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Kids of all ages should be learning the principles of saving energy-and it's never too young to start! Parents that take the time to engage their child in going green, whether by having rules or making a game out of it, are teaching their families values that can last a lifetime.
There's something about spring that makes people want to hit the restart button and recharge their health and fitness. The biggest roadblock to achieving this fresh start is the perceived cost of healthy groceries. However, considering... 
The list of hiking locations in the DMV area is endless! We've put together a quick list of both the well-known and smaller locations. Under each location, there are multiple trails and points of entry. Check out the websites linked for details on difficulty, activities available, events the parks hold, directions and what's closest to you! 
Charlie Butt Regatta on the Potomac

When: April 30
Where: Charlie Butt Regatta on the Potomac
3050 K Street NW
Washington, D.C.
Huge Community Yard Sale

When: April 30
Where: PVRC Community Yard Sale
4347 Cub Run Rd.
Chantilly, VA
 2016 Children's Series! - Presented By Classical Ballet Theatre

May 1
Ernst Theate, NOVA, Annandale Campus
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 
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Mom Review: Bumkins: Eco-Friendly Products for Families
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak

The Bumkins Company started with one product: an alternative to disposable diapers. They quickly expanded to a much larger line of merchandise, all keeping with the theme of eco-friendly, practical and attractive design elements.

I have been a fan of the company since I learned of their Dr. Seuss line, a favorite character set of our family. We were excited to try out a few of their products in our everyday crazy lives. The Splat Mat, Wet/Dry Bag and Reusable Snack Bags were all from their Dr. Seuss line, mainly Cat in the Hat and... to read the rest, click here! 

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