Posts with Category: Guest Post

September 12, 2018

The Crystal Gems are coming to Virginia Beach with the Beach City Con, a Steven Universe-themed convention set for October 12-14, 2018. more >

January 3, 2018

The perfect snowy day craft - silly snow globes! more >

November 26, 2017

It can be hard to fit 60 minutes of exercise into your child’s busy schedule. This list gives some fun and easy ways to get your kids moving throughout the day! more >

April 17, 2017

Sailing is more than just a hobby, it is a competitive Olympic sport that requires muscle strength, endurance/agility, cardiovascular fitness, mental wellness, relaxation, concentration and communication. Sailing can lead to getting your child into getting into college, sailing around the world and more! more >

April 13, 2017

The high-energy musical The Wiz opens Friday at the Wells Theatre. more >

February 16, 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a literacy problem in our community. So how do we make sure our kids are enjoying reading? Here are 6 ways to make reading and reading comprehension fun! more >

September 4, 2016

Summer break is almost over and school will be back in session in no time! Check out these tips for making those after school conversations count as the kids transition back to school. more >

May 3, 2016

What if your child has declared “no more sandwiches!” or you as a parent want to start introducing your child to a wider variety of foods to promote long term healthy habits. What do you pack? more >

April 26, 2016

What can you do about these buzzing pests to make sure your yard is a safe place? You can start by making sure mosquitoes don’t have places to breed. These tips will help you battle the bloodthirsty pests flying around your yard. more >

March 24, 2016

As parents, we naturally want what is best for our children. Every parent wants to be proactive in their child’s health and do whatever they can to protect and promote optimal health as that child grows. more >

October 19, 2015

Write this on your heart, on your mirror, or tuck it away for when you need it most.... more >

September 28, 2015

The term “lazy eye” can carry some confusion. Some people use “lazy eye” to refer to the constant turning or wandering of one eye on its own. Within eye care, this is called a strabismus. However, “lazy eye” more accurately refers to an eye that is weak and doesn’t see well--even with glasses. The medical name for this is amblyopia. more >

August 25, 2015

An easy, fun, summer DIY activity or party idea for you and your children. more >

August 5, 2015

From the sidelines, any bump or tumble your children take on their fields of play, whether football, field hockey or lacrosse, makes you shudder. No mom wants her child to get hurt. more >

June 16, 2015

Providing children with a home environment that is adapted to their size and capabilities will help them in their innate search for independence. more >

December 24, 2014

Mommy’s Holiday Travel Survival Guide By Tamra Andress, Owner, Modern Maternity We are officially in the thick of the holiday season (Christmas and New Years are days away)! I’m sure other… more >

November 25, 2014

Guest Post by Susan Smigielski Acker If you ever wanted to experience England during the time of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, now is your chance at Dickens’ Christmas Towne at the Half Moone Center behind Nauticus… more >

July 30, 2014

Laura Oliver lives in Chesapeake, VA with her cat Bella. She helps her readers save big at www.afrugalchick.com In 2013 the average American household spent $577 on Back to School Items on an elementary school student.… more >

July 20, 2014

The Fight Against Ovarian Cancer – A Community Wide Need by John M. O'Hare John M. O’Hare is the Race Director of the Hare and Tortoise 8k Run/Walk and can be reached at… more >

July 2, 2014

Jess Horton lives in Virginia Beach where she is entrenched in the local fitness community. Her company The Fit Petite is an online resource for all things health and fitness related. She features… more >

June 15, 2014

Andy Robertson is a freelance games expert for the BBC and runs FamilyGamerTV Video-games have a reputation for encouraging our children towards a sedentary life-style. This is not by chance, many of… more >

April 24, 2014

Written by Shanna HonanHead of School, Chesapeake Montessori School When parents begin looking for a Montessori School, there are several important things to look for and questions to ask. The name “Montessori” is not a… more >

March 25, 2014

Timorah Beales is a Certified Professional Photographer. She and her team of expert photographers are located in York County. To see their work, or to sign up for more in-depth photography classes, visit… more >

March 9, 2014

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow.       A couple of weeks ago, just before Valentines Day, Anouk and I… more >

February 13, 2014

With Winter Olympics in full swing, it's the perfect time to do some fun activities centered around it. The Olympic torch sparks the symbolic start of the Olympics each year. Let's spark up some Olympic fun our own… more >

January 10, 2014

Ali Gilbert lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and daughter. You can find her blogging at Mom Explores Virginia Beach where she helps parents find family friendly events that are happening in the… more >

