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Teacher Appreciation Gifts: DIY Sugar Scrub and Whipped Body Butter

Amanda Smith, owner of Bayside Beauty, a purveyor of natural handcrafted soaps, shares her techniques for creating a homemade sugar scrub and whipped body butter. Both products make excellent items to include in an at-home pampering gift for teachers. Sugar Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup fine sea …

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Show Your Appreciation for Teachers

The 2020-2021 school year will be long remembered — without nostalgia. Whether your child’s school was held online or followed a hybrid schedule, education was tough for parents, students and teachers alike. Early childhood educators were asked to teach kids they’d never met in person. Kindergarten teachers had to capture …

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A Rested Mom Is a Fulfilled Mom

Meghan Mattingly is up again. On most nights, one or both of her boys wakes up several times. “They both were out of cribs really, really early,” she says. And it keeps getting worse, “because they started just jumping out.” Mattingly has to deal with her own sleep issues, too. …

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Pretty in Pink (and White)

The week surrounding Mother’s Day is easily the busiest for Maryland florists such as Lord Baltimore Florist and Tracy Callahan, owner of Bethesda Florist in Bethesda, Maryland. He says that business booms because the holiday connects with anyone. “Everyone has a mom,” Callahan says. Mother’s Day is the most popular …

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Safely Returning to Youth Sports

By Gabrielle Guynan, M.S., CSCS, PES, CPT It’s estimated that youth athletes have been spending 85% of their day sitting or staring at a computer screen during the COVID-19 pandemic. With in-person learning in school, sports and increased activity now resuming, it is important to prepare their bodies for a …

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Embrace Autism Acceptance Month

April is traditionally dedicated to the subject of autism. In the past, the phrase “Autism Awareness Month” was used in connection with this month, but Tom Flis, behavioral services manager at Sheppard Pratt, says that a current movement is aimed at focusing on autism acceptance. Learn more about the significance …

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Safe and Sound

As parents, one of your top priorities is the safety and well-being of your children. With all the potential pitfalls of day-to-day life, however, navigating the risks can be difficult. The following everyday safety tips can help you navigate everything from car seat safety to baby-proofing and safe sleep, keeping …

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Sideline Sportsmanship

Brad Boarman has worn many hats—and skates—in ice hockey: player, coach, official and parent. His dad founded an ice hockey club in 1973. In 1975, 3-year-old Brad was already playing. As a teenager, he joined high-performance programs. After college, Boarman began coaching and became an official. He’s now in his …

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Teach Your Children to Clean Their Rooms

A child’s bedroom is a place for privacy and self-expression. You’re likely not keen about your children expressing themselves with bedroom floors covered in miniature racecars or clothes every night. What’s a parent to do? Set your kids up for success early. Teach your children to clean their rooms and …

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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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May 19, 2021

Members-Only Virtual Workshop presented by Bright Horizons
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore

June 7, 2021

Casey Cares Foundation\'s 18th Annual Golf Tournament
at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood

June 13, 2021

Food Truck Sunday Funday
at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster

August 1, 2021

STEM Institute Expo
at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor