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Fourth of July Fireworks, Festivals, Fairs, and Family Fun 2014

Rain or shine, we’ve found a great list of fun activities for the whole family to try this Independence Day! Fireworks, festivals, and more are in the Washington area this Fourth of July so bring the family out to try something new! Maryland Virginia Washington, DC Maryland Annapolis Fourth of …

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Thinking Organized

By Rhona M. Gordon   What do you do with a child who just can’t keep up with her things? When she constantly forgets homework and commitments? When she puts everything off until the last minute? What mom hasn’t heard something like this (delivered with appropriate whine)? “Mom, I need …

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Award-Winning Educational Toys and Games for Children

By Amy Carney Bevins It’s the most incredible time of the year. Here is our list compiled for 2011, however these toys are great to have for your children any year. Just walking down the aisle of the toy store can cause sensory overload. Bright lights, colorful packaging, eye-catching characters …

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Cooking Up Some Entertaining Science

Another Way to Cook Up Some Entertaining Science Kitchen Volcano Volcanoes are formed when magma, which builds up below the earth’s surface erupts. The largest volcano on the earth is Mauna Loa, located in Hawaii. Together create a volcano-like eruption right in your kitchen using everyday ingredients.  Invite the children …

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Memory Boxes

By Robin DeRosa Lundgren Memory boxes are a great way for kids to capture memories of a special time. More detailed than a photo album, yet not quite as elaborate as a scrapbook, a memory box can be any size box or container that is decorated and filled with photos …

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Sport Bounce of Loudoun

Come Jump for Joy at Sport Bounce of Loudoun! Driving down the Loudoun County Parkway, you might miss this little gem located in a warehouse/office park.  When I pulled into the parking lot, I was slightly weary and wasn’t sure what to expect, but once I was inside and greeted …

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New Roller Coaster at Busch Gardens

By: Ryan Weisser The wait’s nearly over! In just a few weeks, on Friday, May 18, BuschGardens will open Verbolten, “the park’s new multi-launch, indoor/outdoorroller coaster.” Since September 2010, amusement-park lovers and roller-coasterenthusiasts have been waiting for the unique roller-coaster, set in BuschGarden’s Oktoberfest village, to open up to the …

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Getting Ready for Summer

Wintercan leave our skin, hair and toes feeling rough. Get themsummer-ready with these simple and easy tips!   Feet Exfoliatethose winter calluses Use apumice stone, then an exfoliating scrub to get those idolizedsandal-ready feet. Apply a heavy moisturizing lotion at night forextra softness. Cleanunder your toe nails When cleaning under …

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Posh Summer Family Travel on a Budget

By Elizabeth Thorp When you dream of travel, do you think of Disney or immediately imagine yourself on Jay Z’s yacht in St. Tropez? If you’re a “champagne dreams and caviar wishes” kind of traveler and daydream about your private overwater bungalow in the Maldives, we has some tips that …

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