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The tale: "Breast is best" It was my last day of maternity leave with my youngest, Annabelle, a feisty 4 month old who hated car rides.  On my way to meet her dad for lunch at the mall, in typical Annabelle...
I previously wrote about my experience breastfeeding through a pregnancy and tandem nursing my first and second children. At the time, I was entering the third trimester of my third pregnancy and - PLOT TWIST - unbeknownst to me,...
This is a guest article from Jacqueline Renfrow.  To the private schools—all of them—that rejected my 9-year-old ASD son. I assumed I had many years before I’d need to worry about the college application process, as my kids are barely wrapping...
It was said there might be a bouquet of flowers. There was an entire table’s worth. It was said there would be entertainment. There were activities, stations, music, a bubble machine, and a balloon arch. Guests were also welcome to explore the...
Summer is here, and if you haven't signed your kids up for a summer camp yet, your kids might be uttering that dreaded phrase: "I'm bored." But fear not—if you don't want your kids sitting around in front of the...
When it comes to capturing moments, it's easy to post a picture on social media. But when it comes to capturing photos that do more than send quick updates throughout the day, a newborn photo shoot is the way...
In this simple activity, your kids will work on their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and color recognition. The best part of this rainbow flower craft is that you most likely have all the supplies already at home. I...
Looking to keep your little one busy this summer? Check out this list of super fun, toddler-friendly activities in and around DC that will put a smile on everyone's face! Involve your child by taking a photo of your little...
Since 1996, children and families throughout Northern Virginia area and the DMV have delighted in Synetic Theater’s Summer Camps. These camps offer fun, friends, and arts-based movement experiences that culminate in performance fit for the stage.  Here, Synetic Camp Director Ashton...
Hey D.C. Area Families...  Let’s talk summer camp. This year camp is more important than ever for our children. It’s time to let our kids be kids: socialize, adventure, meet new people, and get outside to experience the activities of...
This spray, splash, and water park guide was created by Julie Hart and updated by Stephanie Shipman. One of the best places to beat the heat during the dog days of summer is to play in the water! Below...
I am utterly speechless that there is a baby formula shortage in the richest and most powerful nation in the world. After two+ years dealing with a pandemic in which we never seemed to have what we really needed—disinfectant...
This is a guest article from Kiran Talvadkar and Alice Sturm with Nature Play Parents. Benefits of Gardening with Kids  From learning about the life cycle of plants, to getting physical activity and discovering new foods, the benefits of gardening with kids...
May is one of my favorite months of the year. It finally feels like spring, the flowers are blooming, we get to celebrate Mothers Day… the list goes on.  May is also National Water Safety Month. And while it’s certainly...

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December Family-Friendly Events Guide

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December is here, and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for family fun. In addition to the events compiled here, please check out...