Tag Archives: healthy family

Young girl smiling with a big glass of milk

Boosting Immunity

HOW PARENTS CAN HELP KIDS STAY STRONG & HEALTHY Feeling like your child is always coming down with some new bug or infection? You’re not imagining it. Kids get sick more than adults because their immune systems are still developing. “Infants are born with a certain degree of immunity they received from their mothers in […]

For the Win!

13 STEPS TO BEING A WINNING PARENT If you want your child to come out of their youth sports experience a winner—feeling good about themselves and having a healthy attitude towards sports—then they need your help! You are a vital and important part of the coach-athlete-parent team. If you do your job correctly and play […]

Mother and daughter working out together

Creating a Family Fitness Plan

HOW TO CREATE A PLAN TO KEEP YOU FAMILY ACTIVE THIS YEAR Parents undoubtedly live very busy lives, and many families struggle to incorporate fitness and nutrition into their already hectic routines. Childhood obesity rates continue to rise, resulting in an increase of unhealthy adults. It can be a cycle of sorts, so starting healthy […]

Snow Tubing Fun

7 PLACES FOR LOCAL WINTER FUN While winter certainly can make going outside less enjoyable, there are many fun ways you can take advantage of the cold weather. Our area has several winter resorts that offer family-friendly snow tubing just an hour or two away. If you need a bit more snow to play in, […]

Expert Tips on Proper Hydration

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES SHARES TIPS ON HOW TO TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF DRINKING WATER For your body to be able to work at peak efficiency, you must keep it properly hydrated. When your fluid level gets low, either from illness, medicines you take or playing out in the hot sun, you will get […]

Mindful Meals

6 THINGS FOR MOTHERS-TO-BE TO CONSIDER Pickles and ice cream. Say these words, and most everyone will know you’re talking about pregnancy cravings. The bizarre food cravings, the increased appetite, the third-trimester acid reflux… Eating while you’re expecting definitely has its highs and lows. In some ways, it’s sweet and nostalgic how society wants to […]

You & Your Little Yogi

GETTING CONNECTED WITH YOUR MIND & BODY, AND YOUR FAMILY There are few absolute truths in life, but as a parent, I feel I can say one of them is that Charlottesville’s a great place to raise children. With the constant streaming of young families, this area boasts a huge number of resources and services […]

Teething Do’s & Don’ts

BEAT THE TEETHING STAGE WITH SOME SIMPLE FIXES Starting at around 6 months old, your baby just might sink her teeth into you. If it were a book series, there’d be 20 volumes, because that’s how many pearly whites erupt from a baby’s gums in her first three years of life. And let’s not forget […]

Active Family Fun

7 WAYS TO GET THE FAMILY UP & MOVING Everyone needs some physical activity in their lives, and incorporating it into daily and weekly routines will help your family lead a healthier and happier life! Exercise helps babies develop motor skills, and it supports kids’ hearts, lungs and muscles as they continue to grow and […]