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Saddle up for Adventure

Hands forward, knees bent, and ready to go, 12-year-old A.J... Read more

Chatting About Online Safety

Nowadays kids of all ages are connecting with friends and fa... Read more

Why Yoga is Good for Kids

Little Cecilia Kocan, age 5, sat perfectly still, meditating... Read more

Enchanting Puerto Rico

Sometimes light, sometimes a little more intense, the warm r... Read more

The Dirt on Dirt

“Don’t track mud in the house!” “Wash your hands before din... Read more

A Salute to Special Olympics

Last December Cierra Winn swept her long chestnut hair over ... Read more

Nuts About Nuts

Holiday vacation time is approaching, and I already feel lik... Read more

Hit the Slopes in Canaan Vall…

Skiing is challenging for me, but my kids absolutely love it... Read more

Encounters with Art

Art is a natural part of our world. Explore art with your ch... Read more

Changing for the Better

Early on a recent Sunday morning near Kids’ Cove at Mo... Read more

Zits for Grown-Ups

Cafeteria cliques may be a distant memory, but if you’re sti... Read more

Chasing the Future

Four-year-old Andrew Davis eagerly ran inside his house afte... Read more

Family + Sports = Fun

Fitness starts early—from a child’s first steps! When Mom an... Read more

Take a Hike!

A quiet trail winds among towering trees behind Chesapeake A... Read more

Growing Up Gardening

Finding time to play outside is a challenge for today’... Read more

Getting Better with Art

The inpatient playroom at the Children’s Hospital of the Kin... Read more

Doulas on Duty

You’re a few months along in your pregnancy and beginn... Read more

Reeling in Summer Fun

The sun shimmers on the water, glinting on a thin fishing li... Read more

Adventures in Baltimore

Whenever I take my son Ross on a trip, my fervent wish is th... Read more

Cozy Mystic, Connecticut

The first time I saw a beluga whale, he smiled at me and win... Read more

TF Health: Your Kids & You

Teach Kids Bike Safety

05-01-2019 Safety

What’s the single most important safety tip for kids who ride bikes? Read more

Is Your Child Mentally Well?

05-01-2019 Health

Here are five tips to help your child become resilient and be mentally healthy. Read more

Rewarding Kids with Food

05-01-2019 Nutrition

Offering treats can lead to the development of unhealthy dietary habits—and worse! Read more

Are Your Kids Caffeinated?

05-01-2019 Nutrition

Find out why caffeine and kids don’t mix. Read more

Kids & Golf

04-01-2019 Fitness

Find out how golf teaches kids discipline, concentration & more. Read more

Pitfalls of Peer Pressure

04-01-2019 Behavior

Keep your child drug-free by following these simple tips. Read more

Don't Fear the Fever

04-01-2019 Health

Who knew a fever could be good for sick children? Read more

Help Kids Get Active

03-01-2019 Fitness

Find out why a new approach to organized sports is key. Read more

Listen Up!

03-01-2019 Safety

Teach your kids these important tips to protect their hearing. Read more

Bedwetting Problems?

03-01-2019 Health

Find out what’s normal and what isn’t and learn the latest solutions to bedwetting. ... Read more

Strong, Healthy Bones

02-01-2019 Health

Find out why building healthy bones in childhood matters! Read more

Heart Healthy Recipes

02-01-2019 Nutrition

Fill your kitchen with delicious smells your kids can’t resist! Read more

You Can Help Stop Childhood Obes…

02-01-2019 Health

Just making these small changes can help ensure your children’s optimal health. ... Read more

It Takes a Village

01-01-2019 Health

My teen son read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma Young Readers Edition in his En... Read more

Healthy Breakfast Tips

01-01-2019 Nutrition

A healthy breakfast is a must for kids. Here are seven quick and easy breakfast tips to ensure your ... Read more

Protecting Kids from Cancer

01-01-2019 Health

HPV is the Human Papilloma Virus, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United State... Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

Dreamy Rosemary Beach

05-01-2019 United States Travel

This beach community on Florida’s Panhandle makes you feel right at home. Read more

Explore Loudoun County

04-01-2019 Day Trips

Love mountains? Check out this tranquil corner of Virginia. Read more

Moon Over Monterey

03-01-2019 United States Travel

This family vacation destination offers up-close encounters with nature and more! Read more

The Pride of Crystal Coast

02-01-2019 United States Travel

This stretch of peaceful coastline is perfect for those who want to experience small-town charm and ... Read more

Hit the Slopes at Smuggler's Not…

01-01-2019 United States Travel

Smuggler’s Notch doesn’t forget the needs of parents and offers a number of activities t... Read more

A Mexican Family Adventure

12-01-2018 World Travel

Share Mexico’s colorful, rich culture with your kids. Read more

Daydreaming in the Florida Keys

11-01-2018 United States Travel

The Middle Keys offer a chill vibe—perfect for R & R for you and your partner, your family... Read more

Family Fun in Mobile

10-01-2018 United States Travel

From visiting historic sites and colorful gardens to exploring science centers and sea labs and watc... Read more

Meet Holland by Train

09-01-2018 European Travel

With a giant puff of smoke and the screeching of metal on metal, the steam train lurches from the st... Read more

Surprising Arkansas

08-01-2018 United States Travel

History, culture, nature, the arts—the area is a microcosm of the land of plenty. Walking d... Read more

Off the Beaten Track

07-01-2018 European Travel

Welcome to Part 3 of my family’s adventures in Ireland, a land with heart. Read more

Smiling Irish Eyes

06-01-2018 European Travel

Welcome to Part 2 of my family’s adventures in Ireland. a land with heart. You can enjoy Part ... Read more

Ireland: A Place with Heart

05-01-2018 European Travel

Every place has a history, but in Ireland the past seems more tangible. Maybe it’s because the... Read more

By the Green River

04-01-2018 United States Travel

The water was just a few inches deep as I kayaked along Kentucky’s Green River in early summer... Read more

Florida's Sparkly Coast

03-01-2018 United States Travel

It’s a balmy December day. I’m fishing off the coast of Destin, Florida, with Peter, my ... Read more

Winter Wonderland in Western Mar…

02-01-2018 United States Travel

As the Belgian draft horse trotted across the snow-covered meadow, my husband Peter and I snuggled c... Read more

TF Fun: Explore Your World

Dig This: Gardening & Kids

05-01-2019 Nature

Here are 10 great reasons to grab a shovel and get gardening! Read more

10 Terrific Tips for Reading

03-01-2019 Enrichment

Reading together is a great way to help your child grow socially and emotionally. Read more

Meet a Museum

02-01-2019 Enrichment

Enrich your family’s museum visit experience by following these easy tips. ... Read more

Finding the Right Tutor

01-01-2019 Enrichment

The right tutor can make all the difference in your child’s education. Learn how to choose the... Read more

Parent Tips

Hopes & Dreams

05-01-2019 Take Five

Find out why letting your kids fail teaches them to succeed. Read more

Together Time

04-01-2019 Take Five

Eating healthy meals together is easy-peasy with these tips. Read more

It's Cookie Time!

03-01-2019 Take Five

Why making cookies with your kids will be the most important thing you do this week. Read more

Teaching Self-Reliance

02-01-2019 Take Five

When I first met my husband in Amsterdam, Peter was in his early thirties, living at home with his p... Read more