Tag: Children

New Leadership Goals

Virginians have elected a new governor, Ralph Northam, who will take office January 13, 2018. What will his priorities be? One early action he...

Play Dates and Stranger Danger

Q: I admit it, playdates at my house drive me crazy. I try to leave the kids alone, but every time I listen in,...

Kids In The Media Mix

For most of us, there’s no shortage of wonder as to how far (and how quickly) technology has advanced since our own childhoods. Today,...

Kids, Disasters, and Community Service

Q. My son, age 5, asked a ton of questions about the missing plane in the news for the last month. I think he...

Eliminating Kids’ Wheezes and Sneezes This Allergy Season

Allergy season is back, and it’s being predicted as another miserable year for the “wheezes and sneezes.” Kids of all ages – from babies...

Springing Forth!

Prior to having children, I never would have described myself as the outdoorsy type. I’m content indoors with air conditioning and comfortable furniture. Yet,...

Fighting the Good Fight

When they take up lodging on our kids’ heads, lice don’t just gross us out. They wage an all-out assault on our confidence as...

If Momma’s Unhappy, Nobody’s Happy!

A typical morning, I press snooze when my alarm goes off – three times – and rush into the shower only to be interrupted...

Where Yum Meets Fun

Theodora von Hohenstaufen Noll is the first to admit that she had a tendency to hover over her children. Letting them loose in the...

Divorce Happens

I love my ex, and not in a pining, unrequited love kind of way. I really do. My friends think I’m nuts. In a way, I love...