• Maryland summer camps make affordable family reunion venues in the off-season

    Maryland summer camps make affordable family reunion venues in the off-season

    You've no doubt seen them at one point or another: A large, extended family, all in matching T-shirts, takes over a hotel, resort or theme park for what looks like a fabulous — and expensive — reunion. But big families can reconnect without spending a month's salary to do it. Each spring and fall,...

  • 'Awesome' times three: A kid meets a local hero

    'Awesome' times three: A kid meets a local hero

    As parents of black children, we are constantly looking for ways to make sure our three littles know about the people throughout history – the heroes and sheroes – who look like they do. Although all our nation’s great men and women are worthy of study and will be celebrated in our home, it’s important...

  • With the kids: 3 fall activities for Howard County families

    With the kids: 3 fall activities for Howard County families

    With a snap in the air and Halloween on the horizon, October is packed with fun, sometimes spooky, opportunities for family time. 1. Spooky sightings As the nights get longer and Halloween approaches, October is prime time to get up close and personal with things that go bump in the night. This...

  • Maryland farm creates Curious George-themed corn maze

    Maryland farm creates Curious George-themed corn maze

    America’s favorite curious monkey is finding a new adventure at MD Sunrise Farm in Gambrills. Curious George will star in Sunrise’s corn maze in honor of the beloved cartoon character’s 75th birthday year. The maze, located on more than eight acres of the former Naval Academy farm, will open Sept....

  • With the kids: 3 fall activities for Harford County families

    With the kids: 3 fall activities for Harford County families

    From crisp temperatures to gorgeous changing leaves, October offers plenty of incentives to get out of the house and into the great outdoors. Here’s a look at some of October’s best local family activities, whether you’re looking for a fright, wants to learn about nature or have creative energy...

  • 3 things to do with the kids in Harford County in September

    3 things to do with the kids in Harford County in September

    With summer coming to an end, it can be difficult to find things to do that provide a break from the hustle and bustle of school-year schedules. Here are three things in Harford County that can entertain the kids and provide them an opportunity to learn, give back or just have fun. 1. Kids for...

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  • 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...

  • 3 things to do with the kids in Howard County in May

    3 things to do with the kids in Howard County in May

    As the school year winds down and the weather warms up, bond with your family during a lively round of golf, by watching a race or by exploring your creative side. 1. Catch a race With the Columbia Triathlon & Duathlon on May 21 and smaller races popping up all month long, the late-spring race...

  • Introducing (gasp!) the World's Worst Mother

    Introducing (gasp!) the World's Worst Mother

    Hi, we haven't met. I'm the World's Worst Mother. You can just call me WWM, for short. And you are? Never mind. Don't tell me. I won't remember anyway. I can't remember anything these days, despite a paper calendar, a kitchen wall calendar, a Google calendar, Outlook reminders and many, many Post-it...

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