For a long time, I was fascinated with the story of Elijah the pack horse—I thought it would make a great children’s book. Elijah was stranded in the snowy Colorado Rockies in the winter of 1956. A pilot flying over the peaks saw the marooned horse, who had gotten lost …Read More »
Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders 'Let’s Check In' helps start the conversation
In the U.S., more than 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder, and nearly half of Americans report knowing someone who struggles with disordered eating. Unfortunately, however, many of those affected by these conditions go undiagnosed and untreated. Enter “Let’s Check In,” a campaign …Read More »
Do we have to talk about Rob Kardashian?
Not 24 hours before Rob Kardashian lost his mind and secured his place in history as a despicable ex-boyfriend, several of us parent types were sitting on a back deck and talking about the very topic of revenge porn. We all have teenagers and this topic—the online humiliation of an …Read More »
Mom on the Move Taya Dunn Johnson
Lives: Baltimore Children: Marcus (8) Occupation: Administrative and Program Support, National Institutes of Health; writer, blogger, speaker and advocate How did you first become involved in nationwide LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER (LTYM) show? LTYM is a live 90-minute show featuring readings by local writers on all facets of motherhood. Each …Read More »
Put Down That Device! Stepping outside for Mindfulness
The other day, I jumped in the van to head to the grocery store and got down the street before I noticed I’d left my phone charging at home. Once I realized it, I felt like I was missing a limb and had to resist the urge to turn around …Read More »
Respect: So Easy A Kid Could Do It Lessons from One Lutherville Family
Max and Tatum first met as babies, in that drunk-seal way babies meet. They benignly ignored one another. Then, if one happened to heave themselves into the other’s personal space, they’d silently assess one another while drooling. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. In infancy, Max drooled half …Read More »
Making a Schedule That Works for Your Child—And You
Is summer routine an oxymoron? If you have a child with special needs, probably not. Whether your child has special needs or not, it’s natural for all kids—and adults—to prefer routines. “Our brains are wired” to create and recognize patterns in our daily life, says Christian Tabay, who teaches children …Read More »
Can You Name These 12 Famous Pups?
Dogs are better people than humans. That’s just a fact. See if you can recognize these famous four-legged movie stars.Read More »
Meet Our Bloggers!
Here at Baltimore’s Child, we have seven parenting bloggers and my hope is that reading a post from one of them is like reading a letter from an old friend. Indeed, Lisa Robinson is an old friend to many of us. As an award-winning journalist for WBAL-TV, she has been …Read More »
Raising Ellen Ripley
Before my two-year-old daughter was born, I found myself thinking a lot of about princesses and “Aliens.” Princesses, because I was noticing — really noticing with fresh eyes — the Cult of Disney Princesses that dominates the baby/toddler clothing and accessory industry. Elsa, from a film that I admittedly have …Read More »