For Parents - Washington Family

back Side Panel
Give, Grow, Glow: A Meeting of the Moms

Give, Grow, Glow: A Meeting of the Moms

Updated:

At the end of the day, all mothers are working to raise healthy, happy human beings. It's all about finding their style of parenting and owning what works for them, all while practicing self-love and self-care.

Most Popular

  • The Socialization Process and Its Impact on Children and Learning

    By Dr. Ralph G. Perrino

  • Top 15 Family Day Trips Less Than 80 Miles from the D.C. Area

    Top 15 Family Day Trips Less Than 80 Miles from the D.C. Area

    Whether you need a quick weekend adventure, or something to entertain the kids while on summer break, day trips are the best options. They’re non-committal and don’t require too much advance planning. They require very little packing and no more than 90 minutes in the car, including a stop or two. (Plus, when you have children in the backseat, even a short car ride can seem like an eternity.)

  • Celebrate Dad! 11 Local Father's Day Activities

    Celebrate Dad! 11 Local Father's Day Activities

    Show Dad how appreciated he is by taking him out to one of these special Father’s Day events! From 5K runs to brunches and fishing fun, these activities will make Dad feel extra loved.

  • Co-Sleeping with Toddlers: Risks May Outweigh Benefits, New UMD Study Warns

    Co-Sleeping with Toddlers: Risks May Outweigh Benefits, New UMD Study Warns

    In an evolution of parenting styles, each of my three kids essentially got a different mom and dad: Our eldest got Type A rule-followers, the middle benefited from parents who were slightly broken-in and the youngest got the most permissive pair. One major difference was the amount of time that little caboose slept in our bed. It was a path of least resistance and sometimes a space necessity. Work travel often presented a kid-coveted bed vacancy. Admittedly, there was also comfort in clinging to that last baby. But it rarely made for an undisturbed night’s sleep.

  • Summer Fest: Top DMV Festivals For Food, Fun, Family and More

    Summer Fest: Top DMV Festivals For Food, Fun, Family and More

    Summer is here, the kids are home from school and it is time to go out and make some sunny memories before the fall. With all of this free time, a summer festival is the perfect place to take the family for good food, live music or a dive into a new culture. Our list of the must-hit festivals features everything from bacon to the Smithsonian, and is sure to provide every member of your family with a day (or night) to remember!

  • Spring Cleaning? What (and Where) to Donate Locally

    Spring Cleaning? What (and Where) to Donate Locally

    Maybe it’s the fresh blooms and new growth, or the idea of thawing out after winter, but springtime always means cleaning out closets, attics, crawl spaces and other dark recesses of the home that seem to gather unwanted junk.

  • 12 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day Around the DMV

    12 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day Around the DMV

    Dads, step-dads, granddads, uncles and other father figures are pretty rad dudes. They help pack lunches, do the morning school run, read stories, and impart wisdom like how to throw the perfect spiral or how to get epic grill marks.

  • Celebrate Dad: 10 Father's Day Events

    Celebrate Dad: 10 Father's Day Events

    1. Father’s Day Early Brunch Cruise

  • Lesli Foster - Profile

    Lesli Foster - WUSA9’s Anchor in a Consumer Storm

  • How to Turn Shelves Into an American Girl Dollhouse

    How to Turn Shelves Into an American Girl Dollhouse

    Like most young girls, my 7-year-old daughter is obsessed with American Girl and similar doll lines such as Target’s Our Generation and Wal-Mart’s My Life brands. She loves to dress each doll up for the day, change them into pajamas and tuck them into doll beds at night.

