Ideas and Tips for Moms and Dads

Standing up for the Kids—Court Appointed Special Advocates

Court appointed special advocates support children who need it most.

One day while listening to the radio, Pat Howe heard an ad for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program, which pairs volunteers with youth in the child welfare system. Originally from Baltimore, Howe and her husband were living in Charlottesville, Virginia, and were preparing to move back to Maryland. Their youngest daughter had gone to college, and Howe was looking for a way use her experience as both a parent and a teacher to help others.

Fostering Hope—Becoming a Foster Family is Challenging but Rewarding

For years Millersville resident Alison Stevens had dreamed of becoming a mother. That dream became a reality through a simple phone call.

“I hadn’t found the right person to start a family with, but I always knew that I wanted kids in my life,” Stevens says. “Becoming a foster parent seemed like a great way to do that.”

5 cozy fall getaways

As the air turns colder and fall schedules settle down, this is a perfect time for couples to sneak away for a night or two at a cozy, out-of-the-way inn or bed and breakfast.

7 romantic ideas for a date night at home

When Lori Schmidt Ernest and her husband, Dave, need a date night, they don’t go very far.

“Our favorite date night is to stay home, have some drinks and play games all night,” says Ernest, a mother of one from Gambrills. “It’s just so much easier and convenient to stay in, and we look forward to it.”

Date nights at home are a great option for busy parents and are becoming increasingly popular.

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