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How to Take a Family Vacation During the School Year (and why you should)

More and more families are traveling during the school year. Here’s how to minimize the impact—and maximize the benefits—of school-year vacations. Last January, my family took an epic 11-day vacation to Oahu, Hawaii. We swam, snorkeled, hiked and—most importantly—bonded. The best part? Our kids, twin boys in fifth grade and …

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Locally-penned ‘Niagara The Musical’ A Hit in D.C. Creative team met in high school, took production to DC Arts Center

  Given the chance to guess, you might venture that “Niagara: The Musical” is a musical version of the 1953 Marilyn Monroe noir-thriller “Niagara,” or a musical exploration of the Native American origins of the Niagara Falls tour boat, Maid of the Mist. Well, Marilyn doesn’t make an appearance in …

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Activities to Keep Your Child’s Party Going How to entertain from the time the doorbell rings until the last guest departs

You’ve sent invitations, bought decorations, made a list (and checked it twice) … now you’re ready to throw your child the best birthday party of the season. But the biggest task has yet to begin: hosting the party. Don’t let all your preparation go to waste. Find out how you …

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Editor’s Picks: Here’s What We’re Loving for Kids This Spring

By Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews, visit nappaawards.com   The Play Kits Discover this subscription, stage-based learning program designed to promote healthy brain development during the early years of childhood. The kits arrive every two to three months and feature age-specific toys …

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