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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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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.

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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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North Carolina Fit Family Challenge Day

April 21, 2015 10:53 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Today is Fit Family Challenge Day in North Carolina. The Honorable Governor Pat McCrory has thusly proclaimed it so. Celebratory kick-off events are scheduled for ...Read More
Today is Fit Family Challenge Day in North Carolina. The Honorable Governor Pat McCrory has thusly proclaimed it so. Celebratory kick-off events are scheduled for ...Read More
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My Cesarean Delivery Stories

April 21, 2015 8:31 am
Written by: Micki Bare

April is Cesarean Awareness Month. For expectant mothers, the possibility of a C-section is not something to which they typically want to be made aware. ...Read More
April is Cesarean Awareness Month. For expectant mothers, the possibility of a C-section is not something to which they typically want to be made aware. ...Read More
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8 Child-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

April 20, 2015 9:11 am
Written by: Micki Bare

More and more people are looking for different ways to celebrate Earth Day, according to Chris Simpson and Karri Bowen-Poole, two moms and teachers who ...Read More
More and more people are looking for different ways to celebrate Earth Day, according to Chris Simpson and Karri Bowen-Poole, two moms and teachers who ...Read More
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Baby Care Specials at Target

April 20, 2015 8:55 am
Written by: Micki Bare

This week's baby care needs deals at Target:10% OFF Happy Family 4-pack Love My Veggies select baby care Items Chicco KidFit booster car seat select ...Read More
This week's baby care needs deals at Target:10% OFF Happy Family 4-pack Love My Veggies select baby care Items Chicco KidFit booster car seat select ...Read More
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6 Steps for Purposeful Breathing

April 20, 2015 7:57 am
Written by: Lila Cruikshank, Life/Health Coach

Tip for the WeekSimple steps to reduce your stress: Breathe in a purposeful way two minutes a day.1. Sit tall in a quiet space.2. Place ...Read More
Tip for the WeekSimple steps to reduce your stress: Breathe in a purposeful way two minutes a day.1. Sit tall in a quiet space.2. Place ...Read More
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Bray Fit Family Challenge Week 3

April 18, 2015 4:31 pm
Written by: Brittney Bray

Another week of our Fit Family Challenge is complete. We are doing really well with being more active, even though this week was a little ...Read More
Another week of our Fit Family Challenge is complete. We are doing really well with being more active, even though this week was a little ...Read More
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Habitat Celebrates Volunteer Week

April 17, 2015 8:05 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Today wraps up National Volunteer Week, as organized by pointsoflight.org. Despite the rainy spring weather, approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers were hard at work ...Read More
Today wraps up National Volunteer Week, as organized by pointsoflight.org. Despite the rainy spring weather, approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers were hard at work ...Read More
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FREE Recycling and Shredding Event

April 17, 2015 7:25 am
Written by: Micki Bare

On Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m.–noon, head out to Randolph Mall on Dixie Drive in Asheboro for Randolph County Electronic Recycling Day. Community members ...Read More
On Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m.–noon, head out to Randolph Mall on Dixie Drive in Asheboro for Randolph County Electronic Recycling Day. Community members ...Read More
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#TBT Computers as Tools for a Greener Planet

April 16, 2015 9:01 am
Written by: Micki Bare

With Earth Day just around the corner, lots of attention is being given to how we can live — and consume — in a way ...Read More
With Earth Day just around the corner, lots of attention is being given to how we can live — and consume — in a way ...Read More
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Raising Money-Literate Children

April 15, 2015 8:42 am
Written by: Micki Bare

With summer approaching, there will be more opportunities for children to both earn and spend money. A recent U.S. News & World Report article discusses ...Read More
With summer approaching, there will be more opportunities for children to both earn and spend money. A recent U.S. News & World Report article discusses ...Read More
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Rolly's Easter Clothing on Sale

April 15, 2015 7:56 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Anything with a bunny on it is now on sale at Rolly's in Winston-Salem's Thruway Shopping Center. ...Read More
Anything with a bunny on it is now on sale at Rolly's in Winston-Salem's Thruway Shopping Center. ...Read More
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The Brays: Fit Family Challenge Week 2

April 14, 2015 10:09 am
Written by: Brittney Bray

We are learning so much through this challenge. On the fitness side, we are really doing well as a family. We have exceeded the weekly ...Read More
We are learning so much through this challenge. On the fitness side, we are really doing well as a family. We have exceeded the weekly ...Read More
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One Dad's Movie Reviews

