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This Month's Issue

This Month's Issue


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This Month's Issue


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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

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

Growing Up Gardening

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

Family + Sports = Fun

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

Getting Better with Art

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

The Dirt on Dirt

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

Doulas on Duty

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

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

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

Springtime Allergies

04-01-2018 Health

I love spring. It’s finally warmer. The birds are chirping happily. The grass is so green. The... Read more

Laying Down the Rules

03-01-2018 Behavior

As the first line of defense when it comes to your child’s drug use or drinking, you do make a... Read more

Your Baby's Senses

02-01-2018 Growing Up

Your newborn may seem to do little more than eat, sleep, cry, pee, and poop. But if you notice how y... Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

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

TF Fun: Explore Your World

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

The Key to School Success

04-01-2018 Enrichment

These days we’re obsessed with success—particularly book smarts, AP classes, higher educ... Read more

Parent Tips

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

What Matters

04-01-2018 Take Five

Just this morning as I was wondering what topic I would write about for this month’s column, a... Read more