Parents' Weekend: Beach & Brewery Tours = Grownup Fun

Parents' Weekend: Beach & Brewery Tours = Grownup Fun

Updated:

Dogfish Head has taken crisp, clean, cleverly named beers, a truly unique company ethos, three towns in Delaware and in all has created much m…

Relax and Reinvigorate: Checking Out CBD Massage

Relax and Reinvigorate: Checking Out CBD Massage

Updated:

With the growing popularity of cannabidiol — or CBD oil — many spas and wellness centers across the country have taken notice of the cannabis …

Woe is Not You: Ditching the Workout Worries

Woe is Not You: Ditching the Workout Worries

Updated:

It’s hard to believe that the year is nearly halfway over. Soon school will be out, vacation mode will be in full swing and the gyms will be … empty.

Tough Topics: Local Parents Weigh In On Underage Drinking

Tough Topics: Local Parents Weigh In On Underage Drinking

Updated:

Last month, we talked to local teens about underage drinking. Now, we’ve turned to local parents to get their points of view. In collaboration…

Hey, Moms! Prioritize You

Hey, Moms! Prioritize You

Updated:

As much as we look to creating healthful habits for kids, it’s time to turn the camera on ourselves and see if we are setting healthy examples…

Halo Effect: Do These Laser Treatments Deliver As Promised?

Halo Effect: Do These Laser Treatments Deliver As Promised?

Updated:

All lasers are not created equal. That’s what I learned when my go-to person for facial rejuvenation, Christiane McCombie, a registered nurse …

Make Your Child’s IEP Meeting a Success: 9 Questions for Parents

Make Your Child’s IEP Meeting a Success: 9 Questions for Parents

Updated:

Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings are very important for children coping with special needs.

Party Rituals: Drinking is Still Common Among Today’s Teens, and So is Marijuana

Party Rituals: Drinking is Still Common Among Today’s Teens, and So is Marijuana

Updated:

Drug and alcohol trends among teens and young adults today are both familiar and different. Today’s high schoolers, middle schoolers and colle…

Crash Course in Car Seats

Crash Course in Car Seats

Updated:

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised its stance on an important car-seat safety practice. I want to get the word out on the cha…

Put the Kettle On: Tea for Every Ailment

Put the Kettle On: Tea for Every Ailment

Updated:

It’s hard to remember when my love affair with tea began. I’ve never liked coffee, so it’s always been a natural choice. For some, it might ju…

Lasting Effect: How to Stay Relaxed Long After Your Massage

Lasting Effect: How to Stay Relaxed Long After Your Massage

Updated:

After enduring a stressful season, I answered the siren call of self-care and treated myself to a 90-minute dynamic, integrative bodywork mass…

Choosing the Right Doctor for You and Your Family

Choosing the Right Doctor for You and Your Family

Updated:

What matters to you when finding a doctor to treat you or your family members?

Reading Intervention: What to Do When Your Child Doesn't Like to Read

Reading Intervention: What to Do When Your Child Doesn't Like to Read

Posted:

Does your child hate to read? Are you frustrated that they refuse to pick up a book, and instead, would rather play on their phone or watch TV…

Away from the Everyday: The Benefits of Sleepaway Camp

Away from the Everyday: The Benefits of Sleepaway Camp

Updated:

The world in which our children live is complex. Their daily schedules are often full with school, homework, team activities (athletic, academ…

The Rise of the “Study Drug”

The Rise of the “Study Drug”

Updated:

The use of “study drugs,” or specifically prescription stimulants, among students without attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is o…

Post-Holiday Recovery: 6 Ways to Restore Your Energy

Post-Holiday Recovery: 6 Ways to Restore Your Energy

Updated:

January is a month filled with potential. Can you feel it? Our motivations are high and our accountability even higher. Maybe this is the mont…

Does Your Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Does Your Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Updated:

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), known colloquially as seasonal depression and winter blues, has become more widely discussed in recent year…

A Place that Nurtures: UMMC’s Delivery Unit Undergoes Rebirth

A Place that Nurtures: UMMC’s Delivery Unit Undergoes Rebirth

Updated:

About 80 percent of the maternity cases seen at University of Maryland Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit are high risk. Parents there a…

5 Goal-Tracking Apps to Help You Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

5 Goal-Tracking Apps to Help You Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

Updated:

1. Strides: Habit Tracker