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Rein in Your Holiday Expenses

Reconciling a tight budget with a generous heart at this time of year can lead to stress and take the cheer out of the holidays. Consider the following suggestions for staying sane with your finances so that you can enjoy the holidays with your family. Accept the reality A struggling …

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Ain’t Misbehavin’

People with autism spectrum disorder, as defined by the National Institute of Mental Health, can have “difficulty with social communication and interaction, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.” While repetitive, self-stimulatory behavior, or “stimming,” is a common trait in people with autism, it’s not commonly accepted. Oftentimes, parents, therapists and educators …

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Top Toy Picks for 2020

Are you searching for the best toys for every good girl and boy on your gift list? Search no more. We’ve put together a list of this year’s top toy picks for kids with help from the Baltimore-area’s toy experts: Lorie Kolesa at aMuse Toys, Dr. Lisa M. Swayhoover (aka …

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Author Addresses Conversion to Judaism in New Children’s Book

Identity and conversion can be complicated topics for adults to understand, much less a young Jewish boy or girl who has a parent from a different background. In a new children’s book, “Jewish Just Like You,” Baltimore native Kylie Ora Lobell provides an abridged retelling of her conversion experience while …

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Mom Life

What inspired you to create the Kiss Kiss Goodnight skin care products for babies and moms? I founded Kiss Kiss Goodnight based on my experience as a chemical engineer and a momma of four. As an engineer, I noticed a disconnect between scientific research on how we should cleanse and …

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Tips to Make the Medicine Go Down

Helping children take medicine

At some point during his or her childhood, your son or daughter will need to take some type of medication—vitamin D drops for breastfed babies, bubblegum pink amoxicillin for a bout of strep throat, acetaminophen for an occasional fever or prescription drugs to treat chronic conditions. If you’ve ever struggled …

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Celebrate Chanukah With These Socially Distanced Events

Chanukah is the next Jewish holiday we’ll have to adapt for this very strange year. For those who are looking for opportunities to celebrate safely, we’ve compiled this list of some of the community events that you can either participate in online or from the safety of your car. Saturday, …

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Sweet, Festive Fun

Sweet, Festive Fun

Holiday celebrations call for recipes of all kinds, but perhaps the most popular dishes are the desserts. Add flavor to your holiday baking with a festive treat like these Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, which call for the seasonal taste of peppermint and the versatility of dairy for a sweet bite after …

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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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