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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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Weekend Family Fun, April 2-5

weekend family fun april 2-5

On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order for all Marylanders, and here we are, at home. So, how do we make this weekend special, or at least feel different than the five days before it? Here are a few ideas for some family fun for April 2-5. Thursday …

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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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Forgive Yourself

forgive yourself

Forgiveness can be a hard process to master. If you’ve ever struggled with making peace with someone who’s hurt you in ways big or small, you’re not alone. We might expect that a heartfelt apology or handwritten note will wipe away any residual feelings of pain, betrayal or resentment. But …

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Bookmarked: Stories That Move You

stories that move you

These fun titles about all kinds of movement will put a spring in your young reader’s step. Board/Toddler ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes …’ by Annie Kubler Use a familiar song to get active with your littlest one. When you read the book with your child, help them identify the …

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Dad Life: Reagan Warfield

Dad Life Reagan Warfield

This month’s Dad Life interview is Reagan Warfield. Title: Morning show host, MIX 106.5 Lives: Hunt Valley Family: wife, Sara; and daughter, Adeline, 3 Five things you can’t live without? My phone to document my family’s life, especially (and this is a big one for a radio guy) to capture …

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Side Hustle

mom cooks up project

Jasmine Simms is one relatable mom. First, there’s the story she tells about the time she tried to take a bubble bath all by herself, and her intrepid 2 ½ –year-old daughter broke into the bathroom using only the straw from a Capri Sun. Then there is the title of …

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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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Summer Camp: Unplugged at River Mountain

Forty-seven percent of teens say they are addicted to their phone. On average, kids spend over five hours a day on screens and just 12 minutes outside. If you’re concerned about your kids screen time, you’re not alone. River Mountain Retreat is a new camp experience that helps kids and …

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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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April 9, 2020

Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Petting Farm
at Green Meadows Petting Farm in Ijamsville

Simon Bunny Hops to Visit Families at Arundel Mills
at Arundel Mills in Hanover

Artsy Tots
at Central Library, Children’s Department in Baltimore

Parewnt and Me: Spring Session [Morning]
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

Parent and Me: Spring Session [Afternoon]
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville