Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine

 
    


We want to hear who YOU think should win
"Mom of the Year"


Honor that special mother who does so much for their family and community by nominating them for our "Mom of the Year" contest! The nomination process is simple and runs through January so click the link below to get started! 



Do your kids love ice skating? There are so many amazing and beautiful local ice skating rinks, both indoor and outdoor! Check out this list to find one near you! Most are open through February or March. Check the individual websites for their open and close dates.

 
WINTER IDEAS
Click here for more winter crafts, activities and more!   
 
ARTICLES   
 
When I first thought of Aruba, the words "honeymoon," and "romantic getaway" came to mind. I imagined an island full of relaxed, vacationing couples, sipping on tropical drinks along clear water beaches - enjoying some quality time alone. However, after spending a few days on a press trip to the exquisite Aruba Marriott Resort & Casino with my fellow FAMILY coworker, we quickly learned that Aruba is much more than a quiet, exotic haven for couples. We discovered an adventurous and playful vacation spot ideal for the whole family! Click the link above to read on...

With an inexhaustible list of benefits linked to its use, coconut oil may just be the new "superfood" on the block. Several research studies have confirmed the efficiency of this oil in enhancing skin and hair health, and in improving overall health as well. Click the link above to find out the top five uses of coconut oil... 
 
 
EVENTS  

When:
Jan. 16
Where:
Convergence
1801 N. Quaker Ln.
Alexandria, VA 


When:
Jan. 16
Where: Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA


When:
Jan. 16
Where: Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, D.C.

Click here for more events happening this week!

Mom Review: Skating Through the Memories:
Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak     
 
The anticipation started building in our house early in the morning. We reviewed some familiar Disney characters and tried to guess which ones would be featured in the show. But nothing could prepare my son and daughter for when the lights dimmed and Mickey and Minnie came skating out in their glittery costumes to start "Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic!" My children were captivated from that very moment, and never lost the wondrous gazes in their eyes during the entire 1.5 hour performance. After a... 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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