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“Peter Pan and Wendy” at Shakespeare Theatre Company

This new adaptation will have kids cracking up — just don’t expect any musical numbers “Peter Pan and Wendy,” a modern retelling of the classic J.M. Barrie play, has been racking up positive reviews since it opened earlier this month at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Washington Post said it was …

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Helping Our Kids Stand Tall and Face Their Fears

With the new school year here, kids may feel varying degrees of uneasiness. The change of environment could bring heightened emotion and perhaps, a temptation to run and hide. For kids to successfully handle the big things in life down the road, they need the tools and encouragement to stand …

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15 Years of Mantras

Or, why we have girlfriends, fortune cookies and more By: Monica Leigh 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 …

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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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10 Great Alternatives To New Year’s Resolutions

Raise your hand if you think the pressure to come up with a firm New Year’s resolution this time of year is a little high? Yeah, us too. While it’s certainly commendable to try to better yourself, there’s something a bit tired about the concept of a New Year’s resolution. …

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8 Mindset Apps to Try This Year

Nowadays, there are hundreds of phone apps available to teach everyone the basics of self-care, everything from guided meditations to organization to life hacks to help reduce and manage stress. With so many apps at our disposal, it’s hard to know where to begin. Here are eight that offer various …

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Needle and Thread

Needle and Thread Mountains of paper piles sit crookedly on my kitchen table. Paper cutters, awls, bone folders and rulers are strewn about. Pages must be printed, covers cut to size and then paper folded and punched with holes. It takes weeks to make several dozen books this way. Every …

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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 …

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