The Spring Issue of Today's Family Is Out!

You can find the latest issue of Today's Family magazine — inside the March issue of Today's Woman ! That's two magazin...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Have a Great Weekend!


Whether you’re looking for a festival, concert, or just someplace fun to take the family, we’ve got you covered.  Plus, we have the complete list of local spraygrounds and spraypads.  Enjoy!


Thursday, June 13, 2013

We're Answering the "What If's"


Sometimes you just want to go on a little trip sans kids, but then you worry. There are so many things that have to be in order for parents to be able to go out of town without their children for even a day.

What if something happens?
What if somebody gets sick?
What if...

Well, we've tried to ease the worries and answer the "what if's."  Go here to read the complete article (page 10) on how to make plans for your kids when you're away.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Win a Trip to Gaylord Opryland!


Gaylord Opryland Resort (Nashville) is one of the nation’s premiere resort destinations and is the nation’s largest non-gaming hotel under one roof, making Opryland a favorite tourist destination. 

We are giving away a Summer DreamWorks Experience Vacation Package* at Gaylord Opryland Resort.  This package includes:
  • Two-night accommodations for up to 4 people (weekends only June -Aug)
  • DreamWorks welcome amenity, DreamWorks Character Meet & Greet
  • Admission for up to 4 guests to...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Today's Girl Essay Contest


Could your daughter be Today's Girl?  If so, be sure to have her enter our essay contest to win Today's Family magazine's Today's Girl award for ages 7-12.

The essay should answer the question, "Which American Girl do you have the most in common with and why?"

Click here to fill out the entry form and for complete details... including the prize!


Monday, June 10, 2013

That's Why She Has Two Parents


I’ve been freelance writing for 14 years, and I’ve received more positive feedback on this piece, first published in June of 2002, than any other.

Sometimes, in the words of Joni Mitchell, you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.  But I knew what we had in 2002.  Amanda's Dad died in a car accident in 2007.  And after almost seven years of solo-parenting, the irony of this piece isn’t lost on me.

I decided June of 2013 was a good time to truck it out again.


That’s Why

Amanda and I were coloring together, and half of her markers didn’t work. I tried to get her to sort though them and toss the dried-out ones. She wouldn’t hear of it. Later, I found her and her Dad happily...
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