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The Early Years – November 2015

By Denise Yearian Childhood shyness is a common concern among parents who fear their youngsters may be lacking or missing out on social situations. The truth is most reserved children do well in relationships once they hurdle unfamiliarity. To help your shy child build social confidence, start with small group …

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Family Matters – November 2015

By Molly Koch Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting with 35 teenage girls from the Girls’ Empowerment Mission, or GEM, a mentorship program now in its 11th year that continues to flourish under the leadership of founder Debbi Weinberg. This remarkable Living Classrooms Foundation program invites disadvantaged …

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Game On! – November 2015

By Patrick Gutierrez For the past seven years, the Y in Central Maryland’s continually expanding, before- and after-school Fit N Fun program has helped thousands of children as young as 5 years old to be more physically active, while inculcating in them the benefits of living and eating healthily. Now, …

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Last But Not Least – November 2015

By Lisa Robinson On a recent Sunday afternoon, I took my 16-year-old daughter, Grace, and her friend Lisa to Fells Point for a late lunch. We chose the outdoor seating of a restaurant on Thames Street. Ravenous, we dug in right away when our food came. Soon after, Lisa was …

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Tech Talk – November 2015

By Carolyn Jabs Social media has become the new backyard fence, a place where parents can tell stories, swap tips, and even brag a bit. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center found that moms, in particular, give and get lots of encouragement, as well as useful parenting information, …

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Your Special Child – November 2015

By Amy Landsman Six years ago, 10-year-old Jordan Kessler—a typically happy, healthy young girl—suddenly began experiencing debilitating headaches. “At the time, you’re just horrified,” says her mom, Ellen Kessler, of Potomac. “She’s not [going to] school, and she’s screaming every night with headaches.” Kessler took Jordan repeatedly to the pediatrician, …

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings

Compiled by Melanie OΓÇÖBrien Crisp air, stunning foliage, spooky decorations, creative costumesΓÇöwhatever you like best about the season, here are lots of ways to make the most of autumnΓÇÖs bounty in the Baltimore area. Just beware of disappointing your trick-or-treaters: take the time to verify the events listed!| Baltimore City …

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings

Compiled by Melanie O’Brien Crisp air, stunning foliage, spooky decorations, creative costumes—whatever you like best about the season, here are lots of ways to make the most of autumn’s bounty in the Baltimore area. Just beware of disappointing your trick-or-treaters: take the time to verify the events listed!| Baltimore City …

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Last But Not Least – October 2015

By Lisa Robinson I thought I only had one mother and that I put her ashes to rest. Apparently, I was wrong. It seems I have two additional mothers: my two daughters. My 16-year-old barged in to my room one evening while I was relaxing to tell me that I …

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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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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