It’s time for one of my favorite weeks of the year: Banned Books Week! As a kid, books were among my prized possessions and I would yell at my brother regularly for what I thought was his careless disregard for the pristine nature of my books. Thankfully, I’ve mellowed out …Read More »
Financial literacy is one of the most useful and necessary skills over the course of a lifetime. However, until recently, schools have not been teaching money-management skills. With student debt amounting to more than $1 trillion across the country and current issues like low wages and inflation facing young people, …Read More »
Education is rarely a one-size-fits-all discipline, especially among the special needs population. Luckily for individuals with disabilities, the Baltimore area has a variety of schools, agencies and programs that offer education, training and other help that can be tailored toward specific needs. Local schools do their part to cater to …Read More »
Initially, I thought a first-time pregnancy in 2016 would be a breeze. There’s an abundance of information out there for moms-to-be and a wealth of resources—from obstetrician offices with 24-hour call lines to books, blogs and videos on all subjects concerning pregnancy. But after I started digging into this veritable …Read More »
Baltimore is full of talent—it’s one of the best parts of the city. We have a vibrant music scene, a thriving arts community and, recently, a growing number of entrepreneurial artisans and craftspeople. Being an expecting mom myself, all my thinking now trends in that single direction, so I went …Read More »
With fall comes the promise of delicious fall desserts, especially pumpkin and apple pies. We all love pie, of course, but just in case you’re getting sick of the same old recipe, here’s a few new (and delicious!) ways to get your pumpkin and apple fix. Fall in Love Fall is …Read More »
Young adult fiction is having a major moment. Though the genre is intended for readers aged 12-18, adults and teens alike have recently been swept away by YA powerhouses like the Divergent and Hunger Games series, John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” and, of course, Harry Potter. It’s easy …Read More »
Post-Labor Day School Gov. Larry Hogan's executive order mandates public schools to start after Labor Day.
In the Baltimore region, almost all schools have already started and kids are getting back in the learning groove. But next year, this will instead be their last week of summer, according to a new executive order from Gov. Larry Hogan, which mandates all Maryland public schools start after Labor …Read More »
Gene Wilder, Beloved ‘Willy Wonka,’ Dies 'So much time and so little to see... Wait. Strike that, reverse it.'
Gene Wilder, beloved film star and comedy giant, died today at the age of 83. His most iconic role is likely that of the title character in “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” where his whimsical, yet also gentle and serious, portrayal became an integral part of many childhoods. Beyond “Willy Wonka,” …Read More »
Last week and this week marked the first days of school for most kids in the region. We put out a call on Facebook for your children’s first day of school photos and, boy, did we get responses! Below is a gallery of some of our favorites, but go to our …Read More »