Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


Happy 4th of July!!

We hope you're having a great holiday week/weekend! If you're looking for something to do, there are a TON of celebrations near you! We've compiled a list of all the local firework shows, parades and more!  
Click here for more 4th of July recipes, crafts and more! 
It is the season of summer festivals, outdoor concerts and so much more! The DMV has so many summer activities for families and so many of them are FREE! We've compiled a master list of everything going on this summer!

While it may seem easier to let kids beat the heat by spending lazy days in front of the television or tablet, parents should take advantage of the many learning opportunities the summer offers.Why is learning so critical this time of year? ... 



"Fats" has become a four-letter word in our diet. For more than four decades, dietary fats have been demonized and disparaged. We avoid them, purchase low-fat or fat-free options and even choose synthetic or factory-created fats over real food. Current science is revealing that...  


July 3
Hill Country DC
410 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 

Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show and Sale

July 3
Where: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln.
Leesburg, VA
When: July 4
Downtown Fairfax and Fairfax High School
4100 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA

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Mom Review: While You Were Napping 
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz

For better or for worse, my three kids are past the napping stage. It's a for-better thing this time: After the explosion of cool stuff that happens in this book while one little boy takes a nap, they'd never nap again. While You Were Napping by Jenny Offill, illustrated by Barry Blitt, is a new picture book published by Random House in late 2014. It's a story told in the voice of a big sister speaking directly to a little sister. You must know 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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