April 2016

One of the worst case scenarios for any young athlete is being sidelined by injury—an increasingly likely scenario in recent years with more students than ever playing sports. In this month’s issue of Baltimore’s Child, we take a look at how to ensure students are participating in sports in a healthy way in our cover feature, “With More Sports, Come More Injuries.

When kids are involved in sports, it usually means parents are as well—taxing them to practice, cheering at games, helping plan booster club events, the list goes on. Our last page columnist, Lisa Robinson, explores the bittersweet feelings of watching her youngest child play her last season of basketball before graduating, and of realizing she’ll no longer be a “basketball mom.”

It’s not just about the wide world of sports this issue, however. Our B’More Healthy column this month comes from a Mercy Medical Center OB/GYN giving tips and plans for later-life pregnancies. The number of women having babies later in life is trending upwards and Dr. Robert Atlas lays out the risks and rewards.

We also found some great new spaces for kids—a place they can hang out that’s not home or school—in “For a Real After School Special, Check Out These Programs.” From a new family-oriented coffee shop from the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance to Missionfit Baltimore, a nonprofit gym for at-risk youth, these are places kids can go to both be productive and be safe.

This is just some of what Baltimore’s Child has to offer this month. As always, along with the articles, check out our updated family calendar and directories—especially the new sports directory.