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Frederick’s Child Halloween Costume Contest

Frederick's Child Halloween Costume Contest 2020

After one spooky year, let’s celebrate our favorite little ghosts and goblins! Yes, that’s right, we’re having a costume contest. And it’s easy to enter. Simply send us a photo of your costumed kid or kids. It could be a treasured picture from a Halloween past. It could be this …

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get social

It’s not very surprising that there’s been an uptick in mental health issues after living in a state of isolation and uncertainty for so long. There’s no guidebook for us to follow, and improvising when it comes to health and safety is not ideal. “We are already seeing the impact …

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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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Teachers Prep for Fall

teachers prep for fall

This summer Baltimore middle school teacher Elisabeth Budd is developing a website with a very specific purpose, one that arose after online learning challenges in this year’s pandemic. Budd will use the site to post the content that she teaches her students, so parents can see and help their child …

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Summer Fun: What to Do in July

Summer Fun

“I’m bored!” Oh, we’ve all heard it. And sometimes, it’s best to ignore it. But this year is a little different, and our normal routines are gone. So a run-of-the-mill “I’m bored” could be a little more anxiety producing. Fear not, parents. We have some suggestions. In fact, we have …

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Red, White & Berry: Patriotic Popsicles

patriotic popsicles

The best thing about popsicles—aside from how refreshing they are on a hot, sticky summer day—is how easy they are to make at home. “Popsicles are such a fun vehicle for creativity. They’re bright in color, they’re delicious in flavor [and] you can do different textures with them,” says Becca …

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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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Yes, You Can Support #BLM Without Protesting

Support BLM Without Protestinng

Attending local protests may not be feasible for all families right now, especially in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. Health and safety risks are still present and so are social-distancing protocols. Although rallies and marches against racism and police brutality have garnered a substantial amount of media coverage over …

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12 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity

Books are a great way to initiate conversations about racism with your kids and teens The police killing of George Floyd and the resulting protests have inspired a much-needed national dialogue about race and diversity. But if you’re not sure how to initiate conversations about anti-black racism, police violence and …

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