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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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Special Easter shopping day at Thruway

March 27, 2015 8:13 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

This Saturday, March 28, participating merchants at Thruway Shopping Center in Winston-Salem will be offering great shopping deals. Visit thruwaycenter.com for a complete list of ...Read More
This Saturday, March 28, participating merchants at Thruway Shopping Center in Winston-Salem will be offering great shopping deals. Visit thruwaycenter.com for a complete list of ...Read More
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City Mouse, Country Mouse or Somewhere in Between?

March 26, 2015 8:42 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Metropolitan living for families with young children is poised to trend upward according to an article in our In The News section. Possible reasons include ...Read More
Metropolitan living for families with young children is poised to trend upward according to an article in our In The News section. Possible reasons include ...Read More
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What is the Fit Family Challenge?

March 25, 2015 12:20 pm
Written by: Piedmont Parent Staff

What is the Fit Family Challenge? The Fit Family Challenge is a healthy lifestyle program for Triad families. We're motivating families to get moving and ...Read More
What is the Fit Family Challenge? The Fit Family Challenge is a healthy lifestyle program for Triad families. We're motivating families to get moving and ...Read More
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Family Outing: Zoo or Movies?

March 25, 2015 9:09 am
Written by: By Micki Bare

There has been quite a bit of controversy in Asheboro over the past week or so. The NC Zoo recently raised admission prices by $3. ...Read More
There has been quite a bit of controversy in Asheboro over the past week or so. The NC Zoo recently raised admission prices by $3. ...Read More
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Easter Sale at Smocked Auctions

March 25, 2015 6:28 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Smocked Auctions is now offering 20 percent off their Easter collection and free shipping. Use code BUNNY20 at checkout. ...Read More
Smocked Auctions is now offering 20 percent off their Easter collection and free shipping. Use code BUNNY20 at checkout. ...Read More
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Grocery Lists and Biscuits

March 24, 2015 8:28 am
Written by: Micki Bare

One of today's In The News links provides 10 clever parent hacks. The pre-scooping ice cream tip is particularly genius. I wish I'd thought of ...Read More
One of today's In The News links provides 10 clever parent hacks. The pre-scooping ice cream tip is particularly genius. I wish I'd thought of ...Read More
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Frugal Living Blog Series

March 23, 2015 9:10 am
Written by: Micki Bare

WRAL offers a 10-part blog series about putting your financial house in order, including cutting grocery bills in half and basic frugal living. Click HERE ...Read More
WRAL offers a 10-part blog series about putting your financial house in order, including cutting grocery bills in half and basic frugal living. Click HERE ...Read More
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Wearing the Cape and Balancing Life

March 23, 2015 8:43 am
Written by: Micki Bare

With one week under my belt, I can honestly say I love being back in the rat race. I can also freely admit that the ...Read More
With one week under my belt, I can honestly say I love being back in the rat race. I can also freely admit that the ...Read More
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Mobile Service Discount Programs

March 20, 2015 8:14 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Mobile phone companies routinely provide discounts based on your employment affiliation, such as large corporations or governmental agencies. Teachers, students, health care workers, librarians, military ...Read More
Mobile phone companies routinely provide discounts based on your employment affiliation, such as large corporations or governmental agencies. Teachers, students, health care workers, librarians, military ...Read More
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Newly Hatched Garden Fantasies

March 20, 2015 8:01 am
Written by: Micki Bare

When I woke up a few days ago, I had to prop open the lids to my seedling incubator boxes. To my great excitement, the ...Read More
When I woke up a few days ago, I had to prop open the lids to my seedling incubator boxes. To my great excitement, the ...Read More
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Baby Names: To Be or Not To Be...Extinct

March 19, 2015 8:22 am
Written by: Micki Bare

The popularity of names is information new parents like to consider when naming their own new baby. Also taken into consideration are things like popular ...Read More
The popularity of names is information new parents like to consider when naming their own new baby. Also taken into consideration are things like popular ...Read More
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30 percent off clearance items at Carter's

March 18, 2015 7:39 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

In store and online, Carter's is offering an extra 30 percent off their clearance items. Sale ends today, ...Read More
In store and online, Carter's is offering an extra 30 percent off their clearance items. Sale ends today, ...Read More
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Could You Care for a Baby During a Zombie Attack?

