Life Can Be Greener

When our first child was born, my instincts kicked in: I wanted to raise our child in a healthy, natural home. The whole family...

Share and Care Alike

Caryn Boehm of Henrico County had not heard the term “collaborative consumption,” although her lifestyle defines it. Environmentally aware, Boehm uses Craigslist and other...

Virginia Repertory Theatre

Many people are surprised to learn that Hugs and Kisses, Virginia’s principle child sexual abuse prevention program, is implemented by Theatre IV, the touring...

Why Colonoscopies Creep Us Out!

The American Cancer Society recently updated its colonoscopy guidelines for men and women, regardless of family history. Visit cancer.org for details. ______________________________________________________________________ Chocolate-laced drool trickling down...

9 Common Myths Busted

Working with other nurses, docs, and medical experts for nearly thirty years - plus, parenting two kids and managing a home - I know...

Author Meg Medina on Raising Readers

What do you get when you put two local children’s literature authors in a room? The Girls of Summer reading list. That’s what happened...

Is Breast Best?

That one issue of Time magazine in May 2012 attracted more than a little attention when it featured on its cover a young mother nursing...

Soak It Up!

People often say that kids are like sponges, effortlessly absorbing all the information they encounter. How true!Consider kids who are exposed to two languages...

Prominent Ears?

While they don’t result in hearing issues for anyone, prominent ears can have a significant psychological impact on children. Most kids (and the parents who...

Deciding to Vaccinate With Gardasil?

You may find it difficult to acknowledge that one day your children will be sexually active. However, taking steps to keep them healthy when...