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Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean

By Jane Lynch Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean will be known in some circles as “Jane Lynch’s picture book.” Jane Lynch, of course, is the actress who plays the biggest bully on television, Sue Sylvester on Glee. But that’s not entirely fair—it’s not just another book by a famous author. …

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MyDrinky Juice Box Holder – Avoid the Squeeze!

All parents love the convenience of juice boxes and food pouches. They are easy to throw in your bag for quick, single serving snacks on the go. Bit inevitably, your toddler will give the box/pouch a squeeze or turn it over and there is juice or puree everywhere. The MyDrinky …

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3 Ways to Get Organized

Being unorganized can lead to stress, overwork and high levels of anxiety. Imagine how many more hours of work are spent by most people just finding the things they need to do their jobs! In addition, being unorganized and not having a game plan when it comes to completing projects …

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Recess Monkey at Wolf Trap Theater-in-the-Woods

If you’ve not been to Wolf Trap’s Theater-in-the-Woods, add it to your summer bucket list. Across a green meadow and tucked behind the large, impressive Filene Center that seats 7,000, the little Children’s Theater-in-the-Woods sits halfway hidden within a tall, thick batch of trees. The wooden benches are modest, and …

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Summer Festivals & Activities

It is the season of summer festivals, outdoor concerts and so much more! The DMV has so many summer activities for families and so many of them are FREE! We’ve compiled a master list of everything going on this summer! Stay tuned for a list of 4th of July activities! …

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4th of July Events & Activities

District of Columbia Fireworks and Celebrations A Capitol Fourth Concert 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. (Admittance begins at 3 p.m.) West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A 4th of July tradition in the nation’s capital includes a live concert by the National Symphony Orchestra and several pop artists performing patriotic music …

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Empowered Learning Transformation Center

My 13-year-old son Jonathan is a solid B student with no learning or behavioral issues. He has a September birthday, and I chose not to hold him back a year, so is much younger than most of his classmates. I decided to send him to classes at the Empowered Learning …

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Newsies at the National Theatre

I love taking my kids to events and sneaking peeks at their reactions when they’re in the moment. Last night at Newsies, they were all smiles and riveted attention to the stage. My 16-year-old daughter is a big-time high school theater kid. She doesn’t act or sing, but is all …

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Potted Potter

Whether you know a little or a lot about the Harry Potter franchise, you and your family will have a raucous good time at Potted Potter. I took my 16-year old daughter and her friend, both Potter aficionados and theatre kids. They LOVED the show and raved about it afterwards. …

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