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Why Yoga is Good for Kids

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

Enchanting Puerto Rico

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

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

Family + Sports = Fun

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

Growing Up Gardening

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

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

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

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

TF Health: Your Kids & You

Build Your Baby's Brain

08-01-2018 Growing Up

Calling all parents! We know you are super heroes in many ways, but did you know that decades of res... Read more

Heart Healthy Tips

08-01-2018 Health

What you eat can help keep your heart beating strong—or lead to problems with weight, high blo... Read more

Are Vaccines Safe?

08-01-2018 Health

My pediatric practice is busy with physicals during the summer. Each day I am greeted with the same ... Read more

A Healthy Body Image

07-01-2018 Fitness

As preteens change physically, they become more aware of how they look. Read more

Cooking Up Heart Health

07-01-2018 Nutrition

These heart healthy dishes will even tempt children! Read more

Feeding Food to Baby

07-01-2018 Nutrition

Trying new foods with your child is very exciting, but where to start? Read more

Mindfulness for Families

06-01-2018 Growing Up

Raising children is a labor of love. Author Kristin Hannah says in her book The Nightingale, being a... Read more

Cooking with Love

06-01-2018 Nutrition

Feeding our families healthy food is a top priority. After all, our children need proper nutrients i... Read more

Swim Safely this Summer

06-01-2018 Safety

When I was seven, my family was vacationing near a large lake in Michigan. My sister took me out for... Read more

Kids, Social Media & Gaming

06-01-2018 Behavior

Digital media and apps allow children to communicate and express their creativity, connect with peer... Read more

Keeping Baby Safe

05-01-2018 Safety

Here are ways to help prevent kids from getting hurt in your home 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

TF Travel: Let's Go

Surprising Arkansas

08-01-2018 United States Travel

History, culture, nature, the arts—the area is a microcosm of the land of plenty. Walking d... Read more

Off the Beaten Track

07-01-2018 European Travel

Welcome to Part 3 of my family’s adventures in Ireland, a land with heart. Read more

Smiling Irish Eyes

06-01-2018 European Travel

Welcome to Part 2 of my family’s adventures in Ireland. a land with heart. You can enjoy Part ... Read more

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

An Historic Virginia Escape

01-01-2018 United States Travel

Just up the road, a tranquil county spreads across Northern Virginia. Most of us, traveling on I-95 ... Read more

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

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

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 …

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 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

06-28-2017 Day Trips

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

Amazing Stargazing

05-29-2017 Travel

When was the last time you looked up and really saw the stars? Outside your window every night Orion... Read more

Cool Colorado

04-20-2017 United States Travel

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

TF Fun: Explore Your World

Back-to-School Blues?

08-01-2018 Enrichment

It’s back-to-school time, and that means it’s time to prepare. How can you get back on t... Read more

No Screens? No Problem!

07-01-2018 Nature

There’s no excuse for spending the summer inside looking at screens when we live in an area so... Read more

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

Parent Tips

Camels and Deserts

08-01-2018 Take Five

I became aware at a young age that the world was a big place—full of exotic, faraway lands. No... Read more

Old-Fashioned Fun

07-01-2018 Take Five

Fun is not hard to find—even in your backyard! Read more

Summer Memories

06-01-2018 Take Five

The yawning summer stretches ahead, a favorite time of year for most families as the hectic pace of ... Read more

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