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This Month's Issue

This Month's Issue

January 2017

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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

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

Hit the Slopes in Canaan Vall…

Skiing is challenging for me, but my kids absolutely love it... Read more

Zits for Grown-Ups

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

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

Enchanting Puerto Rico

Sometimes light, sometimes a little more intense, the warm r... 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

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

Getting Better with Art

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

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

Cozy Mystic, Connecticut

The first time I saw a beluga whale, he smiled at me and win... Read more

Family + Sports = Fun

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

Make Sleep a Priority

  Parents often use bedtime stories and other peaceful... Read more

TF Health: Your Kids & You

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

21st-Century Birth Trends

02-01-2018 Health

Birth has often been an uncertain process for women. Just a few decades ago, the common practice was... Read more

Good Dental Habits Begin Early

02-01-2018 Health

One of the best things parents and caregivers can do for their children is to instill healthy dental... Read more

Safe Sleeping Tips for Baby

02-01-2018 Safety

I remember my early days of parenthood vividly. I walked around with blurry-eyed exhaustion, fantasi... Read more

Q&A about the Common Cold

01-01-2018 Health

As you are getting ready for work, your child shuffles in complaining, “I don’t feel goo... Read more

Hearty Main Dishes

01-01-2018 Nutrition

Brrrr. Baby, it’s cold outside. Winter is the perfect time to enjoy hearty home-cooked meals. ... Read more

Advice from a Child

01-01-2018 Nutrition

Dear Mom and Dad‚ Thanks for letting me spend the day at Jorge’s. It was cool‚ bu... Read more

Best Butternut Recipes

12-01-2017 Nutrition

Winter is the perfect time for hearty meals, and butternut squash is one of our favorite comfort foo... Read more

Healthy Holiday Habits

12-01-2017 Nutrition

Holiday season is officially upon us. This time of year can be a delicious time for your family. I... Read more

The Sunshine Vitamin

12-01-2017 Health

Recently while basking in the warm sun of San Diego (thanks to my husband’s business trip) and... Read more

Why is my Baby Crying?

11-01-2017 Behavior

While dining out recently, I noticed a distraught mother attempting to comfort her crying infant. Ot... Read more

Don't Forget Flu Shots

10-01-2017 Health

More than 100 children died last season due to complications from influenza. Children can and do die... Read more

Girls Fighting Fire

08-30-2017 Safety

While going on nature hikes, singing songs, and roasting s’mores around a campfire are often w... Read more

Teens and Self-Esteem

08-30-2017 Growing Up

Having a positive self-esteem or self-image means feeling valuable and worth loving. Since teens spe... Read more

A Healthy Night's Sleep

08-30-2017 Health

The end of summer means the beginning of the dreaded “school schedule.” You know what I ... Read more

TF Travel: Let's Go

Florida's Sparkly Coast

03-01-2018 United States Travel

It’s a balmy December day. I’m fishing off the coast of Destin, Florida, with Peter, my ... Read more

Winter Wonderland in Western Mar…

02-01-2018 United States Travel

As the Belgian draft horse trotted across the snow-covered meadow, my husband Peter and I snuggled c... Read more

An Historic Virginia Escape

01-01-2018 United States Travel

Just up the road, a tranquil county spreads across Northern Virginia. Most of us, traveling on I-95 ... Read more

Oh, Shenandoah!

12-01-2017 United States Travel

It’s always a gamble when you take a teenager anywhere. If you’re lucky and your teen is... Read more

TF Fun: Explore Your World

The Gifted Child

03-01-2018 Enrichment

I was a gifted child. As a child, I didn’t really understand what that meant. I knew I got goo... Read more

Education Reimagined

01-01-2018 Enrichment

As the school year approaches the midway point, you are probably finding yourself talking to your ki... Read more

The Magic of Play

12-01-2017 Enrichment

With the help of a frilly dress, tiara, and magic wand, your 3-year-old is transformed into the quee... Read more

Bringing History Alive

12-01-2017 Enrichment

Children are born into history. They have no memory of it, yet they find themselves in the middle of... Read more

Parent Tips

Leaves of Green

03-01-2018 Take Five

As I look out my window, a gray world looks back at me. Bare branches, dripping with rain, a slate-c... Read more

It All Starts With You

02-01-2018 Take Five

What do you think is the purpose of life? I’ll admit I haven’t considered this question ... Read more

Making Memories

01-01-2018 Take Five

What are your favorite childhood memories? Mine are all about playing outside. My dad was in the Nav... Read more

Giving & Receiving

12-01-2017 Take Five

At church this morning, our pastor’s message was, “Give and you shall receive.” He... Read more