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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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Holiday Happenings in Frederick County

holiday happenings in frederick county

COVID-19 may change the way you and your family celebrate the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa this year, but there’s still fun to be had! We’ve compiled a list of local events and activities to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Happy Holidays from all of us at Frederick’s Child! Editor’s …

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10 Halloween Books for Kids

10 Halloween Books for Kids

Looking for children’s books to read on Halloween? These tricky tales are just right for this spooky month! Board Books ‘10 Trick or Treaters’ By Janet Schulman In this simple story 10 trick or treaters set out together, but their numbers dwindle as they encounter spiders, toads and even a …

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Home-school: One Mom’s Journey to Becoming a Teacher

Choosing to homeschool this semester

It all started to unravel when the first drop of blood hit the carpet—“it” being my Instagram-perfect, curated vision of what our family’s home-school would look like. The owner of that drop of blood (and several more drops to follow) was my curly-headed, precocious three-year-old, the youngest of our bunch …

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