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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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SciWorks to host Brownie and Jr. Scout camp-in this week

April 20, 2014 10:22 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

SciWorks will host an overnight camp-in for Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts on Friday, April 25. During the camp-in, participants will explore the museum’s interactive ...Read More
SciWorks will host an overnight camp-in for Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts on Friday, April 25. During the camp-in, participants will explore the museum’s interactive ...Read More
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Get free 'The Four Seasons' app from Tab Tales

April 20, 2014 9:12 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Looking for a free, educational app? Download 'The Four Seasons - An Earth Day Interactive Children's Story Book HD' app from Tab Tales for free ...Read More
Looking for a free, educational app? Download 'The Four Seasons - An Earth Day Interactive Children's Story Book HD' app from Tab Tales for free ...Read More
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Easter weekend fun in the Triad

April 18, 2014 1:42 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Friday. Easter weekend in the Triad is jam-packed with fun and festive events. Have a look at my top five picks for the weekend. ...Read More
Happy Friday. Easter weekend in the Triad is jam-packed with fun and festive events. Have a look at my top five picks for the weekend. ...Read More
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He ain't heavy; he's our penguin

April 16, 2014 10:49 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

I am the first to admit that I’ve never been good at blending. I can’t help it; I come from weird stock. But, these days ...Read More
I am the first to admit that I’ve never been good at blending. I can’t help it; I come from weird stock. But, these days ...Read More
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30 percent off at J. Crew

April 16, 2014 8:20 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Use code BIGSALE to get 30 percent off select style at J. Crew. Offer expired April 20. And, J. Crew always offer free shipping on ...Read More
Use code BIGSALE to get 30 percent off select style at J. Crew. Offer expired April 20. And, J. Crew always offer free shipping on ...Read More
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Vote for your favorites and enter to win

April 16, 2014 7:48 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Happy Wednesday. We have some pretty exciting news to share with you that might help take the frosty edge off the morning. We’ve just rolled ...Read More
Happy Wednesday. We have some pretty exciting news to share with you that might help take the frosty edge off the morning. We’ve just rolled ...Read More
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Bookmarks opens contest for Forsyth County's young artists

April 14, 2014 9:52 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Bookmarks and Art for Art’s Sake have announced their third annual student art contest for middle and high school students who reside in Forsyth County ...Read More
Bookmarks and Art for Art’s Sake have announced their third annual student art contest for middle and high school students who reside in Forsyth County ...Read More
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Easter egg hunts are in full swing

April 13, 2014 11:35 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Good morning. How many Easter eggs do you have in your basket so far? Do not stress if the kids haven’t had a chance to ...Read More
Good morning. How many Easter eggs do you have in your basket so far? Do not stress if the kids haven’t had a chance to ...Read More
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African dance lessons for kids at reduced price

April 13, 2014 10:54 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The Breathing Room in Winston-Salem is offering African dance group packages for kids. One month of African dance (8 lessons) for 2 kids is reduced ...Read More
The Breathing Room in Winston-Salem is offering African dance group packages for kids. One month of African dance (8 lessons) for 2 kids is reduced ...Read More
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Bedding plant sale at Lowe's Foods

April 11, 2014 12:30 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Bedding plant sale at area Lowe's Foods. Get a full flat of popular annuals for just $6. ...Read More
Bedding plant sale at area Lowe's Foods. Get a full flat of popular annuals for just $6. ...Read More
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Egg hunts, festivals and fashion. Oh, my!

April 10, 2014 10:13 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Hello weekend! The forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks glorious, perfect for a weekend of fun Triad events for the whole family. Take a look ...Read More
Hello weekend! The forecast for Saturday and Sunday looks glorious, perfect for a weekend of fun Triad events for the whole family. Take a look ...Read More
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More NC Science Festival event news

April 9, 2014 11:36 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

The North Carolina Science Festival makes another Triad stop this weekend. The Greensboro Science Center, in partnership with more than 100 other zoos and aquariums, ...Read More
The North Carolina Science Festival makes another Triad stop this weekend. The Greensboro Science Center, in partnership with more than 100 other zoos and aquariums, ...Read More
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Deep discounts on classic children's clothing

April 9, 2014 9:20 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Follow Smocked Auctions on Facebook for the opotunity to purchase classic, smocked children's clothing at great prices. ...Read More
Follow Smocked Auctions on Facebook for the opotunity to purchase classic, smocked children's clothing at great prices. ...Read More
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SciWorks hosts NC Science Festival events

