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Sky Zone to Open Two New D.C. Area Parks

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Young airborne enthusiasts in the DMV can look forward to more freestyle jump zones, skyslam, ultimate dodgeball, foam zone, skyhoops, skyjoust, free climb, zipline...

Student or Athlete? Why Not Both?

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Families in the DMV have new options when it comes to educating their children and embracing their athletic potential. The St. James—a sports and wellness...

Youth Poet Laureate of Montgomery County Earns Top NHS Scholarship

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Youth Poet Laureate of Montgomery County Earns Top NHS Scholarship This year, the National Honor Society (NHS) is awarding a total of $2 million in...

The Big Celebrations: Trends in Party Planning for Quinceañeras, B’mitzvahs and Other Milestone Bashes

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Betamovie released the first commercially available camcorder in 1983, and parties from b’nai mitzvahs to quinceañeras to Sweet 16s have never been the same....

So You Want to Send Your Child to Private School…Here’s What You Should Know

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By Sasha Rogelberg In the aftermath of the pandemic, private schools have weathered the challenge of COVID well. Often with more funding than public schools,...

New Springfield LEGO Center Provides Rare Opportunity for DMV Kids

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  There is a reason LEGO bricks are one of the most popular toys ever made. They teach children valuable science, technology, engineering and math...

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Just Passed. Here’s What You Need to Know.

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During her first pregnancy, Carla Graham didn’t know what to expect. The Alexandria resident noted changes in her body and needs, which meant making...

Neurodivergent Play: Hosting a Playdate for All Abilities

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Playdates are an important part of childhood. They offer time for kids to interact socially without the structure of school or extracurricular activities. They...
A row of backpacks lined up. They are various shades of blue.

New Proposed Rule Aims to Keep Kids with Kin

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A new rule, proposed by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), aims to support keeping families together through kinship care. ACF is a division...

Parenting Paths Cross: Single Mothers Share Importance of Community

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It may take a village to raise a child, but every village looks different. For single mothers Yana Bailey and Lonyetta Yamoah-Manuh, their village was,...