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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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Support, not criticism, is what’s needed among single moms

August 26, 2015 8:45 am
Written by: Micki Bare

If you've ever spent a few minutes reading through the comment streams of news stories and blogs, you know that complete strangers can be critical ...Read More
If you've ever spent a few minutes reading through the comment streams of news stories and blogs, you know that complete strangers can be critical ...Read More
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Six Steps for School Success

August 25, 2015 6:00 am
Written by: Guest Blogger: Lindsay Whitley

Days before school starts, many students already know what they're going to wear on the first day, parents are double-checking supply lists to make sure ...Read More
Days before school starts, many students already know what they're going to wear on the first day, parents are double-checking supply lists to make sure ...Read More
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How To: Couponing

August 24, 2015 8:29 am
Written by: MIcki Bare

Is back-to-school stressing your wallet? Couponing can save you lots if you know how to do it. SouthernSavers.com provides printable coupons, online and in-person couponing ...Read More
Is back-to-school stressing your wallet? Couponing can save you lots if you know how to do it. SouthernSavers.com provides printable coupons, online and in-person couponing ...Read More
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Back-to-School: Ideas for Exceptional Parents of Exceptional Children

August 24, 2015 6:00 am
Written by: Guest Blogger: C. C. Malloy

Classroom materials, class schedules and transportation are just a few of the items parents check off during this time of year. For parents of exceptional ...Read More
Classroom materials, class schedules and transportation are just a few of the items parents check off during this time of year. For parents of exceptional ...Read More
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Shopping Deals for Back to School

August 21, 2015 9:03 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Still working on gathering back-to-school essentials for the kids? Click on the shopping center for their current sales.Alamance Crossings, BurlingtonBurlington Outlet Village, BurlingtonFour Seasons Mall, ...Read More
Still working on gathering back-to-school essentials for the kids? Click on the shopping center for their current sales.Alamance Crossings, BurlingtonBurlington Outlet Village, BurlingtonFour Seasons Mall, ...Read More
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Back-to-School Events to Wrap Up Summer 2015

August 21, 2015 8:12 am
Written by: MIcki Bare

Most area schools will begin classes on Monday if they haven't already rung the first bell for students. As we prepare to send the kiddos ...Read More
Most area schools will begin classes on Monday if they haven't already rung the first bell for students. As we prepare to send the kiddos ...Read More
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The 10th Tip for a Great School Year Start

August 20, 2015 9:08 am
Written by: Micki Bare

We have a great list of tips for getting off to a great start for the new school year. But as I was reading it, ...Read More
We have a great list of tips for getting off to a great start for the new school year. But as I was reading it, ...Read More
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Is Your Child Actually Eating the Healthy Lunch You Packed?

August 19, 2015 8:59 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Creativity is a great approach when it comes to making and packing school lunches. However, don't be fooled. Just because you pack organic tofurkey and ...Read More
Creativity is a great approach when it comes to making and packing school lunches. However, don't be fooled. Just because you pack organic tofurkey and ...Read More
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Carter's Online Sale

August 19, 2015 7:55 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Visit Carter's online for these great deals and more.Save up to 50% on New Arrivals.Save 50% on PJs.Save 40% on Halloween BootiqueEnjoy FREE SHIPPING on ...Read More
Visit Carter's online for these great deals and more.Save up to 50% on New Arrivals.Save 50% on PJs.Save 40% on Halloween BootiqueEnjoy FREE SHIPPING on ...Read More
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Handling Tryouts: When Your Child is Selected...Or Not

August 18, 2015 6:03 am
Written by: Guest Blogger: Suzy Fielders

It's that time of year again. No, not back-to-school, but time for extracurricular try-outs. Naturally, these extracurricular try-outs lead to the highs of being accepted ...Read More
It's that time of year again. No, not back-to-school, but time for extracurricular try-outs. Naturally, these extracurricular try-outs lead to the highs of being accepted ...Read More
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5 To-Slow-Down-For Priorities For Countering Hectic Family Schedules