April 8, 2014 11:00 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

SciWorks is presenting several special events this month in conjunction with the NC Science Festival. On Saturday, April 12, from 8-10:30 p.m. SciWorks Planetarium and ...Read More
SciWorks is presenting several special events this month in conjunction with the NC Science Festival. On Saturday, April 12, from 8-10:30 p.m. SciWorks Planetarium and ...Read More
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Celebrate National Poetry Month

April 7, 2014 9:46 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

April is National Poetry Month, and there’s not one of us who doesn’t need a good poem. Here is our list of five simple and ...Read More
April is National Poetry Month, and there’s not one of us who doesn’t need a good poem. Here is our list of five simple and ...Read More
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Miyazaki fans, get your paint brushes ready!

April 6, 2014 11:05 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

If you have a young artist at home with a penchant for the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki, you’ll want to jot this down: In ...Read More
If you have a young artist at home with a penchant for the animated films of Hayao Miyazaki, you’ll want to jot this down: In ...Read More
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20 percent off all Easter baskets and liners at Pottery Barn Kids

April 4, 2014 7:31 am
Written by: Eleanor Scott Davis

Pottery Barn Kids is now offering 20 percent off all of their Easter Basket's and liners. Order by April 14 for monograms shipping; order by ...Read More
Pottery Barn Kids is now offering 20 percent off all of their Easter Basket's and liners. Order by April 14 for monograms shipping; order by ...Read More
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Editor's top five picks for weekend fun

April 3, 2014 11:12 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Friday, I’m in love! This Triad weekend is packed with exciting, family-friendly events, from learning natural Easter egg dyeing techniques to a citywide Earth Day ...Read More
Friday, I’m in love! This Triad weekend is packed with exciting, family-friendly events, from learning natural Easter egg dyeing techniques to a citywide Earth Day ...Read More
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High Point Library holds Earth Day-inspired art contest

April 3, 2014 12:08 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

April 22 is Earth Day. In celebration of the annual event started in 1970, the High point Public Library has rolled out ArtCycle, a special ...Read More
April 22 is Earth Day. In celebration of the annual event started in 1970, the High point Public Library has rolled out ArtCycle, a special ...Read More
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20 percent of strollers and car seats at Target

April 2, 2014 7:21 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Target is now offering up to 20 percent off many of their strollers and car seats. ...Read More
Target is now offering up to 20 percent off many of their strollers and car seats. ...Read More
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Earth Day celebration and more on Downtown Greenway

April 1, 2014 10:40 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation is partnering with UNCG in hosting an Earth Day Celebration on the Downtown Greenway this Saturday, April 5, noon-4 ...Read More
City of Greensboro Parks & Recreation is partnering with UNCG in hosting an Earth Day Celebration on the Downtown Greenway this Saturday, April 5, noon-4 ...Read More
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Greensboro Science Center seeks teen volunteers

April 1, 2014 12:35 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Do your tweens and teens plan on volunteering this summer? The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) this year again offers three volunteer programs for kids ages ...Read More
Do your tweens and teens plan on volunteering this summer? The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) this year again offers three volunteer programs for kids ages ...Read More
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Take a walk on National Walking Day

March 31, 2014 12:07 am
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

In celebration of National Walking Day, Fleet Feet Sports/Off 'N Running Sports is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to motivate people across the ...Read More
In celebration of National Walking Day, Fleet Feet Sports/Off 'N Running Sports is partnering with the American Heart Association (AHA) to motivate people across the ...Read More
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Let's Go BOGO at Friendly Center Striderite

March 30, 2014 10:44 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Now through April 21 buy one pair of shoes and get 50 percent off second pair of equal or lesser value. Striderite at Friendly Center ...Read More
Now through April 21 buy one pair of shoes and get 50 percent off second pair of equal or lesser value. Striderite at Friendly Center ...Read More
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20% off kids collection at H&M

March 27, 2014 11:17 pm
Written by: Judy Caldwell-Midero

Now through April 9, 20% off kids purchase at Four Seasons Town Centre H& M. Click here for printable coupon. ...Read More
Now through April 9, 20% off kids purchase at Four Seasons Town Centre H& M. Click here for printable coupon. ...Read More
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