Not-to-Miss School Supplies

Every school and age group has different requirements when it comes to school supplies, but here are some items to add to your back-to-school...

Lessons from Traveling with My 13-year-old in Tokyo

Back in the 90’s I lived in Tokyo. I felt at home as soon as I set foot in Japan. Everything was so clean,...

Autism-Friendly Resorts: Inclusive summer travel for the whole family

Going on a family vacation is a great way to create lasting memories and have fun without the demands of everyday life. However, all...

Repairing Relationships with LGBTQ+ Youth

Kollyn Conrad grew up in Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee. When Conrad came out as gay, he says his mother was confused and...

Neurodivergent Play: Hosting a Playdate for All Abilities

Playdates are an important part of childhood. They offer time for kids to interact socially without the structure of school or extracurricular activities. They...

Parent You Should Know: Patricia Tanumihardja

Food brings people together. This is something author Patricia Tanumihardja knows well. While her name is typically found on the covers of cookbooks, she...
Autism Acceptance Month

From Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance

The change is meant to foster inclusivity, says Tom Flis, behavioral services manager at Sheppard Pratt.
Children play educational games with a sensory bin in kindergarten

Autism: Sensory Issues & Therapy Solutions

Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can often exhibit sensory issues such as hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to various stimuli. As many as 70%...

Spring Cleaning Cooperative: Rally the Family to Tackle Chores Together

If there is one major mistake most moms make, it’s obsessing about always having a clean home. Loosen up, Mom. If your home has...
A woman and her husband with their two daughters smile at the camera.

Parent You Should Know: Shannon Phelan

Meet Shannon Phelan, business owner, yoga instructor and mother of two. Phelan teaches yoga independently in Gaithersburg at Opus Yoga, Flying Buddha Studio and...