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This Month's Issue

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Why Yoga is Good for Kids

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

Chatting About Online Safety

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

Enchanting Puerto Rico

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

A Salute to Special Olympics

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

Zits for Grown-Ups

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

Changing for the Better

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

Nuts About Nuts

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

Adventures in Baltimore

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

Chasing the Future

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

The Dirt on Dirt

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

Cozy Mystic, Connecticut

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

Make Sleep a Priority

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

Family + Sports = Fun

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

TF Health: Your Kids & You

Keeping Baby Safe

05-01-2018 Safety

Babies reach, grasp, roll, sit, and eventually crawl, pull up, “cruise” along furniture... Read more

Tasty Ideas for the Grill

05-01-2018 Nutrition

These days we’re all watching what we eat. But healthy, low-fat food doesn’t have to be ... Read more

Stressproof Your Child

05-01-2018 Family Focus

We all want our children to be able to handle whatever life throws at them. When times are hard&mdas... Read more

How to Eat Healthy

05-01-2018 Nutrition

It’s easier than you think to start eating healthy! Take small steps each week to improve your... Read more

Beware of Poisonous Plants

05-01-2018 Health

Spring’s vibrant blossoms lift spirits after a dreary winter. Our local landscapes include sub... Read more

Girls and Bullying

04-01-2018 Behavior

Imagine this: You’re going about your day and get an unexpected phone call from your daughter&... Read more

Springtime Allergies

04-01-2018 Health

I love spring. It’s finally warmer. The birds are chirping happily. The grass is so green. The... Read more

Laying Down the Rules

03-01-2018 Behavior

As the first line of defense when it comes to your child’s drug use or drinking, you do make a... Read more

Your Baby's Senses

02-01-2018 Growing Up

Your newborn may seem to do little more than eat, sleep, cry, pee, and poop. But if you notice how y... Read more

21st-Century Birth Trends

02-01-2018 Health

Birth has often been an uncertain process for women. Just a few decades ago, the common practice was... Read more

Good Dental Habits Begin Early

02-01-2018 Health

One of the best things parents and caregivers can do for their children is to instill healthy dental... Read more

Safe Sleeping Tips for Baby

02-01-2018 Safety

I remember my early days of parenthood vividly. I walked around with blurry-eyed exhaustion, fantasi... Read more

Q&A about the Common Cold

01-01-2018 Health

As you are getting ready for work, your child shuffles in complaining, “I don’t feel goo... Read more

Hearty Main Dishes

01-01-2018 Nutrition

Brrrr. Baby, it’s cold outside. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy hearty home-cooked meals. ... Read more

Advice from a Child

01-01-2018 Nutrition

Dear Mom and Dad‚ Thanks for letting me spend the day at Jorge’s. It was cool‚ bu... Read more

Best Butternut Recipes

12-01-2017 Nutrition

Winter is the perfect time for hearty meals, and butternut squash is one of our favorite comfort foo... Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

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

Let Them Build Forts

05-01-2018 Enrichment

When I was eight years old, I decided it would be fun to live in a travel trailer. Our family didn&r... Read more

7 Tips for Choosing a Camp

04-01-2018 Enrichment

Summers are magical, right? School is out, the days are long, and free time abounds. Yet after a mon... Read more

The Key to School Success

04-01-2018 Enrichment

These days we’re obsessed with success—particularly book smarts, AP classes, higher educ... Read more

The Gifted Child

03-01-2018 Enrichment

I was a gifted child. As a child, I didn’t really understand what that meant. I knew I got goo... Read more

Parent Tips

Simplify, Simplify

05-01-2018 Take Five

Kids are stressed today—way more stressed than we ever were. What’s causing our kids to ... Read more

What Matters

04-01-2018 Take Five

Just this morning as I was wondering what topic I would write about for this month’s column, a... Read more

Leaves of Green

03-01-2018 Take Five

As I look out my window, a gray world looks back at me. Bare branches, dripping with rain, a slate-c... Read more

It All Starts With You

02-01-2018 Take Five

What do you think is the purpose of life? I’ll admit I haven’t considered this question ... Read more