Child being comforted by mother

Talking to Your Kids About Conflicts and Unsettling Events

  The news of tragic deaths of children and adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, is harrowing and heartbreaking....
Cheryl Maguire

5 Things Only a Mom Would Say on Valentine’s Day

  On Valentine’s Day, long before your mom days, you probably dined by candlelight in some swanky restaurant. Once you gave birth to your sweet...
Valentine's Day crafting DIY

Make a Valentine’s Day Heart Garland

  I feel strongly that crafting and creating is a win-win for parents and children. If there’s one thing that I learned from being a mom...
The Living Classrooms

In This Issue: February 2022

  In this issue of Washington FAMILY, we explore summer camp choices, from our feature on programs that cultivate a full camp experience for children...
Summer camp

Questions to Consider When Selecting a Summer Camp for Your Child

  It may be cold outdoors, but summer camps in our region are thinking ahead to warmer weather and summer camp season. Explore the following...
Teaching Values Through Green Living

Washington FAMILY Honored for Editorial and Design Excellence

Washington FAMILY received 12 awards for publication excellence from the 2021 Parenting Media Association’s (PMA) annual conference held in St. Petersburg, Florida, Nov. 14-16,...
Christie Bettwy | Provided photo

Finding Peace with Food During the Holidays

  By Christie Dondero Bettwy Knowing how to eat can feel complicated, especially during the holidays. We want to enjoy food and connection with family...

Arms Around Both Generations: Caring for Teens and Aging Parents

Juggling the demands and learning curve of blossoming adolescents is tough, but just what if this process prepared parents for handling their own aging...

Helping Our Kids Stand Tall and Face Their Fears

With the new school year here, kids may feel varying degrees of uneasiness. The change of environment could bring heightened emotion and perhaps, a...

The New School Year ⁠— It’s Here, And We Are Adjusting

The opening of a new school year is a time to mark change and a time to look forward to the growth that will...