Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start. But, you'll never really know for sure if a school is the best fit...
The Wharf is one of the most exciting neighborhoods in DC. The countless new businesses, apartment buildings, and activities are drawing in tons of families with young children. And if there’s one thing these young families need, it’s quality...
With so many amazing preschools in the DC area, it can be hard to decide which is best for your child and family. We created this comprehensive list of local preschools to help ease the decision-making process for you. Read...
This continues the conversation from our previous article with Dr. and Mom Aviva Legatt regarding how to navigate the college admissions process. Tell us about the most common misconception or myth about the college admissions process that you’ve encountered with moms. Aviva:...
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...
The thoughts presented in this volunteer article are the writer’s and do not represent views of the organizations they are employed in. Please note that with COVID-19, not all of these suggestions can be done right now, but you...
If you have budding scientists, or just dinosaur-loving kiddos, the Washington DC area is a great place to be! Of course, you can visit the museums like the free Museum of Natural History in DC and the great dinosaur...
What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse? It's when the pelvic floor organs (bladder, uterus, rectum, and/or vagina) have weakened and descend into the vagina or out of the anus. Sounds horrible, right?! It is! Yet 50% of women will...
Sure, the Air and Space Museum is one of DC’s most popular sites for tourists and locals alike. Its downtown location—and its sister site in Virginia—are wonderful places to see and even touch airplanes of all types, and if...
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...
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...
The thoughts presented in this Sanitation Workers article are the writer’s thoughts and do not represent the views of the organizations they are employed in. Please note that with COVID-19, not all of these suggestions can be done right...
My kids were only toddlers when I read the news: A teacher at a local school had been convicted of sexually abusing students as young as 7 years old. I was horrified. This was no stranger, but a trusted...
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...

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October Family-Friendly Events Guide

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October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to...

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