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Private Schools in Howard County Maryland

Glenelg Country School Manor House, Ellicott City, MD Living in Howard County Maryland means that the bar is set relatively high for public schools–not to mention private schools in Howard County. By many standards, Maryland and Massachusetts have the best schools in the USA.  And within Maryland, the two top contenders are Montgomery County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools.  So this is to say that Howard County’s schools are among the best in the country. Still, to many parents there are a multitude of issues about both Howard County and Montgomery County Public…

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26+ High Quality, “Don’t Miss This” Summer Camps in Howard County for Summer 2017

Summer 2017 is approaching, and so is summer vacation–so I have made a list of summer camps in Howard County (as well as near me in adjoining counties).  As a former teacher, I can tell you that summer can do some damage to your child’s skills.  Every year the kids come back to school with lower reading and math abilities than they left with the previous year. The reasons will be obvious to most parents who have themselves spent their summers watching TV, hanging out with friends and avoiding anything…

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Kid's Birthday's in Baltimore County MD - Place ideas. Childrens' Birthday Parties Featured 

Kid’s Birthday Party Ideas in Baltimore County

Are you looking for some ideas for places to have your child’s birthday party in Baltimore County? If you need more ideas, here is my list of places around the County and nearby in Howard County and Anne Arundel County. With each idea I try to include links to Amazon.com for some ideas for party favors and sometimes educational gifts that go along with the party theme. First, here are some of the more typical party ideas. These are popular and possibly done too often (I am purposely not mentioning…

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Republic Wireless 2.0 Review 2015 Featured Phone Bills Review Reviews Save Money Technology 

Republic Wireless Review Part 1

Republic Wireless 2.0 Review Executive Summary – Updated March 12, 2016 My customer review covers the Republic Wireless Mobile Phone Service with the Moto X gen 2, Moto E gen 2 and Moto G phones.  This review is about the Republic Wireless 2.0 plan which isn’t available anymore. They have now launched a their 3.0 plan, so the information below is outdated. For current information please see my review of Republic Wireless 3.0 and comparison to Google Project Fi.   “Stop wasting money on high-priced yearly contract phones.  Get reliable, smarter…

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Recommended Educational TV Shows for Kids

Looking for educational TV shows for your kids to watch on Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime or YouTube? Below is a list of  some worthwhile educational shows for kids that I would recommend for parents looking to avoid all the terrible, worthless, and even damaging fluff that is on children’s TV these days. In the first part of this post, I will do my best to let you know which educational shows you can see  on Netflix Streaming, Netflix DVD,  HuluPlus,YouTube, Amazon Prime, or Amazon DVD. Keep in mind that Amazon, Hulu and Netflix…

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List of Fun Activities For Kids To Do Around Maryland

Looking for worthwhile things to do with your kids in the Baltimore/DC Area?  I am too.  Here is a list of 27+ fun activity suggestions that I have compiled from experience with my own children.  Please feel free to add to this list by leaving a comment below. 1) Children’s museums: Visit the  National Children’s Museum in National Harbor or in Baltimore called Port Discovery.  Kids love both places. Another great place to take kids and teens is the Natural History Museum in Washington D.C.  There are some great exhibits including…

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Blendtec blender costco reviews Blenders Featured Food Nutrition Review Reviews 

Blendtec Blender Review-The Blendtec 570 from Costco

Summary: This is a review of the Blendtec blender sold in Costco (TB621 USCOST) currently being sold for $319.  Although we loved this machine when it was working, we managed to break ours 3 times in two months through just normal use. On the third time, it broke we just returned it. Read on for information about alternatives to this blender and why we were so sad to see it go! If you’re considering a Blendtec Blender, you may want to avoid this blender and instead go for a different Total Blender…

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Why We Shop At Costco – Costco Review Part 1

  Costco sells two 36 ounce bottles of Organic Blue Agave for $9.89 Easy Ways to Save Money: Shop at Costco This is part 1 of my review of Costco. [Don’t miss Part 2 here] I know this may seem a little off-topic for this blog, but I think there are still many families who haven’t discovered the joys of shopping at bulk food warehouse stores.  Many people are turned off by the membership fees or think they just don’t need a huge box of this or that.  I submit that…

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Lifetime Fitness Review Columbia MD Columbia Maryland Featured Recommendations Review Reviews 

Review of Lifetime Fitness / Lifetime Athletics Gym in Columbia MD

Updated on December 1, 2016  By Eron Cohen. This is my two part review of Lifetime Fitness/Lifetime Athletics (click here to view part 2). Although this is a review of Lifetime Fitness (recently renamed to Lifetime Athletics) in Columbia Maryland, much of it applies to most of the Lifetime Athletics/Life Time Fitness Clubs in the USA and Canada. I will try to give you my best assessment in a fair, honest way.   I also mention some alternatives to Lifetime Fitness in the Columbia area at the end of this review….

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