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Last But Not Least – December 2015

By Lisa Robinson I am sick and tired of cooking. So much so that when I do cook I don’t even eat my own cooking because I am just done with the whole ordeal. Recently, I have taken that sentiment to new levels. I’ve found some great shortcuts, even though …

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Game On! – December 2015

By Patrick Gutierrez When Patricia O’Maille’s son, Aidan, was diagnosed as a young child with autism spectrum disorder and ADD, she and her husband, Eric Coleman, looked for ways to help him better manage his conditions. In 2002, at age 6, Aidan began taking private instruction in tae kwon do …

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Family Matters – December 2015

By Molly Brown Koch You will find these (and more) quotations about children on thewebsite Spiritual Quotes to Live By, at www.spiritual-quotes-to-live-by.com. I love this stuff; in just a few short sentences, the authors encompass the whole of the magic and meaning of children. Let their wise words guide you …

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ΓÇ£The Secret GardenΓÇ¥ at Center Stage

By Joyce Heid The scene opens with a young girl, all alone, facing the devastation of the sudden loss of her parents. Her world falls apart as she is torn from the people she loves and the only home she has ever known. Sent to live with a brooding uncle, …

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“The Secret Garden” at Center Stage

By Joyce Heid The scene opens with a young girl, all alone, facing the devastation of the sudden loss of her parents. Her world falls apart as she is torn from the people she loves and the only home she has ever known. Sent to live with a brooding uncle, …

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The Early Years – November 2015

By Denise Yearian Childhood shyness is a common concern among parents who fear their youngsters may be lacking or missing out on social situations. The truth is most reserved children do well in relationships once they hurdle unfamiliarity. To help your shy child build social confidence, start with small group …

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Family Matters – November 2015

By Molly Koch Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting with 35 teenage girls from the GirlsΓÇÖ Empowerment Mission, or GEM, a mentorship program now in its 11th year that continues to flourish under the leadership of founder Debbi Weinberg. This remarkable Living Classrooms Foundation program invites disadvantaged …

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Game On! – November 2015

By Patrick Gutierrez For the past seven years, the Y in Central Maryland’s continually expanding, before- and after-school Fit N Fun program has helped thousands of children as young as 5 years old to be more physically active, while inculcating in them the benefits of living and eating healthily. Now, …

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Last But Not Least – November 2015

By Lisa Robinson On a recent Sunday afternoon, I took my 16-year-old daughter, Grace, and her friend Lisa to Fells Point for a late lunch. We chose the outdoor seating of a restaurant on Thames Street. Ravenous, we dug in right away when our food came. Soon after, Lisa was …

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youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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