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Fairfax County Weekender: October 24-26, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014: Garden Talks with Master Gardeners: Learn basic gardening techniques from master gardeners to attract wildlife to

Leaf Magic at Walker Nature Center

The woods look very different in the fall. Discover which trees have lost their leaves and which are still holding

Caring Hands Animal Hospital Centreville Open House 2014

An annual tradition, each of Caring Hands Animal Hospital’s host an Open House to encourage existing and new clients alike

Free & Cheap

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Meet the Doulas and Teachers Night at Nova Birth Services

Help Nova Birth Services celebrate their 1-year anniversary and meet their fabulous doulas and birth class instructors on Wednesday, October 29,

Family Day at Artisphere

Calling all families . . . spend an artful day at Artisphere’s free family day on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from

Open House at Bach to Rock Lansdowne

Bach to Rock Lansdowne is holding an Open House on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 11 am-3 pm! Stop by

Ask Dr. Mike

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Talking To Your Children About Ebola: 4 Tips To Consider

With the death of Mr. Thomas Duncan and news that a second health care worker in Texas was just diagnosed

Ask Dr. Mike: Child Having Trouble Dealing With Anger

Dear Dr. Mike, “My 6-year old son has trouble dealing with is anger. If I tell him no, when he

Is it Okay to Spank Your Child?

When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was recently arrested for beating his 4-year-old son with a tree branch, the

Ask Julie, a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

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Ask Julie: Lisp or Typical Development?

Dear Julie, “Dear Julie, My 3 year old son has a lisp when he says the sound /s/. Should he be

Ask Julie: Books, Books, & More Books

Dear Julie, “Dear Julie, Do you recommend any specific children’s books to work on language and vocabulary?” ~ Concerned Parent

Ask Julie: Speech vs. Language – What’s the Difference?

Dear Julie, “My daughter’s teacher recommended that I have her evaluated by a speech therapist. She said that her articulation

Reads & Links We Like

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9 Tips on How to Raise Siblings Who are Friends

Those of us who grew up with siblings already know that there will inevitably come a time when we will

Dove: Legacy

This video is cringe-worthy. Not because of the actors or overall message, but as I watched, I cringed as I

Don’t be this mom . . .

See past stories here. New! Don’t be this mom . . . Generosity is a great thing to instill in your daughter

Help a Dulles Mom Out

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Need Good Meal Ideas for Delivery to a New Mom

“I want to deliver meals to a friend who just had twins. Any favorite recipes for meals to be delivered?”

Need Photographer with Special Needs Experience

“I need recommendations for a photographer to take holiday pictures of my family — however they have to be VERY

Advice Needed for Rude Comments

“My kids don’t look like me and I’ve been on the receiving end of some pretty funny, albeit rude questions