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Beth Tober’s motivation to run derived from entering and training for races. But after amassing an entire drawer full of medals and race T-shirts, she felt her motivation flagging. “Why am I still just running?” she remembers thinking. “There’s got to be something more to it than this.” Her longtime …

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The Wisdom of Our Elders

Wisdom

What do those in their 60s, 70s and beyond know about living a fulfilling life that too often escapes the understanding of younger minds? Hoping to tap into this wealth of wisdom, I surveyed men and women ranging in age from 60 to 78 years. What follows are insights from …

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Dish it Up

Baltimore is immersed in foodies with a following. Any rumors of a decline in blogging, it seems, have been greatly exaggerated, at least for these three social-media influencers, armed with their handheld lights, menus and growing platforms. Recipes and write-ups For Jordan Zelesnick, widely known as @jzeats on Instagram, it’s …

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Hammer Time

The doors opened at 6 for Canton Ace Hardware’s 6th Annual Ladies’ Night. But Monica Baker and Betsy Laucks, both of Upper Fells Point, arrived at 4:40 to be the first in a line of 100 eager shoppers. Nearly all were women, with a stray male or two trying not …

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Winged Beauty

Since last month, a garden in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History has been aflutter with hundreds of colorful butterflies from around the world. Through the spring, the AMNH’s Whitney Hall of Oceanic Birds will be home to as many as 500 butterflies from farms in both Americas, …

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What’s Your Child’s Study Personality?

Working from Home With Kids

Mid-year exams, unit assessments and chapter tests — what does it take to ace them? It’s not just the time that’s put in, it’s also the method of studying that produces the best results. It’s often that bright students don’t get the grades they are hoping for on these types …

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Visions of Sugar Plums

Wandering into the office break room to fetch a sandwich bag full of limp celery, you see it, perched in the center of the table. With its cellophane wrap coruscating under the fluorescent lights, it is the first gift basket of the season. Within seconds, the moribund celery is forgotten. …

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Juul of Denial

Vaping, Juuling, e-cig(arette)s … whatever the name, at this point, experts and doctors all agree that it’s not something kids should be doing. It’s been more than a year and a half since Baltimore’s Child looked at vaping in this column, and we’re sorry to report the situation has grown …

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True Gratitude

Make this Thanksgiving truly one of gratitude for your family. My children are older and not around for this holiday. Grace will be in California with a lovely family who has adopted her during these college years when she can’t make it home. I can be assured she will have …

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Plan Your Best Party Now

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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Forty-seven percent of teens say they are addicted to their phone. On average, kids spend over five hours a day on screens and just 12 minutes outside. If you’re concerned about your kids screen time, you’re not alone. River Mountain Retreat is a new camp experience that helps kids and …

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Confident Kids

Not every child wants to participate in a team sport. Many like to be active and learn new things, but at their own pace. Martial arts is often an activity that appeals to these kids, and for more than just its physical workout. “Martial arts has been around for thousands …

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April 2, 2020

Simon Bunny Hops to Visit Families at Arundel Mills
at Arundel Mills in Hanover

Artsy Tots
at Central Library, Children’s Department in Baltimore

Parewnt and Me: Spring Session [Morning]
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

Parent and Me: Spring Session [Afternoon]
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

Audition for the Children’s Chorus of Maryland!
at Children’s Chorus of Maryland in Towson