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This Month's Issue

TF Jan20coverweb

Featured Local Business

Trending: Most Read

Are Your Kids Caffeinated?

Find out why caffeine and kids don’t mix. Read more

Encounters with Art

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

Chatting About Online Safety

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

Family + Sports = Fun

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

Enchanting Puerto Rico

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

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

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

Take a Hike!

A quiet trail winds among towering trees behind Chesapeake A... Read more

Growing Up Gardening

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

Doulas on Duty

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

Cozy Mystic, Connecticut

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

Getting Better with Art

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

TF Health: Your Kids & You

Overcoming Mommy Guilt

01-01-2020 Health

Find out why you should take pride in being a working mom. Read more

Is Your Teen Vaping?

01-01-2020 Safety

Here are conversation starters for talking about the dangers of vaping with your kids. Read more

Is Spanking OK?

01-01-2020 Behavior

Most experts advise against spanking. Here are healthier alternatives. Read more

Keep Your Kids Healthy

01-01-2020 Health

Let’s count down 10 ways to keep your child healthy. Read more

Sharing Gifts Every Day

12-01-2019 Nutrition

Here’s how to make people happy all year long. Read more

About ADHD

12-01-2019 Health

Learn more about this condition and how to treat it. Read more

Internet Safety Tips

11-01-2019 Safety

Who’s your child chatting with online? Read on to learn how to monitor online activity. ... Read more

Kids and Asthma

11-01-2019 Health

Does your child wheeze or have trouble breathing? If so, read this. Read more

Clean Eating for Kids

10-01-2019 Nutrition

Clean eating is not just for grown-ups. Get your kids started on healthy eating habits NOW! Read more

Could This Be Bulimia?

10-01-2019 Health

Don’t miss these telltale warning signs of bulimia Read more

Halloween Tips

10-01-2019 Safety

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are seven ways to stay safe and healthy... Read more

Is Fish Healthy for Kids?

10-01-2019 Nutrition

Check out which fish are safe for kids to eat and add this protein-packed food to their diets. ... Read more

Healthy, Tasty Recipes

10-01-2019 Nutrition

Cooking great meals for your family doesn’t have to be hard. Try these tasty recipes! Read more

10 Things You Need to Know

10-01-2019 Health

Check out these top tips for parents. Read more

The Key to Healthy Stress

09-01-2019 Health

Find out why parents play a critical role in creating balance and modeling healthy coping skills. ... Read more

Nightmares & Night Terrors

09-01-2019 Health

What’s the diff? More importantly, what’s a parent to do? Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

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

Adventures in New Zealand: Pt. 1

07-01-2019 World Travel

Does your family love adventure? New Zealand is the place to find it. Read more

Easy, Breezy Amelia Island

06-01-2019 United States Travel

Hunting for a carefree family getaway? It’s just down the coast. Read more

Dreamy Rosemary Beach

05-01-2019 United States Travel

This beach community on Florida’s Panhandle makes you feel right at home. Read more

Explore Loudoun County

04-01-2019 Day Trips

Love mountains? Check out this tranquil corner of Virginia. Read more

Moon Over Monterey

03-01-2019 United States Travel

This family vacation destination offers up-close encounters with nature and more! Read more

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

TF Fun: Explore Your World

Why We Need Arts in Schools

12-01-2019 Arts

Find out how arts can transform your child’s life. Read more

Got Science?

12-01-2019 Enrichment

Teach your kids science through everyday interactions. Read more

A Foundation for Learning

12-01-2019 Enrichment

What is classical education and how can it help my child? Read more

Fun in the Great Outdoors

10-01-2019 Nature

Fall is perfect for outdoor family fun. Start now before winter rears its ugly head! Read more

Parent Tips

Seize the Day

01-01-2020 Take Five

Plan a year’s worth of inspiring fun with your family. Read more

Family Lore

12-01-2019 Take Five

Sharing family stories builds bonds and creates a legacy. Read more

Every Step of the Way

11-01-2019 Take Five

Why you need to be there for your kids every step of the way. Read more

Into the Woods

10-01-2019 Take Five

Peggy shares why it’s important to See. Hear. Feel. Smell. Taste the world we live in. ... Read more