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Kid- and Family-Friendly Washington, D.C. Pizza Parlors

Pizza is a no-brainer when it comes to kids, but it takes a big heart (and a good set of ear plugs) to bring the family to a sensory-overload pizzeria-fun-center geared specifically toward the younger set—especially when the pizza is sure to disappoint. Luckily, the Washington, D.C. region has some …

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Parent You Should Know: Andrea Creel

If you’re looking for Shining Kids Yoga, you won’t find it on Google Maps. The Washington FAMILY Best for Families 2020 “Best Children’s Yoga Classes” winner doesn’t have a studio or a storefront. Instead, Shining Kids Yoga provides yoga enrichment programming at elementary schools, preschools and daycare centers across Montgomery …

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Make Mealtime Less Stressful

Make Mealtime Less Stressful

Parents deal with all sorts of child-related frustrations throughout the day, but frustration at mealtimes can be a whole other level of exasperation. “It’s easy to feel defeated and focus on what the kids aren’t eating,” says Jennifer Anderson, a registered dietician and founder of Kids Eat in Color, a …

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Finding Their Rhythm

Finding Their Rhythm

For the Withers family of Abingdon, the house rule is if you want to live here, you have to learn to play a musical instrument. “We said, ‘We don’t care which instrument. Just pick one you like!’” says Cheri Withers, a mother of two school-aged children. Like many musically inclined …

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