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My Pandemic Haircut

My pandemic haircut

As of late June, I had not been to a hair stylist since April 2019. * Insert horror scream here * I know. I know. That is bad. Don’t @ me. I have some friends that religiously go every six weeks. I say, good for them. That’s awesome. For me, …

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Dad Life: Dr. Brian Stipelman

Meet Dr. Brian Stipelman, this month’s Dad Life interview Title: Associate Vice President/Dean of Liberal Arts at Frederick Community College Lives: Frederick Family: Wife, Hilary; daughters, Elayna, 9; and Mia, 6; and two cats, Socks and Lula Five things you can’t live without? My iPhone and nice headphones. I try …

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Backyard Camping for Beginners

Backyard Camping for Beginners

If your kids love to build forts with blankets and pillows in the living room, they’re going to love camping in the backyard. Plus, we can’t think of better way to bond with dad on Father’s Day than by pitching a tent, making s’mores and sleeping under the stars together. …

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Mom Life: Amanda Rodriguez

Meet Amanda Rodriguez, Digital content producer, social media consultant and author, “50 Things to Do in Baby’s First Year.” Lives: Frederick Family: Spouse, Paul; and children, Tony, 18; Will, 15; and Alex, 12 Five things you can’t live without? My phone, my Kindle, my air fryer, my puppies and my …

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10 Titles for Young Readers to Cherish

Happy Valentine’s Day! There’s a lot to love about this month and also these 10 books that share stories about all kinds of relationships. Board/Toddler ‘I Love All of Me by Lorie Ann Grover A short and sweet book that identifies all of the lovable parts of the body and …

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Needle and Thread

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 …

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Can Medical Cannabis Help Kids with Seizures?

When Maryland licensed its first medical marijuana dispensaries in 2015, Trent and Tina Stroup believed the move might hold promise for their teenage daughter, Addie, who faces multiple medical challenges including epilepsy and autism. The Stroups heard through multiple advocacy groups and resources that medical marijuana could be a panacea …

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Last Word: What’s Bullying and What’s Not

When talking with friends and family, or even when scrolling through social media, I’ve been seeing the terms “bullying” and “mean girl/boy” used a lot more recently. Bullying happens when somebody with more power, or believed to have more power, repeatedly tries to cause harm or exclude someone. It’s aggressive …

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