• Yes, the holiday aftermath sads are real

    Yes, the holiday aftermath sads are real

    The children have ripped through the presents, leaving cardboard shreds and plastic packaging all over the house. The war-torn area under the tree has become yet another spot in the house that needs daily tending. Sweet potato pies are now sweet potato crumbs, though the tins remain – sad, shiny...

  • 3 healthy activities for Howard County families

    3 healthy activities for Howard County families

    It’s New Year’s resolution season, and this year local organizations are offering plenty of ways to help you reach your health and wellness goals as a family. Julija Sajauskas has fond memories of growing up, playing sports with her parents. “Having the memories of being able to get a little competitive...

  • Family in town for the holidays? Consider these Howard County outings

    Family in town for the holidays? Consider these Howard County outings

    With the holidays upon us, Howard County is full of festive fun this month. From learning about African history for Kwanzaa, to celebrations that light up the night, there’s plenty to do as a family. December is known as the magical month of the famed Symphony of Lights holiday display, but families...

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  • 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...

  • Dip & Doodle opens second kids' art studio in Havre de Grace

    Dip & Doodle opens second kids' art studio in Havre de Grace

    A ball pit, tents, foam building blocks and easily accessible easels greet young artists at Dip & Doodle Art Studio’s newest location on the Havre de Grace waterfront. This new “play space” is a distinguishing feature of the children’s art studio, which co-owner Ellie Yeatman, 26, opened in June...

  • Growing number of Howard County families adopting vegan diets

    Growing number of Howard County families adopting vegan diets

    The idea of becoming vegan scared Sharon McRae. She’d been vegetarian for years and knew a dairy-free diet could be “very limiting.” But after two weeks of cutting milk and cheese, she felt better about her food choices than she ever had before. And after the Columbia mother of three researched...

  • 3 things to do with the kids — and furry friends — in Howard County

    3 things to do with the kids — and furry friends — in Howard County

    The steamy final months of summer offer tons of opportunities for families to have a blast alongside members of the animal kingdom. From encouraging animal advocacy to celebrating the prettiest animals in the county, here’s a look at how families and their furry friends can celebrate summer’s dog...

  • Meet the Elkridge resident behind Howard County Moms

    Meet the Elkridge resident behind Howard County Moms

    Kris Schneider was working from home as a conference coordinator when she got the idea to start a community hub for mothers. The Elkridge resident and mother of Jackson, 14; Taylor, 11; and Ryan, 7, was active in her children’s schools and a regular visitor at county libraries and the Robinson...

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