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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

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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5K for families and pets

March 3, 2015 6:38 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Walk, run or just show up with your furred friends to raise money for our local pet population. The Waggin’ Wild 5K Rescue Run-Walk is ...Read More
Walk, run or just show up with your furred friends to raise money for our local pet population. The Waggin’ Wild 5K Rescue Run-Walk is ...Read More
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Have fun with a factory tour!

March 2, 2015 7:50 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

The girls and I love watching “How It’s Made” on the Science Channel. On our cross-country treks, we like to include factory tours for educational ...Read More
The girls and I love watching “How It’s Made” on the Science Channel. On our cross-country treks, we like to include factory tours for educational ...Read More
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NO or YES. Which should you tell your child more?

February 27, 2015 8:33 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

As I trolled the Internet the other day, I noticed a graphic that was circulating social media stating something to the gist of ‘the best ...Read More
As I trolled the Internet the other day, I noticed a graphic that was circulating social media stating something to the gist of ‘the best ...Read More
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Exhibits, Buffalos and Beads

February 26, 2015 7:06 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

To move forward, we must often look backward. The Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University is offering two fantastic opportunities to better understand our ...Read More
To move forward, we must often look backward. The Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University is offering two fantastic opportunities to better understand our ...Read More
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Kindergarten Information Day

February 25, 2015 9:16 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Believe or not, spring is coming. Summer shall follow. Kindergarten may be next! Get your kids and yourself warmed up for their transformation at The ...Read More
Believe or not, spring is coming. Summer shall follow. Kindergarten may be next! Get your kids and yourself warmed up for their transformation at The ...Read More
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No fee online shopping at Harris Teeter

February 25, 2015 6:08 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

This week (2/25-3/3), Harris Teeter is waiving their online shopping fee for orders of $100 and more. ...Read More
This week (2/25-3/3), Harris Teeter is waiving their online shopping fee for orders of $100 and more. ...Read More
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Calling all dramatic teens!

February 24, 2015 7:27 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Even if you don’t have a teen yet, you were there once and know this without doubt: The teenage years can be challenging. As parents, ...Read More
Even if you don’t have a teen yet, you were there once and know this without doubt: The teenage years can be challenging. As parents, ...Read More
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Celebrate Black History Month in the Piedmont

February 23, 2015 10:26 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say — I never ran my ...Read More
I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say — I never ran my ...Read More
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Save 20 percent on Pottery Barn Easter baskets

February 20, 2015 8:56 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Easter baskets are now 20 percent off at Pottery Barn Kids. ...Read More
Easter baskets are now 20 percent off at Pottery Barn Kids. ...Read More
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Surplus sale at Central Library

February 20, 2015 8:21 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Looking for some fun deals on furniture? Save the date. Forsyth County Library is holding a public sale of surplus on Feb. 27. There are ...Read More
Looking for some fun deals on furniture? Save the date. Forsyth County Library is holding a public sale of surplus on Feb. 27. There are ...Read More
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Ideas for Weekend Fun

February 19, 2015 7:47 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Snow play has been fantastic but if you’re looking for a few weekend ideas, there are fun events for all ages. Girls, get your game ...Read More
Snow play has been fantastic but if you’re looking for a few weekend ideas, there are fun events for all ages. Girls, get your game ...Read More
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Get the best bang for your bucks at consignment sales

February 18, 2015 8:55 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

It’s that time of year again — consignment sales galore! I literally get chills anticipating the deals waiting for me to find them. I don’t ...Read More
It’s that time of year again — consignment sales galore! I literally get chills anticipating the deals waiting for me to find them. I don’t ...Read More
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25 percent off Britax and Bob

February 18, 2015 8:25 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

For a limited time, diapers.com is offering 25 percent off Britax and Bob car seats and strollers. ...Read More
For a limited time, diapers.com is offering 25 percent off Britax and Bob car seats and strollers. ...Read More
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Day trip to dinosaurs

February 17, 2015 7:48 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

The phrase ‘day trip’ fills me with excitement and gets the kids giddy. Sometimes, we don’t even know where we’re going until we get there. ...Read More
The phrase ‘day trip’ fills me with excitement and gets the kids giddy. Sometimes, we don’t even know where we’re going until we get there. ...Read More
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Fit Family Challenge Coming in April

