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Kids and Politics

After the contentious 2016 elections, every one of Alison Bomba’s clients brought up the topic of politics and how fearful it made them. Bomba is a Frederick-based psychologist who specializes in child and adolescent anxiety — the clients who were feeling so overwhelmed were actually kids. “It came up in …

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Can Medical Cannabis Help Kids with Seizures?

When Maryland licensed its first medical marijuana dispensaries in 2015, Trent and Tina Stroup believed the move might hold promise for their teenage daughter, Addie, who faces multiple medical challenges including epilepsy and autism. The Stroups heard through multiple advocacy groups and resources that medical marijuana could be a panacea for people …

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Best of the Year

Best of the Year: Here are a few of our favorite books of 2019 This is a hard list to create, but at the same time one we like to make. We love sharing great book recommendations, and these wonderful tales, all published in 2019, are perfect for gift giving …

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A ‘Superstar’ rock concert

Superstar rock concert

I am going to have to agree with Judas: The new Broadway staging of “Jesus Christ Superstar” is like a rock concert inside of a play, with break out dance concerts throughout and a fair bit of glitter and gold. This is how the show, which is celebrating its 50th …

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SEA & SPACE: Cocoa Beach, Florida

The Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier is the perfect launchpad for relaxation Give me a beach vacation anywhere and I’ll be divinely happy, sprawled on a lounge chair, a salty breeze ruffling my hair. Doing nothing replenishes the body and soul in this era of nonstop tweeting and Instagramming. That’s why …

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Weekend Family Fun: Dec. 12-15

Weekend Family Fun

The lineup of Weekend Family Fun: Dec. 12-15 includes concerts, storytelling, ornament making and the Great Jewish Bake-Off. Enjoy! Thursday Story Times Baltimore County Public Library offers an array of story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Each is 30 minutes and offers songs and stories. Check out the full …

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Date Night: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Jesus Christ Superstar

Two days before Thanksgiving, a snowstorm descended on Denver, Colorado as actor James Delisco Beeks prepared to sing. The cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a Broadway production that arrives in Baltimore next week, performed in the Mile High City throughout that snowy week. They hunkered down, and so did Beeks. …

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A Young Athletes Mental Health

young athlete's mental health

When it comes to youth and sports, intensity seems to be growing at an alarming rate. Rampant peer pressure, coach and parental pressure and self-imposed pressure, coupled with hectic schedules and little down time for rest and reflection, can create an environment of high stress. As such, a young athlete’s …

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Kids + New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's resolution

Parents, what’s one resolution that you wish your kids would keep? Should they resolve to do their homework? Try new foods? Go to bed without a fuss? Do you wish they were nicer to a sibling? To you? Send us an email about the resolution that you wish your child …

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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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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