Family turns Ray Rice jersey into 'be nice' message

Family turns Ray Rice jersey into "be nice" message 

A great way to capture a teachable moment

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Teething baby doesn't curtail family adventure

Teething baby doesn't curtail family adventure

Eight months and one week. That's how long it took my daughter, Sarla, to get her first tooth. And the teething started the day we took a seven-hour flight across the pond to Europe.

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Stacy Keibler planning to eat placenta following the birth of her daughter

Stacy Keibler planning to eat placenta following the birth of her daughter

Stacy Keibler plans to take a special supplement after she gives birth next month -- a pill made from her placenta.

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Forget a pump part? Vending machine solves breastfeeding mothers' dilemma

Forget a pump part? Vending machine solves breastfeeding mothers' dilemma

Every working breastfeeding mother has had it happen at least once: You're on a break, ready to pump, when you discover you forgot a crucial piece of equipment. 

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Tips for flying with a baby and keeping everyone happy

Tips for flying with a baby and keeping everyone happy

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh!

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African American Children's Book Festival is May 10

African American Children's Book Festival is May 10

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is hosting a book fair this weekend that will highlight books about African Americans as well as showcase African American authors and illustrators. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gives a reading at 2:00.

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Getting my daughter's ears pierced: The mall vs. tattoo parlor

Getting my daughter's ears pierced: The mall vs. tattoo parlor

My 8-year-old daughter had been begging for a few years to get her ears pierced and I recently decided to let her go ahead with it. It seemed important to her, she's pretty responsible, and -- as she has pointed out to me numerous times -- many of her friends have pierced ears.

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ROAR for Autism is April 27

ROAR for Autism is April 27

Kennedy Krieger Institute's annual ROAR for Autism will be held on April 27 at Oregon Ridge Park. Particiapnts will raise funds for autism research by biking, running or walking. 

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$5 admission to Port Discovery on March 15

$5 admission to Port Discovery on March 15

Port Discovery is celebrating its 15th birthday on March 15 with discounted admission ($5 instead of the usual $13.95 per person ages 2 and up) and a variety of activities including Pop Up Science demonstrations, yoga, face painting, interactive storytelling, music with Mr. Norman and more.

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Infants' hearing could be damaged by sleep machines

Infants' hearing could be damaged by sleep machines

Study says some white-noise machines are so loud they could potentially harm babies' ears.

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Kid-run farmer's market from Living Classrooms is this Saturday

Kid-run farmer's market from Living Classrooms is this Saturday

The 18th annual BUGS Famer's Market is being held, rain or shine, this Saturday. This kid-run event hosted by Living Classrooms will feature organic heirloom veggies, flowers, snacks and herb seedlings as well as student-made artwork. There will also be music and live demonstrations.

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Girls more body conscious, but just as messy as boys

Girls more body conscious, but just as messy as boys

As the mother of boys, I usually don’t get the chance to spend much time with tween or teen girls unless they have come to the house to visit my sons. But recently I chaperoned several eighth-grade girls on a weekend church retreat in Ocean City and I had a glimpse into their world.

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Kids + snow = cabin fever

Kids + snow = cabin fever

I really think it’s time my 12-year-old son took the white crayon from the window sill.

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Best family movies for hunkering down during the snow storm

Best family movies for hunkering down during the snow storm

Last night we were trying to come up with some good family-friendly movies to watch while hunkered down during the snow storm, and for the days afterward while we're mostly home.

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$50 a week for allowance?

$50 a week for allowance?

There's been a big jump in the number of parents who are giving their children allowances bigger than $10 or $20 a week, according to numbers crunched for Reuters by Baltimore-based money managers T. Rowe Price, which are derived from its annual Parents, Kids & Money surveys.

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Mom auditions happening next month

Mom auditions happening next month

Well, not auditions to be a mom. (Would I get the part? Gawd knows.)

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How to talk to kids about the shooting at The Mall in Columbia

How to talk to kids about the shooting at The Mall in Columbia

When a tragedy strikes -- whether it's a shooting like the one at The Mall in Columbia, or one of the seemingly endless string of school shootings across the country -- it's often difficult to know how to discuss these incidents with your children. Tell them too much and you could add to their anxiety. Tell them too little and they may be confused and scared without the reassurance they need.

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Hope chests can be a death trap

Hope chests can be a death trap

A brother and sister died yesterday after apparently suffocating in a wooden chest in their home.

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Campus looms large for mom of teenager

Campus looms large for mom of teenager

In the next few weeks, I’ll be traveling with my older son on a couple final college visits before he makes the big decision on where he wants to go.

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Noontime New Year at Port Discovery [Pictures]

Noontime New Year at Port Discovery [Pictures]

The theme of Port Discovery's family-friendly New Year's Eve event was royal masquerade.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGER



Kristine Henry has been an editor in The Baltimore Sun's features department, handling coverage of food and families, since February 2013 and is the editor of the Maryland Family magazine. She was a business-news reporter at the Sun from 1998 until 2002 when she had her first child and took what she now refers to as a very extended maternity leave. Along the way she was the communications director of a local non-profit and did extensive freelance writing.

Kris grew up in Minneapolis and has a degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Towson with her husband, son (11), daughter (8), and Yorkiepoo (28 dog years).