Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


The list of hiking locations in the DMV area is endless! We've put together a quick list of both the well-known and smaller locations. Under each location, there are multiple trails and points of entry. Check out the websites linked for details on difficulty, activities available, events the parks hold, directions and what's closest to you!

Click  here for more health & wellness tips, information and suggestions!  

Since my oldest child was born 10 years ago, making healthy eating enjoyable for my family has been a priority. Before starting a family, I had a similar focus for others, working in a variety of settings as a registered dietitian.  One of my recent family projects is lunch - a meal that needed a little more attention and creativity in my home...

Without the resources or connections to turn dreams into a reality, how do would-be entrepreneurs, CEOs and inventors share their ambition and creativity? Fortunately, efforts are being made to change the game -- from grants being offered to individuals and small business owners in developing countries to non-profit/corporate partnerships designed to promote the spread of great ideas anywhere in the world. One of the latest efforts is a global campaign by... 
MCM Kids Run

Lace up the kids' running shoes and get ready for the MCM Kids Run presented by Virginia529! Hosted by the Marine Corps Marathon on Saturday, October 24, 2015 in the Pentagon North Parking Lot, your child will run this one-mile just-for-fun event alongside other motivated kids ages 5-12 while being cheered by the United States Marine Corps. All participants receive a T-shirt, medal and snacks at the finish line. Sign up for one of six start times beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The whole family will enjoy Camp Miles activity area before or after the run featuring interactive challenges, booths, giveaways and games focusing on health and fitness. Be sure to snap a photo of your runner with the multitude of mascots and the Marines.
Visit marinemarathon.com for MCM Kids Run information and registration.


Sept. 18
Great Frederick Fairgrounds 
797 East Patrick St. 
Frederick, MD 

Sept. 19
Where: Tysons Corner Center
1961 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA

When: Sept. 19
Where: Lil Omm Yoga
4708 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.

Click here for more events happening this week!

Is your 8-17 yr old Child Anxious?

Consider joining in an NIMH pediatric research study.

Call about eligibility. 301-402-8225 | TTY: 1-866-411-1222
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Mom Review: SoYoung Toddler Backpack        
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak 
My preschooler is so excited to be toting his new robot backpack to school this year! The SoYoung toddler backpack is the perfect size for a preschooler's needs. We easily fit a change of clothes, snack and his folder into the roomy compartment. An inside, zippered mesh compartment is perfect for storing smaller items, and the two mesh pockets on the exterior work great for holding a water bottle....  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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