Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


Best for FAMILIES is back!

Our annual Best for FAMILIES survey has officially launched! Vote for your favorite local businesses and be entered to win a prize! Click the link below for the rules, the survey, and more general information about our biggest contest of the year! 

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!

Click here for more Valentine's Day cards, presents, crafts, outfits, ideas and more!   
Do you know a mom who deserves to be recognized?

We feel that moms are not celebrated nearly enough for all they do for their families, their communities, and their work. Our "Moms of the Year" contest is our way of giving them a chance to be recognized, honored, and to shine.

The nomination process is simple and runs through Feb. 15th so click the link below to get started! 

Once upon a time, a health-conscious shopper had to try a specialty store to find products made with the "super fruits," exotic gems like acai and goji berries, which are reportedly high on the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scale. These foods are rich in antioxidants, which... 

Valentine's Day is upon us. The day of hearts and love and...oh geez, what should I wear? Never fret. As a busy, working mom of three, I understand the value of ease - even when it comes to special occasion looks. Here are four easy steps to put together Valentine's Day-worthy looks for date night...
Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you'll make as a parent. Montessori education has been credited by many successful adults - from the Google founders to Julia Child-with providing the foundation needed to become successful, fulfilled, happy adults.
Now it's your turn. We invite you to discover LePort Montessori during our Montessori Education Weeks from February 22nd through March 4th.

Feb. 13
Mayflower Renaissance
1127 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 

Feb. 13
Where: Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA

Feb. 13
Where: Children's Science Center Lab
11948L Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA

Click here for more events happening this week!

Mom Review: Celebrating with the BirthdayLand Characters
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak      
One thing every child looks forward to is his or her birthday. Developed by Digiplush, BirthdayLand is a magical place where kids can enjoy, imagine and play in a world with everything needed to celebrate a birthday. The BirthdayLand characters, the Birthdaykins and the Huggaloons, take children on an adventure creating birthday surprises and the "biggest and greatest party" they can imagine. Plush toys, along with an interactive app, make up the BirthdayLand experience. The... to read the rest, click here!  

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