Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


We are so excited to announce that NBC News' Peter Alexander will not only be featured in our June issue, but also on our cover with his wife, WJLA's Alison Starling, and their two adorable daughters! The June issue hits stands THIS Friday and can be found at any of these locations!

If you can't pick up a print copy on Friday, you can visit our website for the online version of the magazine!

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.

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!

Click here for more reading advice, book suggestions, ideas, quotes & more! 
10 Tips to Stop the Summer Slide
Learning shouldn't stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide.

The key is finding ways to...
There is an untold story about law enforcement; a story where law enforcement officers go above and beyond the call of duty for the most marginalized citizens in their communities - people with intellectual disabilities. In Virginia, in the cities and towns they protect and serve daily, thousands of officers run, raise money and extend the ultimate gift - friendship, acceptance and inclusion...
Rock the Block!

When: May 27
Where: Old Town Square
3999 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA
"Horizons" Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery Theme Show

When: May 27
Where: Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA
 Open Studio: Symbolism in Stories

May 28
Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, D.C. 
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Mom Review: "Hockey Hero" by Zachary Hyman
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz

I have three kids, and I read to them separately at bedtime. I know this isn't efficient and drags out the process, but I like spending time with them one-on-one right before they sleep. I also like that at the end of their day they don't have to compromise yet again with a sibling: they can simply choose whatever book it is they want me to read to them.

But you know it's a good book when another sibling hears the title and comes running in, begging, "Can I please listen, too?"

That's what happened the other night when I pulled out Hockey Hero by Zachary Hyman, illustrated by Zachary Pullen. My youngest son...
to read the rest, click here! 


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