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Mom Life: Shelly Johnson

Lives: Reisterstown Children: Nic, 19; Heath and Darcy,14; Colleen, 13 Occupation: UMBC,  The Shriver Center Tell us about your work at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I work as an accounting professional for The Shriver Center at UMBC. I have worked in accounting for 25 years. I have four children, …

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Ellicott City Update:

Since a massive flood struck Old Ellicott City this past summer, many shoppers have wondered about the status of stores there and whether the charming downtown will host its annual Midnight Madness holiday kickoff. Not only is the event happening, it’s celebrating its 40th anniversary. And store owners say they …

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An Imaginative ‘Anastasia’

“Anastasia,” showing this week at The Hippodrome, is the re-imagining of a well-known story. While some might remember the 1997 family-friendly film, positioned as a warm fairytale about a young woman who sets out to discover the mystery of her past, the show’s choreographer Peggy Hickey, says Broadway’s “Anastasia” is …

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B’More Social Dec. 6-9

Thursday 6 Monument Lighting Family-oriented seasonal performances, music, refreshments and special winter-inspired kids’ art activities. The Walters Art Museum, 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. 410-547-9000, thewalters.org. Itsy Bitsy Sing-Along Dinosaurs, bears and more. Head to the Kids’ Room for a time of songs, rhymes and finger plays about all kinds of …

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What Giving Teaches Our Kids

In December, the spirit of giving comes down from the attic with the decorations. We look forward to this month as a time to find the gifts that show our children how much we love them, to teach them about the value of giving and to focus on the traditions …

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Getting It Right

Does your child erase and redo homework over and over again until it’s just right? Is anything less than 100 percent not good enough for him or her? Welcome to the world of perfectionism, where unrealistic expectations are daily and unrelenting. Perfectionists engage in frequent hypercritical self-talk, bringing themselves down …

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A Recipe for You

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The holiday season is an exciting time — from catching up with family and friends to delicious eats and giving thanks. But it can also be a stressful time. Staying healthy during the holidays (and throughout the year) goes beyond tracking numbers on a scale. Checking in with your body …

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Keeping Ahead of Injury Concerns

Parents, coaches, physicians and athletes today are more acutely aware of the danger of concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes that more than 800,000 children seek care related to traumatic brain injuries in U.S. emergency departments each year, and about 2.5 million …

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B’More Social: Nov. 29-Dec.2

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Thursday Shoots and Letters: Deer Come for stories, crafts and nature-themed adventure as we learn all about our friends in the woods: deer. Ages 3 and up. Thursdays, Oregon Ridge Nature Center, 10-11 a.m.; $2/child, oregonridgenaturecenter.org The Business of Being a DJ, with DJ Ramsey Learn from an expert as …

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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 13, 2020

Watersports Summer Camp
at Eastern Watersports in Middle River

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

Monday Night Comedy Shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

July 14, 2020

Imagination Stage Online Camps
at Imagination Stage in Bethesda

Wee Wonders Summer 2-3 yrs
at Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville