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Love in the DMV: 14 Family-Friendly Valentine's Day Events

There are a TON of Valentine's Day events and specials for mom and dad, but what about for the whole family? We've compiled a list of the top 14 local, family-friendly, Valentine's activities for you to check out!

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1. Recognize that money is an emotional issue - For many men who are wired to be providers, money brings up issues of self-worth, so they take financial conflict to heart. For many women, money represents security, so problems or disputes can bring anxiety and even fear about survival. Tip: Choose a time when you're both relaxed and not rushed to start talking about money issues. 

If the weather is too frightful to play outside, or if your kids are longing for snow, try one of these indoor winter activities. Play with pretend snow, grow crystals, jazz up plain old playdough, paint like Jack Frost or create three-dimensional painted snowpeople to liven up a dreary winter afternoon.

Feb. 7
Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD  

Feb. 6
Where: Bull Run Regional Library
8051 Ashton Ave.
Manassas, VA

Feb. 5, 6, 7
Where: Chantilly High School
4201 Stringfellow Rd.
Chantilly, VA

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Mom Review: Sonic Boom Bat and Ball Set  
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak      
Crack...whoosh...boom! As I stood by watching my father, husband and son try out the Sonic Boom, I quickly agreed the name of this bat and ball set is certainly accurate. Baseball roots run deep in our family, so my son already has a garage full of equipment: bats, balls, a tee and a glove. He was very excited to add another bat to the collection, especially one with a different look and feel than a traditional one.The... 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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