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Share Your Story in This Unprecedented Time

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“Collecting in Quarantine” is the name of the Maryland Historical Society’s latest crowd-sourcing initiative. Put simply, MdHS wants to know what you are going through right now—and they want you to share your story. Past inspires the present MdHS, which has been documenting Maryland history for 175 years, already has …

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined College Student

Editor’s Note: Marina Chiaramonte is a graduate of Friends School of Baltimore and a current student at Barnard College. This semester, her studies at University of Bologna were cut short when the coronavirus spread through Northern Italy. She returned to the United States where she went into self-quarantine for two …

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Need More Resources? We Got ‘Em

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We know that balancing working from home and working to ensure your children are still learning, active and engaged is not going to be easy. But as parents, we can rise to the challenge. We’ve rounded up a few ideas to help you navigate this unprecedented time with some free …

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Update: Gym, bars, restaurants closed

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Following a weekend spent indoors, away from friends, family and neighbors, Marylanders now face new limitations to help reduce the spread of coronavirus across the state. Millions of students are already out of school while sports leagues, museums and other cultural institutions, churches and mosques and synagogues have suspended their …

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Mothering in Uncertainty

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Note: Our staff is currently putting together our April issue, which will focus on sports, health and fitness. As we write, design and edit, much of what we are covering is being cancelled. This is our editor’s letter for that issue. I sat down to write this on Thursday as …

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Working from Home with Kids

Working from Home With Kids

The new normal begins March 16. Maryland’s public schools are closed and many companies as well as state offices will send their workers home to telecommute. For the average parent, his or her office space may be the dining room table, real estate that has to be shared with a …

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Things To Do With Your Kids At Home

With schools around the District canceling classes, parents may be wondering how to keep their children occupied over the next few weeks. Washington FAMILY editor PJ Feinstein appeared on NBC 4 Washington yesterday with a list of things to do with your kids at home as the coronavirus continues to …

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All MD Public Schools Closed March 16-27

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All Maryland public schools will be closed Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 27 in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the state’s superintendent of schools announced Thursday. Superintendent Karen Salmon recommends that school systems use their scheduled spring breaks as makeup days for this unexpected time …

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Plan Your Best Party Now

Planning a party is no easy task! There are so many amazing options that today’s parents never dreamed of as kids. Our Party Guide is your one stop shop to finding everything you need to help your little ones feel extra special on their big day. Whether artsy or active, …

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From Our Partners

Pandemic can’t keep this community apart

It’s not an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the Americans’ lives. People are living and working from home under shelter-in-place orders and small businesses are doing what they can to survive. The U.S. Kuo Shu Academy (USKSA) is overcoming both plights by offering its classes …

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Confident Kids

Not every child wants to participate in a team sport. Many like to be active and learn new things, but at their own pace. Martial arts is often an activity that appeals to these kids, and for more than just its physical workout. “Martial arts has been around for thousands …

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July 10, 2020

Imagination Stage Online Camps
at Imagination Stage in Bethesda

Extended Nature Storybook Art
at Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville

Extended Summer Hours at The Fire Museum of Maryland
at The Fire Museum of Maryland in Lutherville

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

July 11, 2020

Imagination Stage Online Camps
at Imagination Stage in Bethesda