Family Life

Your Guide to Baby-Proofing Your Home

Baby-proofing is an important step in every parent’s journey. As children grow, so does their curiosity. The goal is to make your home a...

Autism and Siblings: A Guide by Behavior Analyst Angela West

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect social communication and behaviors. ASD is considered a “spectrum” disorder because it can...

‘Stop the Violence’ family cookout Saturday in Prince William County

In the wake of recent violence, the families of Prince William County are coming together to foster a healing community spirit and “Stop the...

Teens Have Access To Free Planet Fitness Summer Pass in DMV

The Planet Fitness Summer Pass program gives high school-aged students the opportunity to work out for free all summer long. Teens in the DMV can...
Mother and daughter gardening together

Gardening with Kids: Growing Memories

  I’ll never forget the first time I picked a beautiful, ripe, red tomato that I helped grow. I had watered and weeded around the...

Secrets to Throwing an Epic Birthday Party on a Dime

When I received the invite to my nephew’s pirate party, I was worried. The event was being held at his house in the wintertime,...
A young man with diabetes checks his sugar.

What to Know About Youth Diabetes

A diabetes diagnosis can feel crushing, especially when you aren’t expecting it. This is even more true when the diagnosis is for your child....
Kids play sports on a field outside.

Making Sports a Safe Space for Kids

Sports are a great way for kids to stay active, develop their social circle and gain confidence. That can be especially important for kids...

How Early Diagnosis Makes a Difference for Children on the Autism Spectrum

  During Maya’s* first birthday celebration, her mother knew something was different. “We were singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ and she had such a blank stare. In that...

Top 10 Family Events for April

Hop-hop-hop into spring with fun family activities abound! See how your family can learn, grow and fall in love with this season of growing.