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Food for Thought: Feel-Good Foods for Fall

Crisp mornings, cozy sweaters and a craving for comfort foods are all sure signs that autumn is in the air. No fall menu is complete without hearty, homestyle dishes that evoke feelings of well-being and warmth, and there’s no better way to capture the flavors of fall than with the …

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Let It Fall

This time of year lends itself well to the telling of a tale or two. While we tend to go for the obvious ghost story, here are some titles that welcome fall in other ways. Board/Toddler ‘Touch and Feel Fall’ This book’s lively illustrations and vivid photographs will catch a toddler’s …

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Costumes on a Budget

Shortly after Halloween four years ago, my son announced that he wanted his next costume to be Jason Voorhees. Why? I am not really sure. He has never even seen a horror movie let alone one from the “Friday the 13th” franchise, but he never wavered all year in his …

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Making Halloween Safe and Fun for Kids with Food Allergies

We’re approaching that hallowed time of year that spooks parents. Last-minute costume scrambles, sugar-induced meltdowns, tracking teens’ whereabouts, and attempting to monitor the candy calorie intake. But for parents of kids with food allergies, there is a different and extra reason to be frightful. For millions of kids with food …

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Private School Learning Models

Private School learning models Looking at molecular structure model.

  If you are thinking about enrolling your child in a private school, you may be overwhelmed by all of the options — not only the sheer number of schools to choose from, but also several different learning models and educational philosophies across the country that these schools employ. Three …

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Partners on the Journey

Pathfinders for Autism

  Nabila and Tariq Syed’s son Nihal and daughter Sania celebrate life through their very existence. With their zest for living, the kids keep their parents on their toes. When Nihal was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 years old, Nabila and Tariq began gathering as many resources as possible …

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No Tricks, Just Treats

Healthy Halloween Apple Monsters Fruit Kids Treat

Halloween candy by the bagful abounds on supermarket shelves at this time of year. While kids love the abundance of sweets, parents concerned about their kids’ candy intake may wonder how they can reduce the amount their kids consume. We put together the following suggestions for healthier alternatives to Halloween …

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‘Growing up’ in Baltimore

Chandler Crews and Dr. Shawn Standard Growing Up in Baltimore

  Despite being born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, I like to claim Baltimore as the city where I grew up because it is … literally. I grew up off Northern Parkway on West Belvedere Avenue in a house called the Hackerman-Patz House on the Sinai Hospital campus. The …

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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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