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Mom Life: Suann Song

Meet Suann Song, the founder and creative director of Appointed and mother two | Washington FAMILY

Meet Suann Song, the founder and creative director of Appointed in Ivy City, DC. The busy entrepreneur lives Chevy Case, Maryland, where she and her husband, Eugene Hong, are raising a 13-year-old son, Ike, and a two-year-old daughter, Novie. What do you love about the work you do? I’m so …

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We Won Some Awards!

Mid-Atlantic Media won a total of 24 awards for design and writing at this year’s Parenting Media Association conference. Awards were given for work completed in 2019. Washington Family won seven awards, including the Gold Award for its series on teen partying. Baltimore’s Child won 14 awards, and Frederick’s Child won three …

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Hand-washing 101 For Kids

Hand-washing tips for kids

If you ask my kindergartner about pink eye, he’ll tell you that it’s caused by touching your butt and then touching your eye. It’s graphic, I know, but it turns out there’s some truth to his disgusting explanation. “Pink eye is caused by a virus same as viruses that cause …

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SEA & SPACE: A Cocoa Beach, Florida, Vacation

Give me a beach vacation anywhere and I’ll be divinely happy, sprawled on a lounge chair, a salty breeze ruffling my hair. Doing nothing replenishes the body and soul in this era of nonstop tweeting and Instagramming. That’s why I was excited to check out of civilization for a weekend …

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Two District Moms Open Family Social Club in Ivy City

Recognizing that Northeast DC was lacking in amenities for city parents, working moms Molly Nizhnikov and Rachel Lubin founded The Lane in Ivy City, a stylish “family social club” that officially opened its doors last weekend. The two-story indoor play place features a giant spiral slide, a climbing wall, a ball …

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Applications Open for Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Addison Barrett, 2019 winner of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which recognizes public-spirited youth in the U.S. and Canada, is now accepting applications for its 2020 awards. The Barron Prize honors 25 inspiring leaders ages 8 to 18 who are working in creative ways to help their communities or protect the planet. The …

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The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

the benefits of craniosacral therapy for children with special needs

Children with anxiety, learning difficulties and other special needs may find craniosacral therapy a supportive modality that helps them — and, by extension, the whole family — feel calmer, better able to manage stress and more capable of self-regulation. An Alternative Therapy Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a healing modality developed …

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