Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


We're extremely lucky to live in an area with so much culture. The DMV has tons of local theatres and productions for your family to see and watch, but also to perform in! We've compiled a list of some local opportunities for your elementary, middle and high school kids to check out!

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On average, people spend more than two hours daily on such household activities as cleaning and organizing, according to the 2013 American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. But there's no need to spend the bulk of precious free time achieving a spotless home.  Here are a few tips for making once tedious chores easy and effective. 

As summer sunlight begins to dwindle and fall approaches, kids can easily and mindlessly fall into the sing-songy "I'm bored" tune. They charged off the school bus back in June to conquer camp, soak up pool time and max out on family vacations. Their boundless energy is now waning as we...
Claire Rathbun by Dean Alexander

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  • LATIN HEAT: Kids!
  • The Nutcracker
  • Copplia
  • The Little Mermaid

August 28
Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane
Purcellville, VA 

Downtown Live!

August 28
Where: Downtown Silver Spring
Ellsworth Dr.
Silver Spring, MD
When: August 28
Old Town Square
3999 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA

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Mom Review: Sydney Paige Valencia Collection Backpack and Lunch Bag      
Mom Reviewer: Alexis Aschenbach  
The Sydney Paige Valencia Collection backpack and lunch bag are really nice looking and well made products. Kids usually want a colorful and fun backpack to carry around and parents want a product with durability. This line from Sydney Paige meets both expectations. The orange/red and blue chevron pattern is vibrant and gender neutral, so you could potentially pass it down to other children in the family... 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!

Check our Facebook page for a ton of fantastic contests coming up where you can win tickets to fun and local events near you! Be sure to "Like" us so you don't miss out!
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