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Sandy Point State Park Beach Review

Central Marylanders are often faced with a choice during the summer–trek out to Ocean City or the Delaware shore or go to one of the closer in Chesapeake Bay Beaches.  If you don’t have time or money to head all the way over to the Eastern shore, there are definitely a few popular beaches in Anne Arundel and Calvert County. I’d say that among the most popular Chesapeake destinations are North Beach, Chesapeake Beach, Flag Point and the one everyone knows – Sandy Point State Park. The park is open…

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Gift Ideas for Brainy Kids | Updated 12/2/19

Roominate: Engineering toys for girls This is a list of 80+ educational birthday gift ideas and Christmas/holiday gifts for brainy kids for 2020. If you see something missing from this gift list, please feel free to suggest your own gift ideas for smart kids in the comments below. There are plenty of great birthday gifts and Christmas presents out there to help smart kids of all ages get smarter…and lots of presents that will be a waste of your kid’s time and your money. I hope this list of educational…

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Easy Ways to Save Money Part 3 – Get Rid of Your Cable Television

Roku boxes let you choose various channels from the internet including  unusual channels like the Autism Channel and NASA Television.  You can’t get these on cable TV at all. I wanted to write some posts that outline a few ways that I have saved more than a few dollars lately.  Even if you’re not really on a budget, these ideas should make sense, after all a penny saved is a penny earned, but for most families with kids, every penny helps.  This one is about cutting out cable TV in favor of…

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Review of North Beach Maryland – Great Summer Beach Day Trip

Review of North Beach, Maryland If you are like many parents these days, a getaway to Ocean City or some of the other Maryland, Virginia and Delaware beaches is just a bit too much of a commitment in time and money.  So then there are the Chesapeake Bay beaches to consider, and although none of them are quite the same as, say Ocean City, there are two or three that come to my mind that might be decent day-trip substitutes.  They are all in Calvert County and they are: North…

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Review of Kids First Swim School

Review of Kid’s First Swim School My girls have been taking swimming lessons at Kids First Swim School since they were a few months old. Summary: I have good and bad things to say about our experiences with them over the years.  I would tell people to look for other alternatives if they have one available (see below for some ideas in Columbia MD).  If you’re wondering about the cost of lessons, as of February 27, 2013, 6 weeks worth of half hour lessons are $100.  Considering that you don’t…

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