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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

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

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

The Dirt on Dirt

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

Nuts About Nuts

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

Family + Sports = Fun

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

Encounters with Art

Art is a natural part of our world. Explore art with your ch... Read more

Growing Up Gardening

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

Chasing the Future

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

Getting Better with Art

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

TF Health: Your Kids & You

Strong, Healthy Bones

02-01-2019 Health

Find out why building healthy bones in childhood matters! Read more

Heart Healthy Recipes

02-01-2019 Nutrition

Fill your kitchen with delicious smells your kids can’t resist! Read more

You Can Help Stop Childhood Obes…

02-01-2019 Health

Just making these small changes can help ensure your children’s optimal health. ... Read more

It Takes a Village

01-01-2019 Health

My teen son read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma Young Readers Edition in his En... Read more

Healthy Breakfast Tips

01-01-2019 Nutrition

A healthy breakfast is a must for kids. Here are seven quick and easy breakfast tips to ensure your ... Read more

Protecting Kids from Cancer

01-01-2019 Health

HPV is the Human Papilloma Virus, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United State... Read more

Disciplining Your Toddler

12-01-2018 Behavior

Sometimes it’s tough to reel in a toddler, but it can be done. Here are some ways to keep your... Read more

Unplug Your Kids

12-01-2018 Health

Parents need to set limits for their children to encourage better habits and better health. Read more

Why Manners Matter

11-01-2018 Behavior

Start your children on the right foot by teaching them manners at an early age. Here’s how. ... Read more

The World of Beans

11-01-2018 Nutrition

Need more protein? Beans are the answer! Enjoy these budget-friendly bean recipes. Read more

Stuttering Q&A

11-01-2018 Behavior

Early intervention is key to helping your child’s stuttering. See a specialist if it persists... Read more

Treats Not Tricks

10-02-2018 Safety

What can you do to keep your children safe this Halloween? Read more

Helping Your Child Sleep

10-01-2018 Behavior

Kids’ and teens’ sleep habits are an ongoing frustration for many parents. Fortunat... Read more

Acne Myths & Facts

10-01-2018 Health

By clearing up some of the common tales about acne, you can help your son or daughter get through it... Read more

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

TF Travel: Let's Go

The Pride of Crystal Coast

02-01-2019 United States Travel

This stretch of peaceful coastline is perfect for those who want to experience small-town charm and ... Read more

Hit the Slopes at Smuggler's Not…

01-01-2019 United States Travel

Smuggler’s Notch doesn’t forget the needs of parents and offers a number of activities t... Read more

A Mexican Family Adventure

12-01-2018 World Travel

Share Mexico’s colorful, rich culture with your kids. Read more

Daydreaming in the Florida Keys

11-01-2018 United States Travel

The Middle Keys offer a chill vibe—perfect for R & R for you and your partner, your family... Read more

Family Fun in Mobile

10-01-2018 United States Travel

From visiting historic sites and colorful gardens to exploring science centers and sea labs and watc... Read more

Meet Holland by Train

09-01-2018 European Travel

With a giant puff of smoke and the screeching of metal on metal, the steam train lurches from the st... Read more

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

TF Fun: Explore Your World

Meet a Museum

02-01-2019 Enrichment

Enrich your family’s museum visit experience by following these easy tips. ... Read more

Finding the Right Tutor

01-01-2019 Enrichment

The right tutor can make all the difference in your child’s education. Learn how to choose the... Read more

School Choices

12-01-2018 Enrichment

No one cares more about your child’s welfare than you do. That’s why choosing the right ... Read more

Painting Tips for Kids

09-01-2018 Arts

Kids are natural artists and love to paint, but when they are young, they must rely on parents or ca... Read more

Parent Tips

Teaching Self-Reliance

02-01-2019 Take Five

When I first met my husband in Amsterdam, Peter was in his early thirties, living at home with his p... Read more

Be Grateful

01-01-2019 Take Five

We can change the world in little ways, and now is the perfect time to start. Here's some inspiratio... Read more

New Perspectives

12-01-2018 Take Five

Spending time and sharing new experiences with your kids while they’re young brings you closer... Read more

Obsessed with Food

11-01-2018 Take Five

Kids learn everything about food from you. Start today to improve your own eating habits and your fa... Read more