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How your family can serve this Thanksgiving

By Katie Riley During the Thanksgiving season, many families will count their blessings by volunteering their time and effort to help those in need....

Q&A with Naval Academy soccer coach and mom

By Allison Eatough The photos that line the windowsill in Carin Gabarra's U.S. Naval Academy office in Annapolis tell a story of an amazing...

Get the family volunteering during Day to Serve

Get the family involved in Day to Serve, an annual volunteering event in Maryland and the surrounding states, that started Sept. 11 and runs...

10 Tips to help your athlete shine in sports tryouts

By Betsy Stein August is the season for sports team tryouts. Whether your athlete is trying out for a high school sports team, a...

Ravens Torrey Smith: Born to be a dad

By Pete Pichaske Photos by Dunks Photo. Dunksphoto.com Some men take to fatherhood the instant their child is born. Others have to grow into...

Get your kids hooked on classic books this summer

By Kristy MacKaben Named after writers Jane Austen and Emily Bronte, it's no wonder Jane and Emily Godfrey, 11-year-old twins from Sudlersville, are avid...

Tips on graduation etiquette from invites to presents to parties

By Laura Barnhardt Cech Parents can feel a lack of guidance when it comes to graduation and the etiquette involved. There are potentially thorny...

Underage drinking workshop for parents in Anne Arundel

Concerned about prom, graduation, beach week and all the underage drinking associated with those? Then plan on attending an Anne Arundel County Underage Drinking...

Calvert County workshop on what’s next for graduating students with disabilities

Calvert County parents wondering what comes after high school for their students with disabilities should consider attending a workshop March 18. The Calvert County's...

How parents spend Valentine’s Day

Before kids, Valentine's Day is all about your significant other. Things change, however, when kids come into the picture. Kids nott only steal your...

The ups and downs of teenage digital dating

By Allison Eatough Cary, a mom of four from Ellicott City, laughed when her 17-year-old son explained how two of his friends were "talking."...

Should you track your teen with an app?

By Pete PichaskeIt’s 10 o’clock on a Friday night. Do you know where your 18-year-old is?You do if you’re Mary Kramer, mother of four...

Cornell needs parents of 15-24-year-olds to take survey

Do you have a child between the ages of 15-24? If so, would you be willing to participate in a study for Cornell University?...

Chesapeake Family readers share their treasured traditions: The Flores family

Chesapeake Family is sharing favorite holiday traditions from readers. Today's favorite tradition is from the Flores Family of Crownsville. Seeing lights in a cozy...

Chesapeake Family readers share their treasured traditions: The Noble family

This week, Chesapeake Family is sharing favorite holiday traditions. Today's favorite tradition is from the Noble Family of Arnold. Craft shopping for cousins We...

Chesapeake Family readers share their treasured traditions: The Ernest family

This week, Chesapeake Family is sharing favorite holiday traditions. Today's favorite tradition is from the Ernest Family of Gambrills Pajama day at grandmas We...

Chesapeake Family readers share their treasured traditions: The Rosario family

This week, Chesapeake Family is sharing favorite holiday traditions. Today's favorite tradition is from the Rosario family of Germantown Behaving for Fred the Elf...

Chesapeake Family readers share their treasured traditions: The Gray family

This week, Chesapeake Family is sharing favorite holiday traditions from readers. Today's tradition is from the Gray family of Kent Island. Homemade marshmallows and...

Chesapeake Family readers share their treasured traditions: The Anders family

From hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows to bundling into the car with pillows and blankets to see the lights, it's the traditions that the...

Studies show ratings of movies and TV shows have little meaning

Don't think that watching only broadcast television will protect your kids from the violent content that is often aired on cable television shows. Or...
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