Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


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."    

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!

Click here for more apps for moms, kids, fun, learning and more! 

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..." 

Music enriches lives and offers people of all ages a number of benefits -- from improving academic outcomes for children to relieving stress for working adults, and even helping seniors keep their minds active. This National Piano Month is a great time to foster a love for making and appreciating music. Here are three ways to get your family started...


Sept. 12
Downtown Frederick
Frederick, MD 

Cruisin' The Village Car Show

Sept. 12
Where: Village at Leesburg
1602 Village Market Blvd. SE
Leesburg, VA

When: Sept. 12
Freer and Sackler Galleries-Smithsonian Museums of Asian Art
1200 Jefferson Dr. SW
Washington, D.C.

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Mom Review: "Baby Peekaboo and Baby Night-Night" by Amy Pixton       
Mom Reviewer: Pamela Prado
Both of these books are from the "Indestructibles" series. The publisher claims the books are chew proof, rip proof, nontoxic and washable. Kate Merritt's bright and colorful illustrations are attention grabbing. Baby Peekaboo is what you would likely expect. It's a game of peekaboo with a family member or pet. Each is hiding behind...  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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