Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


We need YOUR help to decide! Until midnight TONIGHT - Vote for your favorite FAMILY summer vacation photo submitted by readers! Winners will be featured in our September issue. Click the link above or below to cast your vote!

Click here for more Back-to-School ideas, tips, recipes and more! 
Tips for 'Kids Eat Right Month' this August

You want the best for your kids. As role models, parents and caregivers play a vital role in children's health - teaching kids about healthful foods and making sure they get enough daily physical activity. To help, here are tips you can use to promote healthy habits... 
Toddler Nutrition - Tips for Happy, Healthy Children
When it comes to toddler nutrition, many parents will, at some stage, worry that their child isn't eating enough or getting enough variety in their diets. There are a couple of tricks you can try to make sure that your child eats an adequate and varied amount of food... 

August 21
State Theatre
305 S. Main St.
Culpeper, VA 

Spudfest and Heritage Fest

August 22
Where: Washington County Agricultural Education Center
7313 Sharpsburg Pike
Boonsboro, MD
When: August 21
Cherry Hill Park
312 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA

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Mom Review: 'Next Stop: An Autistic Son Grows Up'      
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz 
Today alone, 68 parents will be told their child has autism. One child will be diagnosed every 20 minutes. This fact makes autism the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States. We can safely bet that we'll know someone with autism-so let's equip ourselves with empathy and patience, and a few facts.

Next Stop is a great place to start. Local author and mother, Glen Finland, describes the heart-warming, heart-wrenching experiences she had while raising her third son, David, who was diagnosed with autism and Tourette Syndrome at a young age. Despite the pain... 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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