Gas prices are up. Fashion takes over Harbor East this weekend. A very (cool) women’s collective. Vets can adopt pets for FREE. (And more!) Here are this week’s headlines and links, curated with Baltimore moms in mind.

In Case You Missed It: April 27, 2018

According to AAA, gas prices across the U.S. are up 18 cents from the week before and 30 cents from the same time last year. Since the beginning of the 2018, gas prices have steadily risen an average of 24 cents. Baltimore Business Journal takes a look at gas prices in Maryland.

If disciplining your kids is perplexing, join Katherine Reynolds Lewis for a discussion about her new book, The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever—and What to Do About It on May 30th at The Ivy Bookshop. Katherine’s Mother Jones article “What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?” became the most-read article in the history of the magazine. It argued that our time-honored methods of punishments and rewards haven’t taught discipline–they’ve undermined it.

One in 68. According to the most recent estimates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, that’s the rate of children identified with autism spectrum disorders. But the odds are that you already knew that. Johns Hopkins School of Education looks at how special education teacher-preparation programs can bring greater awareness to evidence-based practices (EBPs): teaching and intervention strategies that demonstrably improve learning outcomes for students with autism.

Pets for Vets! In recognition of Veterans Appreciation Month, Baltimore County Animal Services (BCAS) is offering free adoptions and pet services to veterans and active military members. During the entire month of May, adoption fees will be waived and pet owners who are veterans may receive free services such as spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations and microchipping.

A New Yorker essay is creating online buzz. It’s titled “I Am the One Woman Who Has It All” and is author Kimberly Harrington’s response to “Can women really have it all?” We won’t spoil it for you — but think you’ll relate to part of it (or maybe all of it). 

It may be getting easier to sneak veggies into your kids’ daily routine… Noodles & Company has announced that it’s introducing zoodles (zucchini noodles)  into their menu line-up. Made from fresh zucchinis, spiraled in-house daily, the all-new Zucchini Romesco and Zucchini Thai Green Curry with shrimp are a perfect light solution for your pasta-loving taste buds

Have you tried out Splash City? The pop-up, waterfront driving range company offers a city-friendly option for golfers, giving them the opportunity to whack a few balls into the harbor — or any body of water — at their open swing nights or at private events. The company uses biodegradable balls with fish food cores aimed at improving the water’s ecosystem.

A new vendor is headed to the JFX farmers market… check out Mera Kitchen Collectionan immigrant food collective committed to giving women ownership of their work. They are planning a cafe and will soon start serving delicacies at the JFX farmers market. Even (cool)er? The concept started as a series of pop-up dinners and workshops. Mera Collective is hosting their first Refugee and Immigrants Arts Feast on Saturday at the 2640 Space. Admission is free and it’s suggested you come hungry. 

All eyes will be on Harbor East this weekend for the 2018 FashionEASTa event. From 12pm – 5pm on April 28th, Aliceanna Street will be filled with fashion, music, food and good vibes.  A great girls day out!


Editor’s Note: Photograph from Mera Collective website.