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January 2017

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Hit the Slopes in Canaan Vall…

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

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

Zits for Grown-Ups

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

A Salute to Special Olympics

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

Chatting About Online Safety

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

Nuts About Nuts

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

Growing Up Gardening

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

Getting Better with Art

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

Enchanting Puerto Rico

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

Doulas on Duty

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

Cozy Mystic, Connecticut

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

Family + Sports = Fun

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

Chasing the Future

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

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

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

12-06-2016 Family Focus

It seems the endless commercialization of the holiday season begins earlier each year—with Chr... Read more

Kids and Weight Loss: How to Help Children Maintain a Healthy Weight

Kids and Weight Loss: How to Hel…

10-29-2016 Nutrition

You’ve probably read about it in newspapers and seen it on the news. In the United States, the... Read more

Giving Thanks: How to Make Gratitude Part of your Family Life

Giving Thanks: How to Make Grati…

10-29-2016 Family Focus

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it is a wonderful time to share some thoughts about giving t... Read more

Facts About Antibiotics

Facts About Antibiotics

09-26-2016 Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has news for parents this cold and flu season: ... Read more

Laboring After a C-Section

Laboring After a C-Section

08-30-2016 Health

An expecting mom who has had a C-section before has a lot to think about before her next delivery. O... Read more

Nurturing Caring Kids

Nurturing Caring Kids

08-01-2016 Growing Up

Summer once revolved around free play: bikes, baseball, swimming, or just hanging out with friends. ... Read more

Be Emergency Ready

Be Emergency Ready

08-01-2016 Safety

Keeping our children safe is one of the most important roles we have as parents, and being prepared ... Read more

Building Self Esteem

Building Self Esteem

08-01-2016 Family Focus

Most parents agree that we want our children to develop healthy self esteem. However, there is room ... Read more

Monitoring Your Child

Monitoring Your Child

06-28-2016 Growing Up

Your child’s growth and development are monitored through a partnership between you and your h... Read more

Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting

06-28-2016 Family Focus

Recently there has been an explosion of interest in mindfulness, sometimes called mindfulness medita... Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

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

The Greatest Snow on Earth

The Greatest Snow on Earth

01-02-2017 United States Travel

I stand near the top of a steep mountain in Utah. The scenery is stunning—white-capped mountai... Read more

Family Fun in Myrtle Beach

Family Fun in Myrtle Beach

12-06-2016 United States Travel

Too bad I don’t golf, I thought, as my family and I drove into Myrtle Beach. Heading south on ... Read more

Escape to St. John, USVI

Escape to St. John, USVI

10-29-2016 World Travel

As soon as I arrive at Caneel Bay Resort in St. John, USVI, I take off my shoes and stroll through t... Read more

TF Fun: Explore Your World

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

The Sound of Sunshine

The Sound of Sunshine

08-30-2016 Enrichment

Music reverberates throughout the second floor of the Attucks Theatre in Norfolk one Saturday mornin... Read more

Connect Your Child with Art

Connect Your Child with Art

08-30-2016 Arts

Art can have a life-changing positive impact on childhood development. I know because it happened to... Read more

Parent Tips

Be a Pioneer

Be a Pioneer

02-02-2017 Take Five

Dear Friends, Finding out you’re pregnant and giving birth for the first time is like becomin... Read more

Just Do It!

Just Do It!

01-02-2017 Take Five

Dear Friends, Making New Year’s Resolutions seems like an exercise in futility, doesn’t... Read more

Make Time for Me Time

Make Time for Me Time

01-02-2017 Life Lessons

As the chief director of your family’s universe, you’re the pulse-point of the home. But... Read more

Catch the Cookie Classic

Catch the Cookie Classic

01-02-2017 Community

Kevin Wilkinson, a recently retired Coast Guard officer and a trained engineer, is among the thousan... Read more