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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

Chatting About Online Safety

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

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

Reeling in Summer Fun

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

Doulas on Duty

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

Best Butternut Recipes

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

Healthy Holiday Habits

Healthy Holiday Habits

12-01-2017 Nutrition

Holiday season is officially upon us. This time of year can be a delicious time for your family. I... Read more

The Sunshine Vitamin

The Sunshine Vitamin

12-01-2017 Health

Recently while basking in the warm sun of San Diego (thanks to my husband’s business trip) and... Read more

Why is my Baby Crying?

Why is my Baby Crying?

11-01-2017 Behavior

While dining out recently, I noticed a distraught mother attempting to comfort her crying infant. Ot... Read more

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

TF Travel: Let's Go

Oh, Shenandoah!

Oh, Shenandoah!

12-01-2017 United States Travel

It’s always a gamble when you take a teenager anywhere. If you’re lucky and your teen is... Read more

Florida's Forgotten Coast

Florida's Forgotten Coast

11-01-2017 United States Travel

As soon as I cast my line out into the aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, I got a hit. Clint, ... Read more

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

TF Fun: Explore Your World

The Magic of Play

The Magic of Play

12-01-2017 Enrichment

With the help of a frilly dress, tiara, and magic wand, your 3-year-old is transformed into the quee... Read more

Bringing History Alive

Bringing History Alive

12-01-2017 Enrichment

Children are born into history. They have no memory of it, yet they find themselves in the middle of... Read more

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

Parent Tips

Giving & Receiving

Giving & Receiving

12-01-2017 Take Five

At church this morning, our pastor’s message was, “Give and you shall receive.” He... Read more

Holiday Glow

Holiday Glow

11-01-2017 Take Five

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is nearly here. Retails stores and malls are already b... Read more

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