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Let’s Eat – October 2015

By Kit Waskom Pollard Parking has gotten tougher in Hampden. Stroller parking, that is. At Play Caf├⌐ Baltimore, a casual eatery that opened on Chestnut Avenue in early June, the designated ΓÇ£stroller parkingΓÇ¥ area is inside, just to the right of the entrance. On the left, stacks of high chairs …

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Game On! – October 2015

By Patrick Gutierrez When I was growing up in Southern California, my dad routinely expressed a desire to one day retire to a place where he could enjoy the changing seasons. In 2007, he and my mom finally sold the house theyΓÇÖd lived in for more than 45 years and …

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Educational Exchange – October 2015

By Ashley Talmadge Kids are notoriously reticent when it comes to divulging details of their school lives. Questions from parents often receive a single-word response. Or a shrug. The first indication of any sort of school-related problem, therefore, might come via an unexpected note from the teacher.| Want better insight …

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Your Special Child – October 2015

By Amy Landsman ΓÇ£He just couldnΓÇÖt sit still,ΓÇ¥ recalls a mom in Lutherville, referring to her son when he was 3 years old. ΓÇ£I think itΓÇÖs the impulsivity which worried me the most.ΓÇ¥ The little boy would get ΓÇ£so excited that he would get up and push: push me, push …

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Elissa Brent Weissman, Children's Author

By Kate Marley Elissa Brent Weissman has been writing for most of her life, completing her first novel when she was in the sixth grade and living in Merrick, N.Y. It was never published, but, undaunted, Weissman continued to write and, in 2005, graduated from the Writing Seminars program at …

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Elissa Brent Weissman, Children’s Author

By Kate Marley Elissa Brent Weissman has been writing for most of her life, completing her first novel when she was in the sixth grade and living in Merrick, N.Y. It was never published, but, undaunted, Weissman continued to write and, in 2005, graduated from the Writing Seminars program at …

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Teen – June 2009

Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Adressing Teen Dating Violence By S.C. Torrington According to tverbal abusehe National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), approximately one in three teen girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner. In light of this troubling statistic, …

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Teen – July 2008

Are my teen’s attitude and behavior normal? A new website by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America offers insight into understanding why adolescents think and act the way they do. When thinking about your teen, have you ever wondered: “Who is this kid?” or “Why does my teen do that?” …

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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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February 17, 2020

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

Little Leaders Book Club
at Central Library, Children’s Department in Baltimore

Monday Night Comedy Shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

February 18, 2020

Lines of Sight: Signs and Signals of the Railroad
at B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore