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Staycation Anyone?

My husband and I may have surprised our two boys this summer with a staycation in D.C., but we actually got the idea from them. For nearly a year since a canceled flight unexpectedly kept us overnight in Savannah, Georgia, they’d been asking when we’d be able to sleep in …

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Tech’ed Out

We know the modern classroom no longer thrives on information-packed lectures to students (sometimes struggling to pay attention). Instead, schools use technology to supplement curriculums and make learning a more interactive experience. But just how much technology does your child encounter in the school day? We took a look inside …

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Take Down a Tantalizing Tailgate

Whether you prefer watching your favorite teams in-person or on TV, tailgate season means it’s time to break out your party’s favorite foods from appetizers and snacks to all-out meals. Go long for a touchdown-worthy tailgate or settle in for the game day on the couch with these recipes for …

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Get Poked: Flu Season Is Here

October is the first month of flu season, that wonderful germ-filled time that stretches until May, but peaks between December and February here in Maryland. Pass us a Kleenex, please. So far, more than a dozen cases have been reported in the state, says Darcy McCarty, a senior practice manager …

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Express Yourself To Impress The School Admissions Committee

Eighth-grade year for many brings tears of joy and sadness. Students must leave the safe cocoon of middle school and spread their wings as high school freshmen. For parents interested in pursuing secondary education in a Catholic school or private school for their children, this process can be formidable. And, …

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When Someone You Love Has a Miscarriage

As sad and heartbreaking as miscarriages are, they are more common than many may realize. It’s a fact that Washington Family wants to focus on this month as we recognize World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Pregnancy loss happens “about 20 percent of the time,” says Tina Larson, a …

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Fall for These 5 D.C.-Area October Festivals

Oakland Autumn Glory Festival: Oct. 9-13 This festival is a 5-day annual fall event that celebrates the changing season! Holding a combination of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from concerts, band performances, art exhibits, and even a parade. It was voted as one of the ‘Top 50 Small Towns with …

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Arms Around Both Generations: Caring for Teens and Aging Parents

Juggling the demands and learning curve of blossoming adolescents is tough, but just what if this process prepared parents for handling their own aging parents? Understanding where similarities lie between teens and aging parents puts a new twist on the popular theme of feeling “sandwiched” between these two lovable but …

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April 11, 2021

Hall of Portraits from the History of Machines
at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton

Shine Brighter Together: Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month
at Montgomery Parks in Wheaton

Just Between Friends Kids' Spring/Summer Sale
at Pike 7 Plaza in Vienna

Therapeutic Recreation: Creative by Nature
at Black Hill Nature Programs in Boyds

Workhouse Arts Center present Chekhov One-Acts
at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton