Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


Win tickets to Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove!

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove! You won't want to miss this show full of Disney's classic characters, adventures and treasures!

Where: Verizon Center 
When: Feb. 10 - Feb. 15 

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! 

Click here for more indoor place activities, ideas and more!   
The weather's getting colder, which makes curling up on the couch with a good movie or TV show to binge watch sound like an even better option! We have a bunch of fun facts about Netflix AND a lot of movie and TV show suggestions to check out! 

College acceptance letters can be an exciting time for high school seniors and a realization of a goal achieved. Although hard work and perseverance pay off for many, there are those seniors who receive college rejection letters. This can be a difficult time for both the student and the parent. Darby Fox, Child and Adolescent Family Therapist, shares essential tips to help parents navigate their child's disappointment.

Jan. 29
International Spy Museum
800 F St. NW
Washington, D.C.  

Jan. 30
Where: Theatre on the Run
3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr.
Arlington, VA

Jan. 29
Where: Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre
5 Willowdale Dr.
Frederick, MD

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Mom Review: "Kate the Great Except When She's Not" by Suzy Becker 
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz     
Meet Kate. Kate is a fifth-grader, a middle child, a girl who keeps a diary. In this whimsical coming-of-age story, Kate in Kate the Great Except When She's Not (Random House, 2014) confronts the normal concerns of fitting in, friending the right kids and doing the right thing.  Kate is thrown for a loop when her parents ask her to be particularly kind to Nora, a girl she's labeled as her "frenemy," because Nora's father is on an extended business trip and whose mother works a lot. But when an obligatory project ends up in an actual, authentic, albeit fragile friendship, Kate is forced to... 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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