Plumpton Park Zoo Review

We just returned from my daughter's pre-school field trip to the Plumpton Park Zoo just outside of Rising Sun. It was my first visit and I found it to be an easy half-day outing...

On the wings of drug company advertisements

Tonight my 3-year-old daughter notices a moth fluttering against the glass of our sliding doors and asks, with some trepidation, "Mommy, what is that?" I tell her not to worry, it's just a moth,...

Mother fuel

As I navigate life as a mother of two here in Bel Air, I occasionally stumble upon survival tips that help make getting through the day a little easier.Mother fuel:I recently read that a...

Gotta love the Aegis

Yea! It's Wednesday morning and the Aegis is here. Their headlines are my favorite. Today's big headline is "MySpace hits Harford: Dringing, drugs, sex and obscenties fill kids Internet bios." Interestingly, Baltimore magazine arrived...

If Mommies have time to read . . .

I love Arianna Huffington's post on her blog Sunday about parenthood. She cites the LA Times Book Review cover story about the deluge of motherhood books hitting the market right now. Reading these kinds...

Summer’s coming!

We're slogging through spring break over here in the cul-de-sac -- 48 hours to go! -- and it occured to me that the BIG break is just around the corner. Summer vacation, 86 days,...

Welcome

Welcome to Bel Air News & Views a collection of local news, advice and opinions about Bel Air, Md. I'm Stacey Alatzas, a journalist and mother of two spending most of my time toting...