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Halloween can be tricky

October 5, 2011 This issue of OV Parent Magazine is packed full of “news you can use” — from health tips to book reviews (for parents and kids) to humor columns to thoughtful features. more »»

Relieved my 'big girl' still likes Dora

September 8, 2011 Back-to-school means kindergarten for my daughter. more »»

The Pool Beckons — But Be Safe!

July 7, 2011 It’s summer, and the pool beckons. more »»

Letter from the Editor

May 24, 2011 It started back in March as I was compiling the summer camp guide for the April issue of OV Parent ... As I gathered info, I began considering which ones might be a good fit for my 5-year-old, Emma. more »»

Happy Mother's Day!

May 3, 2011 So there I was having a normal hectic day, exchanging kid stories with one of my mom pals while our little girls learned ballet basics at Stifel Studios. Turns out, it was not a normal day. more »»

Waxing nostalgic about summer camp

April 4, 2011 Thinking back to my summers as a 5- and 6-year-old, I have vague but happy visions of twilight games of Kick the Can and hiding in the neighbor’s bushes during Flashlight Ta. more »»

March is Preschool month!

March 7, 2011 It’s a new month full of lots of exciting happenings here in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Letter from the Editor

February 9, 2011 Congratulations on your pregnancy or your new baby! Whether welcoming your first or your fifth child, it is an exciting and busy time, and there is a ton of information out... more »»

Realistic Resolutions

January 14, 2011 It’s New Year resolution time. I have to admit I don’t like making resolutions because I have a mighty fear of failure. But I do believe in the power and promise of the New Year. more »»

Talking "shop"

December 3, 2010 Every year I say I’m not going to get wrapped up in the commercialism of the Christmas holiday. Therefore, I avoid centers of commerce like a picky eater avoids peas. more »»

Why I love this issue of OV Parent magazine ...

November 18, 2010 I am excited about this month’s issue because 1) I love birthdays, 2) Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and 3) this issue is packed with interesting features, helpful tips and opportunities to... more »»

October 2010 Editor's Journal

October 5, 2010 Happy anniversary to me! This issue marks my fifth anniversary as editor of the Ohio Valley Parent, now known as the OV Parent, magazine. more »»

Celebrating Grandparents September 2010

September 3, 2010 Dear Readers, As Grandparents’ Day approaches on Sept. more »»

July/August Editor's Journal

July 5, 2010 Alongside the tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers and weeds, children are growing this summer. Sometimes they grow physically, in seemingly exponential leaps. more »»

May/June 2010

May 5, 2010 Dear Readers, Moms and dads here in the Ohio Valley are hard at work giving their children a good foundation in life. more »»

Editor's Journal April 2010

April 5, 2010 Who jacked up the pace of life? April starts the end-of-the-school-year busy season. more »»

Editor's Journal March 2010

March 8, 2010 So much to tell you this month! And it all has to do with one of my favorite things, books! First, an exciting program is coming to Ohio and Marshall counties called Imagination Library,... more »»

January/February Editor's Journal

January 12, 2010 Ever have days where if the adage “You are what you eat” were true, you’d be a giant bowl of ice cream? Ever worry your child might turn into a chicken nugget? I can relate. more »»

Merry Christmas! December 2009

December 3, 2009 “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” When I hear Andy Williams’ rich voice belting out that song, I have to agree. more »»

Editor's Journal for November 2009

November 4, 2009 This Thanksgiving, my family is headed to Hocking Hills State Park near Logan, Ohio, where we will spend the holiday weekend feasting and playing and hiking and catching up with relatives, some of... more »»



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