Kid City!

Once upon a time, I planned to grow up and marry Maui, decades later I fell hard for the East Coast, and now I...

Who’s Mad for Mangoes?

Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa Prep time: 20 minutes   Cook time: 40 minutes For the salsa, combine: 2 mangoes, peeled and chopped; 2 tablespoons red...

Play Al Fresco!

I often wish I could write a prescription that reads: Go outside and play! Take as directed, and undirected is even better. If daily outdoor play...

Food Deserts: The Rest of the RVA Shopping Story

If you live in the far West End or Midlothian, it can be hard to decide which of the many grocery stores to visit....

When Dad Pushes the Cart

I guess I might as well laugh. You’re next in line behind me here in the checkout line. By your clothes, your haircut, and that...

Safe Harbor

Maria was sixty-five when she made the difficult and dangerous decision to leave her abusive husband. After eighteen years of marriage, she fled her...

Teen Wow!

Each generation worries about the next: Teenagers nowadays! Social media-obsessed, hormone-crazed, lazy hooligans. Am I right? Well, spend some time with these three teens...

Add Massage to Exercise Routine for Better Health

By Melanie Mueller, owner of Scents of Serenity Organic Spa Physical activity is important for overall health for everyone. Whether it is organized team sports such as...

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,...

8 Things a Survivor Wants You to Know

In 2007, the world celebrated New Year’s Eve without me. I spent the morning with an oncologist trying to absorb his life-changing diagnosis: “You...