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How Do We Plan for Summer?

How Do We Plan for Summer

Summer’s almost upon us and there are still so many questions for families as we face the COIVD-19 pandemic: Will there be camp this summer? Will we be able to travel? Has flying been ruled out? What about a trip to the beach? It’s tempting to reassure our kids that …

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5 Ways to Help Kids Connect with Nature

connect with nature

A few months ago, we couldn’t imagine that our children wouldn’t be able to go to parks, playgrounds or nature centers. And yet, here we are. No time like the present to find new ways for them to connect with nature. The benefits of playing outside have been widely studied; …

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Party in Place

party in place

As we have adjusted to life in lockdown, plenty of families have been celebrating birthdays in their households without parties. More common than candle blowing this year are shouts of “I love you” across the lawn or renditions of “Happy Birthday” over FaceTime. Despite these adjustments, people are still finding …

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This Mother’s Day, Get Lost in a Book

Get Lost in a Book

This weekend, squeeze in some time to get lost in a book. Absent a family outing or day trip on Mother’s Day, reading is the best and easiest way to leave the confines of your home during a public health crisis. “So many of us right now have this ambient …

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Weekend Family Fun: May 7-10

Weekend Family Fun May 7-10

We didn’t meant to leave out the rest of the family, but Weekend Family Fun for May 7-10 is all about Mother’s Day. As it should be. OK, OK, we did give you a few other options for the rest of the week and we do include some links to …

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How to Give Yourself a Manicure


In our world, Mother’s Day at home means four ways to pamper yourself. Here is our third suggestion for a fab day: an expertly applied manicure. Missing your gel or dip manicures while we’re social distancing? The silver lining is that going a few weeks or—gasp!—months without them will allow …

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My Quaran’TEEN’ Diary

Quaran'TEEN' Diary

March 13 is a day that will forever go down in infamy. OK, maybe I am being a bit dramatic. But the girl who left school on that strange Friday thought she was embarking on what teenagers had dubbed “coronacation.” The previous day state officials announced their decision to close …

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Keep On Keeping On

Keep On Keeping On

In a full-blown global pandemic, I find myself wistful for this time last year, when a measles outbreak was the biggest health story around. The COVID-19 crisis is tough to write about because … well, because everything just seems harder right now. Things aren’t just changing week to week but …

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It’s Not Just Cinco de Mayo. It’s Giving Tuesday!    

Today is Giving Tuesday. Wait, it’s not November, you say. That’s true. This day of charitable giving usually falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Nonprofits introduced it in 2011 in response to Cyber Monday. But this year, a second Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesdayNow) has been introduced because of the global spread …

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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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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 10, 2020

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

August 11, 2020

Camp Sp’Arc: Emergency Services Week
at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Belcamp

Imagination Stage Online Camps
at Imagination Stage in Bethesda

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