6 Big Ideas for Connecting with Kids

I remember a life in the not-so-distant past when my children were my constant companions. Their grubby-palmed grips and lap-time chats bound us together....

When It’s Time for Media Control

Let’s start with a challenge. For the next week, informally log how much time you spend on screens at home and at work. For the...

Big Latch On and Resource Fair Slated for Midlothian

To raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for global support, World Breastfeeding Week is August 1 through 7. Celebrated in...

Why “Great Job!” Isn’t What Kids Need to Hear!

My daughter took dance lessons for the first time last year. At three years old, Delaney adjusted well to the routine of class, her...

When It’s Drive Time for Teens

My introduction into the world of teaching teens to drive was purely fateful. I first attended a driver improvement class with my then-17-year-old son....

Interested in Raising Readers? Take Some Tips from DadurdayRVA

  My girls are four and two, and we have been reading since day one. When they were born, I pledged to read them a...

Do the Library Like a Pro!

Have you ever wondered how to ensure your children understand the importance of lifelong learning? I started by showing my daughters, ages four and...

It’s Summertime in RVA!

June greetings, readers! Whether you love it or hate it, summer arrives this month, in all its steamy glory. Our May reader poll showed...

Ask the Parenting Expert

My kids are eleven and thirteen, and they get along pretty well. I think they can stay home alone this summer while I work,...

7 Tips for Summer Co-Parenting

As June days peel off, we all look forward to summertime when life can be more relaxing and enjoyable. For parents who are separated...

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