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I’m a social worker. I’ve done a lot of work in child sexual abuse prevention. I have children of my own, whom I educate using the same prevention principles that I teach others. And I am opposed…to the current system of sex offender registries. Have you ever looked up the registered sex offenders in your neighborhood? It’s pretty simple. Go ahead and Google it—you can see a map of folks right around your house. (Warning: This might freak you out.) Ostensibly, the purpose of such registries is to increase your safety… >> Read More
I grew up in a community where summer overnight camp was just standard, even beginning at the wee ages of 7. I watched as our local camp store would be jam-packed with families holding lists and…preparing for and buying the necessary camp items to survive the summer away. I saw as my cousins counted down not only to the day the bus picked them up, but to the years they would be old enough to be eligible to go for four weeks, then six weeks, then the entire summer totaling… >> Read More
It is spring in Baltimore, and getting out of the house is much easier now that you don’t have to bundle the kids up in layers of winter gear. In fact, soon you won’t be leaving the house with…any additional layers at all. It’s a good thing too, because there is a great lineup of events scheduled for this month. You can plant in community gardens, build a playground, celebrate Israel in a variety of ways, and choose from several Moms’ Night Out options. Family Events Hebrew School in Your Neighborhood – Open… >> Read More
If Passover brisket preparation were an Olympic event, this year I may have medaled. By the end of the two-day marathon, every ounce of me smelled like brisket. My skin all but oozed the marinade.…The entire house emitted an odor. My brisket recipe, like most things worthwhile in my life, was unearthed from my very own Old Testament, The New York Times. It cooks in port wine and plums, as well as my own twist—a generous handful of fennel. It is a labor of love I knew I’d perfected… >> Read More
My husband and I took a trip away this past weekend, just the two of us, without the kids. This, in itself, is a rarity, and something we needed, enjoyed, and did not take for granted. I love my…children, but even I needed a break from hearing the morning screams of, "Mommy!!!", the temper tantrums, and hearing brothers fight over a stupid toy that, I swear, neither of them really wants to play with anyway. Our lives as a couple picked up right back to the days before kids. We roamed the streets… >> Read More