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Top 10 Family Events for June

Discover some fun activities taking place in the Baltimore area and beyond this month. Click below to download the PDF from the June 2021 issue of Baltimore’s Child.

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Building Your Prenatal Care Team

You’re pregnant. Congratulations! Before you begin all the fun stuff such as decorating the nursery and picking out baby clothes, you’ll need to make an important decision: Who will help care for you and your baby during pregnancy and childbirth? Learn about your options so that you can put together …

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The Top 10 Ice Cream Spots in the Baltimore Area

As temperatures climb and the humidity builds, we’re all going to be looking for a frosty treat. Fortunately, the Baltimore area has no shortage of ice cream destinations catering to classic cones and funky flavors. Explore the following 10 local shops serving up the perfect scoop this summer. Bmore Licks …

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Diapers Demystified

When it comes to choosing diapers, you’ll find two types of parents: the ones who are committed to cloth diapering and the ones who are determined to use disposable diapers. How do you decide which type of diaper is best for your baby? “Look at your priorities,” says Jocelyn Albertson, …

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The Early Worm Gets the Fish

Fatherhood called for much creativity when the COVID-19 pandemic left my family without a schedule and lots of free time in spring 2020. There was no structure to life, and we were all trapped at home. Upon my wife’s recommendation, I took my two sons, now first and second graders, …

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Parent You Should Know: Kevin Spargo

What’s the hardest part about juggling parenthood and your career? The hardest part is learning how to prioritize and getting comfortable with saying no sometimes. It is important to maintain a healthy work-life balance, or you will burn out. What makes trying to balance both easier? You know the saying …

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Debunking 4 Myths About Summer Safety for Kids

Jill Black grew up very familiar with water. Her mom was a lifeguard when she was a teenager and while attending college. Black, who oversees swim and family programs at the Y in Central Maryland, recalls her mom enrolling her in swimming lessons as soon as possible. “As soon as …

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Where To Pick Your Own Berries in the Baltimore Area

Where to Pick-Your-Own Berries in the Baltimore Area

Berry season is upon us, and the Baltimore area abounds with panoramic pick-your-own (PYO) spots. These five farms and orchards offer plenty of juicy fruits—including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries—to pick throughout the summer. Note: PYO start times are reliant on the weather and crop availability. Call ahead to check …

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You’re Vaccinated, But Your Kids Aren’t (Yet). Now What?

Since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in December 2020, health experts have touted the shots as a pathway back to normal life. While it will take months for the United States to reach herd immunity, many fully vaccinated adults are dining indoors, gathering with friends and making plans to travel …

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2021 Summer Camps and Education

Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Located in northern Baltimore County, Genesee Valley’s summer camp programs maximize our farmland’s natural aspects, including our lakes, forest, and trails, to offer children opportunities to unplug and gain new experiences in nature. Programs are offered for ten weeks for campers ages 4-16 June through August. Campers can experience our …

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[email protected] Summer Classes

It’s time for kids to have fun again. CCBC is ready with a whole array of kids’ classes on campus and online filled with fun and learning. Whether you want academics, STEM, cooking or something more active, we have a class for that. CCBC has been offering summer classes for …

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Merritt Clubs Summer Camps

COVID-19 may have prevented children from meeting in person at school this year, but Merritt Clubs has a whole host of offerings to keep your kids entertained and engaged this summer. Our goal is to make sure that every child has the best summer experience ever, while of course keeping …

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From Our Partners

Meet the Camps: Camp Rock

In connection with the Baltimore’s Child Virtual Summer Camps and Activities Fair, we’re introducing you to some of the many summer camp participants. Today, you’ll meet Camp Rock. Learn more about the weekly themed summer camp sessions for ages 4-12. Watch our video interview below. Contact: Camp Rock | 410-665-7461

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Baby Essentials for New Parents

The first few months of a baby’s life are bewildering. New moms must decipher signs and symptoms without any sort of cheat-sheet. Why is she crying? Is it fatigue? Hunger? Pain? If only your baby could talk! Because there’s so much guesswork, it’s imperative that parents are prepared for everything …

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Playing it Safe

youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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