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SoMD CAN: A Resource for Parents of High School Students

We are lucky to have an awesome organization here in our area: Southern Maryland College Access Network or SoMD CAN.  Their mission is to increase the college-going rate among the region’s high school students with a specific focus on those students who are first generation college-bound, underserved populations and who are academically talented. Their goals… Continue reading SoMD CAN: A Resource for Parents of High School Students

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Free Halloween Parties, Costume Contests and Trunk or Treats in Calvert County

Free Halloween Parties, Costume Contests, and Trunk or Treats to take your Ghosts, Goblins, Superheroes and Princesses to in Calvert County Sunday, October 23 Halloween Family Fun Night, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m North East Community Center  & Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Chesapeake Beach Sunday, October 23 the Town of Chesapeake Beach will co-sponsor, along with Calvert… Continue reading Free Halloween Parties, Costume Contests and Trunk or Treats in Calvert County

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Letting Go: Advice for college-bound freshman and their parents

For the recently graduated high school senior, this month may mark the beginning of an entirely new and exciting chapter in life — heading off to college.  For the proud parents of these soon-to-be college freshmen, this month also may mark a new chapter in life — “letting go” of your college-bound young adult child.… Continue reading Letting Go: Advice for college-bound freshman and their parents

Back to School · Saving Money · Uncategorized

Shop Maryland Tax-free Week

  The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. Accessory items are not included. The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2016 is Sunday, August 14 – Saturday,… Continue reading Shop Maryland Tax-free Week

Parenting · Uncategorized · Youth Development

Struggles That Make Kids Stronger

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker, based in Princeton, NJ recently posted an excellent piece in Psychology Today about  how kids learn resilience by overcoming ordinary suffering: “It’s natural for us parents to want to protect our children from pain and suffering, but if we rush to rescue children from problems… Continue reading Struggles That Make Kids Stronger

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Crayons and Pencils and Glue Sticks, oh My!

It’s that time of year again.  We’ve kicked off the “Supplies for Sucess” drive to support our Operation Backpack School supply donations with be accepted through August 15, 2016, at the Office Depot in Prince Frederick, Gentle Family Dentistry in Dunkirk, Michelangelo’s Salons in Huntingtown and Lusby and all three World Gym locations: Lusby, Owings,… Continue reading Crayons and Pencils and Glue Sticks, oh My!