Features

With More Sports, Come More Injuries

Second in a series on the relationship between young athletes, health and injury.

By Hannah Johnson

 

Kathryn Krueger makes no bones about it: Soccer was her life—until, in a flash, it wasn’t.


She was a freshman on the Franklin High School varsity team, playing a tough opponent [... whole story]

Kidding Around

A journalist takes her active baby to “Together with toddler” Yoga

By Mary Rose Madden

 

I’m not what you’d call a yogini by any stretch, but I do like to have de-stressing fun with my 18-month-old daughter. So, on a day when we both needed an outing—even her baby dolls were arguing—I dug out some yoga pants and her leggings, and we hit Together with Toddler yoga at Yoga on York [... whole story]

Time for a New Straining Regimen

Making baby food at home can be a healthy and inexpensive option for families

By Hannah Johnson

 

Looked at one way, parenting is essentially a “Choose Your Own Adventure” story: Make a decision and just hope it turns out for the best.


When it comes to feeding babies, the best practices feel like they’re changing as fast as a soiled diaper [... whole story]

Making Money Matter to Kids

Teaching financial literacy early makes for good money habits later

By Hannah Johnson

 

It’s never too early to teach kids about financial matters. Sure, children aren’t going to understand the ins and outs of a Roth IRA, but small things like opening a savings account with them—even if their total balance is only enough to buy a couple of candy bars—and taking them to the bank while running errands can help foster healthy money habits later in life [... whole story]

Taking the Task Force to Task on Autism

By Jason Cohen

 

In a bit of surreally bad timing, the latest study released by the U.S [... whole story]

Listen to the Children

Baltimore’s youth activists are on the rise

By Kay Wicker

 

Last year, the images of Baltimore’s youth in revolt were on countless television screens and practically every front page and homepage. Now several young community members have stepped up to enact change [... whole story]

For a Real Afterschool Special, Check out These Programs

By Kay Wicker

 

One of the myriad of painful lessons learned in the aftermath of last year was that Baltimore’s children needed many more options for a safe “third place” — a space to spend time that isn’t home or school. Several community members have been working to do their part by creating safe, productive places for the city’s children to go after school [... whole story]

Sponsored Content

Why Preschool Children Need STEM and Spatial Reasoning

By Elizabeth Andrews, Head of Garrison Forest Preschool

 

You don’t have to look very hard to find young children using the spatial reasoning, logic and problem solving skills that are critical to careers in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Children use these skills naturally as they build with blocks, run cars down a ramp, complete a puzzle and even figure out how to get from one end of a play structure to the other [... whole story]

Masters of Invention

How the ambitious Ingenuity Project is elevating the Baltimore City public school option

Got math? How about science, technology and engineering? The Ingenuity Project—a free-to-students program that’s integrated into four Baltimore City public schools—offers megadoses of STEM classes to advanced learners in math and science. With several new initiatives underway, the program is evolving to engage students in even more meaningful ways [... whole story]

Happy 100th to Beverly Cleary

Prolific children’s author turns 100.

By Hannah Monicken

Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary turns 100 today. She has lived an impressively long and accomplished life, writing dozens of books and winning numerous awards [... whole story]

Parting Is (Still) Such Sweet Sorrow

400 years after his death, it’s hard to overstate Shakespeare’s influence

By Hannah Monicken

This past weekend marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, perhaps the most well-known—and certainly most-quoted— playwright of all time.

So, the next time your teenager complains about reading “Romeo and Juliet” in high school English class, remind her how much more boring life would be without Shakespeare [... whole story]

B’More Social April 29-May 1

By Hannah Monicken

 

Happy almost May Day! From sports to bluegrass to somewhere over the rainbow, the best events this weekend have a little bit of everything.

Friday

This season has been a pretty solid start for our intrepid Orioles [... whole story]

Columns

B'More Healthy - April 2016

The Time Is Now for Later-Life Pregnancies

By Robert O. Atlas, MD, FACOG

 

Whether it’s a celebrity like actress Halle Berry giving birth at age 46 or just a neighbor’s declaration to have a child in her 40s, the notion of having kids “later in life” has become increasingly common [... whole story]

Last But Not Least - April 2016

Sports Mom Has Left the Building

By Lisa Robinson

 

My career as a sports mom is over. No more soccer, lacrosse, track or basketball practices, fundraisers or games for me [... whole story]

Family Matters - April 2016

For Families, Healthy Living Is a Great Way to Healthy Relationships

By Molly Brown Koch

 

If you are a regular reader of my columns, you know that I often focus on relationships— mainly, the parent-child relationship. I almost always emphasize the importance of respect as the key to lasting relationships [... whole story]

Editor’s Note - April 2016

Being a Good Sport

By Greg Salisbury

 

“Rub some dirt on it.” “Shake it out [... whole story]