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We Want Photos of Your Door (Yes, Your Door)!

we want photos of your door

  Every April, we write about sports. It’s one of our favorite issues to put together—you can tell from the effort that our designers put into the covers, and also the stories we have reported. This year, of course, none of our children are on the track, lacrosse field or …

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Weekend Family Fun, April 2-5

weekend family fun april 2-5

On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for all Marylanders, and here we are, at home. So, how do we make this weekend special, or at least feel different than the five days before it? Here are a few ideas for some family fun for April 2-5. Thursday …

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Forgive Yourself

forgive yourself

Forgiveness can be a hard process to master. If you’ve ever struggled with making peace with someone who’s hurt you in ways big or small, you’re not alone. We might expect that a heartfelt apology or handwritten note will wipe away any residual feelings of pain, betrayal or resentment. But …

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Bookmarked: Stories That Move You

stories that move you

These fun titles about all kinds of movement will put a spring in your young reader’s step. Board/Toddler ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes …’ by Annie Kubler Use a familiar song to get active with your littlest one. When you read the book with your child, help them identify the …

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Dad Life: Reagan Warfield

Dad Life Reagan Warfield

This month’s Dad Life interview is Reagan Warfield. Title: Morning show host, MIX 106.5 Lives: Hunt Valley Family: wife, Sara; and daughter, Adeline, 3 Five things you can’t live without? My phone to document my family’s life, especially (and this is a big one for a radio guy) to capture …

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Side Hustle

mom cooks up project

Jasmine Simms is one relatable mom. First, there’s the story she tells about the time she tried to take a bubble bath all by herself, and her intrepid 2 ½ –year-old daughter broke into the bathroom using only the straw from a Capri Sun. Then there is the title of …

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2 Ways to Help on a Rainy Day

2 ways to help on a rainy day

How excited were we this morning to wake up to a rainy Saturday? Crawling under the covers was a great option, as the kids have been home for two weeks now, and many parents have been as well. But here are two more things that families can do today to …

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Weekend Family Fun: March 26-29

Weekend Family Fun: March 26-29

The weekend is coming? What, what day is this? Oh, we hear you, parents. Days are rolling into days as we manage working from home, parenting from our dining room tables, or in the case of essential workers, even taking on extra hours or shifts. As we parent during COVID-19, …

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Parenting During COVID-19

parenting during COVID-19

We will be updating this list throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you have information on an important resource for families, or ways that parents and children can help their community, please email our editor Jessica Gregg at [email protected] Parenting resources Here is a list of activity ideas and fun resources …

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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

Dental Tips for Your Family

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.  Our friends at Dentistry for Children of Cross Keys have some tips to encourage great dental habits in your family.   They can be reached at: …

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Take a Winter Getaway to Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Enjoy a memorable winter escape to Maryland’s Eastern Shore at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Spa and Marina.  The waterfront resort is offering the “Getaway Winter” promotion featuring 15% off room rates plus breakfast for two on stays between January 3 and April 3, 2021.  The offer can be accessed …

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Interviewing a Child Care Provider

You want to find the best child care option for your child while ensuring his or her health and safety. Choosing a provider is a major decision under normal circumstances; finding child care during a pandemic means parents have a host of additional matters to consider and evaluate. Whether you’re interviewing a private nanny, …

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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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March 6, 2021

Trinity PreSchool Open House
at Trinity School in Ellicott City, MD

Discovery Stage Series feat. Diane Macklin, Storyteller (Virtual)
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore

Youth Art Month Virtual Workshop with Port Discovery
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore

March 7, 2021

Kids Outdoors: Traditional Outdoor Skills
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

March 13, 2021

Youth Art Month Virtual Workshop with Port Discovery
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore