Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine

 
    


We love reading. And we're betting you do, too! As you jet off for those final beach trips and summer vacations, you might be too busy packing, getting the kids ready and taking care of all the last minute details to have time to pick out a fun summer read. That's where we come in! Click here for book lists and titles that we suggest! You're sure to find a good read to relax with by the water!
 
FOOD & DRINK
Click here for more food and drink recipes! 
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!
 
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   
Family-Friendly Meals Featuring Milk

Milk is not only a fridge staple; it's an essential part of American lives. It's so important that, according to a new consumer survey conducted by Wakefield Research, 82 percent of American parents say they would make a separate trip to the store if they ran out of milk - and for good reason...
Enjoy Backyard Family Time

A lush, healthy landscape is the perfect setting for making family memories. In fact, more than half of Americans say their yard is their favorite place at home to spend quality time with family.


Follow these tips from the lawn care experts at TruGreen to work your way toward a greener, healthier yard you and your family can enjoy all season long...
 
EVENTS  

New Children's Science Center Lab Celebrates Grand Opening with "Summer of Science"  

 

When: August 2, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Fair Oaks Mall, Grand Court

Grand Court is centrally located inside the mall

 

The new Children's Science Center Lab features fun, interactive exhibits and programs for children and families. They will hold a "Summer of Science" event to celebrate their Grand Opening with activity tables for children of all ages. Activities are weather themed to also celebrate the Center's summer citizen science project and include topics such as exploring the water cycle, discovering how clouds affect transmission, exploring the types of clouds, and investigating lightning.


Entertainment will include 'Science you can Sing to' courtesy of Ryan Buckle and Friends. Celebrity Scientist, Erica Grow, with the WUSA9 weather team will share her passion for weather and science.  

 

For more information, visit www.childsci.org 


When:
August 1
Where:
Jammin' Java
227 Maple Ave. E.
Vienna, VA  

Fun Camp

When:
July 31
Where: Maryland Ensemble Theatre
31 West Patrick St.
Frederick, MD
 
When: July 31
Where:
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.

Click here for more events happening this week!

Mom Review: Momentum Motivational Accessories    
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz

I'm not the type to wear makeup or jewelry while I exercise, and since I do most of my working out at a Crossfit "box" or a running trail, there are no mirrors around to tell me how good (or, let's face it, bad) I look. I'm always amazed to see runners and other athletes wearing jewelry when they compete or practice-I take all these things off. It's just me and my body, my muscles and my brain facing a challenge, usually a serious one. But, these shoe charms were calling my name. How fun to be able to look down and remind myself of something! And, because I could... to read the rest, click here!    
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!
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