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Parenting a Procrastinator?

Michele’s daughter Isabella is known to her dance teachers as a promising young artist and athlete. Unfortunately, she’s also known as the kid who is always losing her gear. I take courage hearing these stories from friends and knowing that I’m not alone as the parent of a teen who …

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Spotlight: Measles

Across the nation, at least 20 states have reported measles cases this spring in a widespread and somewhat unexpected outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This spring, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed a third measles case in the Pikesville area, and Baltimore-area parents started taking notice, too. …

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Now That I’m a Dad

In my youth, Father’s Day used to mean performing a bit more obligatory yardwork (mow and edge), maybe a round of golf, an afternoon watching our local Double A Major League Baseball affiliate or a day full of crooning Frank Sinatra and a delicious home-cooked Italian meal. The third Sunday …

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Maryland Has A Bee Winner

The 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, held this week at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, was the largest ever, with 562 competitors ranging in age from 7 to 15. Two spellers from Maryland: Saketh Sundar from Howard County and Anson Cook from Montgomery County, advanced to …

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Pregnancy Is Tough Work

We’ve been giving birth for centuries. Despite that, I am in awe every time I see a pregnant woman. I also think to myself how happy I am that it’s not me and that all of that is behind me. I did not love being pregnant. Not one minute of …

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(Un)settled: An Introduction

This past summer, I sat at a cozy table at 29th Street Tavern, across from a perfectly nice man, just a few years younger than me. I’d met him on Bumble and when he asked to meet me for drinks, I willingly accepted. But about a half hour into the …

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Woe Is Not You

It’s hard to believe that the year is nearly halfway over. Soon school will be out, vacation mode will be in full swing and the gyms will be … empty. If you feel your workout motivation waning, you’re not alone. After all, it’s hard to compete with summer’s highly sought-after …

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Fatherhood is Not Nice

My father was outspoken. He offended people. His heart was too big and too fierce for most people, and he died by the time he was 50, when I was just 22. Some people thought he might have lived a bit longer if he could have “calmed down a bit.” People …

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Divorce & College Costs

I started 2019 wondering if I had to sue my ex-husband or not. Happy new year to me. We have two kids, a son who is in high school and a daughter who is studying at Temple University in Philadelphia. She and her dad, my ex, got into an argument …

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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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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 4, 2020

Nature Photography Two Day Workshop: Session 2
at Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract in Laurel

Open House at Children's Chorus of Maryland!
at Children’s Chorus of Maryland in Towson

aMUSE Journey
at Chesapeake Children’s Museum in Annapolis

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

Easter Egg Hunts at Green Meadows Petting Farm
at Green Meadows Petting Farm in Ijamsville