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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

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

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

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

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

Pop Over to London

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

Adventures in Baltimore

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

Put an End to Bullying

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

Walking the Middle Path

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

TF Health: Your Kids & You

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

Playing with Food

05-01-2020 Nutrition

Experiment with international flavors. Read more

Tips for Cutting Calories

05-01-2020 Nutrition

Calories hide everywhere. Here’s how to get rid of them. Read more

Talking about Covid-19

05-01-2020 Health

Your kids need reassurance and lots of love. Read more

Liven Up Your Meals

04-01-2020 Nutrition

Tips for adding veggies and fruits to your kids’ meals + a few yummy recipes! Read more

Those Pesky Ear Infections

04-01-2020 Health

Here’s what every parent needs to know. Read more

Drowning: The Quiet Killer

03-01-2020 Safety

Learn about organizations that work to ensure “not one more child drowns.” Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

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

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

TF Fun: Explore Your World

September Virtual Family Fun

09-01-2020 Enrichment

We’ve rounded up more ideas for family fun this month! Read more

Brittney Harris, Theatre Prof

09-01-2020 Arts

Find out how theatre can be a platform for social change. Read more

Getting Ahead with Girl Scouts

09-01-2020 Enrichment

Learn how GS is helping girls explore careers in technology and design. Read more

Virtual Family Fun August 2020

08-01-2020 Enrichment

Escape the heat with these enriching activities.  Read more

Parent Tips

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

Choose Compassion

07-01-2020 Take Five

Why we need love and kindness now more than ever. Read more

The Power of Friendship

06-01-2020 Take Five

Our friends need us and we need them, so reach out and touch someone today! Read more