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Are you looking for that 'just right' private school for your children? Come visit us and private schools from all over the DMV at our Private School Fair! The fair will be on Oct. 3rd at Springfield Town Center! Click the link below for more information on attending and on becoming an exhibitor!

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"Tiptop shape," "spick-and-span" and "well-kept" are usually not the words to describe a child's bedroom. Chances are, when you open the door to your kids' rooms, there's chaos inside. You're treated to the sight of an unmade bed, books lying face down on the floor, dirty socks hanging on the back of a chair, toys piled up on top of each other all over the room, and if you're lucky, a hand-painted surprise on the wall!

So how do we turn things around? A simple request or a stern reprimand might not do the trick, but the following foolproof ways will help your kids keep their room hazard-free and organized...

Aspirations are high at the start of each new school year. From aiming for good grades to making a fresh commitment to better snack and lunch choices, it's a time of year to set goals and start reaching for your big dreams. Serving up nutritious lunches and snacks is an easy start for heading down a successful path.

When it comes to meal planning, keep these simple tips from the USDA's MyPlate initiative in mind... 

Sept. 26
Wolf Trap
1645 Trap Rd.
Vienna, VA 

Sept. 26
Where: Southwest Area Park
Baltimore Street at Georgia Ave.
Landsdowne, MD

When: Sept. 26
Where: Claude Moore Park
21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd.
Sterling, VA

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Mom Review: Kidz Bop 29 - Still Bopping Along        
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak 
Our basement dance parties carry on, and Kidz Bop is always our first choice of music. Kidz Bop 29 was released July 10, 2015, once again containing very timely song choices. Right after picking up our copy, we popped it in to enjoy on our drive home. Kidz Bop 29 has 14 tracks, all current hits on the radio, that vary from...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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