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Last But Not Least – January 2016

By Lisa Robinson ┬á In this new year, I challenge mothers everywhere to learn to say ΓÇ£yesΓÇ¥ more often. We’ve already had enough difficulty saying ΓÇ£no.ΓÇ¥ No to the outrageous demands of our children. You know, 8-year-olds who want iPhones. Teenagers who want cars and lavish vacations. But, more often …

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Family Matters – January 2016

By Molly Brown Koch Hurrah! A new year, a new beginning, a new hope! Have you made resolutions to do better and be better this year? Did you resolve to break a bad habit and start a couple of good ones? Did you tell yourself youΓÇÖll be different this timeΓÇöbut …

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Learning to Fly

&nbsp by Amy Souza &nbsp Bill and Suzanne Mannion watched their older daughter, Emma, struggle during first grade. Other students made fun of her for having trouble with simple addition, and the Mannions could see their daughter’s self-esteem drop. They feared she might get held back a grade and worried …

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Ask a Doctor

By Kay Wicker Flu prevention can be as simple as washing our hands. “The flu spreads through our hands. We cough and sneeze into our hands. We wipe our noses with our hands,” says Dr. Charles Schubin, a pediatrician at Mercy Hospital. “We teach our children to share, and they …

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B’More Healthy – January 2016

By Suzanne Pollak With winter comes sledding, snowmen, and—much less joyously—the inevitable runny nose and cough. But for the very youngest of our children, the typical cold symptoms can turn into more than just an inconvenience and are definitely nothing to play with. Almost all children have had a respiratory …

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Game On! – January 2016

By Patrick Gutierrez Rodney Johnson was some athlete. Johnson, whom I went to high school with 25 years ago in Southern California, was a classic three-sport star. Six-foot-two and blazing fast, he played football in the fall, once scoring five touchdowns to lead us to victory on homecoming night. In …

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You Have the Right to Refuse:

By Joanne Giza 26, 46, 14, 16. No, that series of numbers isn’t Joe Flacco barking out a play on third-and-long. It’s the number of hours third-graders spend taking standardized tests annually in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Howard County, respectively. That’s a lot of hours—way too …

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Tech Talk – January 2016

By Sandra Gordon Handing our smartphones or iPads to our children can be a sanity saver on a long car ride or when we’re in line at the supermarket. But can letting them play Monkey Preschool Lunchbox or Temple Run—or even Skype with Grandma—be putting them in danger? Wireless devices …

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Your Special Child – January 2016

By Amy Landsman The door in a corridor at the Loyola Clinical Centers in Belvedere Square is blandly marked “storage.” Inside, however, stuffed from floor to ceiling, is a wonderland of toys: trucks, dollhouses, puzzles—even a mini basketball hoop. They’re all tools of the trade for Loyola University Maryland graduate …

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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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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