Editor’s Note – June 2016 Change You Can Believe In

Summer! It’s the time of year everyone looks forward to—the sunshine, the vacations, the prevalence of events. It’s a time of relaxation and rejuvenation…which is why we here at Baltimore’s Child did exactly the opposite. We decided this was the perfect time to make ourselves extra busy and launch our re-design.

You’ll notice that this issue looks different than those in the recent past. While our number one priority is ensuring the magazine has great content, we also want to make it easy for you to read it, and to find it. Our new design is clean and readable, but also lovely to look at. (The calendar, especially, has gotten a definite readability upgrade. Check it out!)

To coincide with this re-design, we will also be unveiling our new website later this month! Our current website has served its purpose well over the years, but it was also due for an upgrade. We have a lot of great resources and content available on the website and the re-design will make them not only more accessible, but also easier to use and share.

Can you tell I’m a little bit excited about getting a new website? Honestly, it’s as much for us as it is for you. This new format should allow us to post more regularly and more simply. And again, our goal is to make it readable and intuitive.

But, back to the issue at hand. It’s a good one! All about summer fun, we’ve got great day trip ideas (many of which are free!) and a look at local summer camps for kids with special needs still accepting applications (for those parents who procrastinated a little too long). There’s also a great roundup of some can’t-miss summer festivals perfect for the whole family.

And because summer is a season when kids spend a lot of time outside, we all know there’s bound to be injuries and illnesses. This month’s B’More Healthy column comes from a University of Maryland pediatric emergency room doctor who breaks down when that injury or illness is emergency room-worthy, or if you should just head to the nearest urgent care clinic.

As always, we welcome your feedback as we make these changes. After all, we’re doing it to make Baltimore’s Child the best it can be—for you. So, let’s enjoy the nice weather, bask in the Baltimore vibe and make this summer one to remember. BC

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