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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

Chatting About Online Safety

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

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

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

Getting Better with Art

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

Growing Up Gardening

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

Chasing the Future

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

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

Don't Forget Flu Shots

Don't Forget Flu Shots

10-01-2017 Health

More than 100 children died last season due to complications from influenza. Children can and do die... Read more

Girls Fighting Fire

Girls Fighting Fire

08-30-2017 Safety

While going on nature hikes, singing songs, and roasting s’mores around a campfire are often w... Read more

Teens and Self-Esteem

Teens and Self-Esteem

08-30-2017 Growing Up

Having a positive self-esteem or self-image means feeling valuable and worth loving. Since teens spe... Read more

A Healthy Night's Sleep

A Healthy Night's Sleep

08-30-2017 Health

The end of summer means the beginning of the dreaded “school schedule.” You know what I ... Read more

Healthy Mealtime Habits

Healthy Mealtime Habits

08-01-2017 Nutrition

Preschoolers love to copy what their parents do. They mimic your table manners, your willingness to ... Read more

Remember the Physical

Remember the Physical

08-01-2017 Health

Don’t you just love the end of summer—long relaxing days at the beach, cook-outs with fr... Read more

It's Grillin' Time

It's Grillin' Time

06-29-2017 Nutrition

Summertime means cooking on the “barbie.” There’s something about the smoke and th... Read more

Got an Itchy Kid?

Got an Itchy Kid?

06-28-2017 Health

I just got back from vacation. It was great….sandy beaches, beautiful ocean, and oh yes, the ... Read more

Be Safe This Summer

Be Safe This Summer

06-13-2017 Safety

Summer reminds us of our childhood. Days spent endlessly playing outside (without sunscreen). Riding... Read more

Helping Your Overly Anxious Child

Helping Your Overly Anxious Chil…

05-30-2017 Behavior

Ella was a worrier. Every morning, she worried that she wouldn’t make the bus on time, even th... Read more

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

TF Travel: Let's Go

Natural Virginia

Natural Virginia

10-01-2017 United States Travel

Just across the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore’s southern tip, a calm oasis awaits, a pla... Read more

Nature's Playground: Michigan's U.P.

Nature's Playground: Michigan's …

08-30-2017 United States Travel

On a recent visit to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I petted a bear cub, rowed a tranquil river, ... Read more

Whitewater Rafting in West Virginia

Whitewater Rafting in West Virgi…

08-01-2017 United States Travel

Sometimes when you travel you have to face your fears. At least that’s what people say. At the... Read more

See Virginia by Bike

See Virginia by Bike

06-28-2017 Day Trips

Remember when you were a kid pedaling your favorite two-wheeler through the neighborhood? Recall the... Read more

TF Fun: Explore Your World

Nurturing Your Child: Tips for Busy Parents

Nurturing Your Child: Tips for B…

05-29-2017 Enrichment

It’s no secret: parents today are busier than ever before. In addition to juggling hectic care... Read more

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

Parent Tips

Be in Touch

Be in Touch

10-01-2017 Take Five

Dear Friends, Fall is no doubt my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather autumn brings, t... Read more

Benefits of Babywearing

Benefits of Babywearing

10-01-2017 Community

Becoming a parent is overwhelming, whether it’s your first child or your third. The list of th... Read more

Be Inspired

Be Inspired

08-30-2017 Take Five

Kids are like sponges. They soak in whatever’s around them. One of my favorite memories is whe... Read more

Why Writing Matters

Why Writing Matters

08-01-2017 Take Five

Did you keep a diary or a journal when you were young? Maybe you still do. I had an old-fashioned di... Read more