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Backyard Camping Fun

On a lovely spring day in May, our daughters, ages 9 and 6, begged us to camp in the backyard. Though I’d had a...

Five Great Fishing Spots for Families

With COVID-19 changing the way we work, live and learn, many are finding that their favorite forms of entertainment are off-limits. Team sports and...

A SUPer Way to Enjoy the Bay

Standup paddleboarding is a perfect activity for enjoying time on the water as a family. Summer in Maryland means lots of...

Summer Boating Safety Tips

Spending a day or weekend on board a boat on the Chesapeake Bay is a summer rite of passage. Here's how to enjoy your...

Off the Beaten Path—Hike at South River Farm Park

You won’t see many people at South River Farm Park in Edgewater, but you probably will see osprey, blue heron and maybe an eagle...

Get out and explore the outdoors

Nature is always open, if you ask River's Edge Forest Play! There's not many places we can go at the moment,...

Capital Hiking—Get out and explore D.C.

Washington D.C. holds more than just monuments. There are a lot of exceptional parks in the D.C. metro area that feature great hikes, bikes...

Check out Calvert Cliffs State Park

I’ve lived in Maryland for far too long without ever visiting Calvert Cliffs State Park. Big mistake on my part, it’s an absolute gem!...

Hike at Beverly Triton Beach

Nature lovers rejoice! If you enjoy walking along sandy Bay beaches, or through a forest surrounding a pond, Beverly Triton Nature Park has it...

Nine pools and splash parks perfect for preschoolers and fun for older kids

With temperatures heading to the triple digits, there is no better time to check out spraygrounds and swimming facilities in the Annapolis/Washington, D.C. area...

Fun Days on the Bay—Getting out on the Chesapeake

  Cool Bay breezes, workboats grinding by, the prickle of sun and the freedom of a day on the open water—there is no better...

Bike Your Way Through Spring

Spring is here and it’s time to dust off the bicycles after a long, cold, rainy winter and get back outside! ...

Family fall camping in Maryland

Camping is a great family activity, and fall is the perfect time to hit the great outdoors and head to a camping spot in...

5 Scramble Hikes for Adventurous Families

Hikes that scramble over rocks, around boulders and through crevices can be some of the most adventurous and fun for kids, and there are...

7 Maryland bike trails fit for the family

There are many great bike trails in Maryland for families to enjoy. After making sure the tires have plenty of air, the brakes work...

5 bike trails in the Baltimore and D.C. Area That Lead Someplace Fun

Parents might not think of taking the kids on a bike ride into Baltimore City or Washington, D.C., but there are a...

5 family hikes along the Appalachian Trail

There might be no better time to hike the mid-Atlantic portion of the Appalachian Trail than fall, when the chilly nights jump-start Mother Nature's...

6 spots for outside family adventures

Looking to get outside and explore new places with the family in Maryland? From nature scavenger hunts to learning about lighthouses, here are six...

8 playgrounds perfect for kids of different ages

Any parent of multiple-aged kids knows that playgrounds must be chosen with care. Too simple and the kids will be bored in minutes. Too...

Six children’s gardens to visit in Maryland area

By Allison Eatough A bamboo maze, rows of sweet-smelling peppermint, a tree house with soaring views or giant sunflowers towering overhead, children's gardens are...
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Stress Management in 2020 – For Kids and Families

Part 1   By: Dr. Sharon Richter, Annapolis Pediatrics’ Behavioral Health Department Parents are role models for their children when it comes to teaching life skills, including...

It’s a “Delmarvalous Fall” at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Just in time for the fall season, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is providing local residents with the “Delmarvalous Fall”...

Maintaining — and Retaining — Your Retainer

One day in the not-too-distant future, your braces will come off. In a few moments, you'll be free of bands and...

The Importance of Early Orthodontic Treatment

The American Association for Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. Early detection and...

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