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Weekend FAMILY Fun (April 17-19)

Washington FAMILY magazine Weekend FAMILY fun ideas include a virtual trip to Brickworld

After one month of social distancing, it’s getting harder and harder to distinguish between weekdays and weekends. One way we’ve found to differentiate the two is to make sure there’s some family fun scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Here are seven ways to add some excitement to your home life …

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Weekend FAMILY Fun (April 10-12)

Weekend FAMILY Fun: Chalk Your Walk and more things do at home during social distancing

This weekend should’ve be filled with family gatherings and festive meals, religious celebrations and Easter egg hunts. We’re feeling the sting of being separated from our friends and loved ones, too. Hopefully these at-home activities will make you smile, even for a few minutes. Stay safe and be well, readers! …

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DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies Official Recipe

One of the many disappointments of the coronavirus pandemic is that families have had to cancel their travel plans. Parents and kids are feeling this sadness particularly hard now during what was supposed to be spring break week. Checking into a hotel may not be an option at the moment, …

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Distance Learning During Coronavirus

What distance learning during coronavirus is like for a teacher | Washington FAMILY magazine

The old joke is that no one goes into teaching for the money. In fact, becoming a teacher 13 years ago meant leaving a lucrative legal career and returning to graduate school, a decision I made after substitute teaching for a year. As a substitute, I loved the rush of …

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Don’t Worry, The Kids Will Be All Right

The kids will be all right being homeschooled and quarantined | Washington FAMILY

The shift started last week—the third week our children were home from school, in our care and minus the daily markings of their lives: swim team or lacrosse practice, play groups or church groups. It was us, them, our computers, our Netflix accounts and an unsteady stream of groceries. The …

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Local Public TV Stations Offer Free Educational Resources

At-Home Learning Initiative from local public TV stations in the D.C. area

As the world grapples with the spread of COVID-19, moms, dads and caregivers everywhere are adding “at-home learning” to their list of daily responsibilities. They’re flexing their multitasking muscles by turning their kitchens into classroom while still managing to show up on time for virtual staff meetings. To support busy …

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Weekend FAMILY Fun (April 3-5)

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History webinar | Weekend FAMILY Fun

Because Maryland, D.C. and Virginia all issued stay-at-home orders on Monday, we know where we’ll be hanging out this weekend. So how can we make the weekend feel different than the five days before it? By having more family fun! Mark Your Calendars Meet a Pliosaur Screen time is OK …

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Editor’s Letter: Keep Calm and Stay Active

Washington FAMILY magazine's Editor Letter, April 2020, from PJ Feinstein

They say to write what you know. Well, I don’t know anything about living through a global pandemic. The speed at which COVID-19 is spreading and the growing number of people it is affecting has left me at a loss for words. Not being able to articulate my thoughts is …

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