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Happy New Year!

Our Camp Fair is Sunday, Jan. 11 at Cabin John Mall in Potomac, MD! We would love for you to come out and visit the fair to find the BEST Summer Camp and Activities in the area for your family!

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Our FAMILY is getting a New Year makeover! You won't even recognize us... Stay tuned for details!
It can be hard to figure out things to do during the cold, winter months. It's important to keep kids active when they can't go outside. We've compiled activities and things to do that will keep your kids busy all winter long! Click here for Indoor Play Ideas!

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Rocknoceros New Years Eve Party

Dec. 31
Jammin' Java
227 Maple Ave. E
Vienna, VA 

Midnight Noon at the Maryland Science Center

Dec. 31
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
When: Dec. 31
Adventure Park USA
11113 Baldwin Rd.
New Market, MD

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When the weather outside is frightful, kids with abounding energy can be less than delightful. Lack of physical activity can lead to cranky behavior and unhealthy habits. Here are some easy ways to stay active indoors in cold, winter months...
It's the New Year and time to put away those holiday decorations. As you take down that spruce tree, it might be a good time to assess if your home could use some sprucing up. We've asked interior decorator Christine Barringer for some professional advice. Click the link above to view her tips! 
Mom Blog: Jaclyn Day
Title: My Best Books of 2014
2014 was a great year for reading. There was so much good story-telling in fiction and nonfiction alike. The stories captured my imagination and, in some cases, I still think about them nearly every day. Station Eleven was an outstanding book with a universally appealing story that went to a deeper place than I had anticipated. Speaking of deeper places-Fourth of July Creek. It's a brutal, hard book with a protagonist so real to me that I could see him move and hear him speak. Apparently it took Smith Henderson ten years to write it (it's also his first novel) and...  to read the rest, click here! 

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