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2 Ways to Help on a Rainy Day

2 ways to help on a rainy day

How excited were we this morning to wake up to a rainy Saturday? Crawling under the covers was a great option, as the kids have been home for two weeks now, and many parents have been as well. But here are two more things that families can do today to …

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Weekend Family Fun: March 26-29

Weekend Family Fun: March 26-29

The weekend is coming? What, what day is this? Oh, we hear you, parents. Days are rolling into days as we manage working from home, parenting from our dining room tables, or in the case of essential workers, even taking on extra hours or shifts. As we parent during COVID-19, …

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Parenting During COVID-19

parenting during COVID-19

We will be updating this list throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you have information on an important resource for families, or ways that parents and children can help their community, please email our editor Jessica Gregg at jgregg@midatlanticmedia.com. Parenting resources Here is a list of activity ideas and fun resources …

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A Letter to College Seniors

A letter to college seniors

Your phone beeps and it’s 7 a.m. Sit up, stretch, and mentally prepare yourself for the jam-packed day ahead of you. Reach for your book and skim over the reading that you fell asleep on last night. Text your friends and tell them you booked the Airbnb for senior week. …

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School closure extends to April 24

school closure extends to april 24

Maryland school officials announced today that all public schools will remain closed an additional four weeks through Friday, April 24. Schools are currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 through our community. State education officials “do not make this decision lightly,” said Superintendent Karen Salmon, who leads the Maryland …

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When my kid became my hero

Hero

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. They may be famous or have a personal connection. Maybe your heroes are the ones who run into disaster instead of away from it. Perhaps your hero is a literary figure, a community leader or even a hero of the super kind. Not …

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The Class of Corona: One Mom of Senior Reflects

Class of Corona

The Class of 2020 is having a rough time and I feel so badly for all of our seniors—both high school and college. My own, daughter, Grace, is expected to graduate from college with honors this May. Many family members have had plans for months to fly to California to …

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Share Your Story in This Unprecedented Time

share your story

“Collecting in Quarantine” is the name of the Maryland Historical Society’s latest crowd-sourcing initiative. Put simply, MdHS wants to know what you are going through right now—and they want you to share your story. Past inspires the present MdHS, which has been documenting Maryland history for 175 years, already has …

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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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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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Summer Camp: Unplugged at River Mountain

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 10, 2020

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

April 11, 2020

Wish Hero 5K
at West Potomac Park in Washington, DC

Banneker's Birders
at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Catonsville

Crickets Music & Play Class for 4 to 6 Year Olds!
at Children’s Chorus of Maryland in Towson

Child and Adult Paint Morning
at Eden Mill Nature Center in Pylesville