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Bright Lights In Beaufort
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Bright Lights In Beaufort

Historic homes adorned with red velvet bows, forest green garland wrapped around iconic Southern porches, and lights twinkling through windows are hallmarks of small-town holiday charm. Beaufort, named one of North Carolina’s

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3 mins  |
December 2019
Modern Midwifery
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Modern Midwifery

This traditional birthing option has evolved to meet the needs of today’s pregnant moms

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4 mins  |
December 2019
The Joy Of Letters
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The Joy Of Letters

I wish that joy could fill every moment of Jessie’s life, but children, like their parents, must overcome diffiulties. Two major challenges Jessie has faced in her young life come to mind.

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3 mins  |
December 2019
5 Ways To Address A Bad Grade On Your College Application
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5 Ways To Address A Bad Grade On Your College Application

“Bad” can be a very relative term, particularly when attached to high school grades.

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3 mins  |
December 2019
7 Tips For Safe Holiday Online Shopping
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7 Tips For Safe Holiday Online Shopping

7 Tips for safe holiday online shopping

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3 mins  |
December 2019
Helping Children Through Winter Holiday Routine Changes
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Helping Children Through Winter Holiday Routine Changes

The festivities leading up to and during the winter holidays can bring about many changes and disruptions to a family’s routine. Some children take these changes in stride, while others may need extra support to manage the excitement of the season.

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2 mins  |
December 2019
Helping Children Handle The Strongest Of Feelings
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Helping Children Handle The Strongest Of Feelings

Helping children handle the strongest of feelings

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3 mins  |
December 2019
Smart Speakers: Smart Choice?
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Smart Speakers: Smart Choice?

Weighing the pros and cons of welcoming Alexa or Google Assistant into your home

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4 mins  |
December 2019
Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides And Ghostly Gatherings
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Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides And Ghostly Gatherings

Autumn is a glorious season in the Triangle. Visit a local farm to hop on a hayride, sip apple cider and find your way out of corn maze. Scare yourself silly in one of the area’s celebrated haunted houses, or venture down a dark trail to greet the undead. Explore our vast selection of fall offerings, from tame experiences to frightful festivities. Events requiring a fee, ticket or donation are marked with an asterisk. Check the daily calendar section for more seasonal fun.

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10+ mins  |
October 2019
Hiking As A Family Benefits All Ages
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Hiking As A Family Benefits All Ages

Hiking as a family benefits all ages.

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3 mins  |
October 2019
Fall Favorites
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Fall Favorites

Fall is my favorite time of year.

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2 mins  |
October 2019
Ashe County
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Ashe County

Small-town charm and low-key adventures make this North Carolina border town a perfect family getaway.

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3 mins  |
October 2019
Family-Friendly Fall Festivals Across North Carolina
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Family-Friendly Fall Festivals Across North Carolina

Venture out of town for a day trip or weekend getaway to enjoy one or more of the state’s best fests

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7 mins  |
October 2019
Do Babies Roll Over — And Which Way Will They Roll??
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Do Babies Roll Over — And Which Way Will They Roll??

The answer is … it depends. Infant motor development in the first 6 months of life is highly predictable, but rolling is one milestone that can be more variable.

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3 mins  |
October 2019
All Aboard! - Choo Choo Choose To Take A Train This Fall
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All Aboard! - Choo Choo Choose To Take A Train This Fall

From Thomas the Tank Engine and The Little Engine that Could, to Platform 9¾ and “Murder on The Orient Express,” trains captivate our imaginations. Journey and destination are so deeply interwoven within the massive steel body of a locomotive, that it has long been a favorite inspiration for storytellers, as well as a beloved toy for children. In North Carolina, we can choose from an abundance of enchanting train options. Go with a functional, carefree way to travel via NC By Train, or delight in pure whimsy at Tweetsie Railroad. Here are some options for the train lover in all of us.

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6 mins  |
October 2019
Metabolic Syndrome: Know The Symptoms And How To Prevent It
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Metabolic Syndrome: Know The Symptoms And How To Prevent It

Going up a pants size may hurt more than just a woman’s pride. When an increase in waist circumference is accompanied by at least two other metabolic factors, such as high blood pressure and insulin resistance, you may be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.

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3 mins  |
October 2019
Staying In The Game
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Staying In The Game

Rest resolves most youth sports injuries, but specialization can lead to surgery

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4 mins  |
September 2018
Ringing The Dinner Bell
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Ringing The Dinner Bell

"I GOTTA GO.IT'S TIME FOR DINNER."

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September 2018
Do Standardized Tests Scores Really Matter?
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Do Standardized Tests Scores Really Matter?

In the last decade, the idea that colleges no longer care that much about standardized test scores has become prevalent in admissions discourse.

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2 mins  |
September 2018
Charleston Eco Tours
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Charleston Eco Tours

Discover the low country’s natural side

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3 mins  |
September 2018
Born In 1988
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Born In 1988

Perspectives from a new generation of parents

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7 mins  |
September 2018
What To Do When Your Child's Homework Requires Internet Access
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What To Do When Your Child's Homework Requires Internet Access

Many parents often wonder how to manage their child’s computer use and homework time.

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3 mins  |
August 2018
The Secret To Raising Self-Driven Kids
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The Secret To Raising Self-Driven Kids

7 tips for helping children take control of their lives

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8 mins  |
August 2018
Georgia's St. Simons And Cumberland Islands
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Georgia's St. Simons And Cumberland Islands

There are well over a dozen prominent barrier islands off the coast of Georgia, and they come in all shapes, sizes and personalities.

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3 mins  |
August 2018
2018 Admission Rates
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2018 Admission Rates

Is getting into college becoming harder?

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3 mins  |
August 2018
10 Ways Moms Can Bond With Middle School Daughters
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10 Ways Moms Can Bond With Middle School Daughters

Middle school can be an exciting time for a girl. New friends, new school, new body, new crushes. Your baby is growing up — and that’s a good thing!

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4 mins  |
August 2018
10 Tips For A Great School Year
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10 Tips For A Great School Year

All over this great state, families are gearing up for the beginning of a new school year (or are in total denial). As you enthusiastically prepare for the first day of school, here are a few ways you, as a parent, can help ensure a successful year.

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2 mins  |
August 2018
When Adoption Is Part Of A Family's Story
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When Adoption Is Part Of A Family's Story

For some couples, adopting a child is their path to parenthood. In our work with families, we are often asked when and how to tell a child the story of his or her adoption. Since every adopted child’s situation is different, there is no spot-on, correct answer to this question.

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3 mins  |
June/July 2018
We Need A Dog
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We Need A Dog

The Westminster Kennel Club holds its famous dog show each year in Madison Square Garden.

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2 mins  |
June/July 2018
This Is Your Loss, Too
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This Is Your Loss, Too

MISCARRIAGE FROM A DAD’S PERSPECTIVE

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3 mins  |
June/July 2018

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