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Spotlight: Measles

Across the nation, at least 20 states have reported measles cases this spring in a widespread and somewhat unexpected outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This spring, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed a third measles case in the Pikesville area, and Baltimore-area parents started taking notice, too. …

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Now That I’m a Dad

In my youth, Father’s Day used to mean performing a bit more obligatory yardwork (mow and edge), maybe a round of golf, an afternoon watching our local Double A Major League Baseball affiliate or a day full of crooning Frank Sinatra and a delicious home-cooked Italian meal. The third Sunday …

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Maryland Has A Bee Winner

The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, held this week at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, was the largest ever, with 562 competitors ranging in age from 7 to 15. Two spellers from Maryland: Saketh Sundar from Howard County and Anson Cook from Montgomery County, advanced to …

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Pregnancy Is Tough Work

We’ve been giving birth for centuries. Despite that, I am in awe every time I see a pregnant woman. I also think to myself how happy I am that it’s not me and that all of that is behind me. I did not love being pregnant. Not one minute of …

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(Un)settled: An Introduction

This past summer, I sat at a cozy table at 29th Street Tavern, across from a perfectly nice man, just a few years younger than me. I’d met him on Bumble and when he asked to meet me for drinks, I willingly accepted. But about a half hour into the …

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Woe Is Not You

It’s hard to believe that the year is nearly halfway over. Soon school will be out, vacation mode will be in full swing and the gyms will be … empty. If you feel your workout motivation waning, you’re not alone. After all, it’s hard to compete with summer’s highly sought-after …

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Fatherhood is Not Nice

My father was outspoken. He offended people. His heart was too big and too fierce for most people, and he died by the time he was 50, when I was just 22. Some people thought he might have lived a bit longer if he could have “calmed down a bit.” People …

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Divorce & College Costs

I started 2019 wondering if I had to sue my ex-husband or not. Happy new year to me. We have two kids, a son who is in high school and a daughter who is studying at Temple University in Philadelphia. She and her dad, my ex, got into an argument …

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Intros and Info

To borrow a line from the Rolling Stones, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kerrie Brooks and I’m a mom to three boys, Domenic, 16, Rocco, 13, and Antonio, 9. I’ve been married for 20 years, am originally from Boston (please don’t let my love for Boston …

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2020 Virtual Education Fair

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

As Baltimore’s premier Jewish private school, serving preschool through grade 12, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School provides a learning environment where students become self-reliant scholars and discover their unique potential. Beth Tfiloh students learn how to advocate for themselves, ask difficult questions, and pursue their aspirations. Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community …

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Goldsmith Early Childhood Center


Goldsmith Early Childhood Center provides stimulating, nurturing, creative experiences within a Jewish environment. Visitors to our school experience the sense of joy in learning in each classroom. Our school supports and encourages the growth and development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, academically, physically and spiritually. We welcome our families …

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Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Students at Children’s Chorus of Maryland develop a lifelong passion for music, build community, nurture friendships, and receive valuable mentoring that fosters self-discipline, responsibility, leadership, and confidence. Our programs offer highly qualified teachers, small classes and in-depth vocal enrichment to provide children ages 4 to 17 with a complete musical education! We …

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Playing it Safe

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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From Our Partners

Beth Tfiloh Preschool’s Virtual Kesher Program

Beth Tfiloh’s PreSchool celebrates and cultivates joy, discovery, and respect in our youngest students. Inspired by the world-renowned Reggio Emilia early childhood educational philosophy, our curriculum prepares children for Kindergarten by encouraging them to exercise their curiosity and stretch their imaginations as they explore the world around them. This year, …

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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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October 1, 2020

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

October 2, 2020

Fall Fun Weekends at Milburn's!
at Milburn Orchards in Elkton

U-Pick Apples at Milburn's!
at Milburn Orchards in Elkton

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

October 3, 2020

Waterfront Wellness Series: Bootcamp with XPF Studio
at West Shore Park in Baltimore