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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Shiah

Birthdate: November 13, 2015

Favorite pastime: Shiah loves anything musical; the louder the better! Born on Friday the 13th, this young gentleman prefers the drums and the piano.

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Mommy Must Haves

“Do Princesses Boogie?” A Read-and-Dance Book

From the writer of 2003's “Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?” comes Carmela LaVigna Coyle's latest book, “Do Princesses Boogie?” This fun read, explores all the different ways kids can move and groove as part of their everyday lives. The repetitive wording is appealing to young children who can act out the claps, taps, twists and more. The book, available in board book from Taylor Trade Publishing, is sure to get your littlest excited to read and dance with you! Available wherever books are sold. 

Event Note

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Celebrate the Maryland Renaissance Festival's 40th anniversary with your family. With plays, rides and games designed for children and adults alike, there is plenty to amuse all. Children under 6 are free and those 7-15 start at eight dollars, (prices vary by weekend). For more information, check their website at and may ye enjoy yourselves, one and all!

Take notes in style

Post-it brand sticky notes has come out with a way to keep track of your phone messages in style. These pop-up dispensers come in new varieties, including camera and polka dot purse which makes grabbing a note an easy and one-handed operation. These post-its are great for leaving notes all around the house for other members of your family. Catch your tween's eye with vibrant colors and the new metallic cube post-its as well. Available just in time for the new school year wherever office supplies are sold.

Mommy jewelry with a teething baby!

It's a pretty standard move to stop wearing necklaces and bracelets when your child begins to purposefully grasp and chew on whatever they can. Chewbeads are here to keep you fashionable and chic while keeping your child safe. Made of a medical grade silicone, Chewbeads can go in the dishwasher as easily as baby's mouth. With no phthalates or BPA, these soft, non-toxic teething necklaces and bracelets feel good on baby's gums while you can be sure your child is safe. Available at select local retailers or at