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Need new mom friends?

These apps can help new moms make mom friends | Washington FAMILY magazine

When you have little ones, making new mom friends can be a lot like dating. You lock eyes with another frazzled mama across the playground and wonder whether you should approach her. Just when you work up the nerve to say hi, you kid starts having a tantrum and you’re …

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13 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 Around DC

Fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day 2020 around DC with kids, families and just parents

Love is in the air … and at the zoo, museums and so many other places around D.C. Here are some lovely ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 right here in the DMV. Events for Kids Heart String Art Your little DIYer can work on their sanding, nailing and painting …

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New TV Shows for Kids: January 2020

New TV Shows for Kids Airing In January Includes The Crystal Maze on Nickelodeon

Back in the early 90s, Nickelodeon had the best game shows. Remember “Double Dare,” “GUTS” and “Legends of the Hidden Temple”? How badly did you want to want be a contestant on one of Nick’s game shows just so you could get slimed — or meet Marc Summers? Tonight, Nickelodeon will …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan. 23-26)

Family-friendly activities around DC this weekend includes the Winter Lantern Festival at The Reach at The Kennedy Center

An early start to maple sugaring season, Chinese New Year celebrations and adrenaline-packed monster truck racing are just a few of the family-friendly activities taking place around DC this weekend that we think look like a blast. For more fun things to do with your kids, check out our event …

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So Your Teen Wants to be a CIT This Summer

How do you know if your teen is ready to be a CIT? Learn what camps are looking for and what your teen will learn at Washington Family magazine.

While most of his friends will be traveling or playing video games this summer, 15-year-old Lukas Kroner will be working at his first job. The 10th grader plans to return to Camp Twin Creeks in Marlington, West Virginia, for his ninth summer — and his first as a counselor-in-training, or …

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Make reading for pleasure a habit at home

Help your kids make reading for pleasure a habit

Hoping to make reading for pleasure a habit in your house this year? One way to motivate kids to read for fun is by making it easy for them to find a good book to read, says Theresa Wang, early literacy coordinator at the D.C. Public Library. Take frequent trips …

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How to make hot chocolate slime

How to make hot chocolate slime on Washington Family magazine

It’s only mid-January, but it’s been cold long enough that you might be running out of ways to keep the kids busy indoors. Fortunately, I have a solution: hot chocolate slime! Slime can be tons of fun for a wide range of ages. For toddlers, it’s a sensory activity. Put …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan. 17-19)

This weekend's list of family-friendly activities happening around DC includes a bonsai and origami workshop at the U.S. National Arboretum

There are lots of family-friendly activities on the calendar for this weekend, including an origami workshop, an ice carving competition and a live show featuring from everyone’s favorite fuzzy preschooler from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel Tiger. Sure, you’ll be busy, but don’t worry: the kids can recover when they’re …

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July 31, 2021

Potomac Falls Cars and Coffee – Every Saturday
at Calvary Temple in Sterling

Cars & Coffee
at Parking lot. in Arlington

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

"Family Arts & Play: Letter of the Day" for ages 1-5 with Soaring Starts
at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington

Cherry Blossom Community Market
at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton