There is still plenty of outside time left in this year, even though school has started and the pools have closed. Take your family on a fall hike, visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard, enjoy a hay ride or attend a fall festival. September is a great month to savor the sunshine and take […]
My husband, Keith, and I doubled our kid count and birthed a business in the space of a couple years. No pregnancy necessary. We are a blended family, with four kids, ages 10 to 15, run a communications consulting business that’s maturing out of toddlerhood and are parents to a Saint Bernard. Phew, it’s a […]
The sound of several children simultaneously practicing instruments is not a sound most people find relaxing. But to Sarah Feiss, mother of three and Bryn Mawr School teacher, listening to the cacophonous strains of concertos or scales in the hallways of Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory’s Towson branch is one of her favorite times of the […]
August: It’s when the day camps end and those summer nights can drag late into the evening. What’s left to do with your kids before school starts? Plenty, particularly in the Greater Philadelphia area. Here’s our list of family picks from our friendly neighbor to the north. The list isn’t designed to be exhaustive, but […]
When Baltimore County Parent Cheryl Knauer first heard about the state’s decision to push the start of the school year until after Labor Day, she says that she worried she wouldn’t find any activities for her children to do during the extra week. Knauer, who works as the media relations director for McDaniel College in […]
Lacie is “like a princess,” reports one of her owners, Cindy Baublitz. A princess who is scrappy and loyal, that is. The pleasant pup was a Christmas present for Baublitz’s son, Dakota, 12, and immediately fit in with the Halethorpe family which includes two other dogs. She is a 1 ½ years old and a […]
Our August Child of the Month is Nysa Martin, a rising third grader at Owings Mills Elementary School who would like to be an astronaut when she grows up. In the meantime, she is a pretty grounded kid with an interest in service. Her most recent project focuses on finding ways to help people get […]
Readers’ Choice Winners! Thank you to all who voted this spring in our first-ever Readers’ Choice contest. The ballots have been counted, the results are in and we are excited to share them with you in these pages. Many are old favorites that we’ve heard our readers (and our own staff) talk about, like Pumpkin […]
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