Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


Less than a week left to vote for Moms of the Year!

Click the link below to read the stories of some amazing local moms and choose the one that speaks to you the most! Voting will last through March 14th.  

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! 

Click here for more DIY crafts, projects, ideas and more!   
The morning light casts a warm glow as it shines through the rear window of Ann Marie Coolick's top-floor home studio, resting on the blank canvas in front of her. She appreciates the rare silence and lack of boisterous vibration in the house. It's one of the coveted daily moments when her three young sons are either napping or at school, allowing her to paint without interruption. Ann Marie's three-dimensional, sculptural paintings fill the studio space - some hang as decoration, some... 
Dogs can be the best travel companions to have by your side. The long walks, easy adventures and that familiar nose nuzzle make any trip special. Of course, traveling with a dog takes special consideration by pet parents, which is why the experts at DogVacay, offer some advice!

A Do Not Miss Screening Event!

Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D. and With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC bring you Tom Ropelewski's award winning documentary:  2e: Twice Exceptional.  This award winning film follows the personal journeys of a unique group of high school students identified as "twice exceptional"  gifted or highly gifted individuals with learning disabilities or differences. They are geniuses, mavericks and dreamers. Among them may be the next Einstein, Mozart or Steve Jobs...if they can survive the American school system and their own eccentricities.  Join parents, educators and professionals for an evening of all things 2e - exhibitors, giveaway bags, a free raffle, and of course the film!  Remarks delivered by Julie Skolnick on " The True Meaning of Giftedness."    
Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

When: March 12
Where: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, D.C.

When: March 15-20
Where: The National Theater
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.
Itsy Bitsy Audubon 

March 12
Where: Woodend Nature Sanctuary
8940 Jones Mill Rd.
Chevy Chase, MD 
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Mom Review: Nest by Ester Erlich  
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz     
Nest is a deeply moving, deeply serious middle grade novel by author Esther Erlich about a good girl forced to deal with tragically bad news.

Naomi "Chirp" Orenstein tells her story in a strong and honest voice. The setting is Cape Cod in 1972. Chirp, newly 12, is a birder and a little sister to an older, bossier, but still loving bigger sister. Her father is a psychiatrist, her mother a dancer. In the first few chapters, the family tiptoes around the mystery of her mother's leg, which "isn't working quite right." Soon, her mom is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and the family bears the news together. Yet it becomes obvious that her mother can't handle dealing with the... to read the rest, click here!  

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