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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

A Heart for Kids

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

Set Sail with Sea Scouts

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

Kiddies & Kitties

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

Parenting with No Regrets

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

The World Can Wait

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

Hit the Pause Button: Read

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

Parents have it rough these days. So much to do. So little time. Then there are all the distractions of modern life. It’s nearly impossible…
One of my favorite photographs is a picture of my mom reading to my kids when they were little. Mom was a public speaking teacher…
Once when I was 7 or 8, we brought a little baby chick home to our suburban backyard. Back in the day at Easter time,…
Somewhere in a shoebox are a handful of photos taken of me in my tutu when I was around 7 or 8. Grinning ear to…
My husband, Peter, and I inherited an old-fashioned baby buggy after our oldest son was born. It was kind of ugly—blue and red plaid plastic…
2014 Mar

Cabin Fever

Are you anxious for spring? Who isn’t? After being cooped up this long, cold winter, we are all battling cabin fever by now. What’s the…
2014 Feb


Occasionally I am invited to offer an activity at a mall event for children. I always put out drawing supplies: easy pages to color and…