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A Salute to Special Olympics

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

Changing for the Better

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

Getting Better with Art

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

Set Sail with Sea Scouts

Something exciting is happening in Tidewater. Here, where th... Read more

A Heart for Kids

After a successful battle with cervical cancer, Tracy LaGatt... Read more

My Mentor, My Friend

Kids need adult role models to look up to and trust. Parents... Read more

Connecting with Horses

In this more-than-one-horse town, kids and adults take pleas... Read more

Parenting with No Regrets

My son just turned 18, so he is no longer legally a child. I... Read more

Kiddies & Kitties

There is nothing so heartwarming as when a family visits an ... Read more

Learning from WHRO

When my oldest was six, he came to me with a cape and a pict... Read more

A Gift of Life

At the age of five, Shutong Hao (“Tong Tong”) had already un... Read more

Explore the World with NATO

When NATO Festival organizers realized Luxembourg would be t... Read more

Tips for Kids Dining Out

Going out to eat with your children should be a relaxing and... Read more

Eating on a Budget

Get the most for your food budget! There are many ways to sa... Read more

Is Your Child on Track?

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in... Read more

Sea and Sky

Dear Friends, I was lucky to grow up on the shores of Sandb... Read more

Hit the Pause Button: Read

One of my favorite photographs is a picture of my mom readin... Read more

The World Can Wait

Parents have it rough these days. So much to do. So little t... Read more

2015 Oct

Press Pause

When my kids were little, cell phones were just a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye. A few people had car phones with funny little antennas…
Recently I read a piece in The Virginian-Pilot about the omission of a number of nature-related words from the newest edition of the Oxford Junior…
I’m not sure if any of you are TED fans. TED is an online lecture series that focuses on new ideas and innovative thinking. You…
2015 Jul

Get Cookin'

Greetings! In my family, cooking is everyone’s job. If you want to eat, we tell our kids, then pitch in and help. Even when our…
2015 Jun

A Warm Glow

Dear Friends, People seem to either love camping or hate it. I know quite a few women, for example, who won’t go near a tent…
2015 Jun

Go Fish

Dear Friends, One of my favorite places when I was little was the boathouse of my family’s old cottage in Ontario’s Thousand Islands. My parents,…
2015 May

Sea and Sky

Dear Friends, I was lucky to grow up on the shores of Sandbridge, a small beach community south of Virginia Beach. Today few empty lots…