Like many active 10-year-olds, Ava* is involved in competitive cheerleading, enjoys playing the flute in her school’s band and loves spending time with her group of a few close-knit friends. But daily life is a struggle for this fifth grader,
Esther Short’s name is now synonymous with the heart of downtown Vancouver, and the park named in her honor is said to be the oldest public park in the state of Washington, and one of the oldest public parks in
I used to blame it on the baby. Without fail, our family would be frolicking about some delightful landscape—say, a pebbly ocean shore or an old-growth forest—and I would be the one to lag behind, tending to the smallest child.
"We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together," informs the website for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), an international moms’ group with local chapters found all over the world. Indeed, many local mothers
Women who are mindful about caring for themselves feel better, age better, and prevent future health problems. We are fortunate to live in a country and an era where we have strong screening tools to prevent illnesses that in the