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Mom’s Book Celebrates Diversity

Mom's Book Celebrates Diversity

Weaving simple rhymes and a collection of curated illustrations into a captivating picture tale, the new children’s book “Not So Different” encourages readers to embrace their own differences and unapologetically celebrate the uniqueness of others. “I want this book to create a space where children can talk about their differences …

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Weekend Family Fun, June 25-28

Weekend Family Fun: June 25-28

Let’s talk about farmers’ markets, shall we? And lettuce and arugula and strawberries…and anyone else ready to go? Weekend Family Fun, June 25-28 features four farmers’ market opportunities, plus Zoo Appreciation Days, a preview of fair food (you know you want a fried Oreo), and a virtual book fair at …

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Diary of a Parent: Teresa Pearl

Welcome to a day in the life of a mom of three, wife, special education teacher, cook, maid, shopper, friend and counselor. Have I lost you yet? Let’s get this day started Wake Up: Our family’s morning routine went out the window when the quarantine began. We switched from up …

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Beyond Solidarity Statements

As a south Asian woman who grew up in India, I thought that deciding to marry my Black American husband would be relatively easy. I anticipated that the hardest part would be to convince our families of our inter-racial, inter-cultural, inter-faith relationship. That would be it and we would happily …

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Weekend Family Fun: June 18-21

Weekend Family Fun: June 18-21

Big Openings This Weekend! First, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Weekend Family Fun: June 18-21 includes the news that some of our favorites are reopening their doors—well, mainly their patios—just in time for Dad’s special day. Unfortunately, it does not look like Mother Nature got the …

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Student Voice: Do People Really Mean ‘All Lives Matter?’

Why 'All Lives Matter' Is Harmful

Black Lives Matter is a movement that began in 2012 after the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin. It was a call to action following countless acts of violence, discrimination and racism against the black community. The tragic and recent passing of George Floyd has sparked this conversation yet again. There …

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Dad Life: Zachary Wein

Meet this month’s Dad Life interview, Zachary Wein. Title: Agent, Baltimore Police Department Family: wife, Emily; and kids, Paden, 12; Wyatt, 9; and Alice, 6 Five things you can’t live without? It may sound corny but I believe the only things I couldn’t live without are the people in my …

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Summer Stories

Here are 12 great summer stories for toddlers to teens that will get kids excited about reading this summer. Board/Toddler “Some Bugs” by Angela DiTerlizzi; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel Summer is a great time to explore outside. This delightful book invites kids to take a closer look at the bugs …

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Backyard Camping for Father’s Day

Backyard camping

If your kids love to build forts with blankets and pillows in the living room, they’re going to love camping in the backyard. Plus, we can’t think of better way to bond with dad on Father’s Day than by pitching a tent, making s’mores and sleeping under the stars together. …

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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