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Easy Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Glowing Skin

Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Moms

It’s been an emotional few months, and if the stress of the pandemic is starting to show on your face, you’re not alone. Although a visit to the spa isn’t on the agenda this Mother’s Day, you can turn your bathroom into a relaxing retreat and treat yourself to a …

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3 Brunch Cocktails to Enjoy on Mother’s Day

Three brunch cocktails for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day brunch at your favorite restaurant may not be possible this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make breakfast in your kitchen feel a bit more effervescent with some delicious brunch cocktails. Ginny Lawhorn, founder of Baltimore Cocktail Week, recommends “low-octane cocktails”—cocktails that are brighter, more refreshing and …

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Editor’s Letter: Breaking the Monotony

Celebrating birthdays and holidays during coronavirus | Washington FAMILY magazine

I have to be honest: I thought this would get easier. I thought the longer we had to stay at home—working, helping our kids with school, social distancing from family and friends—the easier it would be to adjust to our “new normal.” I believed that having the same daily routine …

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Coping with Coronavirus as a Type A Mom

coping with coronavirus as a type a mom

“I am totally flexible … as long as everything is exactly the way I want it.” Does that sound like you? It sums me up perfectly. I epitomize the Type A personality: I thrive on to-do lists, organization, perfectionism and being control. Control, however, is something the coronavirus pandemic has …

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Weekend FAMILY Fun at Home (May 1-3)

Weekend Family Fun at Home in DC | #AwesomeConOnline

AwesomeCon, the District’s version of Comic Con, has been postponed until December, but there’s still a lot of awesome to be had this weekend. Starting Friday, May 1, comic book fans can participate in #AwesomeConOnline, featuring a full itinerary of virtual fun, including live Q&A’s with Ross Marquand of “The …

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What to Do When Life Feels out of Control

what to do when life feels out of control

I had a coach back in high school who I really didn’t care for, actually. His demeanor was a mix of sarcastic remarks barked through a megaphone and an attitude of perpetual punishment, as if he had done something terrible in a former life and was living out his penance every …

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How to Help Your Kids Engage in Independent Play

Helping kids engage in independent play also provides parents a much-needed break

As director of an after-school program for elementary school students in Northern Virginia for three years, it was my job to keep 60 kids on task five days a week. So I know a few things about keeping little ones safe and occupied. What follows are a few suggestions to …

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Weekend FAMILY Fun at Home (April 24-26)

Have fun at home this weekend with a spice-smelling test, part of Kalamata's Kitchen exploration passport

You probably knew that this past Wednesday was Earth Day, but did you know it’s also National Park Week? While it would be more exciting to explore our country’s amazing national parks in person, there are plenty of virtual park adventures to experience from the comfort of home. And you’ll …

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2021 Virtual Tours

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June 20, 2021

Meet the Beekeepers
at Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane

June 22, 2021

"Drama Discoveries" for ages 3-5 with Soaring Starts
at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington

Kids Art at the Mansion
at Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg

June 23, 2021

"Discover Maryland" Exhibition & Free Museum Admission for Students
at Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore

Summer Special: Free Student Admission to the Maryland Center for History and Culture
at Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore