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6 Cheaper Ways for Parents to Get Out

6 cheaper ways for parents to get out

Fitting in quality time with your friends or partner or sneaking in some time alone can be hard when you are a parent. Perhaps you can’t find a babysitter or you aren’t sure what to do to make sure the kids have a good time. With that in mind, we …

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Weekend Family Fun: Jan. 16-19

Weekend Family Fun: Jan. 16-19

Thursday Snowflake 3D Printing Demo Kids can make a snowflake to decorate using the library’s new 3D printer. Harford County Public Library, Jarrettsvile Branch, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. hcplonline.org Rising Seas and Boozy Teas Have questions about climate change? Ask Dr. Bert Drake of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Dinner and …

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Mom Life: Amy Greensfelder

Mom Life: Amy Greensfelder

Meet our Mom Life interview for this month, Amy Greensfelder, executive director of the Pro Bono Counseling Project and a mom to Georgianna, 3. Greensfelder and her family, which includes husband Robert and two pit bulls, Petunia and Frankie, live in Baltimore. Five things you can’t live without? Tea, running …

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What to Drink When You’re Cutting Back

What to drink when you're cutting back

The Holidays 2019 Edition were  full of celebration, festivity, friends and family. It was also a time of decadence and indulgence: Things we would not ordinarily eat (we’re looking at you, gravy), sweets we would not regularly consume, drinks we don’t stir up on a weekly basis all became part …

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Weekend Family Fun: Jan. 9-12

Weekend Family Fun: Jan. 9-12

Thursday Preschool Story Time Today is a great day to read. Baltimore County Public Library has 10 (count ’em, 10) different story times today. Check their calendar for times and branches. Baltimore County Public Library. Free. bcpl.info Jazz in the Stacks Enjoy a live jazz ensemble in the library, led …

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DIY: Hot Chocolate Slime

hot chocolate slime

It’s only January, but it’s been cold long enough that you might be running out of ways to keep the kids busy indoors. Fortunately, I have a solution: hot chocolate slime! Slime can be tons of fun for a wide range of ages. For toddlers, it’s a sensory activity. Put …

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When Your Kid Is Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

when your child is diagnosed with celiac disease

Just before the holidays, my teenage son was diagnosed with celiac disease, an allergy to the gluten protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Exposure can damage his intestines, causing nutrient deficiency and disease. The good news is, we know the problem and can fix it with dietary changes. The …

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12 Resources for Kids Who Like Politics

12 resources for kids who like politics

Hello, 2020: the first year in a new decade, a leap year and also another year for elections. We talked with experts late last year who gave us advice on how to talk with our children about politics, particularly when elections are contentious.  But we also wanted to share these …

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Needle and Thread

Mountains of paper piles sit crookedly on my kitchen table. Paper cutters, awls, bone folders and rulers are strewn about. Pages must be printed, covers cut to size and then paper folded and punched with holes. It takes weeks to make several dozen books this way. Every single time 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 10, 2020

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

April 11, 2020

Wish Hero 5K
at West Potomac Park in Washington, DC

Banneker's Birders
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

Crickets Music & Play Class for 4 to 6 Year Olds!
at Children’s Chorus of Maryland in Towson

Child and Adult Paint Morning
at Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville