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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 Nature Center — Schneider says friends kept asking if she knew of free or low-cost children’s activities and inexpensive opportunities for mothers to socialize.

In response, she created the Howard County Moms Facebook page in 2011 to provide a central place for local parents to find a range of family-friendly...

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