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Go Green for Spring Cleaning

Household cleaning products can be expensive, and many aren’t friendly to the environment. Commercial cleansers, especially those used in the kitchen or bathroom, can also produce irritating fumes. So to spring clean your grimy kitchen and bathroom—without the need for a HazMat suit or a gas mask—read on! Most household …

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Give the Gift of Early Bilingualism

Why Introducing a Second Language by Preschool is Ideal What if your child could grow up speaking a second language? Not just learn a foreign language haltingly in middle or high school, but speak fluently from her toddler or preschool years? For some families, bilingualism happens naturally as a parent …

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FIT4MOM

I had the pleasure of attending both a Stroller Strides and Body Back class at FIT4MOM-Lorton- Springfield-Burke-LakeRidge. Owner Shannon Link personally welcomed me and my sons to the Stroller Strides class. Shannon has created a welcoming, judgment-free environment and community for moms. Regardless of your fitness level, you can feel …

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5 Tips for Style Shopping on a Budget

Sure, I enjoy stuffing my car trunk with bags of fabulous shopping finds, but scoring awesome fashions without breaking the bank brings even greater pleasure. Here are five tips to help you build that fabulous wardrobe at a fraction of the cost. 1. Shop Off Season: Some of the best …

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Superfood: Goji Berries

Those foods classified as “superfoods” tend to have some pretty impressive benefits for our health. Goji berries are no exception. Although they are quite small and fragile, the goji berry health benefits are fairly expansive. You might be surprised at how much your health can be improved, simply by adding …

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Home Grown: How to Grow Your Own Fresh Vegetables

For those of us who love being outdoors and eating fresh vegetables in the spring and summer, home vegetable gardening is the ideal pastime. Planting a vegetable garden has many benefits. When you are out in the garden, your stresses seem to fade away as you simply pick weeds and …

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Under the Cherry Blossom Tree

Have you and the family seen the cherry blossoms yet? Here are 16 fun facts about the sure sign of spring in the D.C. area! 1. In 1912, Tokyo Mayor Yukio Ozaki gave the city of Washington, D.C. 3,000 cherry trees as a gift. 2. From 1913 to 1920, the …

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Birthday Party Advice from Local Moms

We recently asked our readers for their best kid’s birthday party planning advice. We have some of our favorites below! For more birthday party ideas, check out our article, A Party for Every Personality and our party guide for some awesome, local party resources and venues! Birthday Party Advice from …

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