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Maryland Has A Bee Winner

The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, held this week at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, was the largest ever, with 562 competitors ranging in age from 7 to 15. Two spellers from Maryland: Saketh Sundar from Howard County and Anson Cook from Montgomery County, advanced to …

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Pregnancy Is Tough Work

We’ve been giving birth for centuries. Despite that, I am in awe every time I see a pregnant woman. I also think to myself how happy I am that it’s not me and that all of that is behind me. I did not love being pregnant. Not one minute of …

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(Un)settled: An Introduction

This past summer, I sat at a cozy table at 29th Street Tavern, across from a perfectly nice man, just a few years younger than me. I’d met him on Bumble and when he asked to meet me for drinks, I willingly accepted. But about a half hour into the …

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Woe Is Not You

It’s hard to believe that the year is nearly halfway over. Soon school will be out, vacation mode will be in full swing and the gyms will be … empty. If you feel your workout motivation waning, you’re not alone. After all, it’s hard to compete with summer’s highly sought-after …

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Fatherhood is Not Nice

My father was outspoken. He offended people. His heart was too big and too fierce for most people, and he died by the time he was 50, when I was just 22. Some people thought he might have lived a bit longer if he could have “calmed down a bit.” People …

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Divorce & College Costs

I started 2019 wondering if I had to sue my ex-husband or not. Happy new year to me. We have two kids, a son who is in high school and a daughter who is studying at Temple University in Philadelphia. She and her dad, my ex, got into an argument …

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Intros and Info

To borrow a line from the Rolling Stones, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kerrie Brooks and I’m a mom to three boys, Domenic, 16, Rocco, 13, and Antonio, 9. I’ve been married for 20 years, am originally from Boston (please don’t let my love for Boston …

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Happy Birthday, Blue Balliett!

Each month, we celebrate a birthday of literary significance. “Any time you can get kids curious, they’re going to pay attention and focus in a different way,” writes Blue Balliett. Balliett is the American author of several bestselling and acclaimed mystery novels, including “Chasing Vermeer,” “The Wright 3,” “The Calder …

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Moms of the Year

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Baltimore’s Child has launched its first-ever Moms of the Year feature. These seven women were nominated by family, friends and community members who thank them for their hard work, love, patience, daily wisdom, sweet words and comforting hugs … and so much more. We …

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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 2, 2020

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

Audition for the Children’s Chorus of Maryland!
at Children’s Chorus of Maryland in Towson