Identifying physical illness can be easy—if your child has a fever or rash, you go to the doctor. Identifying mental illness can be much harder, but no less important. Unfortunately, mental health illnesses are not as uncommon as you might think, even among children and adolescents. In fact, half of …Read More »
We all have moments where we wish that we had some extra spending money or could afford an indulgence that we may not normally be able to enjoy. However, the situation is completely different when you can’t even afford the essentials—rent or groceries, for example. An emergency fund is designed …Read More »
When a major storm strikes, it can leave a trail of devastation and danger behind. Just look at Hurricane Matthew last month. Volatile weather is common when seasons change, so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your emergency resources. Being on the coast, Maryland is no stranger to …Read More »
Preschool Primer New parents, we get it: Choosing a preschool—or day care center—from te vast local offering can feel like playing roulette with your kid's future
Community Play School: Messy Engagement By Mariglynn Edlins, Professor and CPS Parent We also knew we didn’t want something incredibly expensive or overly focused on traditional learning. In grad school, I’d written my dissertation about children in institutional settings, primarily American education systems, and I couldn’t bear the idea of sending …Read More »
Bookmarked: Local Authors They say the love of books starts at home. Get even closer with these locally written works.
Maryland has a long history of producing wonderful writers: Edgar Allen Poe, H.L. Mencken and Frederick Douglass, of course and, more recently, Tom Clancy, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Madison Smartt Bell, to name a few. But our great state’s authorial talent extends much further. Though perhaps not household names, countless Maryland …Read More »
Crisp mornings, cozy sweaters and a craving for comfort foods are all sure signs that autumn is in the air. No fall menu is complete without hearty, homestyle dishes that evoke feelings of well-being and warmth, and there’s no better way to capture the flavors of fall than with the …Read More »
Tell Us Your How You Gift We want to know where you shop and the best gifts your kids have received.
It’s that time of year again: Holiday season! We want to craft a gift guide that will actually be useful to you, so tell us where you like to shop and the gifts your kids like. We’ll compile the answers and you’ll get to see the best tips from other …Read More »
Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons 9500 North Point Rd. Fort Howard, MD 21052 haunteddungeons.com Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. until full. All ages, not recommended for young children Open for more than 30 years, the Haunted Dungeons combine spooks and scares with some true-to-life harrowing history: Many soldiers died here during …Read More »
With about a million students across the state of Maryland, it’s safe to say there are a lot of families out there making decisions about school. Do you want your kids in the local public school? Maybe a private would be better fit, but doesn’t that get expensive? Or perhaps …Read More »
There’s a gray area in child development—an area where difficulties in behavior, attention or academic skills reveal early risks for long-term challenges. These early challenges can easily develop into lifelong disabilities in some children; however, when environments nurture brain health, more of these children will succeed like their typically developing …Read More »