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When a Parent Is Ill

This month marks two years since my bombshell cancer diagnosis. In the immediate aftermath, I worried about how to tell the kids — or, rather, to NOT tell them, to seemingly protect them until we knew more. But secrecy proved exhausting, added tension and compelled the kids to concoct their …

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Art is for Everyone

Not many adults, and even fewer teenagers, can say they have been featured in a professional art gallery. However, this weekend 17-year-old Kaya Abramson will have her own painted portrait on display for all to see. For the past 30 years, The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has selected students …

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B’More Social: May 17-20

THURSDAY 17 Animal Craft Safari Come for an animal related story and craft as well as the opportunity to meet one of the zoo’s animal ambassadors. This month’s title is “The Salamander Room.” Registration required. Ages 4 and up. May 17 or 27, Maryland Zoo, 11-11:45 a.m., $7/member child, $10/non-member …

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Another Digital Divide

The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has created nothing short of a revolution in its wake. Students have wielded extraordinary power, much of it exercised via social media. They have used various social media platforms to make their voices heard, even when it exposed them to harsh adult …

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Moms: Share the Load, Throw Away the Guilt

Mothers, let’s admit the to-do list for our household is of our own making. From cooking to shopping for groceries, cleaning and mothering. I tell my daughters to find a man who can cook. I say this because I married one who really will only cook breakfast, canned soup, hot …

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Community Service

At first glance, the group gathered in the library in Temple Oheb Shalom resembles any religious education class. This particular Saturday morning, the power is out at the synagogue. But the lamps hooked up to the backup generator are working, giving the small room a soft glow. Beth El Cantor …

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7 Steps to Help Your Nanny Find a New Job

Baltimore’s Child has partnered with Mommybites to offer Maryland families the opportunity to find trusted nannies. Since 2006, the Mommybites Nanny Board has connected thousands of full and part-time nannies with wonderful families like yours. All the nannies listed on our board have built-in parent references, all easily searchable by …

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It’s Graduation Time

A letter to college seniors

The graduation announcements are pouring in and that means shelling out a lot of money, or maybe not. Already, I have two invitations and I am sure there will be more. I am proud of these young people I have watched grow and follow their path. Now it’s time to …

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Behavioral Plans: Worth It Or Not?

“I’ve tried everything. Nothing works. Sticker charts don’t work. Besides, I don’t think I should have to bribe my child. I don’t want to reward him for something that he should be doing already.” I have never met anyone who actually has “tried everything;” however, I respect that for parents …

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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

Take a Winter Getaway to Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Enjoy a memorable winter escape to Maryland’s Eastern Shore at Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, Spa and Marina.  The waterfront resort is offering the “Getaway Winter” promotion featuring 15% off room rates plus breakfast for two on stays between January 3 and April 3, 2021.  The offer can be accessed …

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Interviewing a Child Care Provider

You want to find the best child care option for your child while ensuring his or her health and safety. Choosing a provider is a major decision under normal circumstances; finding child care during a pandemic means parents have a host of additional matters to consider and evaluate. Whether you’re interviewing a private nanny, …

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Getaway This Fall at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort

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Just in time for the fall season, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is providing Baltimore residents with the “Getaway Fall” promotion. The special offer provides 15 percent off room rates plus breakfast for two each day. It is available when booked between now and November 30, …

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January 27, 2021

School's Out Wednesday Workshops
at Drama Learning Center in Columbia