Homeward’s Important Mission

“Mommy, that man on the corner is homeless. Can we help him?” It is common for children to be curious about homelessness and panhandlers, as...

How We Roll! Bikes and RVA Families

When Richmond hosted the UCI Road World Championships in 2015, fans came from far and near to cheer on cycling teams from around the...

Pelvic Health and You

You’ve recently given birth to a beautiful baby boy. You’re overjoyed and filled with a sense that life just couldn’t get any better than...

Beginner’s Guide to Mountain Biking

Just about every kid I know enjoys riding a bike. Some take to it quickly, and others more slowly. But once they get the...

Aller-geesh!

When my firstborn, Sam, was a month old, my parents came to Richmond to meet their new granddaughter. My baby girl gazed upon her...

Family-focused Mental Health Practice Opens in RVA

Partners in Parenting is a newly opened family-focused mental health practice providing evaluations, interventions, outpatient therapy, parent groups, and consultations in and around Richmond. Using...

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

When my children were babies, I loved buying adorable outfits. I’d dress each one up for the pediatrician’s visit, and off we’d go to...

The New Mayberry

Stepping out my front door on a sunny afternoon sometimes feels like I’m stepping into Mayberry. Children are riding their bikes back and forth,...

Binkies and Baby Teeth

Because I’m a mother and an orthodontist, other parents frequently ask me about pacifier use.  Should I give my child a pacifier? When should I...

Slow Down Summer

  There’s a name for what a lot of us are doing. It’s hyper-parenting. Don’t give me that look, I didn’t come up with it. Hyper-parenting...