Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine

 
    


Mini Golf Locations  

Whether you go during the day or evening, mini golfing is a fun activity for friends and family. Challenge the kids to some healthy competition or just leisurely putt around the courses. Each course is different so check out our list to go to as many as you can.

 

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.

 
SPRING CRAFTS
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ARTICLES   
Refreshing Spring Entertaining Ideas

When it comes to successful springtime entertaining, think light and refreshing food and drink. Keeping flavors and colors cool will infuse your get-together with energy and zest. Food: When the weather warms, let your guests' plates cool with fresh salads and cold soups like gazpacho or chilled pea soup. Get fresh produce in season at your... 
 
Grab your grocery totes and head out the door, farmers markets across the country are reopening for the season. From asparagus wontons to strawberry rhubarb fruit pockets, these seven recipes use flavor from spices and herbs to turn spring fruits and vegetables into tasty dishes the whole family will devour.

 
EVENTS   
Prince William Art Society Spring Art Show

When: May 14 
Where: Prince William Art Society
12298 Cotton Mill Dr.
Lake Ridge, VA
Capitol Steps

When: May 13
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C.
  Spring Fling!

When:
May 14
Where: Sandy Spring Friends School
16923 Norwood Rd.
Sandy Spring, MD
 
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Mom Review: Kimochis "Bug"
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak

As parents, we are prone to try and suppress our children's emotions. It's not usually a conscious action, but a natural response, because we always want them to be happy, well behaved participants in society. Unfortunately, this can lead to bigger problems when children don't learn how to properly manage and express their feelings.
Research has shown that behaviors such as severe tantrums, bullying and even self-harm can be linked to a lack of "emotional intelligence." Kimochi, which means "feeling" in Japanese, are a series of characters developed by the Plushy Feel Corporation to encourage emotional expression and build confidence and self-esteem in young children. The series includes..  to read the rest, click here!  
 
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