Shaheer Ali Imam of Al-Rahmah School represented the Baltimore region in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee this week—for the second time in his 13-year life. How does a good speller become a spelling champion? Hard work. “Three hours a night on a school night,” Shaheer says. He trained with …Read More »
Food is fuel to any athlete, and never is that more apparent than when young athletes have an evening sports practice. Most parents will tell you they are not so much making dinner those evenings as they are fueling their child in a tornado of effort to get everyone out …Read More »
The Bennett Blazers Forging a unique athletic community and, in some cases, blazing a trail to the Paralympics.
Olive Weidenhammer’s mother Elizabeth recalls her three-year-old daughter’s excitement before joining big sister Willow’s basketball league. But Elizabeth could tell Olive was also a little nervous. Whatever fears Olive may have harbored, they appeared to dissipate the moment Olive saw her new teammates. “Mom!” Olive exclaimed. “Everyone here’s in a …Read More »
Michelle Pursel, mother of Tatum, was pushing her daughter on a baby swing at Meadowood Park when the mother next to her asked Michelle a question she’d never forget. “What’s wrong with her?” the other mother asked, nodding in Tatum’s direction. “What do you mean?” Michelle asked, worried that …Read More »
When my editor asked me to write 750 words on parenting without clutter, I had to fight an impulse to write HAHAHAHA 750 times. Any parent of a Lego aficionado can probably relate. I consider myself an organized person, but based on the number of Legos I’ve stepped on—always in bare feet—I concede defeat to …Read More »