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Our Private School Fair is

Come on out to Springfield Town Center this Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to find the perfect private school for your kids! We'll have giveaways EVERY HOUR and over 15 schools to visit with. We can't wait to see you there! Click the link below for more information!

Click here for more fall recipes, fashions, decor and more!  
September marks the beginning of fall. The changing weather demands a change in your skin care regimen as well. No matter what your skin type is, it does react to the changing weather conditions. Here are some tips to help you be prepared for the fall season. With an effective skin care regimen, you can protect your skin, restore its radiance and keep it healthy! 

"Whether it's losing weight, quitting smoking, getting organized or climbing out of debt, everyone CAN still reach their goals," says Steve Siebold, author of 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class... Here are 10 tips from Siebold for making the most of the last 100 days of 2015 and making good on those New Year's resolutions! 
Parents, check all the features that apply to how you decide on activities for your kids:
  • Physical challenges
  • Giveaways
  • Bonding with family and friends
  • Smiles on their faces
  • Sense of accomplishment
Luckily, all of these can be found at the MCM Kids Run, presented by Virginia529, as part of Marine Corps Marathon weekend on Saturday, October 24, 2015 in the Pentagon North Parking Lot.
Cheer on your child during the one-mile, just-for-fun event in the Kids Run T-shirt alongside other motivated kids ages 5-12. Watch the smile on your child's face as they high-five the United States Marines and receive the Kids Run medal at the finish line. Enjoy family fun at Camp Miles with games and competitions focusing on health and fitness.

Oct. 3
 Freedom Plaza 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 

 Oct. 3
Where: Alden Theatre
1234 Ingleside Dr.
McLean, VA

When: Oct. 4
Where: North Fork School of Equitation
3616B Lander Rd.
Jefferson, MD

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NIH Research Study: Medically healthy children, ages 8-17, can help scientists understand the mind.

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Mom Review: Empowered Learning Transformation Center Part 3        
Mom Reviewer: Nancy S. 
Jonathan was attending sessions at Empowered Learning Transformation Center (ELTC) three times a week over the summer, but has cut back to twice a week now because school has started. He's a freshman in high school and is on the freshman football team, so his schedule is pretty busy. Speaking of school and summer and football, I wanted to share some anecdotal evidence of how impressed I am with ELTC Co-Founder Peter Riddle and the other counselors... 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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