Heather M. Ross

The Tooth Fairy’s House

Where does the tooth fairy live? Is it under the pillow? Is it in the woods? Why not in your house? This Oral Health Month, it’s time to bring the tooth fairy home. By the time your child is 12, they will have lost all 20 of their baby teeth, with their permanent 32 here to stay. As your child …

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Top 20 Family Events for June and July

Check out our SUPERSIZED June and July calendar for extra summer fun! Click on the photos below to read our digital magazine, and send us photos of you and your family enjoying these events at lvanasdalan@midatlanticmedia.com for a chance to be featured on our website.

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Following April Gala, Zoe Looks Ahead to ‘Pink Lemonade Soda’ Summer

Zoe Mack, an 8-year-old entrepreneur (age 9 as of June 9) from Urbana Highlands, is finding her confidence through business. “It’s helped me practice talking to people,” she says. Her brand, Zoe’s Pink Lemonade Soda, is made for all to enjoy—but especially with kids like Zoe in mind, given its kid-centric gift packs, vibrant colors and plushies. It’s a dream …

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Frederick Area Teens Work Out for Free at Planet Fitness This Summer

The Planet Fitness Summer Pass program gives high school-aged students the opportunity to work out for free all summer long. Teens in Maryland can choose from multiple locations throughout the state, including areas such as Frederick, Germantown, Westminster, Martinsburg and Hagerstown. In addition to the chance to stay healthy, teens and schools have a shot at winning scholarships through the …

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Mom and Me Figurines

Make a memory this Mother’s Day with a craft that’s fun for all ages. This month, make painted figurines of both parent and child using a kid-friendly clay substitute that’s easy to handle. The completed figurines can be used as dolls or decorations! This craft is not recommended for children younger than 3 years old. You will need: 4-ounce packet …

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A Q&A with Frederick County Educators

Teachers have one of the most important jobs in the world. Teachers inspire and guide us to learn, read and write so we can grow up and pursue our passions as adults. This Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12), we’re focusing on the individuals making educationhappen every day.  We asked teachers from local schools and districts in Frederick County that won …

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Why Family Dinners Matter: The Science of Eating Together

By Tanni Haas Most families find it difficult to get everyone together at the dinner table on a regular basis. We’re all so busy with after-school activities, late meetings at work and long commutes; it really is too bad. Researchers have learned that eating dinner as a family is extremely important to kids’ physical, mental and emotional health. As Dr. …

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Lemonade Dreams: 9-year-old Frederick County Entrepreneur Hits New York

Zoe Mack, a 9-year-old entrepreneur from Urbana Highlands, is set to serve her product at a New York gala this Sunday. Her brand, Zoe’s Pink Lemonade Soda, is made for all to enjoy—but especially with kids like Zoe in mind, given its kid-centric gift packs, vibrant colors and plushies. It’s a dream that came together almost by accident. It all …

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5 Pet-Friendly Outings in Frederick County

Pets are an important part of the family, but it can be a challenge to find pet-friendly spaces—meaning pets are often left behind when we go out. Luckily for our four-legged family members, Frederick is the place to be for dog-friendly dining, parks and shopping. Here are five ways you can get the whole family involved and celebrate the companionship …

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Ask a Camp Director: Learn from Frederick Area Summer Camps

Camp season is quickly approaching and as parents, you want to do everything you can to make sure your child has a fun, safe and educational experience. So, we saved you the leg work and got in touch with local camp directors, asking essential questions so you can send your child to camp with peace of mind. Find out how …

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