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10 Things the School Nurse Wants You to Know

With school back in session, let’s recognize a schoolhouse hero: the nurse. I checked in with some current and former school nurses, all RNs, at both public and private schools around the Baltimore area and asked them what they would like parents to know. Here are their top 10 responses. …

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Costumes on a Budget

Shortly after Halloween two years ago, my son announced that he wanted his next costume to be Jason Voorhees. Why? I am not really sure. He has never even seen a horror movie let alone one from the “Friday the 13th” franchise, but he never wavered all year in his …

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Reaction Time

Slow to warm up children need a little understanding and gentle guidance. Over the summer break, my daughter Grace told me she figured out that she has a slow-to-warm-up personality. When I looked up the definition, I kind of differed with her. I don’t see her as shy or bashful …

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Still At It

We are two weeks into the school year and already each of my children has dealt with a situation of gun violence. For my oldest, it happened just before she returned to college at Temple University in Philadelphia. Police serving a warrant for drug crimes near Temple’s hospital ran up …

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Art Around Us

These books will inspire young readers interested in all kinds of artistic endeavors – poetry, illustration, movies, dance and more. Easy Nonfiction ‘Imagine’ by Juan Felipe Herrera Former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera recalls his childhood spent traveling with his migrant farming family in this memoir in verse. Luminous …

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DogFest Returns with a Bark

The area’s favorite pup party returns this weekend. DogFest will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown. The festival features dog-themed crafts, a moon bounce, ambassadors from Irvine Nature Center’s animal program and a LEGO play zone, a new …

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A Sexy photo-shoot is about more than pictures.

A few months ago, I got an idea in my head. The thing about me is that whenever I get an idea in my head, I have to do whatever the thing is. Otherwise, I’ll be stuck with the thought. Maybe forever. Or, I suppose, that’s the fear. Not being …

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Fair Play

Although there are still some days of summer left in this month, September is definitely the kickoff to fall’s fair and festival season. Here are eight such events that celebrate our area and its bounty. The Reisterstown Festival Make your summer last a week longer, festival organizers say, by celebrating …

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The New School Year

The opening of a new school year is a time to mark change and a time to look forward to the growth that will take place between now and June.

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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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February 16, 2020

Measure for Measure
at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore

February 17, 2020

Lines of Sight: Signs and Signals of the Railroad
at B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore

What's Cookin' Mr. Banneker?
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

Camp Tall Timbers Meet and Greet
at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda

School is Out, History is In: Sewing!
at Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore