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Are you the go-to friend for styling tips? Do other moms envy your "look"? Do you keep up-to-date with the latest trends in fashion, hair or make-up? Then we want to connect with you! We are looking for contributors for our "Trendy Mom" column in our magazine.

Email info@thefamilymagazine.com with subject line "Trendy Mom" for more information!
 
What better way to cool off this summer than visiting a water park? Below, we've gathered a list of all of our local favorites! Some are bigger than others and the features differ, but they are all sure to be an awesome time!
 
SUMMER SCAVENGER HUNTS
Click here for more summer scavenger hunts, activities, recipes and more! 
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!
 
ARTICLES   
Summer Learning Made Fun

Summer is a time to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. While this change of pace should give families the opportunity to rest and relax, parents often worry that their young children will forget what they've learned in school by not exercising their minds enough over the break. It's especially important to keep your little one's brain stimulated every day, as their brains are constantly developing. Parents can do this by...
Summer Party Tips and Sips

Nothing says summer like gathering friends for an evening of good food and good wine. Whether you're feasting on finger foods or gearing up for some grilled goodness, you can find the perfect wine to complement your menu. Click the title or photo for 3 ideas for effortless summer entertaining tips!
 
EVENTS  

When:
July 25
Where:
The National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 

Acting Apprentice Showcase

When:
July 24
Where: Shepherd University's Center for Contemporary Arts I
92 W. Campus Dr.
Shepherdstown, WV
 
When: July 24
Where:
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln.
Leesburg, VA

Click here for more events happening this week!

Mom Review: Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch    
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz

Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean will be known in some circles as "Jane Lynch's picture book." Jane Lynch, of course, is the actress who plays the biggest bully on television, Sue Sylvester on Glee. But that's not entirely fair-it's not just another book by a famous author. Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean is a good book in its own right, regardless of its famous author. The story is strong, the message is important, the rhyme sounds great, and the illustrations are fantastic... to read the rest, click here!    
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