February 16, 2015 2:37 pm
Written by: PP Staff

The Fit Family Challenge, in partnership with Coca-Cola, is a healthy lifestyle program for Triad families. We're motivating families to get moving and create healthier ...Read More
The Fit Family Challenge, in partnership with Coca-Cola, is a healthy lifestyle program for Triad families. We're motivating families to get moving and create healthier ...Read More
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Calling all singers in second through fourth grade

February 16, 2015 7:50 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

The Winston-Salem Youth chorus is inviting all second- through fourth-graders to join their introductory choral program, Spring Forward Chorus. During the five-week sessions, training includes ...Read More
The Winston-Salem Youth chorus is inviting all second- through fourth-graders to join their introductory choral program, Spring Forward Chorus. During the five-week sessions, training includes ...Read More
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American Girl Fashion Show

February 13, 2015 6:37 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Save the date! The Children’s Museum is once again hosting the American Girl Fashion Show that strives to teach young girls about empowerment, history and ...Read More
Save the date! The Children’s Museum is once again hosting the American Girl Fashion Show that strives to teach young girls about empowerment, history and ...Read More
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Should you be shamed for what’s in your kid’s lunchbox?

February 12, 2015 6:47 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Whenever possible, I join my elementary school-aged girls for lunch. I’m often amazed, and not in a good way, at some of the items our ...Read More
Whenever possible, I join my elementary school-aged girls for lunch. I’m often amazed, and not in a good way, at some of the items our ...Read More
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Buy one, get one 50 percent off Jeans at Destination Maternity

February 11, 2015 9:19 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

In stores and online, Destination Maternity is offering a buy one pair of jeans, get one pair 50 percent off deal. ...Read More
In stores and online, Destination Maternity is offering a buy one pair of jeans, get one pair 50 percent off deal. ...Read More
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Cooking with kids

February 11, 2015 7:40 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

The kitchen is full of flavorful opportunities to build those little brains. Chemistry, math, dexterity and responsibility are just a few lessons to be learned. ...Read More
The kitchen is full of flavorful opportunities to build those little brains. Chemistry, math, dexterity and responsibility are just a few lessons to be learned. ...Read More
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Forsyth County Spay Day

February 10, 2015 7:50 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

No, not spa day. SPAY. I wish it were a mistype too! It’s not nearly as fun but very necessary to keep down pet population. ...Read More
No, not spa day. SPAY. I wish it were a mistype too! It’s not nearly as fun but very necessary to keep down pet population. ...Read More
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How alarmed should we be about vapor instrusion?

February 9, 2015 7:23 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

A few weeks ago, I noticed a newsfeed item on Facebook from Fox 8 about a possible toxic situation at two of our Winston-Salem/Forsyth County ...Read More
A few weeks ago, I noticed a newsfeed item on Facebook from Fox 8 about a possible toxic situation at two of our Winston-Salem/Forsyth County ...Read More
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The Great Trade-In at Babies'R'Us

February 6, 2015 8:51 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

From Jan. 23-Feb., Babies'R'Us is hosting a "Great Trade-In" event. When you trade in your used baby gear or furniuture, get 25 percent off new ...Read More
From Jan. 23-Feb., Babies'R'Us is hosting a "Great Trade-In" event. When you trade in your used baby gear or furniuture, get 25 percent off new ...Read More
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The best selfie spots in the Triad

February 6, 2015 7:51 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Looks like Sunday is going to be 60 degrees. Compared to what we've had, it's a warm front! Gather the family, get outside and show ...Read More
Looks like Sunday is going to be 60 degrees. Compared to what we've had, it's a warm front! Gather the family, get outside and show ...Read More
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Hoops for Kids free basketball clinic

February 5, 2015 8:59 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Register as soon as possible for a fantastic opportunity for your kids to better their basketball skills and attend an ACC Women's basketball game. The ...Read More
Register as soon as possible for a fantastic opportunity for your kids to better their basketball skills and attend an ACC Women's basketball game. The ...Read More
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