Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


Submit your favorite summer FAMILY vacation photo and be entered to WIN Washington National's tickets AND a chance to have YOUR family photo featured in the September issue of Washington FAMILY Magazine! 

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 5 Benefits of After-School Activities

Do you ever wonder if you may be taking the whole over-scheduling taboo too seriously? For years, parents have been hearing that kids have too many activities, too much homework, too-heavy backpacks, too much screen time, too much sugar...and on and on. Why not focus on what kids stand to gain from after-school activities instead?
The Miracle Oil for Skin
We would all like to have beautiful and healthy looking skin, but many of us are plagued with skin problems and are concerned about aging. There are many products on the market that can help a specific problem, but it is relatively rare to find a skin product that can help just about all the skin problems we have.There is one precious oil that has been used for centuries and still maintains its popularity as an astonishing beauty oil...

August 15
Shepherd's Spring Outdoor Ministry Center
16869 Taylors Landing Rd.
Sharpsburg, MD

Gamer Family Festival

August 15
Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
When: August 14
 Village at Leesburg
1602 Village Market Blvd. SE
Leesburg, VA

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Mom Review: Magic Tree House Survival Guide     
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz

There is so much to love about the Magic Tree House series! Mary Pope Osborne has been churning them out since 1992, taking her characters and my own children (and probably yours, too) on adventures all over the world and throughout history. Through research and clues, their own smarts and courage, they solve mysteries anywhere and everywhere.

But when I saw this Survival Guide...I thought it was something altogether unique and cool and separate, and I was... to read the rest, click here!    
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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