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Win VIP Tickets to Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Imagine the historic, beautiful and grand grounds of Mt. Vernon illuminated by the soft glow of candlelight. You don't have to just imagine it - you can win it! Click below to enter to win between 2-4 tickets to this amazing experience.


Local Volunteering and Donation Information

Giving back to our community is so important for so many reasons. Teaching our kids to do so is fundamental as well. Sometimes it's hard to find the right opportunities close by. Check out this list below to find the best local volunteer and donation opportunities for your family!


Local Consignment Shops

Whether you're a thrifty shopper, a vintage lover, or high-end fashionista looking for that one-of-a-kind bargain find, then we've got you covered - check out our list of the BEST consignments shops in the D.C. metro area (including some great spots just for the kiddos as well)!

 
THANKSGIVING
Click here for more Thanksgiving crafts, recipes, activities, tips and more!  
 
ARTICLES   

It is the beginning of a two-month long meltdown that I unaffectionately call the "Holiday Meltdown." ... Yes, work and family schedules are busier than ever during this time of year. The following five "meltdown" tips will help you survive the holiday adventure and the fourth-quarter pressures at work...
  
At first glance, Alex Brenner looks like any other college student, sharing a crowded apartment with a roommate and using a smartphone to stay organized as he juggles homework, exercise and socializing. Alex isn't a typical student, though. Diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome as a young teen, he finished high school with severe academic deficits and an uncertain future.

Alex is now...   
 
EVENTS  

When:
Nov. 21
Where:
The Washington Ballet
3515 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 


When:
 Nov. 21
Where: TC Williams High School
3330 King St.
Alexandria, VA

When: Nov. 20
Where: Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Blvd.
Glen Echo, MD

Click here for more events happening this week!

Mom Review: George Washington's Mount Vernon   
Mom Reviewer: Pamela Prado 
 
Taking a trip to George Washington's Mount Vernon is like taking a trip back in time. A great sense of history washes over you as you begin to walk the grounds and learn about the key moments in the life of our nation's first president. Set on 500 acres, the scenery alone, including the gardens and view of the Potomac River, is worth a visit to Mount Vernon. The mansion is... 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!
Contests

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