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Decorate your home with it, make it a stuffed animal, create priceless gifts for relatives... there are so many creative ways to display and gift your child's art! Here are our top 10 ideas...

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The Beauty of Essential Oils
A whiff of lavender before bed to make you drowsy is a popular way to use essential oils. But don't stop there. The powerful elixirs have other benefits, including beautifying your skin. Here's a rundown of the most beneficial essential oils, which are available at Whole Foods and health food stores, and the best ways to use them in your daily routine... 

For campers, becoming self-reliant is predicated on having the self-confidence to succeed educationally and socially. In turn, self-confidence is born of a positive sense of oneself - the experiences one has (and one's evaluation of those experiences) and how closely one's achievements match one's expectations. Campers gain...


When: Saturday, April 25
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: On the Square and Gibbs Street at Rockville Town Square!

Featuring live entertainment, giveaways, a fabulous vendor marketplace, and so much more!  Keep checking here for new vendors for the 2015 event! For more information, click here!
Colorstruck: With the Skin I'm In!

April 17
Woodrow Wilson High School
3950 Chesapeake St., N.W.
Washington D.C.  

Arlington Festival of the Arts

April 18
Where: 1101 N. Highland St.
Arlington, VA
When: April 19
The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD

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Mom Review: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, "Legends"
Mom Reviewer: Pamela Prado

When you tell your kids they're going to the circus, that's when the excitement begins. Their eyes light up and they jump up and down. At least that was the case when I told my 3 and 6 year-old we were headed to Fairfax Saturday night to see "The Greatest Show on Earth. "There's a sense of excitement right when you...  to read the rest, click here!  

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