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Why You Should Take a Closer Look at Your Kids’ Snacks

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If the options at your child’s school cafeteria are lacking, it may be time to take matters into your own hands. According to Centers for Disease Control (CDC), making sure kids eat right is critical for brain development, growth, bone growth, skin, teeth, eyes, the digestive system and immune health. Many snacks marketed toward children are unhealthy—loaded with added sugars …

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Editor’s Picks: We Love It!

By Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards Hop, Waddle, Stomp! Toss the soft, colorful ball, choose a matching puzzle piece and waddle across the room to unite the baby animals with their families. Variant rules allow you to adapt the complexity of play. $19.99, ages 2+, amazon.com Kids Ask Dr. Friendtastic Podcast A weekly 5-minute podcast featuring …

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Editor’s Picks: We Love It!

By Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards Nuna CUDL clik This baby carrier with an adjustable waistband and a breathable mesh fabric is designed to provide comfort and freedom for both parent and baby. Features four ergonomic carry positions and four magnetic locking buckles for easy and secure attachment. $250, for babies 8-35 pounds, nunababy.com Babyganics 3x …

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Don’t Miss These Frederick Festivals

A family stands together in a field of sunflowers.

Check out these celebrations of community and culture! Sunflower Festival Aug. 19, 20, 26 & 27; Sept. 2,3,4,9 & 10 (10 a.m.) Summers Farm | 7503 Hollow Road Middletown, MD 21769 Details: 8-acre sunflower field; thousands of sunflowers in bloom, wagon rides and games $19.50 online, $32.50 gate; free for age 2 and younger summersfarm.com Black Frederick Festival Aug. 26, …

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The Roundup: What’s New in Frederick

A young child with curly hair holds a guitar.

Peabody Preparatory to Offer Lessons at the Y This Fall Johns Hopkins’ Peabody Preparatory — providing the highest level of training for music students in the greater Baltimore area for more than a century — will be adding a Frederick, Maryland campus this fall. Citing a growing performing arts scene in Frederick, Peabody Executive Director Maria Mathieson recognizes Frederick’s local …

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Secrets to Throwing an Epic Birthday Party on a Dime

When I received the invite to my nephew’s pirate party, I was worried. The event was being held at his house in the wintertime, so all the 5-year-olds would be cooped up. How would more than 20 kids be entertained in a small area indoors? Would I hear so many chaotic screams of “Arrr” and “Ahoy” that I would want …

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