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Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Coastal Virginia

'Tis the season for holiday parades, Christmas lights and winter fun. Throughout Coastal Virginia, experience an abundance of festive family celebrations including a colonial-era Christmas, firework shows, nighttime ice skating and more.   Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Nov. 30–Dec. 1:…

Mom Hacks to Help You Simplify and Streamline Your Routine

Whether you are a working, stay-at-home or work-from-home mom, your days are filled to the brim with tasks and commitments. The seemingly endless to-do list can be overwhelming, and striving to get it all done can take away precious time…

CoVa Mom Role Models: 4 Moms Manage a Balancing Act

As more American mothers find freedom and flexibility in the workforce, the creation of a new acronym may be in order. This fresh grouping of letters would represent a blending of Stay at Home Moms (SAHM) and moms working outside…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Meghan Stufflebeem

“There is a war on childhood,” says Meghan Stufflebeem. This mother of three children ages 6 to 13 and director of Galilee Montessori School asserts that “Kids are finding their self-worth through Instagram … their brains are not ready for…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Kate Maxlow

CoVa Mom Role Model Kate Maxlow has achieved superhero status, and it comes with abilities ranging from her knack for traveling all over Hampton in one day and jetting to get two get kids from school and activities to using…

CoVa Mom Role Models: Theresa Ceniccola

Qualifying as a CoVa Mom Role Model candidate takes hard work, a challenge Theresa Ceniccola accepts every single day. She is a marketing strategist and writer, president and founder of the International Christian Mompreneur Network, vice president/chief operating officer at Red…

Explore Onancock on the Eastern Shore

Drive the diminutive main street of Onancock, and you can’t help but feel you have landed on a movie set, near perfect as the look of a script calling for the quintessential American small town. Gingerbread trimmed and porch-embellished homes…

New Technology Provides Better Options for Cancer Treatment

The war against cancer continues to wage daily. As a result, doctors and researchers are tirelessly looking for new and improved ways to treat patients affected by this terrible disease, hoping to eventually put an end to it altogether. Some…

Seniors Use Technology to Keep in Touch with the World

You might not think that words like “technology” and “seniors” would pair well together. But several local independent living communities are coming to realize that as baby boomers are reaching retirement age and looking for better living options, technology needs…

The Advantages of Private School Education

Public school or private school? It’s a question that many parents have pondered, weighing the benefits of each to provide the best possible education for their children. If you’re on the fence about which way to go, here are some…

Outer Banks Fall Events

There is nothing quite like fall on the Outer Banks. The days are still warm but not as hot as summer; the ocean temperature is pleasant; the peak season crowds are largely gone, but there are still enough visitors to…

Upcoming Performing Arts Events

Frankenstein, Nov. 16 at The American Theatre Catharsis is a Greek word meaning “cleansing” or “purification.” It was used by Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to describe how theater patrons were purged of their own negative emotions by watching tragic plays…

Non-Surgical Ways to Achieve Skin-Tightening Results

To fully understand your options when it comes to skin-tightening procedures, it’s important to know a couple of definitions. “Non-surgical” procedures are those that do not involve actually cutting into the skin, as one might experience when having a facelift…

Daily Disposables are the Latest Trend in Contact Lenses

With the increased affordability and availability of LASIK eye surgery, it’s interesting that contact lenses are still the most popular option when it comes to eye wear because of convenience and cost. This is especially important for young people who…

Top 10 Things to Do this Summer

Summer is a favorite season in Coastal Virginia, and it's no wonder. The region offers tons of fantastic activities, whether you like to get adventurous out on the water, hike or bike the area's many trails, dance the night away…

Popular and Unique Summer Camp Options for Your Child

The word “camp” has evolved over the years. And because of that, there are so many fantastic options available to pique just about any child’s interest. As a starting place, most cities in the area offer a variety of camp…

Home Decoration and Landscaping Tips for Spring

From landscaping to home entertainment, paint colors and kitchen upgrades, here are our tips for improving your home and yard this spring.   Lovely Landscapes Ideas for Creating A Tranquil Outdoor Space By Chelsea Sherman This is the time of year…

Preventing Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is something we hear about frequently but unfortunately is something we may not be fully aware of when it comes to our own bodies. Here is a quick lesson on what to look for, when to seek professional…

2018 Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

The annual Outer Banks Taste of the Beach 4-day culinary event is a beloved favorite by us here at Coastal Virginia Magazine and many folks that call Coastal Virginia home. Well familiar with the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks…