Dear FAMILY Friend,

There is so much to do in the summer from going to the pool, taking the family on a hike, traveling to the beach, to endless amounts of outdoor activities. As summer goes by, the kids might start to run out of new ideas of what to do and that's when the 'I'm Bored's start. As parents we think, "How is that possible? Look at all you have to do!" Take a look at this article to see the science behind the 'I'm Bored' and what you can do to help. If you're looking for some activities to try, click here!   

Our August issue hits stands this Friday! Keep an eye out at these locations to pick up a copy. Tell us what you think via Facebook, Twitter, or tag us @ familymagdc on Instagram
Frozen Friday


Cool Off With Olaf! A Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble Event. Bring in the kids for Storytime, a sing-along, crafts and activities with everyone's favorite summer-loving snowman!


When: Friday, August 1
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble Bowie Town Center
15455 Emerald Way
Bowie, MD 


 For more information, click here! 


Kaypi Peru Festival


Kaypi Peru means "This is Peru" in the Quechua language. This festival spotlights a week of Peruvian legacy with many artisans and artists sharing the beautiful identity of Peru, the Land of the Incas.


When: Tuesday, July 29 - Sunday, August 3
Time: 10:30 am - 5 pm
Cost: Free
Location: National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC

Me Time for Parents
While Mom and Dad enjoy some well deserved time for themselves, kids will enjoy a moon bounce, games, a pizza dinner, a movie with popcorn, and more kid fun!
When: Friday, August 1 
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Claude Moore Community Center
46111 Loudoun Park Lane
Sterling, VA 
Summer Concert Series at One Loudoun 
One Loudoun invites the community to come relax on the second Saturday of each month during the summer for an evening of local music.


When: Saturday, June 14 - Saturday, August 9
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: One Loudoun
20626 East Hampton Plaza
Ashburn, VA

School's Out for Summer!

Are you looking for an exciting day trip for your kids this summer?

Why not plan a visit to Washington, D.C., a city brimming with tons of fun things to see and do? Everyone knows the grand monuments and well-known historical spots that cover the city, but there's more to D.C. than just that. If you're looking  for something a little off the beaten path, why not visit Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C.?

More than just a wax museum, Madame Tussauds Washington, D.C. is a fully interactive experience, where visitors are able to touch, see and hear historical icons and celebrities like never before. You can meet all 44 presidents and brush shoulders with your favorite celebrities and sports stars!

Sound like your kind of fun? Book your tickets online and save up to 40% off here!

Mom Blog: Scary Mommy
Title: 20 Pieces of Advice Moms Wish They'd Received   
1. It's OK to admit motherhood isn't fun, that you're exhausted and that you resent your husband because he gets to go out into the world while you wipe noses and butts for a living.

2. Not breastfeeding will not kill your baby, regardless of whether your friends make you feel otherwise. 

3. Don't sweat the small stuff... to read the rest, click here! 
Thank you for reading!

If you have a great time at one of these events or have a story to tell, please share it with us! It is our mission to experience the great adventure of parenting with you!



Your Friends at FAMILY Magazine



The results are in! Our "Best for FAMILIES" winners and finalists list can be found here and in our July 2014 issue, out now! We hope you enjoy and keep a look out for next year's survey!

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