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Juul of Denial

Vaping, Juuling, e-cig(arette)s … whatever the name, at this point, experts and doctors all agree that it’s not something kids should be doing. It’s been more than a year and a half since Baltimore’s Child looked at vaping in this column, and we’re sorry to report the situation has grown …

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True Gratitude

Make this Thanksgiving truly one of gratitude for your family. My children are older and not around for this holiday. Grace will be in California with a lovely family who has adopted her during these college years when she can’t make it home. I can be assured she will have …

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Say Yes to a Dress

Current scenario: You are shopping for a homecoming or holiday dance dress for your daughter and are disgusted and appalled at the choices. Many are too short, too revealing and way too expensive. Yeah, I remember this whole experience all too well. WBAL-TV news anchor Mindy Basara was helping her …

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All Wrapped Up

This year brought us some great reads that would also make for wonderful gifts. Check out this list. BOARD/TODDLER ‘I Am a Baby’ by Katherine Madeline Allen Babies will be engaged in this rollicking read-aloud, as they view pictures of diverse infants and everyday objects. ‘Flip Flap Find! Counting 1, 2, …

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‘Thank You’

Every Thanksgiving, before my family gorges on turkey with gravy and marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, we go around the table and share something we’re thankful for. I would bet you have a similar family tradition. But are your responses as broad and generic as ours? Most of us say that we’re …

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Coffee Shop Brews Opportunity

In September, a new coffee shop will replace the Starbucks on Dock Street. Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is, like Starbucks, a chain, but smaller and with a very different mission. Amy and Ben Wright, the Wilmington, N.C.-based founders of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, named their coffee shops after their son …

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Run for that Turkey

Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family and for giving thanks for what we have. It’s also a time to give to others; and for many, that involves a morning of crisp fall air while running for a good cause. Yes, it’s turkey trot season! Whether you are a …

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‘Aladdin’s’ Whole New World

Aladdin

The Broadway national tour of Disney’s “Aladdin” is making its way through cities across the country, bringing a whole new world to the Hippodrome starting Nov. 13. As the show approaches its second anniversary, five new cast members have been added, including newcomer Kaena Kekoa, a native of Hawaii who …

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Road Test

I am car shopping, which is both exciting and nerve wracking. In my household are one teenager and one college student. Hence, the mixed emotions. I am looking at cars for them, so safety is key. But so is park-ability. We live in a rowhouse community that provides every driver’s …

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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:   Dentistry4childrenmd.com …

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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