Features

City Living Rather than fleeing Baltimore City for suburbia to raise their children, many couples are staying put.

In 2001, California native Patrick Gutierrez and his wife, Sacha, moved to the Baltimore City neighborhood of Brewers Hill, where they lived happily for several years. But in 2010, with their family expanding to include two young daughters, their living quarters started feeling cramped. So they did what many other …

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Plug the Summer Brain Drain

Every parent of a school-age child knows the “summer backslide,” “summer brain” and “sun-head.” How did Joey forget algebra in six weeks? Call it what you will, in academic research circles it is known as summer learning loss, “the phenomenon where young people lose academic skills over the summer.” According to the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Why …

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The Clutter-Free Home Four organizing pros help us realize the impossible dream.

  When my editor asked me to write 750 words on parenting without clutter, I had to fight an impulse to write HAHAHAHA 750 times. Any parent of a Lego aficionado can probably relate. I consider myself an organized person, but based on the number of Legos I’ve stepped on—always in bare feet—I concede defeat to …

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Keep Calm and Study On In some Baltimore City Public schools, mindfulness replaces detention to positive effect.

A young man sits outside of a classroom door in the main hallway of Patterson High School in Baltimore. He breathes calmly, meditating, as other students stream by him, unnoticing. Seeing a student sitting outside a classroom at Patterson may be a slightly unusual sight, but what he is doing—mindful …

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It’s Here: Our 2017 Overnight Summer Camp Directory Find the perfect place for your child to experience sleepaway camp this summer.

  Adventure Links Specialty: Adventure Sports Ages 8 – 17 13220 Yates Ford Road Clifton, VA, 20124 571-281-3556 mark@adventurelinks.net adventurelinks.net   Appel Farm Arts Campextensuv Specialty: Performing and Visual Arts Ages 7 – 17 PO Box 888 Elmer, NJ, 8318 Summer Location: Elmer, NJ 856-358-2472 camp@appelfarm.org appelfarmartscamp.org   Baltimore Chesapeake …

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New Year’s Resolution: Jump Start Your Child’s Healthier Eating Habits with These Three Simple, Irresistible Recipes

If you have a child who resists eating anything healthy, you’re not alone; there are countless picky young eaters out there. But don’t give up—or give in to your child’s desire for a junk food-only diet. This year, make a resolution to help expand your child’s palette. You can start …

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