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Make a Butterfly Sensory Bin This Weekend

This hands-on learning activity for little ones is fluttering fun Activities that stimulate a child’s senses are important for the development of important skills, such as motor skills, social skills and even language, math and science skills. And this Butterfly Sensory Bin stimulates lots of senses—perfect for little hands and …

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You’re Not Screwing Up Your Kids

You’re Not Screwing Up Your Kids: A Single Mother Weighs In on Endless Parenting The shift started last week—the third week our children were home from school, in our care and minus the daily markings of their lives: swim team or lacrosse practice, playgroups or church groups. It was us, …

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Cutting Costs For our Little Competitors

Cutting Costs For our Little Competitors: Sports are expensive. Over the course of their childhoods, my two kids participated in soccer, ice hockey, snowboarding, baseball and cheerleading. My youngest is a real jock who currently takes two gym classes (living his dream) and has a weekend job coaching. And he’s …

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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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New Motherhood

New Motherhood: After 35 Our writer discovers a helpful book from Maryland authors About 11 years ago, after having had two great kids, resulting from smooth-sailing pregnancies at ages 29 and 31, my husband and I realized we wanted a third child. Pregnancy at age 37 actually came easily again …

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When Your Child Wants To Wear The Same Clothes Every Day

My 9-year-old daughter usually gets dressed for school about 10 minutes before we have to leave the house. Sometimes she leaves herself even less time to get ready. Luckily, getting dressed requires little effort on her part. My daughter has a few favorites she’ll wear once or twice a week, …

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Pregnant in a Pandemic

Pregnant in a Pandemic: Courtney Levin and her husband, Andy, are the proud parents of an 11-year-old son, whom they assumed would be their only child. Doctors had told them, in fact, that they could not have more children. Imagine their surprise when they learned they would have a baby …

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Home Office

The new normal began March 16. Maryland’s public schools were closed, and many companies, as well as state offices, sent their workers home to telecommute. For the average parent, his or her office space may be the dining-room table, real estate that has to be shared with a third-grader working …

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