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Hygge: Winterize Yourself

Winter has never been my favorite season. Growing up in the Midwest, I regularly encountered temperatures below freezing and was cautioned more times than I can count about the dangers of black ice. You’d think I’d have developed greater fortitude for slogging through these cooler months of the year, but …

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Helping Our Kids Stand Tall and Face Their Fears

With the new school year here, kids may feel varying degrees of uneasiness. The change of environment could bring heightened emotion and perhaps, a temptation to run and hide. For kids to successfully handle the big things in life down the road, they need the tools and encouragement to stand …

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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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DIY: Clay Handprint in Frame

Everything may feel different and uncertain right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: Parents still want to preserve memories of their little ones. A clay handprint in a frame is an easy keepsake to make for a belated Mother’s Day gift, an early Father’s Day present or to mark any …

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Coping with Coronavirus as a Type A Mom

When you’re always in control, the uncertainty of our “new normal” can feel unsettling. One local mother shares her experience. “I am totally flexible … as long as everything is exactly the way I want it.” Does that sound like you? It sums me up perfectly. I epitomize the Type …

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So Over This? Find Some Joy

Photo: Getty Images / E+ – Artist: franckreporter The colors of spring are making Julie Turner, a nurse and mother of two, happy right now. “Out my front window, I see blooms in pink, fuchsia, lavender, purple, cream, white and green in a beautiful array of shapes and sizes,” says …

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5 Ways to Help Kids Connect With Nature

Tips for maximizing outdoor play during this time of social distancing A few months ago, we couldn’t imagine that our children wouldn’t be able to go to parks, playgrounds or nature centers. And yet, here we are. No time like the present to find new ways for them to connect …

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Inspiring Earth Day Books for Kids

Spring is in the air, and the natural world is waking up from winter. With Earth Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to share a book about nature with your child. Celebrate the return of the flowers and warm weather while teaching your child about the …

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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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