Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


We have been running the Best for FAMILIES survey in our magazine for more than 20 years! This year, we surveyed thousands of DMV moms and dads in over 200 categories and rounded up tens of thousands of votes. Take a "scroll" down this list for access to the D.C. area's Best for FAMILIES restaurants, retail, activities, trips and more!
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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!

The important thing to remember is that by allowing our little kids to experience art in their own way, we let them show us how they see the world around them, how they feel and think.

I always enjoy art time with my toddler and preschool age groups. Yeah, they can...



Warmer weather, longer days and smells of sizzling meat on the grill can only mean one thing - summer has officially arrived. As you gear up for the season of backyard barbeques and spontaneous weekend getaways, don't let the cost of summer entertaining take a toll on your wallet. Consider stopping at ALDI, where you can find a variety of fresh produce and high quality cuts of grill-ready meat for up to 50 percent less* than traditional grocers, so you can spend less on your grocery bill and more on...  


July 10
The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
5 Willowdale Dr.
Frederick, MD 

Story Pirates

July 10
Where: Wolf Trap Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods
1551 Trap Rd.
Vienna, VA
When: July 10
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K St. NW
Washington, D.C.

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Mom Review: Empowered Learning Transformation Center  
Mom Reviewer: Nancy S.

My 13-year-old son Jonathan is a solid B student with no learning or behavioral issues. He has a September birthday, and I chose not to hold him back a year, so is much younger than most of his classmates.


I decided to send him to classes at the Empowered Learning Transformation Center to help prepare him for the rigors of high school. As all DMV parents know...  to read the rest, click here!   


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