How to Stress Less as a Family

Have you ever seen that parenting meme with Gandalf from Lord of the Rings staring stoically and bravely off into the distance? Beneath him...

Let’s Talk About Dads

Do you remember the Huggies Dad Test commercial? People complained, and it was yanked after a few weeks because it portrayed fathers as unable...

To Beach or Not to Beach

My family is going to the beach this summer. I’m writing it here so it absolutely, definitely happens … maybe. Sharing it here increases the...

Is He Emotionally Ready for College?

Not all kids are college-bound after high school, but many are. For parents who are sending a child off to college for the first...

Dear Julia … Jeff Katz Writes a Letter to Celebrate His Daughter

Jeff Katz, WRVA radio personality, wrote this touching letter to his disabled daughter, Julia, on her fifteenth birthday. Jeff said parents of disabled children...

What Cheering Up Looks Like!

The eager glint in their eyes and enthusiastic smiles are what you first notice when the River City Stars bound onto the stage. Dressed...

Safety Tips for Family Travel!

I’ve logged many a rocky road in flip-flops.To date, I’ve survived ten years traveling with two exasperating eaters to research and write 100-plus family...

Food Allergy Family Update!

When I was growing up, I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich nearly every day in my school lunch. Now I teach in...

May greetings, RFM Readers!

I’m here this month to save you from yourself, you hard workers. Do you know that Americans left 662 million – MILLION! – vacation...

Ask a Parenting Professional

I have a 3-year-old son and a 2-month-old baby. My son was completely potty trained until about a month ago when he insisted on...

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