January 7, 2014

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. By the Sunday after Christmas, everybody in our house… more >

November 7, 2013

Natalie Conway is a Physical Therapist and Regional Director with Tidewater Physical Therapy in Gloucester, Va. She is a mother, coach, clinician and proponent of living active lives from childhood on to… more >

October 23, 2013

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. We've only been in the Hampton Roads area for a year,… more >

October 21, 2013

Sharon S. the “Southern Yankee” is a Hampton Roads mom of two, and has lived in Virginia for eight years. School is in full swing and technically “vacation” time should be over.… more >

October 14, 2013

Local blogger Aimee Beltran shares her tips to consider when you are adding a new dog to the family! more >

September 12, 2013

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. A few weeks ago, a friend sent me a link to a site… more >

September 10, 2013

Sharon S. the “Southern Yankee” is a Hampton Roads mom of two, and has lived in Virginia for eight years. We moved after getting married over eight years ago. Usually up for something fun and… more >

September 5, 2013

Leslie Proctor Davis, PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist with Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc where she has a special interest in working with children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and… more >

August 22, 2013

Donna M. just celebrated her 2-year anniversary as a foster parent with The Up Center. She prefers parenting teens, because there are no diaper changes, bottles or late night feedings. Teens are also… more >

July 30, 2013

Shonya Anderson, MSW, is currently the foster parent recruitment specialist with The Up Center, a 130-year old non-profit organization headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. The Up Center’s mission is… more >

July 24, 2013

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. This July marked the end of our year-long membership… more >

July 16, 2013

Aubrey Bailey, PT,DPT,CHT is a hand therapist at the West Point location of Tidewater Physical Therapy Inc. When Aubrey’s not in the clinic, you can find her spending time with her three children,… more >

July 12, 2013

What are artist training cards? Modern Artist Trading Cards (also known as ATCs) began in Switzerland in 1996. ATCs encourage artists of all ages to create and socialize with others. The cards can be… more >

June 26, 2013

Check out this great review of the Norview Splash Pad in Norfolk from Catherine of Where The Watermelons Grow! more >

June 18, 2013

Leslie Proctor PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist with Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc where she has a special interest in working with children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and autism.… more >

May 31, 2013

Leslie Proctor PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist with Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc where she has a special interest in working with children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy and autism.… more >

May 17, 2013

Check out this great review of the Reflections of Nature Exhibit at Norfolk Botanical Garden from Catherine of Where The Watermelons Grow! more >

April 10, 2013

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. The Weyanoke Bird and Wildflower Sanctuary is one of… more >

April 4, 2013

Each week we bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Renee Guthrie, Director at… more >

March 14, 2013

Each week we bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Jessica Black, Director at… more >

March 7, 2013

Each week we bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Sharon from Momondealz!… more >

March 5, 2013

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. On a snowy afternoon a few weeks ago, James, Anne, and I drove out to Pungo… more >

February 28, 2013

Each week we will bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Jessica Black, Director… more >

February 21, 2013

Each week we will bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Jessica Black, Director… more >

February 14, 2013

Each week we will bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Jessica Black,… more >

February 6, 2013

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. One of my favorite things about the Virginia Beach… more >

February 5, 2013

Each week we will bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Jessica Black, Director… more >

January 29, 2013

Each week we will bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Sharon from Momondealz!… more >

January 22, 2013

Each week we will bring you a new Guest Blog Post with ideas and games to get the kids up and moving as a part of our Get Active series! Today's Get Active Post is brought to you by Jessica Black, Director… more >

January 8, 2013

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. Baby A. and I are big fans of petting zoos. We can't… more >

December 21, 2012

Guest Post by Megan Hogan, Health Coach, Savvy Kitchenista, and founder of www.TakeoutIntervention.com The holidays make eating healthy extra difficult between the hectic schedule and the abundance of… more >

December 4, 2012

Catherine Verdier lives in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. She blogs about kid-friendly living in Hampton Roads at Where the Watermelons Grow. Just in time for the Christmas season, my 20-month-old… more >

November 2, 2012

A little something for the grown-ups! We are very excited to bring MyActiveChild.com readers a quick (FREE!) weekly workout you can do at home! Exercise plans can sometimes get lost in a busy week of… more >

October 26, 2012

A little something for the grown-ups! We are very excited to bring MyActiveChild.com readers a quick (FREE!) weekly workout you can do at home! Exercise plans can sometimes get lost in a busy week of… more >

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