Shootings shatter the illusion that we can keep our children safe

Each day, I send my children out the door and watch my husband pull off in the car to take them to school. I close the door, grateful for the quiet, and continue the ordinary to-dos of the morning – showering, make-up, a hasty response to an email that just can’t wait. I don’t usually think much...

  • 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...

  • The perils of the overscheduled parent

    The perils of the overscheduled parent

    I hustled into the Merritt Athletic Club with my three children in tow, pleased that we were on time(ish) for the second birthday party and fourth kid-related event of the day. My plan was to drop off the twin boys and take my kindergartner with me to pick up beverages and snacks for the guests...

  • Maryland Zoo to cut admission prices as temperatures fall

    Maryland Zoo to cut admission prices as temperatures fall

    As temperatures drop this winter, so will ticket prices for the Maryland Zoo. Beginning Dec. 1 and continuing through Feb. 28, admission at the zoo will be $10 per person. That's compared to the usual price of $19 for adults, $16 for senior citizens and $15 for children 2 to 11. Children under...

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

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

    December is a festive month all over Harford County, with family-friendly celebrations of the season on stage, in homes and at parks. From ballet to movies, this month is packed with performances that are seasonally spirited and family-friendly, including a rousing Celtic concert and dance performance...

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  • 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...

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