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Trim the Hectic from Your Holiday Schedule and Double Up On Joyful Tidings

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, from Hallmark Channel Holiday movies to hot chocolate, the holidays can be full of love and good cheer. We look forward to it all year and then as the season rolls around it is sometimes just too much of a good thing. We find ourselves stressed, harried, […]

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Guide to November Family Events: Shopping Spree, Lantern Festival, Tree Lightings, Santa Visits and more!

Guide to November Family Events: Shopping Spree, Lantern Festival, Tree Lightings, Santa Visits and more!

November is bringing lots of Fall and Holiday family fun to Raleigh-area families. Here are a few of our favorite outings we’ve found that we hope you’ll enjoy. Scroll to the bottom to get a jump on planning your Santa Visits and Christmas Tree Lightings! *Due to weather or scheduling please make sure to check […]

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Raleigh Mom Spotlight: Shannon Newby, the playful mind behind Raleigh’s first pay-what-you-can, nonprofit makerspace for kids

Raleigh Moms Blog is excited to share this guest post by Susanna Klingenberg spotlighting a local mompreneur and non-profit organization in Raleigh. Kids are born insatiably curious–full of wonder, questions, and delight. How do we keep that good stuff going? Enter Shannon Newby: artist, mom of two, and founder of Kid Lab, a nonprofit makerspace […]

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Five Reasons Why You Should Tour the Triangle Parade of Homes: October 11th – 13th

It’s time to celebrate all things HOME this month at the Triangle Parade of Homes event. The largest Open House showcase in North Carolina featuring over 250 luxurious new homes in the Triangle has been rolling out their welcome mats to families this October. There are three days left, October 11th – 13th, so start […]

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Hiking with Kids: So much more than a walk in the woods

Hiking with kids might invoke thoughts of peacefulness, simplicity, family time, and oneness with nature. Or, for veteran hiking parents, it might prompt thoughts of bickering between children over who leads the way, complaining of tiredness, and endless questions of “how much longer do we have to go?” For my husband and me, most days […]

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Experts Tips to Choosing a Caregiver or Child Care Center

Thank you to KinderCare for providing expert tips to help parents choose the right caregiver or child care center for their child. Raleigh Moms Blog only partners with sponsors who bring the most value to our readers.Our partners at KinderCare know that trusting new caregivers with your child is stressful, no matter how old your […]

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A Father’s Day “Zantastic” Flash Giveaway: Win Zaxby’s for One Year!

Father’s Day is right around the corner and we’ve partnered with our friends at Zaxby’s to treat one lucky Dad to a Zantastic Zaxby’s Giveaway! This giveaway has ended.  Congratulations to Jamie Philibert, winner of the Zaxby’s Father’s Day Flash Giveaway! Here are the details for Zaxby’s Father’s Day Giveaway: Prize:  Zaxby’s for one entire […]

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National Foster Care Month – Local Programs Serving Children & Families

The month of May is way more than just the final stretch of traditional schools, the beginning of summer, and amazing weather! Why? May is a month dedicated to raising awareness to a larger and increasingly more prevalent topic: foster care. Yes, that’s right, May is National Foster Care Month!  Before we dive into the […]

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Save the Planet! – Earth Day Events in and around Raleigh

On April 22, 1970, U.S. citizens spoke out in protest of what was happening to our planet—pollution, smog, overuse of pesticides—all contributing to a decline in Earth’s biodiversity. The peoples’ voices were heard, and a few months later President Nixon and the US Congress created the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the […]

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Answers to Seven Common Questions about the Adoption Tax Credit

When I began my adoption journey, and finally decided on domestic agency adoption over international or other types, I was overwhelmed with how I would pay for it. I believed that adoption was for the privileged. Wealthy people even. Those with connections, perhaps. I was dead wrong. The reality is if I wanted to build […]

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