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January 2017

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Why Yoga is Good for Kids

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

Saddle up for Adventure

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

Hit the Slopes in Canaan Vall…

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

Zits for Grown-Ups

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

Chatting About Online Safety

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

A Salute to Special Olympics

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

Changing for the Better

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

Take a Hike!

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

Adventures in Baltimore

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

Nuts About Nuts

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

The Dirt on Dirt

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

Cozy Mystic, Connecticut

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

Chasing the Future

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

Enchanting Puerto Rico

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

Family + Sports = Fun

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

Make Sleep a Priority

  Parents often use bedtime stories and other peaceful... Read more

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TF Health: Your Kids & You

Meatless Mondays

Meatless Mondays

05-01-2017 Nutrition

Are you and your family observing Meatless Mondays yet? It’s the perfect way to add healthy, d... Read more

Yearly Check-Ups Matter

Yearly Check-Ups Matter

04-20-2017 Health

Picture a busy pediatric office. A little girl sits in an exam room with her mom. She is still in ... Read more

Find Your Balance

Find Your Balance

04-20-2017 Behavior

Many people talk about maintaining balance in life. But what does that actually mean? There are ma... Read more

If Your Kid Hates Sports

If Your Kid Hates Sports

04-01-2017 Growing Up

Team sports can boost kids’ self-esteem, coordination, and general fitness and help them learn... Read more

Nine Wellness Tips

Nine Wellness Tips

04-01-2017 Health

Are you aware that one in three children in America is overweight, and that one third of those child... Read more

Time Out: The Right Way

Time Out: The Right Way

04-01-2017 Family Focus

One of the most difficult challenges in dealing with kids arises when they fail to listen or to comp... Read more

Put an End to Bullying

Put an End to Bullying

03-02-2017 Behavior

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children. It involves a real or perceive... Read more

Ways to Use Herbs

Ways to Use Herbs

03-02-2017 Nutrition

Herbs are a gift from nature and add flavor and variety to our foods. They can also be used to keep ... Read more

Brush up on Healthy Teeth

Brush up on Healthy Teeth

03-02-2017 Health

Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreate... Read more

Laying Down the Rules

Laying Down the Rules

03-02-2017 Growing Up

As a parent, you are the first line of defense when it comes to your child’s drug use or drink... Read more

Post-Natal Recovery Tips

Post-Natal Recovery Tips

02-02-2017 Health

Throughout your pregnancy, you eat the right foods, drink plenty of fluids, rest, and try to keep st... Read more

Make a Valentine's Feast

Make a Valentine's Feast

02-01-2017 Nutrition

Going out for a kid-free romantic Valentine’s Day dinner sounds heavenly, but if you can&rsquo... Read more

Staying in Love

Staying in Love

02-01-2017 Family Focus

As we enter a new year, it is a time for goal setting and plans for self improvement. The traditiona... Read more

Q & A: Hearing Problems

Q & A: Hearing Problems

01-02-2017 Health

Most children hear and listen to sounds from birth. They learn to talk by imitating the sounds aroun... Read more

New Habits Now

New Habits Now

01-02-2017 Family Focus

As we enter a new year, it is a time for goal setting and plans for self improvement. The traditiona... Read more

Understanding Noroviruses

Understanding Noroviruses

12-06-2016 Health

Noroviruses are a group of related viruses that can cause gastroenteritis (GAS-tro-en-ter-I-tis), wh... Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

Cool Colorado

Cool Colorado

04-20-2017 United States Travel

A palpable sense of energy surrounds Colorado’s capitalregion. Here where the Great Plain... Read more

Busch Gardens: Thrills for Kids

Busch Gardens: Thrills for Kids

04-01-2017 Day Trips

Just an hour away six European countries await, and there’s no passport needed. Busch Gardens&... Read more

12 Arizona Adventures

12 Arizona Adventures

03-01-2017 United States Travel

Once I asked a friend, who happens to be a pilot for United Airlines and travels all over the world... Read more

Toddler Travel Tips

Toddler Travel Tips

02-01-2017 Travel

Flying with an infant soon? Planning a road trip with a toddler? Some find the term “family va... Read more

TF Fun: Explore Your World

A Date with Nature

A Date with Nature

05-01-2017 Nature

Every year without fail, I come down with spring fever as soon as the first buds appear on the trees... Read more

Girls Winning at Camp

Girls Winning at Camp

04-01-2017 Nature

Ahh, summer camp! Memories of night hikes under the stars, a pool to cool off in, funny songs and sk... Read more

Connecting Kids to School

Connecting Kids to School

01-02-2017 Enrichment

As a parent, you want your child to do well in school. You also want your child to be healthy and av... Read more

The Arts and Creative Problem Solving

The Arts and Creative Problem So…

01-02-2017 Arts

Judy listened nervously as her seven-year-old son and five-year-old niece began what she was sure wo... Read more

Parent Tips

Don't Forget the Kazoos

Don't Forget the Kazoos

05-01-2017 Take Five

When you’re a kid, everything is an adventure. You don’t have to even leave the house to... Read more

A Less Stressful Divorce

A Less Stressful Divorce

05-01-2017 Life Lessons

Once you and your spouse have come to the difficult decision that your marriage is over and you&rsqu... Read more

Making Time for Me-Time!

Making Time for Me-Time!

04-01-2017 Take Five

Dear Friends,  Some of you may know that I take horseback riding lessons. It’s my escape... Read more

Be Creative

Be Creative

03-03-2017 Take Five

Dear Friends, Once I heard a radio program about why kids are losing the ability to be creative thi... Read more