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New Motherhood After 35

motherhood after 35

About 11 years ago, after having had two great kids, resulting from smooth-sailing pregnancies at ages 29 and 31, my husband and I realized we wanted a third child. Pregnancy at age 37 actually came easily again but didn’t stick—and we struggled through two miscarriages. I went from having been …

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Weekend Family Fun, April 16-19

Weekend Family Fun: April 16-19

Oh, hey, you’re still here. We’re all still here, aren’t we? It’s Thursday, April 16, we’ve been home with our kids for about a month, and the weekend awaits. The weather calls for rain Friday into Saturday, and then sun on Sunday. All right, then: We’ve stacked Weekend Family Fun, …

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Taking Events Online: A Virtual “ROAR For Kids”

Taking Events Online

The weather has always been good for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s family-focused fundraiser, ROAR for Kids. In that, organizers have been lucky. For 15 years, the event has taken place at Oregon Ridge Park on the last Saturday of April. It features a 5K, a low-mileage fun walk and a festival. …

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Pregnant in a Pandemic

pregnant in a pandemic

Courtney Levin and her husband, Andy, are the proud parents of an 11-year-old son, whom they assumed would be their only child. Doctors had told them, in fact, that they could not have more children. Imagine their surprise when they learned they would have a baby this year. Now imagine …

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When Your Child Wants to Wear the Same Outfit

when your child wants to wear the same outfit

My 9-year-old daughter usually gets dressed for school about 10 minutes before we have to leave the house. Sometimes she leaves herself even less time to get ready. Luckily, getting dressed requires little effort on her part. My daughter has a few favorites she’ll wear once or twice a week, …

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Public TV Offers Free Online Resources

public tv offers free resources

As the world grapples with the spread of COVID-19, moms, dads and caregivers everywhere added “at-home learning” to their list of daily responsibilities. They’re flexing their multitasking muscles by turning their kitchens into classroom. And they still manage to show up on time for virtual staff meetings. To support busy …

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Weekend Plans, April 9-12

Weekend Family Fun, April 9-12

We are closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Passover, so we thought we would post our Weekend Family Fun April 9-12 today. We know this should have been a weekend of family gatherings and meals, religious celebrations and Easter egg hunts. For that reason, we’ve loaded our list …

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You’re Not Screwing Up Your Kids

You're Not Going to Screw Up Your Kids

The shift started last week—the third week our children were home from school, in our care and minus the daily markings of their lives: swim team or lacrosse practice, play groups or church groups. It was us, them, our computers, our Netflix accounts and an unsteady stream of groceries. The …

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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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Plan Your Best Party Now

Planning a party is no easy task! There are so many amazing options that today’s parents never dreamed of as kids. Our Party Guide is your one stop shop to finding everything you need to help your little ones feel extra special on their big day. Whether artsy or active, …

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From Our Partners

Pandemic can’t keep this community apart

It’s not an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the Americans’ lives. People are living and working from home under shelter-in-place orders and small businesses are doing what they can to survive. The U.S. Kuo Shu Academy (USKSA) is overcoming both plights by offering its classes …

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Confident Kids

Not every child wants to participate in a team sport. Many like to be active and learn new things, but at their own pace. Martial arts is often an activity that appeals to these kids, and for more than just its physical workout. “Martial arts has been around for thousands …

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August 10, 2020

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

Monday Night Comedy Shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

August 11, 2020

Camp Sp’Arc: Emergency Services Week
at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Belcamp

Imagination Stage Online Camps
at Imagination Stage in Bethesda

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore