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Dialed In: When should your child get a phone?

Dialed In Last year, my son’s fourth-grade class went to Annapolis in late May as a part of a school field trip. On the permission form, the teachers said the students would be allowed to bring phones if they wanted to take photos of the sites. As a chaperone, I …

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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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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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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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So Your Teen Wants to be a CIT This Summer

They’ll learn leadership skills and so much more as a counselor-in-training at camp provided by McDonogh Summer Camps While most of his friends will be traveling or playing video games this summer, 15-year-old Lukas Kroner will be working at his first job. The 10th grader plans to return to Camp Twin …

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Taming Your Child’s Tantrums

How to stay calm when tempers are flaring “I’m not going to school!” my 6-year-old screamed, running upstairs and slamming her door. The cause of her tantrum? I asked her to clean up her dolls before we left for school. I was already guilty of yelling that morning, too. Both …

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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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