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Summer Activities and Tot Trot

May 7, 2018 It’s good to be a kid — and a parent — in the Ohio Valley! More and more local businesses are focusing on serving and entertaining kids here in the Ohio Valley than I can ever remember. more »»

What's New

April 9, 2018 It may only be April, but believe it or not it’s past time to be thinking about summer camp. For some families, camp is simple: You pick one location and send the kids there all summer. more »»

Changes and Choices

March 6, 2018 Welcome to the new design and size of OV Parent! We are excited to be able to offer you more content and a return to some of our sorely missed features, including the Book Bag book review column fro... more »»

Nothing compares to parenting

January 3, 2018 In January, I started writing a weekly column for The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, where I am the Life editor. more »»

Last-minute Mom

December 6, 2017 When my brother’s kids were little and I was a childless newlywed, he would call me on a Thursday night and ask if I could babysit that Friday so he and his wife could have a date. more »»

The 'Wonder' Years

November 30, 2017 “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” — Dr. Wayne Dyer The above is Mr. Browne’s September Precept from the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. more »»

Has Giving Birth Changed?

October 17, 2017 I was thrilled to learn the new owners of Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital are going to reopen EORH’s BirthPlace in Martins Ferry. more »»

Have We Turned Into Our Parents?

September 18, 2017 Do you remember the moment you realized you sound like your parents? That could be horrifying or gratifying, depending on your family! Mostly, I think it’s a bit annoying. more »»

Hold on to Summer

July 26, 2017 Even though all the store aisles are filled with notebook paper, pencils and bright-colored folders, hold on, summer’s not over yet! There are still plenty of fun things to do to make the most of... more »»

Graduation Emotions Run High

May 22, 2017 "Because I knew you, I have been changed for good." -- "For Good" from the musical "Wicked" This time of year brings the donning of caps and gowns, and the dawning of new experiences. more »»

Recognizing Champions of Children

April 19, 2017 As the editor of OV Parent and a mom, I?have been fortunate to get to know many wonderful local champions of children. more »»

Lesson of the Changing Seasons

March 23, 2017 The cheery yellows of daffodils and forsythia bushes of March never fail to brighten up the Ohio Valley and lighten my mood. more »»

Baby Guide '17 — Support Is Vital for New Moms

March 20, 2017 Every year, I put together this Baby Guide, and every year when I sit down to write this note, the same topic comes to mind as the most important: Get support! Having a good support network was vita... more »»

It's Not OK

January 23, 2017 When I fell down as a kid, my mom’s first response usually was “Jump up! You’re OK!” It may have been wishful thinking or a desire to avoid a meltdown or an attempt to instill resilience. more »»

Holiday Priorities

December 15, 2016 As the holiday season gets into full swing this year, I can think of only one word to sum up my feelings — HELP! I am so far behind in my preparations. more »»

This Thanksgiving ...

November 14, 2016 This election season has been one for the record books. more »»

Not ready for Halloween

October 11, 2016 It’s already October, and my daughter (10) has yet to decide what she wants to be for Hallowee. more »»

Prize packs, awards and more!

September 13, 2016 It’s the second week of school for our daughter, now in fifth grade, and we still don’t quite have the routine down yet. more »»

Planning summer fun

June 7, 2016 The beginning of summer is so full of promise. more »»

Exciting Changes to the Ogden Tiny Tot Trot and Fun Run

April 18, 2016 Spring has sprung! Whether you have little ones at home or school-age kids, there is lots to do in the next month, from nature programs to concerts to foot races. more »»



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