Our four-legged friends are part of the family, and so it is natural to want them around while we’re celebrating this holiday season. But according to Dr. Deborah Tierney at Doc Side Veterinary Medical Center in Fells Point, it’s important to keep in mind what will keep your animals safest …Read More »
Bookmarked: Holiday Reads The best books to cuddle up with this winter, no matter what you’re celebrating.
Books recommended by Rona Sue London of the Ivy Bookshop. There’s nothing better than sitting in front of a fire (or space heater) with a great book—and the holidays are an especially magical time to get lost in a wonderful story. Whether you’re flipping pages on the first night of …Read More »
Any parent knows that each child learns in his or her own unique ways, and there is no one way to teach children. For those with special needs, education needs to be even more specialized. For blind and deaf children, Maryland offers top-notch educations at the Maryland School for the …Read More »
It’s the most wonderful time of year for nonprofits. After all, with Thanksgiving having just wrapped up and Christmas and Chanukah fast approaching, people are in the spirit of giving. Every year, nonprofits look forward to #GivingTuesday, which falls on November 29 this year. The social media-driven global day of …Read More »
SANTA SIGHTINGS AT SPECIAL SITES Santa arrives by locomotive at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore on Nov. 1 to kick off the holiday season with the museum’s Magical Holiday Express, a holiday-spectacular celebration in the B&O Roundhouse devoted to trains of all sizes and shapes, favorite holiday characters and …Read More »
Identifying physical illness can be easy—if your child has a fever or rash, you go to the doctor. Identifying mental illness can be much harder, but no less important. Unfortunately, mental health illnesses are not as uncommon as you might think, even among children and adolescents. In fact, half of …Read More »
We all have moments where we wish that we had some extra spending money or could afford an indulgence that we may not normally be able to enjoy. However, the situation is completely different when you can’t even afford the essentials—rent or groceries, for example. An emergency fund is designed …Read More »
When a major storm strikes, it can leave a trail of devastation and danger behind. Just look at Hurricane Matthew last month. Volatile weather is common when seasons change, so it’s the perfect time to take stock of your emergency resources. Being on the coast, Maryland is no stranger to …Read More »
Preschool Primer New parents, we get it: Choosing a preschool—or day care center—from te vast local offering can feel like playing roulette with your kid's future
Community Play School: Messy Engagement By Mariglynn Edlins, Professor and CPS Parent We also knew we didn’t want something incredibly expensive or overly focused on traditional learning. In grad school, I’d written my dissertation about children in institutional settings, primarily American education systems, and I couldn’t bear the idea of sending …Read More »
Bookmarked: Local Authors They say the love of books starts at home. Get even closer with these locally written works.
Maryland has a long history of producing wonderful writers: Edgar Allen Poe, H.L. Mencken and Frederick Douglass, of course and, more recently, Tom Clancy, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Madison Smartt Bell, to name a few. But our great state’s authorial talent extends much further. Though perhaps not household names, countless Maryland …Read More »