Mari-Jane Williams
Staff writer, Local Living

A lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, Mari-Jane Williams covers parenting and family issues for Local Living and schools for the Prince William and Loudoun Extras. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two kids and cat. When she’s not parenting, she’s reading or cooking. And she is waiting patiently for the Redskins to return to their former glory.

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Prince William County news in brief

SPARK offers scholarships to high school seniors; police provide free VIN etching; window safety tips.

Teen anxiety: How to recognize it, and what to do about it

Teen anxiety: How to recognize it, and what to do about it

How can a parent distinguish between run-of-the-mill teen angst and the real problems that can be masked by assumptions about what passes for normal?

Parenting book round-up: Feeding babies and finding ‘Toddlertopia’

Parenting book round-up: Feeding babies and finding ‘Toddlertopia’

Our latest round-up of recent parenting books includes navigating the sometimes stormy toddler years, a guide to feeding your baby, and a humorous look at the vicious, judgmental comments on mommy blogs.

Advice for parents of kids with Asperger’s: Don’t freak out.

Advice for parents of kids with Asperger’s: Don’t freak out.

South Riding mom teams with counselor to write guide to raising children with Asperger syndrome.