Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


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Categories include retail, health, schools, eats & treats, places to hold birthday parties and more!

One of our favorite things about spring is the return of local farmer's markets coming back! Don't know where one is near you? We've got you covered! Check out this list of Farmer's Markets in the area!   

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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... 

If you (or your wallet) are not ready for a complete home decor makeover, you can still give your house a facelift - using what you already have. Greta hired an interior decorator almost 20 years ago to help her use her furnishings to their best advantage. She's sharing her favorite tricks with us. 


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!

April 25
International Spy Museum
800 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 

Imagination Playhouse

April 24
Where: Children's Museum at Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 N. Market St.
Frederick, MD
When: April 25
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave. E
Vienna, VA

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Mom Review: Shadowland Laser Adventures 
Photo by: Kat Forder

I'm the mom who for years has done the drive-by at ShadowLand, dropping off and picking up kids. My 12 and 16-year olds have a long history with laser tag parties - both the formal ones and the impromptu snow day gatherings. It wasn't until my 6 year-old daughter picked ShadowLand for a birthday party venue that...  to read the rest, click here! 

Do you know a Mom who's making a difference?

The DMV is chock-full of talented, hard-working and creative moms doing amazing things, and we want to celebrate them! Our Local Mom Profiles feature authors, activists, entrepreneurs, leaders and more!

Nominate a deserving mom today by emailing info@thefamilymagazine.com with subject line "Mom Profile."   

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