Local Writer Brings Poetry Workshops to Unexpected Places

Katherine Gotthardt is on a mission “to bring poetry, writing and literary arts to unexpected places.” The poet is leading free poetry writing workshops for high school students and other …
Local Kid/Family News

Teachables Honors Exceptional Teachers of 2022

Teachables in Bristow is celebrating teachers, this Teacher Appreciation Week, by honoring seven local teachers as 'Teachables' Annual Teachers of the Year for 2022.'

Local Businesses Host 'Best Teacher Contest' 2021-22

Bill DePugh, a Northern Virginia Real Estate Agent with Century 21 New Millennium, thinks it is time to recognize teachers who have made a positive impact.

Child Advocacy Center Opens in Prince William County

The newly opened Prince William County Child Advocacy Center, or CAC, will bring professionals involved in all aspects of child abuse cases together for a timely, coordinated response to provide …

Prince William County Plants Pinwheel Garden in Recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prince William County officials recognized April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month by planting a pinwheel garden, a symbol of a happy, healthy childhood.

Northern Virginia Food Rescue Provides Free Food at Select Libraries this Summer

NOVA-FR is coordinating with select Prince William Public Libraries to get food to people who need it through its Summer Food Distribution program.

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Bristow Students Show Support For Ukraine Through Art

Recent world events have inspired the young artists to focus their efforts toward supporting students and teachers in Ukraine.

Prince William County Students Make a Splash in Water Art Competition

Twenty-four local high school students received awards during the Prince William County Service Authority’s 2022 Water Art Invitational on Thursday, March 10.

Sheffield Manor Residents Create Community Nature Trail

Community volunteers created the 1/2 mile nature trail through their Brisotw community without any formalized funding.

Brentsville District High School Turf Program Awarded Highest Industry Honor

This award is the industry’s highest honor and is awarded to recognize leaders who manage sporting playing surfaces at the professional, collegiate, schools, and recreation levels.

Linton Hall 6th Grader Dhruv Amitabh Wins National Short Story Contest

Dhruv Amitabh's 'The First Grade Field Trip' was selected to be published in 'iWRITE Short Stories by Kids for Kids: Publishing Contest's Anthology 12.'
Holiday Tips!

Ice Cream Made with Love for Mom

This delicious Very Berry and Creamy Coconut Ice Cream was created with mothers in mind.

5 Ways to Incorporate Self-Care into Your Routine

(Family Features) Day-to-day life involves responsibilities that can lead many to feel overwhelmed. To counter the stresses of everyday life, consider these tips to show yourself compassion and nurture your well-being.

Explore Your Local Trails, Enjoy Long-Term Health Benefits

(NewsUSA) - Stress -- it's everywhere. But there is an easy form of stress reduction that is as simple as opening your front door. Spending time outside can help improve your physical and mental …

5 essential parenting tips to encourage girls to stay in sports

(BPT) - A recent study, commissioned by Always, found that girls who played sports during puberty built confidence and critical life skills, like teamwork and resilience. Yet nearly half drop out …

Tips for Parents on Teaching Kids Life Skills

(NewsUSA) -Parenting is hard, and the past year was especially challenging for parents of school-aged kids, as they struggled to juggle their children's virtual school and the loss of many activities …
Raising Big Dreamers
Consider these tips from the experts at KinderCare to help parents infuse some of the Take Your Child to Work Day spirit into everyday life.

How to Keep Life Spontaneous: Travel Adventures at Home and Beyond

(BPT) - We’ve spent the past year bookmarking the travel excursions of our dreams and now our next flight finally seems to be in sight. We’re all yearning for more spontaneity and …

Back-to-School Basics

(Family Features) Each new school year brings a chance for fresh beginnings and an opportunity to get the family organized for a smooth transition back to the classroom.

Top Students are Created by Top Parents

Millions of parents are frustrated because they know their children can do better, yet they don't know how to help. This how-to manual is packed with fun and creative activities, giving parents tools to make their children's education a vital part of daily living and child care.

Kid-Friendly Ways to Learn About World History

Building an appreciation for history is one way to help kids understand and connect with the world around them.
Family fun

Engage your kids with healthy snacks and family movies

(BPT) - There’s no time quite like family time. And what better way to enjoy those moments with your little ones than cooking, baking and making snacks together? According to The New York …

Keeping It Great To Be A Kid

(NAPSI)—In these uncertain times, kids need music more than ever. Anyone who has ever seen toddlers naturally sway and bob to music, knows that children feel music—and that music and kids go …

5 Tips for Gardening with Kids

After months of cool weather, the first hint of spring will likely have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activities.

Getting by

6 tips to pay for your child's college education

(BPT) - College tuition bills are due right around the corner. It’s true that college can be expensive, but knowing all of the different financing options available and making a plan can help you and other parents find peace of mind.

Potty training time? Why the right toilet seat is key to success

(BPT) - Of all the things you do as a parent, one of the most challenging is toilet training. It can take a lot of planning, supplies and patience to teach your toddler to say goodbye to the diaper. …

Celebrate Birthdays from a Safe Social Distance

Whether you’re celebrating a kid or a kid at heart, planning a socially distant birthday party is a way to enjoy some camaraderie and honor life’s important milestones.

How to Combat Social Isolation

Even before COVID-19 limited social contact with friends, family and colleagues, many adults experienced loneliness and depression due to limited contact with others.

4 Child Safety Ideas That Help Bring Peace of Mind to Parents

(NewsUSA) - For busy parents, keeping a baby or toddler away from problem areas in the home can be an ongoing challenge. September is Baby Safety Month, and an important reminder for parents to look for potentially unsafe areas in the home

How this family went from debt to a seven-figure net worth

(BPT) - When they first got together, Andy and Nicole Hill thought they were doing fine financially. They made about $130,000 a year. They bought what they wanted and went out to dinner when they …

Virtual is here to stay: 5 creative ways people are connecting in a digital world

(BPT) - A year into the pandemic and a virtual lifestyle is the reality for many people. Remote work and online education are just the start — many people have taken a virtual approach to the …

11 easy ways to stay entertained without leaving your house

(BPT) - Cold weather paired with stay-at-home orders means families across the country have been spending more time at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together and make …

5 smart steps to keep medications safe from kids of all ages

(BPT) - Prescription medications have many benefits, including managing pain, regulating chronic conditions, preventing disease and more. Despite numerous positives, medications can be dangerous to …

Baby Boomers Still Playing Together Even “Party Gaming” on Zoom

(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both.  A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a …

How to Raise a Healthy Eater at Every Stage of Childhood

Daily food choices can have a profound impact on overall health and well-being. Not only do healthy dietary patterns help maintain good health, they also reduce the risk of chronic diseases throughout all stages of life.