Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine

 
    


Happy Mother's Day!  

Thank you, moms, for all that you do for us! We're grateful for you not only on Mother's Day, but every day!

Celebrate by taking this fun, quick quiz and sharing it with your mom! Is your mom more Lorelai Gilmore or Carol Brady? Share your results with us on Facebook!
 

Meet our Moms of the Year!

We asked our readers to nominate a mom in their lives they felt deserved this honor. We had an influx of entries, all describing amazing and talented local mothers. These 12 women have persevered, overcome, created & inspired.

Mother's Day Outings & Events

What better way to celebrate mom than giving her a day she'll cherish for the rest of the year!? We've compiled a list of special, fun, mom & family-friendly activities all over the DMV area that take place on Mother's Day, May 8th!

 
MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS
Click here for more Mother's Day gift ideas, brunch treats, activities, crafts and more! 
#ParentHack: Stop allergies in their tracks

The allergy experts at Children's National want this spring to be the best spring ever for your little ones. These tips will help your child enjoy the warm weather even more. Learn how to manage your child's allergies!

 
ARTICLES   
The 10 Best Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Day

My daughter is only at the beginning of her schooling career but already I have witnessed amazing dedication, patience and personalized care from all of the teachers and staff at her school that are on site before dawn and on their feet all day for our kids... But what gift would be worthy for the feats accomplished by our school superheros every day? Click the link above to find out! 
 
"Reading has the enduring power to shape and develop minds, both in the home and classroom," says best-selling author (Teach Like a Champion and Reading Reconsidered) and educator Doug Lemov... Lemov has provided five tips below on how to read successfully to your child - a great tool to have as we are coming up on the end of the school year and into the summer months, when reading to your child is especially important.
 
 
EVENTS  
Fair Lakes Springfest

FREE family fun at Fair Lakes SpringFest! Festivities Galore including a Live Kids Shows, Inflatable Slides & Obstacle Courses,Carnival Games, Mascots, Rescue Vehicle Tours, Facepainting, Food, Vendor Booths & More!

When: May 7th, 1-4:30 p.m. 
Where: 12450 Fair Lakes Circle 

Art Walk in the Village

When: May 6
Where: Great Falls Village Centre
768 Walker Rd.
Great Falls, VA
Summer Concert Series

When: May 5
Where: Veterans Park
Woodmont Ave. & Norfolk Ave.
Bethesda, MD
 Strawberry Festival 

When:
May 7
Where:
Homewood at Williamsport
16505 Virginia Ave.
Williamsport, MD
 
Click here for events happening this week!

Mom Review: Rock the Locks
Mom Reviewer: Robyn Davis

As a mom of two girls, ages 4 and 11, I have a ton of hair products rolling around the bathroom cabinets. Mostly because I buy a product and it doesn't do what it advertises, so I end up buying another, and the cycle continues. Cue the spotlight and angelic choir as I discover Rock The Locks!

These hair-care products include a Shampoo + Conditioner Spray with a unique plant-based complex to help condition and shine, promoting a healthier hair and scalp, Flex Style Gel Spray, Detangler Spray, Anti-Frizz Spray and a Curl Boost Spray. They are... to read the rest, click here!  
 
Contests

Check our Facebook page for a ton of fantastic contests coming up where you can win tickets to fun and local events near you! Be sure to "Like" us so you don't miss out!
Subscribe to Washington FAMILY

Get the D.C. area's number one parenting resource straight to your mailbox! Click here for more information!
Thank you for reading!

We love hearing from you! If you attend one of these events or have a story to tell, share it with us on social media! Visit our website, www.washingtonfamily.com for more great FAMILY resources, events, articles and more!

Sincerely,


703-318-1385
1372 Old Bridge Rd. Ste. 101
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Copyright 2015. All Rights Reserved.