April 14, 2015 8:26 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Anyone with little children fixated on a particular DVD knows firsthand that when you've had the opportunity to view a movie many times over, you ...Read More
Anyone with little children fixated on a particular DVD knows firsthand that when you've had the opportunity to view a movie many times over, you ...Read More
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Strategy for Spring Yard Cleanup

April 13, 2015 8:47 am
Written by: Mick

The warm weather of spring brings us out of our winter hiberntion and into the mild, sunny outdoors. Then we ingest a lungful of pollen, ...Read More
The warm weather of spring brings us out of our winter hiberntion and into the mild, sunny outdoors. Then we ingest a lungful of pollen, ...Read More
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Low-cost Document Shredding

April 13, 2015 7:39 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Once you've completed your taxes, why not clear out some of the clutter and dispose of outdated documents? New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem (4440 ...Read More
Once you've completed your taxes, why not clear out some of the clutter and dispose of outdated documents? New Philadelphia Moravian Church in Winston-Salem (4440 ...Read More
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20 Percent Off Baby Sun Care

April 10, 2015 8:51 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Use code SUN2015 at diapers.com to get 20 percent off baby sun care products. ...Read More
Use code SUN2015 at diapers.com to get 20 percent off baby sun care products. ...Read More
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Six Ways to Support Parents of Children with Autism

April 10, 2015 8:05 am
Written by: Guest Blog: Deanna Picon

Editor's Note: April is autism awareness month. Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide to Reclaiming Your ...Read More
Editor's Note: April is autism awareness month. Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide to Reclaiming Your ...Read More
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The Legacy of Frick and Frack Lives On

April 9, 2015 9:08 am
Written by: Micki Bare

My fish lived! At least, that's the takeaway I choose to embrace from an article out of Colorado, posted on MarketJournals.com. According to the story, ...Read More
My fish lived! At least, that's the takeaway I choose to embrace from an article out of Colorado, posted on MarketJournals.com. According to the story, ...Read More
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Five Steps for Making Successful Lifestyle Changes

April 9, 2015 8:00 am
Written by: Lila Cruikshank, Life/Health Coach

Integrative health coaching is about empowering clients to improve their health with lifestyle changes.The first step to change is building awareness. Is my life out ...Read More
Integrative health coaching is about empowering clients to improve their health with lifestyle changes.The first step to change is building awareness. Is my life out ...Read More
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A Note for Senior Skip Day

April 8, 2015 8:14 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Spring weather brings out many ailments, such as allergies and spring fever. For high school seniors itching to burst out of the school system they've ...Read More
Spring weather brings out many ailments, such as allergies and spring fever. For high school seniors itching to burst out of the school system they've ...Read More
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Spend $50, Get Three Items Free at Lowes Foods

April 8, 2015 8:03 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Pick up the coupon in the Weekly Circular and get three free items -- Gwaltney Bacon, a gallon of Lowes Foods milk and a dozen ...Read More
Pick up the coupon in the Weekly Circular and get three free items -- Gwaltney Bacon, a gallon of Lowes Foods milk and a dozen ...Read More
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The Bray Family Is Making Lifestyle Changes

April 7, 2015 2:38 pm
Written by: Brittney Bray

The first week of the Family Fit Challenge has been very exciting! Our family met with the physical trainer and learned a great deal from ...Read More
The first week of the Family Fit Challenge has been very exciting! Our family met with the physical trainer and learned a great deal from ...Read More
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Six Ways to Stop the Parental Bully Mentality

April 7, 2015 7:30 am
Written by: Thomas Gagliano, MSW, guest blogger

Editor's Note: Today's guest blog was contributed by Thomas Gagliano, MSW, a life mentor, author and speaker based in New Jersey. He is the author ...Read More
Editor's Note: Today's guest blog was contributed by Thomas Gagliano, MSW, a life mentor, author and speaker based in New Jersey. He is the author ...Read More
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You Know You’re a Good Mom If…

April 6, 2015 9:08 am
Written by: Micki Bare

News-Press.com recently posted a column discussing attributes of good moms ahead of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine's annual Mother of the Year contest. The ...Read More
News-Press.com recently posted a column discussing attributes of good moms ahead of Southwest Florida Parent & Child magazine's annual Mother of the Year contest. The ...Read More
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Free Leaf Mulch

April 6, 2015 8:11 am
Written by: Micki Bare

The City of Winston-Salem is giving away leaf mulch. The mulch will be available for the following three (3) Saturdays: April 11, April 18 and ...Read More
The City of Winston-Salem is giving away leaf mulch. The mulch will be available for the following three (3) Saturdays: April 11, April 18 and ...Read More
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