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Hygge: Winterize Yourself

Winter has never been my favorite season. Growing up in the Midwest, I regularly encountered temperatures below freezing and was cautioned more times than I can count about the dangers of black ice. You’d think I’d have developed greater fortitude for slogging through these cooler months of the year, but …

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When Your Kid Is Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

Just before the holidays, my teenage son was diagnosed with celiac disease, an allergy to the gluten protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Exposure can damage his intestines, causing nutrient deficiency and disease. The good news is, we know the problem and can fix it with dietary changes. The tough …

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Taming Your Child’s Tantrums

How to stay calm when tempers are flaring “I’m not going to school!” my 6-year-old screamed, running upstairs and slamming her door. The cause of her tantrum? I asked her to clean up her dolls before we left for school. I was already guilty of yelling that morning, too. Both …

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How to work with a camp consultant

Expert advisors match your child with their perfect camp — for free provided by McDonogh Summer Camps Finding the right camp for your child can seem daunting. After all, there are so many choices! Luckily, there are experts who can help. Think of a camp consultant as an expert advisor …

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DIY: Hot Chocolate Slime

It’s only January, but it’s been cold long enough that you might be running out of ways to keep the kids busy indoors. Fortunately, I have a solution: DIY hot chocolate slime slime! Slime can be tons of fun for a wide range of ages. For toddlers, it’s a sensory …

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“Peter Pan and Wendy” at Shakespeare Theatre Company

This new adaptation will have kids cracking up — just don’t expect any musical numbers “Peter Pan and Wendy,” a modern retelling of the classic J.M. Barrie play, has been racking up positive reviews since it opened earlier this month at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Washington Post said it was …

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Helping Our Kids Stand Tall and Face Their Fears

With the new school year here, kids may feel varying degrees of uneasiness. The change of environment could bring heightened emotion and perhaps, a temptation to run and hide. For kids to successfully handle the big things in life down the road, they need the tools and encouragement to stand …

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15 Years of Mantras

Or, why we have girlfriends, fortune cookies and more By: Monica Leigh It’s that time of year, when we all look back over the past year and look forward to the new one. This often comes with the ritual of making New Year’s resolutions. Years ago, around the time of …

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Kids And Politics

After the contentious 2016 elections, every one of Alison Bomba’s clients brought up the topic of politics and how fearful it made them. Bomba is a Frederick-based psychologist who specializes in child and adolescent anxiety — the clients who were feeling so overwhelmed were actually kids. “It came up in …

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