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(Sometimes) Unhappy Children—Good Parenting

Dear Dr. Debbie,Is there a secret to happiness? Sometimes one or more of my children, ages 8, 10, and 13, will quickly recover from...

Chalk it Up with Chalk Paint

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Back-to-School Breakfast 101—Fuel kids’ brains for success at school

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day—kick-starting our metabolism and leading us to eat better throughout the day. You’ve...

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Take a few minutes to remind your kids of how to behave when starting online schooling again. The spring semester of elearning was experimental. The...

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The long-awaited new Crofton High School is open, even without students present. An endeavor decades in the making comes to fruition this fall when Crofton...

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How coding and STEM projects benefit kids in and outside of the classroom. It’s a scene many parents have recently lived. A child stares, hypnotized,...

Big Worries in Little Kids—Help Manage Your Child’s Anxiety

Kids are increasingly anxious during this tumultuous year. Here's how you can help them cope and deal with their worries. One of the first things...

Chesapeake Family Life Celebrates 30 Years!

Happy 30th Anniversary to Chesapeake Family Life, and thanks to all of the readers who have come along with us on this journey we...

September 2020 Chesapeake Family Life

Celebrate Chesapeake Family Life's 30th Anniversary with our September issue! Plus find all things Back-to-School, STEM, and keeping our kids anxieties at bay.  

Summer Fun, Day 97: Play Miniature Golf

Playing a round of miniature golf doesn't have to be an activity for vacation at the beach! Try mini golfing, a trademark game of summer...

Summer Fun, Day 96: Visit the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Garden

Visit the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Gardens for a stroll through the outdoors amidst gorgeous, world-class works of art. The Baltimore Museum of Art...

How to Keep Kids Motivated during E-Learning

Kids will soon be thrust back into e-learning and continue to miss their friends and communities. Here are some ways parents can help them...

Downtown Annapolis Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we've come up with 30 things to find in Downtown Annapolis! So grab the kids and head out to tour...

Summer Fun, Day 95: Bike the Mount Vernon Trail

Pack your bikes and head out on the Mount Vernon Trail—an 18-mile paved and mostly flat trail that snakes along the Potomac River and...

Getting to Know You From Afar: The Virtual Campus Tour

For high school students ready to check out colleges and universities, it won’t be business as usual this year due to COVID-19 related restrictions...

Summer Fun, Day 94—Visit Ladew Topiary Gardens

Spend the day outdoors at Ladew Topiary Gardens strolling through beautiful gardens, statues, and a nature walk. Ladew Manor and gardens were “established in the...

Summer Fun, Day 93—Take the family to a U-Pick Farm

Get your hands on the freshest local produce as you and your family pick your own fruits, vegetables and flowers. Taking the kids on a...

Summer Fun, Day 91—Walk or Bike the Greenbury Point Trails

You’ve all seen the old radio towers that line Greenbury Point, just across the mouth of the Severn from Annapolis. But it's so much...

Summer Fun, Day 90—Visit Babe Ruth’s Birthplace and Museum

Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore in 1895, in a house just two blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. That house is now...

How COVID is Impacting Student Athletes

Kids are going to be missing a lot of regular sports this fall. What will they miss out on this fall, and how can...
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