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Maryland fathers challenge convention with dad groups

As a black father of four, Matt Prestbury was fed up with the stereotypes. It was 2009, and the narratives around men like him painted pictures of absentee dads for whom expectations were low and praise was scarce. “There’s that myth that we are not around,” said the North Baltimore native and...

  • A complete guide to 2017 summer outdoor movie series in the Baltimore area

    A complete guide to 2017 summer outdoor movie series in the Baltimore area

    A summer in Baltimore is not complete without warm weather, starry nights, lawn chairs, and an outdoor movie — and, of course, popcorn. Nearly a dozen free outdoor film festivals are returning for yet another season, bringing family-friendly flicks from the stage at Merriweather Post Pavilion to...

  • Three-year-old Fallston resident spends birthday with six Disney princesses

    Three-year-old Fallston resident spends birthday with six Disney princesses

    It’s not every day that you get to sing and dance with your favorite Disney princess in person (especially without visiting the Magic Kingdom), but one Fallston resident and her friends got to spend time with six right here in Maryland. Madelyn Mezzadra celebrated her third birthday Saturday with...

  • Confessions of a mom at a new low

    Confessions of a mom at a new low

    This week I left my child at home with a woman I don’t know. I am confessing here to what feels like a low, even for me, a mother who frequently pokes fun at her parenting “failures.” It’s difficult to discuss it, to invite in the inevitable judgment from other mothers who would never have done...

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  • 50 places to take the kids in Howard County

    50 places to take the kids in Howard County

    The next time your children say they are bored, have a look around. Howard County is home to everything from a circus school to a motorcycle museum. In nice weather, farms and parks offer an excuse to get some fresh air. Here are 50 places to take the kids in 2017.

  • More joy, less scoring for preschoolers in sports

    More joy, less scoring for preschoolers in sports

    From the stands, the soccer match might have looked a bit odd. The coach was singing most of the directions and applauding players for being good listeners. But the goal wasn't scoring — it was learning the basics of the sport and thinking positively about themselves and others, and the 12 preschoolers...

  • National Aquarium offers free admission to kids who participate in book club

    National Aquarium offers free admission to kids who participate in book club

    The Read to Reef book club is returning to Baltimore in March, offering kids free National Aquarium admission as an incentive to read.  Throughout March, Baltimore children with an Enoch Pratt Free Library card can visit any Pratt branch to receive a special bookmark and a list of aquatic-centric...

  • Yes, our expectations do shape our children's behavior — profoundly

    Yes, our expectations do shape our children's behavior — profoundly

    One of the most exciting days of my life was when I discovered I could get "This American Life" — the public radio show that explores the nuances of humanity through interviews and storytelling — as a podcast on my smartphone. Since that glorious day, nearly every episode logged has taught, reminded...

  • Top baby names of 2016 at GBMC

    Top baby names of 2016 at GBMC

    Greater Baltimore Medical Center has averaged more than 4,000 births during the past nine years, making it the busiest hospital in Baltimore for deliveries. In 2016, about 4,100 were delivered at GBMC. Here's a look at the most popular names for the new arrivals.

  • Baltimore sledding 101: Most popular hills, safety tips and more

    Baltimore sledding 101: Most popular hills, safety tips and more

    Last January, after a winter storm dumped nearly 30 inches of snow on the region, many Baltimoreans were given two great gifts: an extended break from school and work, and some serious sledding hills to explore. Lutherville resident Dan Taylor and his daughter Ryan, now 9, found their sledding...

  • Howard County Babysitters referral service connects families with caretakers

    Howard County Babysitters referral service connects families with caretakers

    When Stephanie Wilcome was looking to make a little extra money while in nursing school at Howard Community College, she thought that baby-sitting might be the perfect fit with her passion for children and her varying schedule. But Wilcome, 22, of Columbia, was having trouble finding jobs in the...

  • Helping kids out of their 'entitlement cloak'

    Helping kids out of their 'entitlement cloak'

    A friend came to our house when our boys were toddlers and stood in my living room crying. Her father had died suddenly, and she was bereft. While I hugged her and cried too, the boys were sitting mesmerized by this uncommon show of adult emotion, when one tapped me on the leg and whispered, "Our...

  • Ellicott City mom teaches kids about the fun in healthy cooking

    Ellicott City mom teaches kids about the fun in healthy cooking

    Kimberly Young is, as she puts it, “not a size 6.” The Ellicott City resident may not fit the stereotypical image of a healthy eating guru, but that she is. Young is a trained culinary nutritionist who founded the nonprofit Love My Body and later her company Healthy Little Cooks to encourage healthful...

  • 3 kid-friendly activities in Howard County in January

    3 kid-friendly activities in Howard County in January

    Every year, health and wellness goals top Marylanders’ lists of New Year’s resolutions. But sticking to those resolutions, especially if you have kids, is notoriously tough. Thanks to a handful of engaging, family-oriented programs, Howard County families have a fighting chance at achieving those...

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