August 17, 2015 9:28 am
Written by: Micki Bare

The marching band is already prepared for the first football game of the new school year. Meanwhile, I happen to know that there are parents ...Read More
The marching band is already prepared for the first football game of the new school year. Meanwhile, I happen to know that there are parents ...Read More
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Triad-area Family-Friendly FREE Movies

August 17, 2015 7:57 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Need a break from back-to-school shopping? Stop in for one of these family-friendly movie showings across the Triad. Click on the movie title for details ...Read More
Need a break from back-to-school shopping? Stop in for one of these family-friendly movie showings across the Triad. Click on the movie title for details ...Read More
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10 Free Family Outings to Cap Off a Great Summer

August 14, 2015 8:02 am
Written by: Micki Bare

As the summer winds down and your wallet thins out — especially in the face of stocking up on school supplies and new school clothes ...Read More
As the summer winds down and your wallet thins out — especially in the face of stocking up on school supplies and new school clothes ...Read More
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Immunization Requirement Changes for 2015

August 13, 2015 8:37 am
Written by: Micki Bare

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Parents especially need to be aware of changes to the state vaccine requirements as they prepare their children for ...Read More
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Parents especially need to be aware of changes to the state vaccine requirements as they prepare their children for ...Read More
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50% Off All Day Wednesday

August 12, 2015 3:32 pm
Written by: Micki Bare

Get 50% off BOWLING, LASER TAG and GAME ZONE GAMES at Spare Time Greensboro from open to close on Wednesdays.Spare Time Greensboro5502 Hornaday RoadGreensboro, NC ...Read More
Get 50% off BOWLING, LASER TAG and GAME ZONE GAMES at Spare Time Greensboro from open to close on Wednesdays.Spare Time Greensboro5502 Hornaday RoadGreensboro, NC ...Read More
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Preschoolers & Pacifiers

August 12, 2015 8:08 am
Written by: MIcki Bare

When it comes to dummies (pacifiers for those of us who are American), I wholeheartedly agree with David Beckham. And furthermore, I believe the journalist ...Read More
When it comes to dummies (pacifiers for those of us who are American), I wholeheartedly agree with David Beckham. And furthermore, I believe the journalist ...Read More
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Babies at Work Policies Trending

August 11, 2015 8:40 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Eighteen years after I brought my infant to work with me only four weeks after he was born — I worked from home during weeks ...Read More
Eighteen years after I brought my infant to work with me only four weeks after he was born — I worked from home during weeks ...Read More
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Popcorn-Worthy FREE Flicks

August 10, 2015 7:38 am
Written by: Micki Bare

In the last weeks of summer, there are still some popcorn-worthy movies showing in the Triad. Here's a list of free family-friendly films playing this ...Read More
In the last weeks of summer, there are still some popcorn-worthy movies showing in the Triad. Here's a list of free family-friendly films playing this ...Read More
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Last Chance Summer Fun

August 10, 2015 7:00 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Before we say farewell to summer, there is still a little time to fit in one or two more quick excursions. The Triad has us ...Read More
Before we say farewell to summer, there is still a little time to fit in one or two more quick excursions. The Triad has us ...Read More
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Round Up the Family For an Adventurous Weekend

August 7, 2015 7:49 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Looking for some adventure this weekend? You will not be disappointed with this weekend's roundup. From cowboys to meat-eating jaws, there are a lot of ...Read More
Looking for some adventure this weekend? You will not be disappointed with this weekend's roundup. From cowboys to meat-eating jaws, there are a lot of ...Read More
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Five Ways Parents Sabotage Their Children’s Sleep

August 5, 2015 11:05 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Now that the first day of school is close at hand, it is time to reconsider bedtimes and nighttime routines. My mom always made us ...Read More
Now that the first day of school is close at hand, it is time to reconsider bedtimes and nighttime routines. My mom always made us ...Read More
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Once Upon a Time, Manuscripts Were Found in a Barn

August 4, 2015 6:30 am
Written by: Micki Bare

For about a year and a half, every night, I had to read Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon to my youngest son. We owned the ...Read More
For about a year and a half, every night, I had to read Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon to my youngest son. We owned the ...Read More
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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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