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FAMILY Giveaway: Win A YEAR'S WORTH of Nutro Natural Choice Dog Food AND/OR a FAMILY 4-Pack to the Super Pet Expo at the Dulles Expo Center on March 27th.  Click here for details and to enter!

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Are you looking for something to do with your family on Valentine's Day? Or maybe somewhere to go just as a couple without the kids? We have a master list of all Valentine's Day activities, events and even restaurant specials happening in the DMV.

Click here for the list of Valentine's Day Activities and Events!
 Natural Valentine's Day Crafts
This easy bird feeder doubles as a great Valentine's Day decoration!
Candy Filled Love Letter
This pretty and simple Valentine is perfect for classmates! Include notes to make them extra special!
 Pink Pops
Surprisingly easy, these sweet and pretty Valentine's popsicles are also a healthy snack!
Click here for more Valentine's crafts, recipes, decorations and more!


Believe it or not, Valentine's Day is upon us. The day of hearts and love and...oh geez, what should I wear? Never fret. As a busy, working mom of three, I understand the value of ease - even when it comes to special occasion looks. Here are four easy steps to put together Valentine's Day-worthy looks for date night...
You don't need to wait until the kids turn 18 and leave the nest to have a whirlwind romance with your partner. Don't settle for the occasional "date night" either. There are lots of easy, quick, daily things you can do to make a real difference in your connection...

Today there are limited treatments for teens with schizophrenia. This is because younger people can respond differently to medications than adults. Therefore medications are first approved for use in adults before going through further testing in teens.

A clinical research study involves doctors and nurses studying how an investigation medication works in treating conditions such as schizophrenia. Clinical research studies are important in gathering information about how investigation medications work for different people.

More treatment options are needed for teens with schizophrenia. This study is currently enrolling teens to find out whether an investigation medication approved for use in adults but not approved for use in children can be safely used to treat teens.

Teen schizophrenia, if left untreated, can be one of the most disabling mental illnesses affecting teens today. Potential new medicines for teens with schizophrenia require clinical research studies to test their safety and effectiveness, and this can only happen through partnerships with medical researchers and parents of teens who have schizophrenia.

Click here to learn more: http://goo.gl/fasgWO   
Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy

Until Feb. 16
Verizon Center
601 F St., NW
Washington, DC 

Tiny Tots

Feb. 14
Where: The Puppet Co. Playhouse
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD
When: Feb. 14
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Rd.
Alexandria, VA

Click here for more events happening this week!

Mom Blog: Capitally Frugal
Title: Spring 2015 DC-Area Consignment Sales
Consignment sales are a terrific way to make a little money on the gently used children's items in your house. If you're anything like us, you probably have an overabundance of kids' clothes, books, toys, and random gear! While we try to share our "stuff" with friends and family, there are times when we can't find anyone interested in it (I mean, who really wants that loudly annoying baby cell phone that repeats itself ad nauseum?!). So, instead of overloading the dumpsters (many of our thrift stores refuse toys and baby gear), we decided...to read the rest, click here!


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