Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


It's time to vote in our Father's Day Photo Contest! 

The submissions are in and now it's time to vote! The four photos with the most votes AND four lucky "voters" will win one of two amazing prizes.

Voting & prize information can be found HERE!

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Are you the go-to friend for styling tips? Do other moms envy your "look"? Do you keep up-to-date with the latest trends in fashion, hair or make-up? Then we want to connect with you! We are looking for contributors for our "Trendy Mom" column.

Email info@thefamilymagazine.com with subject line "Trendy Mom" for more information!
Special Travelers -  
The Journey from Learning to Life

Special Travelers is dedicated to providing services and support that empower individuals to successfully be in the world. Through professional development training, travel accompaniment and facilitation of community-based experiences, we aim to bridge the gap between learning and living.

Founded on the principle that special education in a classroom is only the first step toward individuals becoming independent members of society, we focus on applying what students have learned and doing what they enjoy. It is at this intersection of life that we all experience the usefulness of knowledge, communication, and being in relationship with others.

Special Travelers offers a unique range of services, focused on goal-based collaboration. For more information, visit www.special-travelers.org, or email specialtravelers@gmail.com.
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Peter Alexander: "Family first. The rest is details."

NBC News' Peter Alexander is one of the hardest-working men in the news business, regularly chasing down presidential candidates and reporting both for "TODAY" and for "Nightly News with Lester Holt." He has interviewed world leaders like Fidel Castro and George W. Bush, and covered numerous international stories - from Iraq's historic 2005 election to the death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan and the tsunami in Indonesia... But watching him walk down the sidewalk of his Arlington neighborhood, singing "Off to See the Wizard" while holding his 2-year-old daughter Ava's hand, it's clear he lives by his words, "Family first. The rest is details." 
Here's the great news. You CAN change the communication norm in your family. It will take time and practice, but it is possible, and the results become apparent in short order. No matter what type of family system, the norm can shift and a new norm can be created.
Love Your Body Yoga Festival - 8th Annual

SUNDAY, June 12, 2016   *   10 AM - 5PM   *   Reston Town Center
Celebrating YOGA, commUNITY and WHOLEness   *   Free Admission  
Yoga studios and wellness centers of Northern Virginia will offer classes, services, and share information at Love Your Body Yoga Festival on Sunday, June 12 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, Virginia. LYBYF offers free activities and entertainment for the whole family including live music, healing demonstrations, food samples, and soothing therapies such as Reiki, chiropractic, massage, and yoga. Donations for participation in specific classes will benefit Cornerstones. The Kids Tent will offer storytelling, laughter yoga, and more, for all ages. New highlights are presented at this year's event, and all are invited to enjoy the variety of activities, free prize drawings, and many booths on Market Street through the day at the 8th annual Love Your Body Yoga Festival.
For more information follow on Facebook.com/LoveYourBodyYogaFestival and visit www.loveyourbodyyogafestival.com.
Summer Beauty Event for Spa Swag Warriors

When: June 10
Where: Sugarhouse Day Spa & Salon
111 N. Alfred St.
Alexandria, VA
Celebrate Mama

When: June 11
Where: Rockville Town Square
200 E. Middle Ln.
Rockville, MD
National Parks Family Day! 

June 11
National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, D.C.  
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Mom Review: JoJo Maman Bebe
Mom Reviewer: Julie Turco

I was first introduced to JoJo Maman Bébé about a year ago after receiving a gift for my 6-month-old son: The precious fisherman's yellow rain coat. He's worn the rain coat for the last year, and I have been so impressed with the high-quality craftsmanship and material. It's cotton lined for coziness and protects against rain and wind. The coat has maintained a "like new" look and feel despite the best efforts of my little guy. So, when JoJo asked me to test out their latest clothing line, I couldn't wait to... to read the rest, click here! 

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