I’ve been meaning to write about great local blogs and other resources for parents, and at the top of my list was a great new blog called Cool Progeny, a frequently updated site with interviews, reviews, advice, and a great little calendar of local kid-friendly events. Well, the folks at Cool Progeny knew just what to do to motivate me to finally write the post: They interviewed mefor their series, “Parents in the Know.” It was a really fun interview, since it was all about me, and let me reflect a bit on the boys and our family. Check it out. Thanks Cool Progeny!
There are a million other web resources for local parents, so I just highlighted a few others that I really enjoy and find myself going back to often:
* Kid Baltimore – I am endlessly amazed at the energy and creativity of Joyce Hasselberth, an illustrator, mom, and editor of Kid Baltimore, who comes up with incredible projects for her kids, from making crackers from scratch to designing stepping stones for the garden.
* Baltimore’s Child – Both the print magazine and website are endlessly useful resources for local parents, a clearinghouse of information on everything from summer camps and music lessons to pediatricians and dentists. For years, before I had kids, I used to breeze by the magazine at the entrance to the grocery store, wondering “does anybodyread that?” Now, I anxiously await every issue when it’s sent home from my boys’ school.
* Scary Mommy – one of the best parenting blogs in the country (and one of the most popular—about 30,000 hits a month!) And Scary Mommy, aka Jill, recently moved to Mt. Washington, so her thoughtful, hysterical thoughts about raising three young kids have a distinctly Baltimore feel.
* Parent’s Connect – This is a national website run by Nickelodeon with tons of info for parents (and they gave me anaward!) but I confess I rarely look at any of that. I treasure it for the weekly calendar of family events in Baltimore that is the most comprehensive in town. As someone who is mildly obsessed with festivals, fairs, hikes, screenings, and exhibits, I rely on this to plan our weekends.
If you have any locally oriented family or kid sites that you treasure, mention them in the comments. And if you haven’t already, become a fan of Learning to Crawl on Facebook!