Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


As the school year draws to a close, it's about that time again to decide on teacher
gifts for the incredible men and women teaching our kids every day. It can be hard to find the right blend of personal and practical, so we've come up with 5 helpful tips (and lots of suggestions!) to help you find the perfect gift for your kids' teachers! 
Click here for more beauty tips and styles! 

Our family has just gone through a big transition. After 23 years, we're now retired military. My husband, and father of our three kids, is no longer wearing his uniform and having folks salute and call him "Sir." While we don't plan on saluting him at home to compensate, we're very proud of him - then and now.

Summer is here, and staying healthy this season doesn't have to mean overhauling your lifestyle. Sometimes small changes can have big impacts. To look, feel and live better, celebrity fitness trainer, Latreal "La" Mitchell, is offering tips for small lifestyle changes you can make that can inspire you to make more in the future...

June 4
GAP Tysons Corner Center
1961 Chain Bridge Rd.
Tysons, VA 

Frederick Festival of the Arts Concert

June 5
Where: Carroll Creek Linear Park
Downtown Frederick
Frederick, MD
When: June 5
Capitol Riverfront
1100 New Jersey Ave. SE, Suite 1010
Washington, D.C.

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Mom Review: Recipes for Play: Creataive Activities for Small Hands and Big Imaginations!
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz

Where was this book during our recent long, hard, cold winter?! I could really have used its infusion of fun, engaging activities sometime around mid-February, when my own creativity was stumped-possibly frozen from the low temperatures-and I finally gave in to more cartoons than I usually allow. If only I'd have had Recipes for Play: Creative Activities for Small Hands and Big Imaginations!... 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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