens have begun searching for that summer job that is going to pay for indulgences parents ...Read More
As schools prepare to wrap up another academic year, teens have begun searching for that summer job that is going to pay for indulgences parents ...Read More
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$20 Target Gift Card

May 13, 2015 7:38 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Get a free $20 Target gift card when you spend $125 on baby gear, essentials and nursery items. ...Read More
Get a free $20 Target gift card when you spend $125 on baby gear, essentials and nursery items. ...Read More
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Timeworn Buildings Hold Unique Stories

May 12, 2015 7:56 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Have you ever driven by an old building and wondered about its historical significance? Imagined what it looked like when it was a newly built ...Read More
Have you ever driven by an old building and wondered about its historical significance? Imagined what it looked like when it was a newly built ...Read More
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The First Few Weeks: 2015 Fit Family Challenge

May 11, 2015 8:37 am
Written by: Micki Bare

While the Piedmont-Triad and our Piedmont Parent readers are relatively new to the Fit Family Challenge, we have already contributed significantly to NC's 2015 achievement ...Read More
While the Piedmont-Triad and our Piedmont Parent readers are relatively new to the Fit Family Challenge, we have already contributed significantly to NC's 2015 achievement ...Read More
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Family Nights at ArtQuest

May 11, 2015 8:01 am
Written by: Micki Bare

While admission to the GreenHill gallery and gift shop is free ($5 donation appreciated), admission to GreenHill's ArtQuest is $6. On Wednesday nights, however, ArtQuest ...Read More
While admission to the GreenHill gallery and gift shop is free ($5 donation appreciated), admission to GreenHill's ArtQuest is $6. On Wednesday nights, however, ArtQuest ...Read More
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5 Super Important Tips for Fit and Fun Grocery Store Visits

May 8, 2015 8:42 am
Written by: Cindy Silver, Registered Dietitian, Lowes Foods

Did you know that good nutrition begins in your grocery cart? Yes, it does. To make their healthier eating challenge more real, last weekend I ...Read More
Did you know that good nutrition begins in your grocery cart? Yes, it does. To make their healthier eating challenge more real, last weekend I ...Read More
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20 Percent Off Tea Collection Clothing

May 8, 2015 8:26 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Mena Mae Children's Boutique is now offering 20 percent off your order of their new 2015 collection of Tea children's clothing. Use code TEATIME20. ...Read More
Mena Mae Children's Boutique is now offering 20 percent off your order of their new 2015 collection of Tea children's clothing. Use code TEATIME20. ...Read More
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