March 18, 2015 7:36 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Last Saturday, Hubby and I babysat for our dear friends. Their daughter is one. She is beautiful, cuddly, sweet-natured and loves my cooking. We absolutely ...Read More
Last Saturday, Hubby and I babysat for our dear friends. Their daughter is one. She is beautiful, cuddly, sweet-natured and loves my cooking. We absolutely ...Read More
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Celebrate with Irish Soda Bread

March 17, 2015 8:11 am
Written by: Micki Bare

Over 33 million Americans claim to have at least some Irish blood coursing through their veins. My siblings and I were always told our little ...Read More
Over 33 million Americans claim to have at least some Irish blood coursing through their veins. My siblings and I were always told our little ...Read More
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Introducing Micki Bare

March 16, 2015 8:13 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

We are thrilled to welcome Micki Bare to the Piedmont Parent team as our new Web Editor/Assistant Editor. You will get to know Micki well ...Read More
We are thrilled to welcome Micki Bare to the Piedmont Parent team as our new Web Editor/Assistant Editor. You will get to know Micki well ...Read More
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Weekend Forecast of Fun

March 13, 2015 7:28 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Since the weather has not been cooperating with us today, I figured that I would go ahead and make my own predictions for a little ...Read More
Since the weather has not been cooperating with us today, I figured that I would go ahead and make my own predictions for a little ...Read More
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Are you a Helicopter Parent?

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

I hadn’t even heard of the term until a trusted friend let me know that I may be one of “them.” It wasn’t an insult. ...Read More
I hadn’t even heard of the term until a trusted friend let me know that I may be one of “them.” It wasn’t an insult. ...Read More
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Exploring Summer Camp Options

March 11, 2015 9:15 am
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I put my daughter to the task this year of searching online for a summer camp. I realized that things had gotten a little off ...Read More
I put my daughter to the task this year of searching online for a summer camp. I realized that things had gotten a little off ...Read More
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Up to 20 percent off bikes at Toys'R'Us

March 11, 2015 8:18 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

Toys'R'Us is now offering up to 20 percent off all of their bikes at part of their Easter Savings Eggs-travaganza. ...Read More
Toys'R'Us is now offering up to 20 percent off all of their bikes at part of their Easter Savings Eggs-travaganza. ...Read More
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The Drama Center Children’s Theatre Presents 'Heidi'

March 10, 2015 7:45 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

“I want to go about like the light footed goats.” — Johanna Spyri in “Heidi” Not a phrase you hear every day but what a ...Read More
“I want to go about like the light footed goats.” — Johanna Spyri in “Heidi” Not a phrase you hear every day but what a ...Read More
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A Letter to My Daughter

March 9, 2015 5:55 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

My dear daughter, In the heat of being upset, you screamed it at us. “I wish I was dead.” Chilling words to hear from your ...Read More
My dear daughter, In the heat of being upset, you screamed it at us. “I wish I was dead.” Chilling words to hear from your ...Read More
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The Community Theatre of Greensboro

March 6, 2015 8:50 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

We have a huge pool of acting talent in the Piedmont, and the Community Theatre of Greensboro is a great venue to view these folks ...Read More
We have a huge pool of acting talent in the Piedmont, and the Community Theatre of Greensboro is a great venue to view these folks ...Read More
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Giving Back

March 5, 2015 8:07 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

Lately, my kids have been on a bandwagon of want. Heck, I jump right in there with them sometimes and get lost in the list. ...Read More
Lately, my kids have been on a bandwagon of want. Heck, I jump right in there with them sometimes and get lost in the list. ...Read More
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Find a Local Farmers Market

March 4, 2015 7:04 am
Written by: Andrea Everhart

About once a month, we make a family trek to our local Farmers Market. In addition to fresh fruits and veggies, these local treasures provide ...Read More
About once a month, we make a family trek to our local Farmers Market. In addition to fresh fruits and veggies, these local treasures provide ...Read More
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Winston-Salem Symphony to hold free Concert for Community March 14

March 4, 2015 6:22 am
Written by: Eleanor-Scott Davis

The Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony will present a Concert for Community on March 14, 2015 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open ...Read More
The Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony will present a Concert for Community on March 14, 2015 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and open ...Read More
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