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My Daughter the Fighter

my daughter the fighter

Leah is now 1 ½ years old, and in this short time span, my wife Jen and I have joked many times that Danny, our older child, did not prepare us for parenthood. Or at least he did not prepare us for Leah. Our sweet 5-year-old boy was and still …

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Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 6-9

Weekend Family Fun: Feb. 5-9

We’re starting our Weekend Family Fun coverage with two events today, and then we have a full roundup of events for Feb. 6-9. Valentine’s Day is next week and there also are some fun happneings on tap for that holiday. Check them out here. Wednesday Story Time Baltimore County Public …

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Dad Life: Conor O. Gilligan

Dad Life: Conor O. Gilligan

Meet our Dad Life interview for this month, Conor O. Gilligan, vice president and managing member of Craftsmen Developers (he’s a third generation builder/developer in the Mid-Atlantic). He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Patricia, and their five children, Olivia, 10; Taylor, 8; and William, Jenson and Parker, all 4. …

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

all schools closed

The World Health Organization yesterday declared the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, a public health emergency. As of this morning, more than 200 people have died, with more than 9.800 infections confirmed worldwide, according to The New York Times. So naturally, we’re starting to freak out. …

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Weekend Family Fun: Jan. 29-Feb. 2

Weekend Family Fun Jan. 29-Feb. 2

Wednesday Reading Cuddly Buddies Kids can practice their reading skills by sharing a book with a cat or dog. All pets are adoptable in this program which helps shy readers and also animals in need of a home. Baltimore County Public Library, Hereford Branch, 4-5 p.m. Free. bcpl.info Date Night: …

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What Kobe Represented for Sports Parents

What Kobe Represented

The death of Kobe Bryant touched so many of us sports parents and children. My daughters, Paige and Grace, both played basketball, and road trips, or just regular trips to practice, were part of the game. Both my girls immediately called their dad when they heard of Kobe’s death and …

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Sports Camps for All

sports camps for all

Some kids were born to love athletics. Others participate reluctantly or only when heavily bribed. No matter what your child’s ability or interest level, there’s no need for him or her to spend the summer playing video games on the couch. Baltimore’s Child has found sports camps and opportunities for …

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9 Valentine’s Day Events for Kids, Families, Couples

9 valentine's events for kids, families, couples

Love is in the air … and at the library and the zoo and so many other places in our community. This month, let’s celebrate the ones we love. Here are nine Valentine’s Day events for kids, families and couples. Kids Heart String Art Drop in to your local Home …

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Getting Kids Involved in Elections

getting kids involved in elections

Getting kids involved in elections can happen without anxiety, says Marie Heath, an assistant professor of education at Loyola University Maryland. Indeed, kids can “shape the world they live in and make it better,” says Heath, who researches online and offline civic engagement. Believing they matter is what she hopes …

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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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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