Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine

 
    


Local Farmers Markets

One of our favorite spring and summer activities is picking up fresh fruit and delicious vegetables from our local farmers markets! We've put together a list of farmers markets running all season long. Whether you live in VA, MD or D.C., you're sure to find one near you!


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.


Is your child getting enough sleep?

Every child's sleep patterns are a little different, so it can sometimes be hard to tell if they're catching enough z's. The pediatric experts at Children's Pediatrician's and Associates (CP&A) have outlined the basics to help you identify if your child is showing signs of sleep deprivation and what you can do to help.

See the easy to follow sleep guide here! 

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. 
 
 
 
DIY BACKYARD PROJECTS
Click here for more backyard ideas, gardening tips, landscaping inspirations and more! 
 
ARTICLES   
Great Father's Day Gift Ideas

Historically wisecracked as one of the most difficult people to buy for, Dad still generates $12.7 billion in Father's Day sales, according to the National Retail Federation's "Father's Day Spending Survey" conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

"Every year, we showcase a variety of gifts for Dad because we know every Dad is different and difficult to buy for," says... 
 
Summer means outdoor entertaining. Whether you're hosting a wedding reception, a family reunion or a birthday party, you'll want to make the backyard get together memorable. Here are some quick DIY ideas to help you get ready for a fun, stress-free gathering. 
 
 
EVENTS   
Capital Harvest on the Plaza

When: May 20
Where: Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.
Strut Your Mutt

When: May 21
Where: Downtown Bethesda
Fairmont Ave. and St. Elmo Ave.
Bethesda, MD
 Antique Car Show 

When:
May 21
Where:
Fairfax City H all
10455 Armstrong St.
Fairfax, VA 
 
Click here for events happening this week!

Mom Review: Rockin' Jump: Gaithersburg, MD
Mom Reviewer: Julie Turco

My boys and I experienced the perfect family outing over spring break at Rockin' Jump in Gaithersburg, MD. We have visited other trampoline parks in the area, but Rockin' Jump far exceeded our expectations!

Rockin' Jump had something for all ages. Upon arrival, we were quickly helped by the friendly employees. We were reminded that we first need to complete the safety waiver and put on their super-grip socks to partake in the adventure. All three of my boys first... to read the rest, click here!  
Contests

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