My Turn

Being a Part of the Team

  According to the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, an estimated 45 million children participate in sports in the United States annually. It’s no...
Small siblings fighting over a remote control in the living room.

Fostering Friendships Between Siblings

  “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Licensed psychologist Harriette Wimms uses this lyric from Leonard Cohen’s song...
Ginger Park My Turn

A Tale of My Sweet Life

  I live in two worlds: one as a co-owner of a chocolate shop in downtown Washington, D.C., and one in a world I create....
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...
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...
Diane and Skylar mentor and mentee Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Should My Child Have a Mentor?

  As parents, many of us already see ourselves as our child’s mentor. We provide advice and guide them. So why should your child have a...
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...

My Turn: Thank Goodness It’s Fall!

A pumpkin spice latte. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says fall. I picture myself at 20 years old, walking across...