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  1. 4 Free Activities For Kids in Hampton Roads

    A Guest Post Roundup of 4 FREE (Outside!) ideas for family fun in Hampton Roads!

    February 18, 2021
  2. Guest Post: How Do I Know If My Child Has Head Lice?

    Many parents in the Virginia Beach area call and are panicked at the thought that their family may have lice. But…how do you identify lice and their eggs (nits)?

    February 8, 2021
  3. Guest Post: 4 Strategies to Set Your Child Up For Success with Online Learning

    What if there was a way to set up your child’s home learning space in a way that would reduce clutter, promote independence, and help with time-management?

    September 3, 2020
  4. Guest Post: 5 Easy Ways for Kids to get 60 Minutes of Exercise a Day

    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!

    May 2, 2020
  5. Guest Post: Crafting with Virginia MOCA!

    Virginia MOCA Guest Post Craft – New Waves Exhibit

    March 18, 2020
  6. Beach City Con 2018 (Steven Universe Fan Convention)

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

    September 12, 2018
  7. Guest Post: 5 Benefits of Learning To Sail

    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!

    April 17, 2017
  8. Guest Post: Six Ways to Get Your 6th Grader Reading

    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!

    February 16, 2017
  9. Guest Post: Making After School Conversations Count

    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.

    September 4, 2016
  10. Guest Post: 5 Easy Steps to Pack Heathy Kids Lunches – Overcoming the Lunch Dilemma

    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?

    May 3, 2016
  11. Guest Post: 8 Tips For Staying Safe from Mosquitos

    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.

    April 26, 2016
  12. Guest Post: Let’s Think About Protecting Kids’ Eyes From The Sun

    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.

    March 24, 2016
  13. Guest Post: Dear New Mother….

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

    October 19, 2015
  14. Guest Post: Amblyopia (“Lazy Eye”) in Kids: 5 Potential Warning Signs

    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.

    September 28, 2015
  15. DIY With Kids: Make Your Own Terrarium

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

    August 25, 2015
  16. Guest Post: Setting Kids Up for Success – Creating a Prepared Environment at Home

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

    June 16, 2015
  17. Guest Post: Mommy’s Holiday Travel Survival Guide

    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 moms can relate when I explain…

    December 24, 2014
  18. Guest Post: A Visit To Dickens’ Christmas Towne

    Discover the magic in this review of Dickens’ Christmas Towne!

    November 25, 2014
  19. Guest Post: Upcoming Family Friendly Races in July!

      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 reviews from the latest…

    July 2, 2014
  20. Guest Post: 7 Qualities To Look For In An Authentic Montessori School

    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…

    April 24, 2014
  21. Guest Post – Photography: When to Hire a Pro and When to Go DIY

    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…

    March 25, 2014
  22. Guest Post: Stories & Songs at The Hermitage Museum

    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…

    March 9, 2014
  23. Guest Post: Things The Kids Remember

    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…

    January 10, 2014
  24. Guest Post: Movement Is The Foundation Of A Healthy Body

    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…

    November 7, 2013
  25. Guest Post: Bergey’s Breadbasket

    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,…

    October 23, 2013