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Encounters with Art

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

Are Your Kids Caffeinated?

Find out why caffeine and kids don’t mix. 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

Saddle up for Adventure

Hands forward, knees bent, and ready to go, 12-year-old A.J... Read more

Family + Sports = Fun

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

Nuts About Nuts

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

The Dirt on Dirt

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

Enchanting Puerto Rico

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

A Salute to Special Olympics

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

Hit the Slopes in Canaan Vall…

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

Reeling in Summer Fun

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

Changing for the Better

Early on a recent Sunday morning near Kids’ Cove at Mo... Read more

Pop Over to London

As Americans we are linked to Britain in many ways, includin... Read more

Chasing the Future

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

Zits for Grown-Ups

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

Cozy Mystic, Connecticut

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

Doulas on Duty

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

Getting Better with Art

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

Make Sleep a Priority

  Parents often use bedtime stories and other peaceful... Read more

Walking the Middle Path

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a relatively new appro... Read more

Put an End to Bullying

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged ... Read more

Adventures in Baltimore

Whenever I take my son Ross on a trip, my fervent wish is th... Read more

TF Health: Your Kids & You

Autism Spectrum Disorder

11-01-2020 Health

What are the signs of autism spectrum disorder? Read more

Virtual Health Visits

11-01-2020 Health

Here are helpful tips for preparing for your next virtual appointment with your care provider. ... Read more

My Daughter's Imaginary Friend

10-01-2020 Behavior

What do you do when your child has an imaginary friend? Read more

Kids & Headaches

10-01-2020 Health

If your child suffers frequent headaches, here’s what you need to know. Read more

Looking for Love in a Pandemic

10-01-2020 Health

Looking for love in a pandemic can be challenging. Here's how to share your inner world safely.  ... Read more

Opioid Use in Pregnancy

10-01-2020 Health

Talk to your health care provider if you take opioids. Your baby’s health—and yours—depend on it. ... Read more

Wearing Masks

09-01-2020 Health

How wearing masks—or not—tells us something about ourselves. Read more

COVID-19 & Breastfeeding

09-01-2020 Health

Planning to breastfeed? Find out recommendations for the pandemic. Read more

Diabetes and Children

09-01-2020 Health

If you or your child is overweight, learn about the dangers of diabetes. Read more

From Bottle to Cup

08-01-2020 Growing Up

Discover tips for helping your child make this important transition.  Read more

Lines of Connection

08-01-2020 Health

Here’s why connecting by phone promotes honesty and closeness.   Read more

Treatment for Migraines

08-01-2020 Health

Learn how to prevent migraines and the newest treatments.  Read more

Healthy Begins at Home

07-01-2020 Health

Why you need to talk to your kids about what things may look like in the coming months. Read more

Got the Postpartum Blues?

07-01-2020 Health

Feeling anxious or sad is not your fault and nothing to be ashamed of. Read more

Making Mealtime Fun

06-01-2020 Nutrition

Here are some tips for cozy family meals and yummy recipes to try. Read more

Don't Delay Vaccinations

06-01-2020 Health

Protect your child from vaccine-preventable diseases. Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

Find Your Happy in Charlottesvil…

11-01-2020 United States Travel

Escape from the new normal for some good times in Charlottesville. Read more

Let's Go Hiking

10-01-2020 Day Trips

Here are five family-friendly hikes to check off this fall. Read more

Vacation in Your Backyard

09-01-2020 Day Trips

Itching to travel? You can. Just head for the beach, where tons of fun awaits! Read more

Set Sail for Annapolis

08-01-2020 United States Travel

Escape to this nearby gem of a town!  Read more

Cook Islands: Part Two

07-01-2020 World Travel

Discover this dreamy destination. Read more

Cook Islands: Paradise & Mor…

06-01-2020 World Travel

Discover a new way of seeing in this tropical island paradise. Read more

Amazing Albuquerque

05-01-2020 United States Travel

Take a hot-air balloon ride, ride a horse, and discover the Southwest. Read more

Grenada: The Spice Isle

04-01-2020 World Travel

Spice up your life at this gorgeous Caribbean island. Read more

Welcome to Shangrila

03-01-2020 Day Trips

Get a taste of the Old West at Virginia Guest Ranch. Read more

A Texas-Sized Vacation

02-01-2020 United States Travel

Use this guide to map out some must-sees in San Antonio. Read more

Skiing at Seven Springs

01-01-2020 United States Travel

In the Laurel Highlands, you’ll find heavenly skiing and an alpine vibe—perfect for fami... Read more

Charming Charleston

12-01-2019 United States Travel

Just down the coast, you’ll find history, fun, and lots more. Read more

Adventures in Jacksonville

11-01-2019 United States Travel

Whether it’s history or nature or entertainment, your family with love Jacksonville and the Be... Read more

Camping from Beach to Bay

10-01-2019 United States Travel

Camping is ideal for families, especially when you don’t have to travel far. Read more

Adventures in New Zealand: Pt. 3

09-01-2019 World Travel

Life’s too short to look back with regret. Plan your New Zealand family adventure now! ... Read more

Adventures in New Zealand: Pt. 2

08-01-2019 World Travel

Join Peggy and her family for more of this Exotic South Pacific destination. Read more

TF Fun: Explore Your World

November 2020 Virtual Fun

11-01-2020 Enrichment

The sky’s the limit when it comes to virtual fun for families. Check out Stephanie’s latest curated ... Read more

Virtual Learning Tips for Specia…

11-01-2020 Enrichment

What you need to know to help your special-needs child navigate virtual learning. Read more

Meet Peggy Dye with Virginia Ope…

11-01-2020 Arts

Virginia Opera’s new CEO shares her plans for the future. Read more

October Virtual Fun

10-01-2020 Enrichment

Discover plenty of new virtual fun opportunities online. Let’s go! Read more

Parent Tips

Precious Things

11-01-2020 Take Five

Peggy shares how healing happens when you let some things go. Read more

Be Here Now

10-01-2020 Take Five

Don’t forget: there’s a silver lining in every cloud. Read more

Honoring Grandparents

09-01-2020 Take Five

Why we need grandparents now more than ever—and they need us, too! Read more

Welcome to Tidewater Family Plus…

08-01-2020 Take Five

Our new, enhanced magazine is bigger and better than ever!  Read more