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    There's still more summer, but that doesn't mean you can't get prepared for the upcoming back-to-school season. The Deal Diva has a jump start on the savings with the hottest bargains at local stores.
  • Balance
    We're heading toward a busy time of year, when moms everywhere begin to feel overwhelmed by kids, husbands, school, work, forms, papers, volunteering - everything! Life coach Mike Duralia takes on the challenge of creating balance in our lives with an explanation that will change the way you look at all you do as a mom.
  • Money
    Whether you have a large bank account or a small sum in your purse, your money should be handled with the future in mind. To get you on track for financial responsibility, Certified Financial Planner Cheryl Sherrard shares her top four guiding principles when it comes to money.
  • Name
    Much like choosing a name for your child, picking the right name for your business will distinguish it from others and convey the image you're seeking. Jennie Wong set out to find the best way to approach naming your other baby - your new business!
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    As summer rolls along and schedules go out the window, you don't have to abandon your fitness goals. Blogger Cathy Bortz shares her favorite workout for travel and days when getting to a class at the gym is impossible. Her three-two-one routine is flexible, fun, and fast, and doesn't require any special equipment.
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Mom of the Week

After founding their health coaching business, Spunky Avocado, moms Amy Taylor and Niki Hitch embarked on a personal challenge they hope will inspire others to live cleaner, healthier, clutter-free lives. Their Suburban Smackdown included a month-long purge, followed by 6 months of buying absolutely nothing new. Could your family survive, and maybe even thrive from a smackdown?

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  • Summer movie fun!

    Cool off on a lazy summer day at the movie theater or grab a blanket and a picnic and watch a show on a hot summer night. Either way, this list of theaters includes free and $1 movies all summer long.

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  • Kids eat free 2014

    Eating out doesn't have to cost a fortune. Check out these free -- or nearly free -- restaurant deals for kids.

  • Pack up the kids

    Sometimes a mini-vacation is in order. The family will love these quick day trips that only require a short drive from the Queen City.

  • STEM resources in Charlotte

    As STEM-based education is becoming more popular, the mandate for parents to be more involved in integrating STEM outside of school can be intimidating. But there are plenty of opportunities available to immerse your child in STEM-based learning at home. Writer Gi Hallmark looks at the resources available to local parents.

  • Building Your Home Library: 20 Great Chapter Books for Early Readers

    As your young reader becomes more independent, finding great series for them to experience is both necessary and easy with Gi Hallmark's guide to chapter books.

  • How to make the most of Harris Teeter's Super Double Coupon events

    The Deal Diva's tips to getting the best bargains when Harris Teeter holds their Super Double Coupon event. Start clipping & saving!

  • Exposing kids to art in Charlotte

    Whether they're creating it or admiring it, when children are exposed to art great things happen. Charlotte mom Gi Hallmark explores why art is crucial to child development and shares the best places to expose your children to art in the Queen City.

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