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Growing up, if there was one thing my mother didn't tolerate, it was clutter. She was constantly throwing things out, donating them or selling them at yard sales. I vividly remember riding my bike past her yard sale table one day and realizing in horror that she was selling several of my prized possessions. My 10-year-old self slammed on the brakes and... 
For those of us who love being outdoors and eating fresh vegetables in the spring and summer, home vegetable gardening is the ideal pastime. Planting a vegetable garden has many benefits. When you are out in the garden, your...
Mount Vernon Excursion Cruises

When: April 8
Where: Spirit Cruises
600 Water St. SW, Pier 4
Washington, D.C.
Crafts and Creations

When: April 7
Where: Central Community Library
8601 Mathis Ave.
Manassas, VA
Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theater 

April 8
Kentlands Mansion
320 Kent Square Rd.
Gaithersburg, MD 
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Mom Review: Songa Designs  
Mom Reviewer: Robyn Davis
Songa Designs is a community of women who create captivating homemade designs. All items are proudly made in Rwanda. With a full line of necklaces, earrings, headbands and belts, you can be sure to find something you will love!

I had the opportunity to review the Isla Headband, and I loved the design and fun colors. It served its purpose of fashionably holding my hair back. But when you take a look at these items and realize another woman handmade them, you can really appreciate them.

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