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Some Like It Hot: 6 Places to Get Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate

With the unpredictable Maryland weather finally deciding to be cold, we’re scrambling for our seasonal drink fix. We’ve had the peppermint mochas and the pumpkin spice lattes, but sometimes we’re not in the mood for decadent coffee drinks. Sometimes, we just want to enjoy a piping cup of hot chocolate …

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Hygge: Winterize Yourself

winter

Winter has never been my favorite season. Growing up in the Midwest, I regularly encountered temperatures below freezing and was cautioned more times than I can count about the dangers of black ice. You’d think I’d have developed greater fortitude for slogging through these cooler months of the year, but …

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15 Years of Mantras

15 years of mantra

It’s that time of year, when we all look back over the past year and look forward to the new one. This often comes with the ritual of making New Year’s resolutions. Years ago, around the time of having my first child, I decided to stop making myself empty promises …

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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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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