Summer Camps in Howard County Maryland Education Featured Parenting Summer Camps - No School Camps 

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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Where To Have Kids Birthday Parties in Howard County Maryland Childrens' Birthday Parties kids activities Kids Birthday Parties Party Ideas 

Kids Birthday Party Ideas in Howard County MD

SEE MY LIST OF 47+ IDEAS FOR KID’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES BELOW I am really sure other parents are as sick as I am of inflatable bounce house birthday parties.  It’s not to say kids don’t enjoy them–they are fun, but they are so repetitive and unimaginative, and I really can’t stand the production-line-style birthday party they seem to thrive on. To help parents combat the urge to take the easiest route, I present my list of birthday party ideas–some of the party locations are typical, but others more unusual, creative and even…

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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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children's theater and dance companies in Maryland and Washington DC Education kids activities 

Children’s Theater and Dance Companies in Maryland

There are some amazing and unusual dance and kid’s theater companies in Maryland and Washington D.C. We have some excellent places for kids to see performing arts as well as great places for them to take classes. Below is my list of some of the dance and theater places that I am aware of: Places for Kid’s To See Performing Arts in Maryland Candlelight Kids – The Candlelight Concert Society of Maryland offers a series of dance and musical performances that kids of all ages will surely enjoy. This year they…

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Before and after care in howard county md Education kids activities Recommendations Review 

Before and After Care in Howard County

We’re definitely going to need before and after care for our children this school year (2017-2018).  We’ve started looking into what the standard options are, and we’re a little worried. As a former teacher,  I have seen what before and after care can be (a waste of children’s time, with some fun mixed in) and hope to find something better. One possibility is a martial arts program at one of a few locations around Howard County. The deal is that for about $450 dollars/month, they pick your child up after school and they can…

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Gift Ideas for Brainy Kids | Updated 10/22/17

Roominate: engineering toys for girls This is a list of 75+ birthday gift ideas and Christmas/holiday gifts for brainy kids for 2017. There are plenty of great birthday gifts out there to help smart kids get smarter and lots of stuff that will be a waste of your kid’s time. I hope this list of educational math and science gift ideas will help you with some suggestions for the best gifts for smart kids! Each educational present idea includes a link to the item on Amazon.com, suggested age levels, and…

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Juicespresso Juicer Review

The Juicespresso Juicer is an amazing device for juicing fans. If you’re considering purchasing one, read my review. The Juicespresso cold press masticating machines are very efficient at getting the juice out of various fruits and vegetables. You’ll be pleased that it will potentially lower your produce bill when compared to your old high-speed juicer. This juicer is compact, so it doesn’t take up much counter space (you’ll want to keep it out all the time!) and it is dishwasher safe. I was using a Jack LaLane juicer that I…

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Redfin Review in Maryland: Should You Use RedFin, Rather Than A Traditional Real Estate Agent?

Is it a good idea to use Redfin to sell or purchase a home in Maryland? Read my Redfin Review! Many home buyers and home sellers in Maryland are asking themselves whether or not they should use Redfin (RDFN)  to buy or sell their home.  They are worried about whether they’ll get the same service or somehow make less money, or do more work themselves if they use Redfin. Honestly, Redfin is great. It is NOT a do-it-yourself or for sale by owner (FSBO) service by any stretch–this is a…

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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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Educational Apps for Kindle Fire

Looking for some great educational apps for your child’s Kindle Fire Tablet (or other Android device)? Here are a few of the ones that my kids enjoy now or in the not-too-distant past. All of these are available in the Amazon App Store for Android / Kindle App Store: Inventioneers – Filimundus-AB makes some great games that teach kids how to invent and think of creative solutions. Great physics engine. Great fun. Pettson’s Inventions 1  / Pettson’s Inventions 2 /Pettson’s Inventions Deluxe – Another great game from Filimundus-AB. This game requires you to solve…

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