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12 Children’s Books About Kindness

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day by reading one of these children's books about kindness

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day! To help #MakeKindnessTheNorm, we partnered with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to share 12 children’s books about kindness that offer parents and teachers an opportunity to explore kindness concepts — respect, caring, inclusiveness, integrity, responsibility and courage — with kids of all ages. …

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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

happy birthday judy blume

Judy Blume was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Feb. 12, 1938. As a young child, she enjoyed letting her imagination run wild but never dreamed she’d become a writer. As an adult, Blume continued to make up stories in her head, and when her kids were in preschool, she …

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Mental Health Care for New Moms

mental heath care for new moms

Becoming a mother can be the most magical of times in a woman’s life. It can also be among the most trying of times, especially for moms who struggle with mental health matters as they adapt to their new roles. That’s why mental health care for new moms is critical. …

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DIY Conversation Heart Bath Bombs for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Heart Bath Bombs | Washington FAMILY magazine

This Valentine’s Day, you could give your kids a traditional box of tiny cards to pass out to their friends at school. Or you could work together in the kitchen to make the most creative valentines in the class: conversation heart bath bombs! Given the hefty price tag of store-bought …

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Family-Friendly Things to Do Around DC This Weekend (Feb. 6-9)

Family-Friendly Things to Do Around DC This Weekend, including Guava Jelly Trio

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away! This weekend, bring your kids to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum so they craft their own cards or register the family for a truffle-making class at The Watergate Hotel. For more family-friendly things to do around DC, check out our picks below. …

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8 DC-Area Sports Camps

DC-area sports camps for kids of all interests and abilities

Some kids were born to love athletics. Others participate reluctantly or only when heavily bribed. No matter your child’s ability or interest level, there are DC-area sports camps that are perfect for them. Calling all jocks For your serious soccer player, the area’s professional team, D.C. United, runs both spring …

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Knitting for Charity

Knitting for Charity | Washington FAMILY magazine

Aside from the inherent sense of accomplishment and pride in creating a garment or accessory, the simple act of knitting for charity can be a way for even the busiest person to give back to the community. Many hospitals and charity groups exist to connect crafters with those in need, …

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