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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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Party Tips

Birthday parties are supposed to be fun, but of course, there is often a fair amount of behind-the-scenes work (from parents) to make sure the day is both a good time and a good memory. With that in mind, we asked area parents for their best birthday party advice and …

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The Gift of Reading

It’s not always easy picking out a gift for someone, especially if that someone is your child’s friend. What current toys do they not already have? When in doubt, gift a good book. It’s a classic, fool-proof choice, and an essential great read never goes out of style. Check out …

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Getting In at All Costs

Winning by any means necessary is not something any parent should teach their children. The recent nationwide college admissions scandal in which parents of means paid big money to help get their kids into elite and selective colleges showed that some people will try to win at any cost. The …

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The Awesomeness of Parenthood

Awesome mom. That’s me. At least that’s what my wife tells me repeatedly. The title was earned. I’ve been washing and changing diapers since I was 8 or 9. Ask the mothers whose children have been under my care. Ask friends, they’ll tell you, I’m pretty good at what I …

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Getting Down to Business

Girl Scouts in Howard County have spent the past few weeks learning about the basics of business in a program called BizKids. They are learning how to craft a business plan, create a product and then market that product to potential customers. This five-week program culminates in a special Market …

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Home Full of Heart

Step into the lobby of the new Ronald McDonald House in the East Baltimore neighborhood of Jonestown and it feels like you are walking into a vacation lodge. There are comfy chairs to sink into, a two-sided fireplace and a welcoming staff, eager to show off the new space. This …

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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 3, 2020

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

Friday Night Froggin'
at Bosely Conservancy in Edgewood

April 4, 2020

Nature Photography Two Day Workshop: Session 2
at Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract in Laurel

Open House at Children's Chorus of Maryland!
at Children’s Chorus of Maryland in Towson

aMUSE Journey
at Chesapeake Children’s Museum in Annapolis