Tag Archives: parenting advice

Striped diaper bag for toddler, mom supplies for being on the go with everything your child needs from snacks and diapers to toys and first aid.

Diaper Bag Checklist

PACKING LISTS FOR BABY, TODDLER & MOM, ALL-IN-ONE The digital age has unburdened us from the physical heft of books, stereos and cameras. But for new moms, there is no clever device or app that can replace the diaper bag. Until someone figures that out, consider your diaper bag to be your parenting comrade-in-arms. Think Gary […]

Essential Oils That Repel Ticks

LOCAL EXPERT ADVICE AND EASY IDEAS TO HELP REPEL TICKS & MOSQUITOES Warmer weather is here, meaning more time outside with the pesky insects that live there. As we all begin to spend more time in nature, sunscreen and bug spray are musts. Did you know essential oils can also help repel things like ticks and […]

doctor meeting with diabetic boy

Diabetes I & II in Children

HOW EVERYONE CAN SUPPORT CHILDREN WITH DIABETES According to the American Diabetes Association, around 210,000 children have diabetes, and more are diagnosed every year. “A child with diabetes needs an adult responsible for his or her care to be with them at all times,” says Dr. Christine Burt Solorzano, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at […]

Little girl pouting at playground

How to Ensure Your Toddler Understands No Means No

Dear Bob: No Means No   My toddler seems to have a hard time expressing himself with words. What can I do to help him? Actually there’s a lot you can do to help increase your toddler’s wordage. Here are some tips:   How To Talk & Listen To Your Child Most parenting articles stress […]

Balancing Act

HOW A LOCAL CHILDREN’S AUTHOR IS BALANCING WORK & AT-HOME SCHOOLING Virginia children’s book author Marc Boston moved to Charlottesville from Kansas City, in part, to immerse himself in this city’s strong writing community. A stay-at-home dad and lifelong book lover, Boston enjoyed bedtime stories as much as his three young daughters. But when they […]