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Local Businesses

Check out these Mom Reviews of great local businesses in the Washington, DC area! Clay Cafe Chantilly Skyhawk Limousine Sport Bounce of Loudoun ShadowLand B’s Lemongrass Spa Little Lords and Ladies Kid to Kid Rockville The Sugar Cube My Gym Alison’s Boutique Build-A-Bear Workshop PB & Jack

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Early Childhood Development

By Nathaniel Beers, MD, MPA, FAAP Simple Text version, click here.   Among the many questions that parents of young children ask me in my practice, the question of whether their children are developing normally is right at the top.  Determining the answer is no small task. The simple truth, …

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Gear and Accessories

Check out these great reviews of gadgets and accessories for your kids and family! Loopy Gear  BomaSense Mango Body Products Minky Couture Designer Blankets Sleep Trainer/Alarm Clock Diaper Bag Backpack Parking Target Crib Mattress Mitten Keepers Toe Blossoms Bitti Tutto Cloth Diapers     lil Fairy Door 

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Carole Geithner Profile

Losing a parent is a devastating experience, especiallywhen the person suffering that loss is a child. Carole Geithner, a clinicalsocial worker, counsels children through these tough times. Now, her book, IfOnly, brings her wise and sympathetic voice to a larger audience.   Geithner, who is married to Treasury Secretary TimothyGeithner, …

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Veggie Tales DVD

  The Penniless Princess: God’s Little Girl         The wonderful classic A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett retold by vegetables?  Sounds a little strange, but in fact is a lovely, entertaining, and well done Veggie Tales DVD production by Big Idea Entertainment.  I loved that the …

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Playing with Food

By Sharon Katz Cooper We have to eat everyday, but sometimes we get stuck in a food rut. Macaroni and cheese again, anyone? Do you have trouble getting vegetables into your child? Sometimes making food more fun can motivate and excite children and perhaps even get them try new foods! …

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Time Out for Time Out

by chick Moorman and Thomas Haller “Jillian, if you don’t stop talking back to me, you’re going to sit in the time out area until you learn to respect me!” “Roberta, you’re being naughty. Naughty girls have to sit in this naughty chair until they learn their lesson. I’ll tell …

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Starting Second Language Learning

Is it too early for my child to start a second language? Itis never too early for a child to begin a new language. Children areable to learn languages naturally within a “window of opportunity”from birth to adolescence. Studies have shown that infants under 1year old can distinguish sounds in …

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Cultural Holidays

We live in a wonderfully diverse region that is constantly growing and ever-changing. Our neighborhoods are widely diverse as well, represented by people of many different nations and races, languages, traditions, and religions. Many of our new neighbors may celebrate religious and cultural holidays that are unfamiliar to us. They …

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