Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


"There's nothing quite as unnerving as teaching your teenagers to drive. One minute you're strapping them into their rear-facing car seat, and the next thing you know, they are the ones behind the wheel asking if you're buckled in. It's terrifying. Many of my teenage daughter's..." to read the rest of our September FAMILY blog, click here!

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!

Do you know a Mom who's making a difference?

The DMV is chock-full of talented, hard-working and creative moms doing amazing things, and we want to celebrate them! Our Local Mom Profiles feature authors, activists, entrepreneurs, leaders and more! 

Nominate a deserving mom today by emailing info@thefamilymagazine.com with subject line "Mom Profile."   
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Colin was starting 6th grade in a new school. At an orientation event, he became clearly unnerved as he struggled with the combination on a sticky locker. His concern, says mom, Lynn, was "whether he'd be able to open his locker during school when they only had four minutes between classes..."

It's the most wonderful time of the year - back to school. But getting kids excited for the day is not exactly easy when faced with a school day morning. 
In order to get the energy up and keep it there, a good breakfast is essential. Break away from boring breakfasts with these tasty recipes. Nothing will bring your kids down the stairs faster than...

Sept. 4
 Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheater
South Market St.
Frederick, MD

Library of Congress National Book Festival

Sept. 5
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW
Washington, D.C.
When: Sept. 5
 Bonnie Blue
334 West Boscawen St.
Winchester, VA

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Mom Review: "Not Every Princess" by Jeffrey Bone and Lisa Bone      
Mom Reviewer: Pamela Prado
From the title, I expected this book to be about an unusual type of princess. Or at least, about a princess. It is not. The book is about make-believe characters kids dream about or pretend to be (mermaids, superheroes, pirates, knights, etc.) The pictures in the book show children in several different...  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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