Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


In honor of Father's Day coming up, we're putting on a Father's Day Photo Contest!

Submit your favorite photo with your dad, your spouse with the kids, or you with your kids to enter. Photos can be everything from vacation snapshots to a selfie in the park - anything with dad and the kids. Entry, voting, & prize information can be found HERE!

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 summer activities, recipes, crafts, ideas and more! 
Superfood: Sunflower Seeds

Do you think sunflower seeds are just for ballgame snacking? Think again. These little seeds are nutritional powerhouses that are not only the perfect addition to any meal, but also easy on the wallet. Comparing the sunflower kernel to other foods high in these compounds, sunflower seeds contain high levels of vitamin E, betaine, phenolic acid and choline.
While pool safety should be observed year round, it is absolutely paramount during the summer months. Children are more likely to drown during the months of June, July, and August than any other months during the year. However, one of the most alarming child drowning statistics in recent years involves parent supervision... The following steps should be taken to ensure full supervision of a child...
Herndon Festival

When: June 3
Where: Historic Downtown Herndon
777 Lynn St.
Herndon, VA
Parkside Welcoming Celebration

When: June 4
Where: Parkside
670 Kenilworth Terrace, NE
Washington, D.C.
Adelphi Strawberry Festival 

June 4
Adelphi Friends Meeting
2303 Metzerott Rd.
Adelphi, MD 
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Mom Review: Crashlings - An Alien Invasion
Mom Reviewer: Christy Petrak

A new addition to the collectible mini figure market, Crashlings are "meteor mutants from outer space." There are over 150 of the tiny plastic figures to collect, divided into five categories: dinosaurs, insects, aliens, monsters and sea life. We got to take a peek at a 10-pack of the Alien series.

The 10-pack of Crashlings came with 10, 1-inch tall mini-figures (all were different characters from the series, no repeats), four hard plastic meteors for hiding/transporting the figures, two soft plastic "popping" meteors, and a poster of the entire Crashlings collection. Each little alien has a name and a biography which can be found on the official Crashlings website. My son was very interested in... to read the rest, click here!   

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