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  • In school, snow days aren't free days

    In school, snow days aren't free days

    As nearly every public school student and parent knows by now, snow days aren't really free days. They must be paid back in the classroom in June, just when everyone is ready to be finished with books and spending time anywhere but behind a desk. So the four or five days many students just spent...

  • Barbie now curvy, tall and petite

    Barbie now curvy, tall and petite

    At 57, Barbie is getting a major makeover. The iconic plastic doll, whose small waist and long legs have been criticized for creating unrealistic expectations for girls, will soon be sold with three new bodies — curvy, tall and petite. Barbie will also be more diverse, coming in seven skin tones,...

  • Things to do with the kids when you're snowed in

    Things to do with the kids when you're snowed in

    With this weekend's historic blizzard keeping many school districts closed, parents are likely finding themselves cooped up inside with some restless young ones. Here are some ideas to keep them warm and happy — and keep you sane. 

  • Snow-day delivery: No shortage of 'blizzard babies' at AAMC

    Snow-day delivery: No shortage of 'blizzard babies' at AAMC

    Tori Mason wasn't interested in making a "big fuss" about going into labor; she just wanted to get to the hospital quick and easy. But because of a weekend blizzard that brought record-setting snowfall to Annapolis, she had to ride to the hospital in a firetruck. She made it, though. Mason's daughter,...

  • 5 parenting milestones that will change. your. life.

    5 parenting milestones that will change. your. life.

    At 13 months, my baby boy got his first tooth, a full three months after his wombmate's tiny teeth first emerged. I remember cheering and celebrating, as if he had just won the Pulitzer. "Finally, a tooth!" I thought, so relieved to see enamel poking through his gums. "Thank God my child won't...

  • Snow survival guide

    Snow survival guide

    From staying safe in a big storm to staying sane cooped up with restless kids on a snow day, here's some coverage to help you navigate the winter weather. 

More Maryland Family News

  • Time to let 2015 go

    Time to let 2015 go

    A first draft of my Christmas letter: Dear friends, Yesterday, the kids and I almost got kicked out of a garden store because my boys decided to sword fight with the broken stems of poinsettias I planned to buy. How did the stems get broken, you ask? Well, apparently, asking 5-year-olds to help...

  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gives birth to twin girls after big announcement

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gives birth to twin girls after big announcement

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has followed a major business announcement with some big personal news. She gave birth to twin girls Thursday, the day after unveiling plans to hatch a new company to control Yahoo's Internet business. This is the second time that the 40-year-old Mayer has given birth since...

  • Millions of teens use new app to post anonymously -- most parents have no idea

    Millions of teens use new app to post anonymously -- most parents have no idea

    Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in. The After School app has exploded in popularity this...

  • Maryland parents hunt for elusive FluMist as season gets going

    Maryland parents hunt for elusive FluMist as season gets going

    After a battery of calls to hunt down a dose of FluMist, Kimberly Gregoire-Cope finally identified a storefront clinic in Baltimore that carried the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine. "I said, 'You have FluMist? Are you sure?'" she quizzed the receptionist at the Passport Health in South...

  • Toymakers are tracking more data about kids -- leaving them exposed to hackers

    Toymakers are tracking more data about kids -- leaving them exposed to hackers

    As toys go high-tech, hackers are zeroing in on a particularly vulnerable target — children. VTech, a Hong Kong-based company that sells baby monitors and digital learning toys such as children's tablets, announced over the weekend that the data for five million "customer accounts and related kids...

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  • Anne Arundel school board lacks black representation for first time in decades

    Anne Arundel school board lacks black representation for first time in decades

    For the first time in at least 42 years, the Anne Arundel County school board will not have a single black representative among its members. Terry Gilleland, who is white, and Maria Sasso, who is Hispanic, will replace Debbie Ritchie and Solon Webb on the nine-member Anne Arundel County Board of...

  • Harford schools' ban on trips to city lifted

    Harford schools' ban on trips to city lifted

    Harford County school officials lifted their ban Monday on field trips and other travel to Baltimore. The decision came after Harford County Executive Barry Glassman urged the school system to reconsider the ban, and Baltimore elected officials criticized the county's schools for denying children...

  • Volunteer school aide charged with making child porn

    A volunteer aide at a Prince George's County elementary school has been charged with producing child pornography, including some cellphone videos that police say he made inside the school. County police detailed the allegations against 22-year-old Deonte Carraway on Monday. He was arrested Saturday...

  • Baltimore's quick economic growth contributes to loss in state aid to schools

    Baltimore's quick economic growth contributes to loss in state aid to schools

    Here's the good news: For the second year in a row, Baltimore's economy is improving faster than anywhere else in Maryland. Here's the bad news: Once again, that has contributed to deep cuts to the city schools budget. Because much of Baltimore's economic growth has been fueled by a wide array of...

  • Mount St. Mary's University president apologizes; provost resigns

    Mount St. Mary's University president apologizes; provost resigns

    EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Mount St. Mary's University says its president has apologized and its provost has resigned after some embarrassing publicity about a plan to boost the schools' student-retention rate. President Simon Newman said in a campus-wide email Friday that he had requested and received...

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