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Parent You Should Know: Amy Smith

Amy Smith's Family. Amy Smith, her husband, and her three kids.

What inspired you to create your own designs? I love supporting my kids in whatever activity they are involved in. Typically, I’m on a sideline cheering my son for baseball or coaching my daughter’s rec cheer team. I knew I wanted a matching team cup and decided I could make …

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2022 Party Directory

Are you planning a party for your child in Frederick County? You’ll find plenty of resources in our area to make any celebratory occasion festive and fun. Backyard Inflatables From inflatable zip lines and moon bounces to mechanical bulls, obstacle courses and dunk tanks, Backyard Inflatables offers fun things for …

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Parent You Should Know: John C. Fehl

What’s the hardest part about juggling both parenthood and your career? The hardest part about juggling parenthood and my career is balancing the time evenly between the two. Priorities always need to be set in both areas, which often means I must miss important moments in my child’s life or …

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2022 Frederick County Sports Directory

Let your children pursue their passions for sports. You’ll find several sports-oriented activities and organizations to choose from in Frederick County. 24/7 Dance Studio Winner of Frederick’s “Best of the Best” and Frederick’s Child Readers’ Choice awards, 24/7 Dance Studio offers the most demanded classes in the area. Keep your …

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Discover the Benefits of Summer Camp

How many children attend camp each summer? According to the American Camp Association, 14 million kids and adults go to camp every summer. To understand why summer camps are so popular, Frederick’s Child asked several coordinators and directors from summer camps in the Frederick area to reflect on how going …

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10 Things You Never Knew About Summer Camp

Camp has become a staple of the summer season. Each year, millions of children, youth and adults head to the hills, lakes, valleys and parks to participate in this time-honored tradition. While most people easily conjure up images of campfires and canoes, there is a lot more to the experience. …

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Local Picks for the Best Kids’ Gifts

Shop for great children’s toys and support businesses in our Frederick community. Explore these gift picks from Bonnie Monnier of Dancing Bear Toys in downtown Frederick. Infant Dena Silicone Stackers These rainbow-shaped stackers allow for organic building and double as teethers. With multiple options to fit your budget, these stackers …

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