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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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Last But Not Least – January 2016

By Lisa Robinson   In this new year, I challenge mothers everywhere to learn to say “yes” more often. We’ve already had enough difficulty saying “no.” 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 you’ll be different this time—but …

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Things are not so Merry for Star Wars Fans

By Joyce Heid A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away stormtroopers were free to wear helmets, Jedi could wield their lightsabers and Wookiee could represent the rebellion holding their heads high. That may be okay in the world of George Lucas, but if you plan on attending …

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ICE!® at Gaylord National

By Joyce Heid If you’re looking for a family getaway to get into the holiday spirit, you don’t have to go all the way to the North Pole. Kris Kringle and his friends are waiting for you just a short drive away. Recently my family and I had the opportunity …

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Holiday Happenings – 2015

Compiled by Melanie OΓÇÖBrien Make your family’s holiday season merry and bright with a month of special activities! Please keep in mind that Baltimore’s Child received much of this information months in advance. Be sure to call ahead to verify the information and to check on prices and ticket availability! …

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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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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 8, 2020

Kukuwa® Afro-Fit
at Ssupreme Dance Studio in Owings Mills

Simon Bunny Hops to Visit Families at Arundel Mills
at Arundel Mills in Hanover

Parewnt and Me: Spring Session [Morning]
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers: Session 2
at Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville

Parent and Me: Spring Session [Afternoon]
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville