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The Gift of Reading

It’s not always easy picking out a gift for someone, especially if that someone is your child’s friend. What current toys do they not already have? When in doubt, gift a good book. It’s a classic, fool-proof choice, and an essential great read never goes out of style. Check out …

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Getting In at All Costs

Winning by any means necessary is not something any parent should teach their children. The recent nationwide college admissions scandal in which parents of means paid big money to help get their kids into elite and selective colleges showed that some people will try to win at any cost. The …

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The Awesomeness of Parenthood

Awesome mom. That’s me. At least that’s what my wife tells me repeatedly. The title was earned. I’ve been washing and changing diapers since I was 8 or 9. Ask the mothers whose children have been under my care. Ask friends, they’ll tell you, I’m pretty good at what I …

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Getting Down to Business

Girl Scouts in Howard County have spent the past few weeks learning about the basics of business in a program called BizKids. They are learning how to craft a business plan, create a product and then market that product to potential customers. This five-week program culminates in a special Market …

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Home Full of Heart

Step into the lobby of the new Ronald McDonald House in the East Baltimore neighborhood of Jonestown and it feels like you are walking into a vacation lodge. There are comfy chairs to sink into, a two-sided fireplace and a welcoming staff, eager to show off the new space. This …

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The Short List

Here are a few things that we are excited about this week: Alex the Chimp. The Maryland Zoo has a new chimpanzee, Alex, who comes to Baltimore from the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana. He recently completed his 30-day quarantine and has now joined the rest of the chimpanzee …

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From One Mom to Another

I went into labor in the sixth month of my pregnancy when my son had reached 25 weeks gestation. My medical team tried everything they could to push my pregnancy into the third trimester. Unfortunately, I learned, there aren’t many ways to stop labor, especially when the underlying cause is …

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Hey Moms: Prioritize You

As a follow-up to last month’s look at creating healthful habits for kids, it’s time to turn the camera on ourselves and see if we are setting healthy examples. Moms tend to focus so fully on everyone else that it can take a toll on their own wellness, in mind …

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Let’s Celebrate Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 12 is Mother’s Day. We have a few ways for you to celebrate that day, including both brunch and non-brunch options. Here’s to a good day for you and your family! Crafting Brunch 10 a.m.-1 p.m, Night Owl Gallery (248 S. Conkling St.) Join Night Owl Gallery in …

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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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August 8, 2020

Stream Strolling
at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Abingdon

Beach Party on the Square
at Leonardtown Square in Leonardtown

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

Power Hour: Live Improv Comedy Show
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

August 9, 2020

Imagination Stage Online Camps
at Imagination Stage in Bethesda