Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


Happy Mother's Day week/weekend to all the amazing moms out there! We wish you the best not only this week, but all year round. You are all true inspirations.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your parenting journey!

Are you looking for something fun and new to do this Mother's Day? We have a list of the Top 10 Local Mother's Day Outings in the DMV!

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It's officially May: The month of warmer weather, bright flowers, school graduations and, of course, Mother's Day. The month of May was named after the Greek goddess Maia, who symbolized fertility, so it's a fitting month to honor our mothers. Mother's Day is a... 

As a teenager, my mom asked me every time I ate out or made myself something to eat "where's your green vegetable?" As a typical teenager, I didn't so much appreciate my mom's suggestions, or green vegetables for that matter. Fast forward to me as mom - yes, I'm the one asking my kids where their green vegetable is. My mom tries not to say "I told you so," but I appreciate her temptation...


The Washington Ballet

ALICE (in wonderland)


When: May 6-10 and May 16 and 17

Where: The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater
2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20566


Visual splendor and imaginative choreography teeming with whimsical charm and a nod to the absurd!  Join Alice as she stumbles into a wonderland where everything is illogical as she follows a time-obsessed rabbit. 


Enjoy a 10% discount when you call 202.467.4600 and ask for the Cheshire promo code or purchase at the Kennedy Center box office: Special offer only valid by calling or at the Kennedy Center box office.  Offer based on availability and not applicable on previously purchased tickets.


For more information, click here!  

May 8
Main Street Thurmont Maryland
21 East Main St.
Thurmont, MD 


May 9
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St., NE
Washington, DC
When: May 9
Other Voices Theatre
244 South Jefferson St.
Frederick, MD

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Mom Blog: Clarendon Moms
Title: Preparing Your Car For a Summer Road Trip


Summertime is an exciting time of year for road trips. The lure of an open road and the endless possibilities often inspire people to load up the car and drive. Whether you're traveling to the beach, to the country, to the mountains, to a carefully planned destination or a spur of the moment excursion, it's important to travel proof your car to make your trip a safe and enjoyable one... to read the rest, click here!    

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

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