Win Tickets to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Win Tickets to 'Twas the Night Before Christmas


Win a pair of tickets to Virginia Repertory Theatre’s ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas at The American Theatre

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This Month's Issue

TF 1119cover

Featured Local Business

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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

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

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

Changing for the Better

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

Zits for Grown-Ups

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

Chasing the Future

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

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

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

TF Health: Your Kids & You

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

Container Baby Syndrome

08-01-2019 Health

Too many hours in a car seat is bad for your child’s health. Find out why! Read more

Why Kids Need Recess

08-01-2019 Fitness

Find out why recess is essential for child development. Read more

Mediterranean Diet for Kids

07-01-2019 Nutrition

It’s not just for grown-ups! Feed your kids the healthy Mediterranean way. Read more

Measles Outbreak

07-01-2019 Health

Vaccines are safe. Vaccines save lives. Disease kills. Read more

Pledge to Pool Safely

06-01-2019 Safety

If your vacation involves water, these tips could save a life. Read more

Put Down the Phone & Talk

06-01-2019 Growing Up

Make a media plan to ensure communication skills develop. Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

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

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

TF Fun: Explore Your World

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

A View from Onstage

10-01-2019 Enrichment

Being part of a theatre troupe teaches your kids time management and more. Read more

Journaling for Kids

09-01-2019 Enrichment

Journaling is a safe way for your child to express ideas and feelings. Read more

Tips for Starting Preschool

09-01-2019 Enrichment

Practicing for preschool ensures a smooth transition. Read more

Parent Tips

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

Family First

09-01-2019 Take Five

What are your favorite childhood memories? Here are tips to help you create happy memories for your ... Read more

Smooth Transition Back to School

08-01-2019 Take Five

It’s time to start prepping for the school year. Read more