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Tech Talk – November 2015

By Carolyn Jabs Social media has become the new backyard fence, a place where parents can tell stories, swap tips, and even brag a bit. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center found that moms, in particular, give and get lots of encouragement, as well as useful parenting information, …

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Your Special Child – November 2015

By Amy Landsman Six years ago, 10-year-old Jordan Kessler—a typically happy, healthy young girl—suddenly began experiencing debilitating headaches. “At the time, you’re just horrified,” says her mom, Ellen Kessler, of Potomac. “She’s not [going to] school, and she’s screaming every night with headaches.” Kessler took Jordan repeatedly to the pediatrician, …

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings

Compiled by Melanie OΓÇÖBrien Crisp air, stunning foliage, spooky decorations, creative costumesΓÇöwhatever you like best about the season, here are lots of ways to make the most of autumnΓÇÖs bounty in the Baltimore area. Just beware of disappointing your trick-or-treaters: take the time to verify the events listed!| Baltimore City …

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings

Compiled by Melanie O’Brien Crisp air, stunning foliage, spooky decorations, creative costumes—whatever you like best about the season, here are lots of ways to make the most of autumn’s bounty in the Baltimore area. Just beware of disappointing your trick-or-treaters: take the time to verify the events listed!| Baltimore City …

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Last But Not Least – October 2015

By Lisa Robinson I thought I only had one mother and that I put her ashes to rest. Apparently, I was wrong. It seems I have two additional mothers: my two daughters. My 16-year-old barged in to my room one evening while I was relaxing to tell me that I …

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Let’s Eat – October 2015

By Kit Waskom Pollard Parking has gotten tougher in Hampden. Stroller parking, that is. At Play Caf├⌐ Baltimore, a casual eatery that opened on Chestnut Avenue in early June, the designated ΓÇ£stroller parkingΓÇ¥ area is inside, just to the right of the entrance. On the left, stacks of high chairs …

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Game On! – October 2015

By Patrick Gutierrez When I was growing up in Southern California, my dad routinely expressed a desire to one day retire to a place where he could enjoy the changing seasons. In 2007, he and my mom finally sold the house theyΓÇÖd lived in for more than 45 years and …

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Educational Exchange – October 2015

By Ashley Talmadge Kids are notoriously reticent when it comes to divulging details of their school lives. Questions from parents often receive a single-word response. Or a shrug. The first indication of any sort of school-related problem, therefore, might come via an unexpected note from the teacher.| Want better insight …

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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